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20 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Prince George's County Transit will be receiving some more Gillig BRTs but are 35 ft instead of 29 ft. They also got Proterra ZX5s coming so they'll both likely hit service by the end of the summer. I assume both will replace older Gilligs from 2008 and 2010 but not 100% sure yet. No VINs or license plates for any buses yet.

Makes you wonder if WMATA or FFC will get new Proterras..

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Here are some photos (not mine) of a StarTrans Bus President FE, 63033. It wasn't in the wiki, but it now is.

 

6364897173_ca6e27029d_c.jpg06.WMATA.GreenbeltStation.GreenbeltMD.11October2011 by Elvert Barnes, on Flickr

 

6364936883_cf76d48d9e_c.jpg08.WMATA.GreenbeltStation.GreenbeltMD.11October2011 by Elvert Barnes, on Flickr

 

6364936927_5cfd6c0c78_c.jpg10.WMATA.GreenbeltStation.GreenbeltMD.11October2011 by Elvert Barnes, on Flickr

 

 

The buses listed as Goshen are actually StarTrans Presidents. The Goshen Sentry and the President look really, really similar.

For example, this is another StarTrans President:

36962726996_c7c3221bf2_c.jpgIMG_2447 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

 

And this is a Goshen Sentry:

32592903850_1b25c5bfdb_c.jpgIMG_5731 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

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12 hours ago, GojiMet86 said:

Here are some photos (not mine) of a StarTrans Bus President FE, 63033. It wasn't in the wiki, but it now is.

 

6364897173_ca6e27029d_c.jpg06.WMATA.GreenbeltStation.GreenbeltMD.11October2011 by Elvert Barnes, on Flickr

 

6364936883_cf76d48d9e_c.jpg08.WMATA.GreenbeltStation.GreenbeltMD.11October2011 by Elvert Barnes, on Flickr

 

6364936927_5cfd6c0c78_c.jpg10.WMATA.GreenbeltStation.GreenbeltMD.11October2011 by Elvert Barnes, on Flickr

 

 

The buses listed as Goshen are actually StarTrans Presidents. The Goshen Sentry and the President look really, really similar.

For example, this is another StarTrans President:

36962726996_c7c3221bf2_c.jpgIMG_2447 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

 

And this is a Goshen Sentry:

32592903850_1b25c5bfdb_c.jpgIMG_5731 by GojiMet86, on Flickr

I never actually saw them operate from my past experience. They basically just a bigger minivan lol. When they retire tho? Ik the SLFs around 2009-10 i believe? but what about those buses

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14 minutes ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Does anyone which of the 2008 Gilligs are retired? Ik 63160 is out rn. And when are any of the new buses entering service and what numbers they are? I heard two of the TB Proterras are sitting at Ride On's Gathersburg garage at the moment. 

Why are The Bus's Proterras at a Ride On bus depot?

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Looking at a new updated Google maps update, Looks like TheBus got more Proterras sitting in their yard. Not sure how many though and I'm still not Sure when they're going to enter service.

Here's the map coordinates:

https://www.google.com/maps/@38.8589546,-76.8570366,3a,75y,129.81h,90.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sO8ushQMMzhcLVBDYhDjM4g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

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20 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

Looking at a new updated Google maps update, Looks like TheBus got more Proterras sitting in their yard. Not sure how many though and I'm still not Sure when they're going to enter service.

Here's the map coordinates:

https://www.google.com/map/@38.8589546,-76.8570366,3a,75y,129.81h,90.27t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sO8ushQMMzhcLVBDYhDjM4g!2e0!7i16384!8i8192?hl=en&authuser=0

Are they replacing the older Advantages?

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On 4/20/2019 at 2:35 AM, Buzz2kb said:

Here is my take on Prince George's The Bus back in March 2008.  My visit to its operating area well pre-dated the 2010's wave of Gillig Low Floor's.  Therefore, Gillig Phantom's were the agency's only true heavy-duty buses.  1996 bus 62898 was spotted at the New Carrollton Metrorail, and was among the oldest buses at the agency back then.  Meanwhile, then year-old sister bus 63151 was spotted at the Southern Avenue Metrorail, and was the final high-floor bus bought new by it in 2007.

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Meanwhile, its other high-floor buses were oddball Thomas buses.  Thirty-foot 1999 TL960 bus 62994 was spotted at the Morgan Blvd Metrorail, and the agency had 2 distinct batches of longer Saf-T-Liner HDX buses with school bus roots new in 2005-06.  Bus 63090 spotted at the Branch Ave Metrorail belonged to the group of 14 buses that had LED headsigns and rear-mounted HVAC pod, while bus 63105 spotted at New Carrollton was one of eight buses that had roll-sign destination equipments and lacked HVAC pods.  Rounding up its high-floor fleet were 2001 Goshen Presidential medium-duty bus 63051 spotted at the Suitland Metrorail, and cutaway 63000 used for Town of University Park Call-A-Bus service.

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Buses from Thomas-Dennis SLF230 family (North American version of the British-designed Dennis Dart SLF/Alexander ALX200 body combo) were the agency's only low-floor buses back then.  They came in all 3 lengths and at least 7 distinct batches.   Bus 53014 was one of the former Maryland Transit Administration (Metro Baltimore) 2001 SLF230 spotted at the College Park Metrorail.  Meanwhile, 2000 bus 63005 spotted at the Addison Road Metrorail was one of the oldest such buses bough new by the agency; and bus 63028 spotted at College Park was a 2001 sister bus also bought new.  The final SLF230's attached here were bus 63126 and 63131 of unknown vintage spotted at the Largo Town Center Metrorail and Greenbelt Metrorail respectively.  Inexplicably, the former featured a roll-sign destination equipment.  

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Rounding up the SLF230 family of buses in its fleet were 2002 SLF235 bus 63058 spotted at Addison Road Metrorail and 2004 SLF232 bus 63077 spotted at the West Hyattsville Metrorail. 

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By now, every single bus in my Flickr gallery below except the 2007 Phantom's and Thomas HDX's 63090 and 63096 are history. 

Bonus pictures:

Shuttle-UM is the internal shuttle system for University of Maryland at College Park.  Gillig Low Floor's is long the staple for the service, as exemplified by 35ft. bus 9206.  Meanwhile, Corridor Transit Corporation (Connect-a-Ride) was responsible for transit service in the city of Laurel and outer portions of Prince George's County before being merged with Howard Transit to form the RTA of Central Maryland.  Cutaways like 0703 were used.  Both buses were pictured at the College Park Metrorail.

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Here is my Prince George's County The Bus gallery:

Prince George's County The Bus

And the bonus pictures can be found in the gallery below:

Various Transit Vehicles in Greater Washington DC Area

I really like the Goshen Presidential model !

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