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3 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

DASH hosted a roadeo at its garage today. Lots of things to go over:

The Following Buses were up for Display today:

  • DASH Orion V 74 (Alexandria Fire Department scheme), and 91
  • DASH Gillig Phantom 102
  • DASH MCI D4500 105
  • DASH Proterra ZX5 809
  • DASH New Flyer XE60 CHARGE 904
  • DASH XE40s 801-803 & Orion V 97 were doing the shuttles to the yard
  • CUE Bus Gillig BRT 835
  • Fairfax Connector New Flyer XD40 7859
  • Arlington Transit New Flyer XN35 5301
  • PRTC MCI D4500CT 3042
  • University of Maryland Gillig Phantom 7001
  • A MCI D45-CRT (wasn't sure if it was the CHARGE version)

The rest of the MCIs and DASH 101 along with a few retired Orion Vs were sitting at the lot next door over.  

Nothing from WMATA, MTA Maryland or Ride On?

Also any pics?

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4 hours ago, DCTransitFilms said:

DASH hosted a roadeo at its garage today. Lots of things to go over:

The Following Buses were up for Display today:

  • DASH Orion V 74 (Alexandria Fire Department scheme), and 91
  • DASH Gillig Phantom 102
  • DASH MCI D4500 105
  • DASH Proterra ZX5 809
  • DASH New Flyer XE60 CHARGE 904
  • DASH XE40s 801-803 & Orion V 97 were doing the shuttles to the yard
  • CUE Bus Gillig BRT 835
  • Fairfax Connector New Flyer XD40 7859
  • Arlington Transit New Flyer XN35 5301
  • PRTC MCI D4500CT 3042
  • University of Maryland Gillig Phantom 7001
  • A MCI D45-CRT (wasn't sure if it was the CHARGE version)

The rest of the MCIs and DASH 101 along with a few retired Orion Vs were sitting at the lot next door over.  

Ugh! I can't believe I missed DASH's roadeo! How long is the event?

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Just now, BusTraveler96 said:

Ugh! I can't believe I missed DASH's roadeo! How long is the event?

It was earlier. Honestly I didn't know until like a week prior and I kept forgetting to post it on here mb. But if you join Facebook groups you can find out about events on it,

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On 4/10/2022 at 8:19 PM, DCTransitFilms said:

It was earlier. Honestly I didn't know until like a week prior and I kept forgetting to post it on here mb. But if you join Facebook groups you can find out about events on it,

I wonder if DASH is going to purchase any Gillig EV buses at some point?

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On 5/14/2022 at 2:50 PM, DCTransitFilms said:

Yesterday, MTA Maryland Nova Bus 21039 was at the DASH garage. Not sure why it was there.

I don't see DASH buying from Novabus....

Besides WMATA Metrobus (at some point), the only area TA I can see LFS's from is D.C. Circulator and Ride-On.

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On 6/7/2022 at 1:37 PM, DCTransitFilms said:

DASH will be testing out a BYD electric bus tomorrow.

https://twitter.com/dashbus/status/1534209462952665091?s=21&t=uKJL_yW0loh0xZjz8RQUbQ

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I'm shocked DASH bus is actually testing one of these, considering the ongoing tensions with China. I'd figure that politics would bar any Chinese companies from taking part of any bus or Subway car order going forward? Don't expect WMATA Metrobus to follow suit...

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10 hours ago, New Yorker 2001 said:

The Orion 5s are all gone now right?

I'm not 100% sure. Ik 96 was out last week and 95 represented at Hershey Park few weeks ago. Ik ops don't like bringing them out much but they haven't confirmed retirement yet. Phantoms are still going strong since 101 was running yesterday.

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On 6/16/2022 at 8:05 AM, DCTransitFilms said:

I'm not 100% sure. Ik 96 was out last week and 95 represented at Hershey Park few weeks ago. Ik ops don't like bringing them out much but they haven't confirmed retirement yet. Phantoms are still going strong since 101 was running yesterday.

I still sometimes wonder why did DASH get rid of their original 2007 Gillig Phantoms early, only to end up taking PRTC's 2005 Gillig Phantoms? That never made any sense to me. Made as much sense as when MTA bus Company brought Bee Lines' 1995-96 Orion 5.501s even though they had their own 1995-96 O5s ( or when NICE brought Foothill Transit's 2002-03 O5 CNGs when they had 2000 Orion 5.501 CNGs of their own to retire....).

 

In other news, seems like DASH bus has atleast 20 more electric buses pending. The make and model is unknown at this time however, but it can be assumed that they'll be due likely by 2024.

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12 hours ago, New Yorker 2001 said:

I still sometimes wonder why did DASH get rid of their original 2007 Gillig Phantoms early, only to end up taking PRTC's 2005 Gillig Phantoms? That never made any sense to me. Made as much sense as when MTA bus Company brought Bee Lines' 1995-96 Orion 5.501s even though they had their own 1995-96 O5s ( or when NICE brought Foothill Transit's 2002-03 O5 CNGs when they had 2000 Orion 5.501 CNGs of their own to retire....).

 

In other news, seems like DASH bus has atleast 20 more electric buses pending. The make and model is unknown at this time however, but it can be assumed that they'll be due likely by 2024.

DASH had their original Phantoms still in service for the 2019 Shuttles if I’m not wrong. Not sure why those weren’t kept and instead the 2005s. 
 

isn’t DASH having problems with their electric 40 ft buses if I’m not wrong?

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DASH will be hosting a retirement run for the Orion Vs on July 1, 2022 which will run between Pentagon station & King Street station. DASH buses 96 and 97 will be used in the event.

 

https://www.facebook.com/events/360580416183286/?acontext={"source"%3A"29"%2C"ref_notif_type"%3A"event_calendar_create"%2C"action_history"%3A"null"}&notif_id=1656001365665729&notif_t=event_calendar_create&ref=notif

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