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Updates:

- 5361 was leased to Stanford University Parking & Transportation Services as unit #3704 in 2014. It is unknown if its still there or not

- 1111 is not OCTA's sole XHE40, the fleet of XHE40's is of 10 units, 1111-1120 with 1111-1116, and 1118 being spotted in service on Transsee

- 5714's license plate number is now 1560145

- Units 7201-7206 were sold and became shuttles at Six Flags Magic Mountain

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Some updates:

- Units 2102-2108 were built in July 2000 due to the fact that  2102 's build date is July 2000 according to a post in the Facebook group, Orange County Transit Fans and 2109 also being built in July 2000.

- 5704 was rear ended by a DUI driver on July 20, 2019. The bus was then repaired and placed back into service.

- 5334 was purchased by LA Charter in 2019 from Zacher's Auto Salvage and renumbered as 5415.

- After serving with Anaheim Resort Transportation as 9829, 5418 was then sold to Starline Tours with an unknown fleet number

- Units 5322, 5329, 5372, 5379, 5381, and 5385 were auctioned off on January 14, 2017.

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8 hours ago, haydenschool said:


- Units 2102-2108 were built in July 2000 due to the fact that  2102 's build date is July 2000 according to a post in the Facebook group, Orange County Transit Fans and 2109 also being built in July 2000.

This isn’t necessarily true as buses are not always built in order. In fact they are rarely built in order or the buyers numbering.

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On 9/15/2019 at 8:08 AM, Thomasw said:

This isn’t necessarily true as buses are not always built in order. In fact they are rarely built in order or the buyers numbering.

You're right, however if the buses are built at random, why does the wiki page for the 2001 NABI's look all in order. How about the D40LF's?

Just saying, no argument needed :) 

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Actually in the vast majority of cases buses in a given order are STARTED in order on the assembly line. Now they might not come out exactly in order if there is an issue of some kind. Some builders issue VINs in advance do buses are not built in VIN order, while others (like Nova) assign a VIN in the order buses are started, so if two orders are being built simultaneously, their VINs will be intermixed, such as the CTA and NYCTA orders last year.

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Updates reguarding the OCTA wiki page

- Routes 211 and 462 have been eliminated as of October 12 2019

- Add new route 862

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It looks like one of the Bravo! C40LFRs is no longer part of the Bravo! fleet for now. This past Wednesday, 7575 was seen on the eastbound 60 near Santa Ana College at 17th and Bristol streets. It still has its Bravo! paint job as well as the wrap on both sides of the bus, but the Bravo! decals on top have been covered by another wrap and the decals on the back were removed. This is mostly likely a placeholder for unit 7574, which was transferred from Santa Ana base to First Transit in Anaheim for use on North County routes and was also spotted doing the 37 at times. Later that day, 7574 was spotted on the 26, but First Transit didn’t either both putting their decals on the bus, keeping the “CA 43438” used on in-house units at least for now.

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In light of some pictures being sent, here are some of mine of units that don't have pictures of themselves yet on the wiki (Permission is granted for use on the wiki since these are all my images)
- 5128 laying over at the short turn 60/560 termination point at Main and Locust on March 20, 2019

- 5613 at Goldenwest Transportation Center serving route 70 on April 3, 2019

-5522 serving route 60 as a tripper on October 21, 2019
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These are of the license plate numbers for some of the 2018-2019 New Flyer XHE40's buses

1111: 1535861

1112: 1545595

1114: 1545537

1118: 1545625

1119: 1545582

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Some info on mostly retired New Flyer D40LF units

- License plate for unit 5383 was 350220

- License plate for unit 5385 was 350193

- License plate for unit 5397 was 350180

- License plate for unit 5415 was 350237

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On 3/3/2018 at 11:48 AM, haydenschool said:

I have found 2 videos showing Ex-OCTA 2001 D60LF's operating for Santa Cruz Metro. According to the description, A total of 3 2001 D60LF's (Formally OCTA) are being leased for Santa Cruz for a 6 month pilot program up to June. Its possible that these were being leased from Transit Sales International due to the buses being in a plain white livery, however, I could be wrong. The following units are with Santa Cruz as of right now and have the fleet numbers 2101-2103.

  • OCTA unit 7420 is now Santa Cruz Metro unit 2101
  • OCTA unit 74?? is now Santa Cruz Mero unit 2102
  • OCTA unit 7417 is now Santa Cruz Metro unit 2103

I rode 2101 / 7420 last year. I'm not sure if they returned these units back to TSI/CCW after buying the 4 Ex-VTA units, but they might have, as I haven't seen anymore sightings of them. 7402 was 2102. My good friend rode all 3 of them.

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Some updates for the February 2020 bid:

  • Routes 21 and 24 have been discontinued, being replaced with new Route 123 from Goldenwest Transportation Center to Anaheim Canyon Metrolink station; as with its predecessors, it's run by First Transit Anaheim base 
  • Increased weekend frequencies on Routes 56 and 72
  • Garden Grove base has taken over Route 862; it was previously done by Santa Ana
  • Suburban C40LFRs 5133-5138 have been transferred from Garden Grove to First Transit at Irvine base, joining units 5139-5150; as a result Garden Grove base now only has units 5121-5132
  • According to sources, 2007 C40LFRs 5502-5506 may possibly be retired starting this bid; also, 5571 has been transferred back to Irvine base
  • 2016 XN40s 5842 and 5843 transferred from Santa Ana to Garden Grove base
  • As of February 2020, 7604 and 7608 have been repowered to Cummins Westport L9N engines

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