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OPUS BUS 033 Info and Photos.pdf

OPUS BUS 034 Info and Photos.pdf

On 5/22/2019 at 4:05 PM, Williamv said:

The city’s Division of Purchasing website lists a request for 29-foot diesel buses. They will replace 40-49 and undoubtedly will be Gilligs.

Is this for sure that this is for Kalihi Side or is this some made up guess?????????????????????????? I'm sure Pearl City is stealing and scored these buses for their side because 33-34 retired. SHAME ON YOU PEARL CITY BUS FACILITY WE SHOULD BE GETTING NEW 29 FOOTERS FOR KALIHI SINCE OUR 40 SERIES OUR OLDER THAN OPUS.. WHY THE OPUSES SO DANG EARLY???????????????

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2 hours ago, Alika.valdez1234 said:

OPUS BUS 033 Info and Photos.pdf

OPUS BUS 034 Info and Photos.pdf

Is this for sure that this is for Kalihi Side or is this some made up guess?????????????????????????? I'm sure Pearl City is stealing and scored these buses for their side because 33-34 retired. SHAME ON YOU PEARL CITY BUS FACILITY WE SHOULD BE GETTING NEW 29 FOOTERS FOR KALIHI SINCE OUR 40 SERIES OUR OLDER THAN OPUS.. WHY THE OPUSES SO DANG EARLY???????????????

It’s a guess based upon the Kalihi buses (40-49) being 3 years older than the Pearl City Optimas and Pearl City already receiving 20-23.

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On 6/11/2019 at 6:39 AM, Alika.valdez1234 said:
 

TheBus 701-708 are 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40' (G27D102N4) buses.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign

Cummins L9

DIWA.6

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Details
Fleet Number Thumbnail VIN License plate(s) Notes
701   15GGD2713J3189412 BUS 701  
702   15GGD2715J3189413 BUS 702  
703   15GGD2717J3189414 BUS 703  
704   15GGD2719J3189415 BUS 704  
705    15GGD2710J3189416 BUS 705  
706   15GGD2712J3189417 BUS 706  
707   15GGD2714J3189418 BUS 707  
708   15GGD2716J3189419 BUS 708  

 

@Thomasw I got the exact info for 701-708 and your right about 880-888 I also did a research on that as well here at the kalihi facility

 

TheBus 880-888 are 2019 New Flyer XD60buses.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6 52: 4ONEGemini  

 

 
Details
Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
VIN License
Plate
Notes
880   2019 5FYD8YU12KC055420 BUS 880  
881   2019 5FYD8YU14KC055421 BUS 881  
882   2019 5FYD8YU16KC055422 BUS 882  
883   2019 5FYD8YU18KC055423 BUS 883  
884   2019 5FYD8YU1XKC055424 BUS 884  
885   2019 5FYD8YU11KC055425 BUS 885  
886   2019 5FYD8YU13KC055426 BUS 886  
887   2019 5FYD8YU15KC055427 BUS 887  
888   2019 5FYD8YU17KC055428 BUS 888  

I'm gonna get updates for 2019 709-716 later

This information would be perfect for TheBus Wikipedia page, except that the editors here, unlike in other cities, see no value in listing fleet numbers.

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22 hours ago, Alika.valdez1234 said:

OPUS BUS 033 Info and Photos.pdf

OPUS BUS 034 Info and Photos.pdf

Is this for sure that this is for Kalihi Side or is this some made up guess?????????????????????????? I'm sure Pearl City is stealing and scored these buses for their side because 33-34 retired. SHAME ON YOU PEARL CITY BUS FACILITY WE SHOULD BE GETTING NEW 29 FOOTERS FOR KALIHI SINCE OUR 40 SERIES OUR OLDER THAN OPUS.. WHY THE OPUSES SO DANG EARLY???????????????

The Opus is a medium-duty bus after all. Compared to the typical heavy-duty Gilligs, New Flyers, and what-not, those coaches should have a life expectancy of about 10 - 12 years or more. It's a shame that 33 retired since that one was my favorite.

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2 hours ago, Williamv said:

This information would be perfect for TheBus Wikipedia page, except that the editors here, unlike in other cities, see no value in listing fleet numbers.

Hey! No need to be a douche bag. Editors do what they can. Editing the wiki is no simple task that can be done in the flash of a second. Editors also have a life outside of the CPTDB wiki and often go to work or school for at least 7 hours a day.

