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The End Results of the Auction today:

2008/2009 Gilligs That Were Auctioned off today

2008s: 2831 (non running, became a parts bus), 2832, 28342835, 2837, 2838, 2839 (Received new engine cover prior to auction)

2009: 2934 (has a wasp nest in the exhaust pipe, first 2009 gillig to be retired)

 

Chevy/Champion Cutaways

2011s: 1168, 1169 (Non running), 1176 (Non running, parts missing), 1179 (non running)

2012s: 1262 (involved in an accident, non running), 1265 (Non running), 1268 (non running, parts missing), 1271127212741276, 1277 (My photo of this bus got corrupt), 1280 (Non running)

2013s: 13621363136413651366 (Non running), 1369

 

2014 MV1s 

1477, 1480

 

Inactive/retired units (these were in the same yard as the auction buses but they were not for auction. All 2007 gilligs are retired though some still remain on COTA property and a good number of the 2800s are inactive though some are still in service. The buses listed below are inactive and may be privately sold off or are in the contingency fleet

2702, 2703, 2710, 2723, 2802, 2820, 2814 (Might be parting out??, very far left of photo) , 2933

 

all photos were taken by me and can be found here: https://www.deviantart.com/tape-city/gallery/57747064/cota-buses 

I give my permission for the CPTDB to use any of the photos i have posted past, present and future in the wiki.

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I can say that 9 Buses from COTA were sold to TARC however i can only identify 2931 in the photos posted on tarc's twitter page. I can see another 29ft gillig and what appear to be some of the 2007 35ft gilligs but i cant see any fleet numbers based on these photos.

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also based on my own observations 2833, 2836 and 2840 are the only 2008 29ft gilligs left in active service. all information posted in my auction posts is correct but only 1 bus was entered in. also can confirm that 2718 and 2719 are up with CATA now too.

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Recently spotted 2020 New Flyer Xcelsior XN40 2011 and a sticker on the front of the bus said Project Bus Out Of Service

I was unable to take a picture due to rain and Bus was going to fast will try to get picture at some point if I see the bus again

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On 6/13/2020 at 8:51 PM, MCTAbus said:

Spotted bus 2009 in service yesterday as I got sunburnt yesterday waiting on the 24. Not the best pic as it caught me by surprise.

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it appears COTA has received at least half of the 2020 XN40s mainly running on the 5  6 7 8 9 10 and CMAX. There has also been an increases in the older advantage and hybrid use on many North side routes.

I found out 2011 is a project bus for a test of placing a bus at the YMCA on Karl Rd and turning it into a WiFi Hotspot for the neighborhood to use 

Evidence:

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Update on the buses sold to tarc:

2721 - 2726 And 2931 - 2933 were sold to tarc

9903 also still with that charter service as of last week.

All 2008 gillig are retired and some are going to go to tarta

Various Chevy cutaway buses used for project mainstream have been serving on select local routes for the last few months during the pandemic to help with social distancing.

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On 8/10/2020 at 1:53 PM, Orion6025 said:

Does anyone know which COTA Gilligs went to Lansing/what their numbers became? I'm aware of 2718-19 as posted at the top of the page but I've been unable to confirm if any more went/what fleet numbers they recieved.

As far as i know only those 2 went up there simonsevillematt might have additional info

 

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COTA is going to buy 2 electric buses from new flyer and will have options for 8 more.

https://www.newflyer.com/2020/09/central-ohio-purchases-zero-emission-xcelsior-charge-transit-buses-from-new-flyer/?fbclid=IwAR2p8sKcA1Q9hOZ9tBmq98_omkl3nUjnY5DBml-F95byguQaggfKPHWnmHM

also the fleet numbers for the 2020 XN40s are 2001-2028

Some of the Chevy Cutaways are still operating on local routes to help with social distancing.

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On 3/7/2021 at 7:37 PM, Cotabus said:

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oh wow. so i guess now cota is up to 3 or 4 ad wrapped buses with special liveries. also noticed the 11xx and the 12xx have been shifted to certain routes and have been seeing less 10xx units lately so those buses might be retiring soon?

 

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