I am terribly sorry if my busy schedule is preventing me from editing the wiki to your preferences. I have asked @Alika.valdez1234 to PM me all of the info that need to be edited on the TheBus wiki page. Once he does so, I will be able to edit the wiki (either tomorrow, Sunday, Monday or next Friday and onwards)

If you would like, feel free to PM me all of the information you would like me to add or edit. This goes to anyone here as I do not often check this tread.

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43 minutes ago, Thomasw said:

Hey! No need to be a douche bag. Editors do what they can. Editing the wiki is no simple task that can be done in the flash of a second. Editors also have a life outside of the CPTDB wiki and often go to work or school for at least 7 hours a day.

I am terribly sorry if my busy schedule is preventing me from editing the wiki to your preferences. I have asked @Alika.valdez1234 to PM me all of the info that need to be edited on the TheBus wiki page. Once he does so, I will be able to edit the wiki (either tomorrow, Sunday, Monday or next Friday and onwards)

If you would like, feel free to PM me all of the information you would like me to add or edit. This goes to anyone here as I do not often check this tread.

Not talking about the wiki page for this forum, which is basically fine. I’m referring to TheBus Wikipedia page, which once had a detailed list of active and retired buses until the editors decided to eliminate it. 

https://en.m.wikipedia.org/wiki/TheBus_(Honolulu)

 

 

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On 6/11/2019 at 6:39 AM, Alika.valdez1234 said:
 

TheBus 701-708 are 2018 Gillig Low Floor 40' (G27D102N4) buses.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination sign

Cummins L9

DIWA.6

38  

 

 
Details
Fleet Number Thumbnail VIN License plate(s) Notes
701   15GGD2713J3189412 BUS 701  
702   15GGD2715J3189413 BUS 702  
703   15GGD2717J3189414 BUS 703  
704   15GGD2719J3189415 BUS 704  
705    15GGD2710J3189416 BUS 705  
706   15GGD2712J3189417 BUS 706  
707   15GGD2714J3189418 BUS 707  
708   15GGD2716J3189419 BUS 708  

 

@Thomasw I got the exact info for 701-708 and your right about 880-888 I also did a research on that as well here at the kalihi facility

 

TheBus 880-888 are 2019 New Flyer XD60buses.

Engine Transmission Seating Destination Sign
Cummins L9 Voith D864.6 52: 4ONEGemini  

 

 
Details
Fleet
Number
Thumbnail Build
Date
VIN License
Plate
Notes
880   2019 5FYD8YU12KC055420 BUS 880  
881   2019 5FYD8YU14KC055421 BUS 881  
882   2019 5FYD8YU16KC055422 BUS 882  
883   2019 5FYD8YU18KC055423 BUS 883  
884   2019 5FYD8YU1XKC055424 BUS 884  
885   2019 5FYD8YU11KC055425 BUS 885  
886   2019 5FYD8YU13KC055426 BUS 886  
887   2019 5FYD8YU15KC055427 BUS 887  
888   2019 5FYD8YU17KC055428 BUS 888  

I'm gonna get updates for 2019 709-716 later

Okay. Sounds great. It sure does sounds confusing about 880 - 888 of the year and the model.

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I have just created a page for 880-888

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I heard that Robert's Hawaii has a batch of 60 foot BYD electric bus for only a few weeks then they will turn them over to city (probably to OTS) after using them on some special event going on during this week. And when I first saw them I was so excited surprised they were running now. I couldn't believe my eyes.

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9 hours ago, Alika.valdez1234 said:

I heard that Robert's Hawaii has a batch of 60 foot BYD electric bus for only a few weeks then they will turn them over to city (probably to OTS) after using them on some special event going on during this week. And when I first saw them I was so excited surprised they were running now. I couldn't believe my eyes.

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Sounds like it was related to the recent mayors' summit on electric buses. Had a high school friend - who's an automotive fan - break the news to me about this, as he saw those get unloaded from the Nimitz pier a few days ago. With this being another BYD product (the K11), this one is not making me all that happy about the demo. Instead, it's giving me some raised eyebrows on how well it's going to perform here.

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On 6/30/2019 at 9:49 PM, Rotidua said:

With this being another BYD product (the K11), this one is not making me all that happy about the demo. Instead, it's giving me some raised eyebrows on how well it's going to perform here.

Given all of BYD's struggles to get any project off the ground, I hope that OTS will use some common sense and ensure that they order buses that will actually see in service time. Personally based on track record I feel that the New Flyer XE60's and XE40's would be a great fit for the fleet.

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14 hours ago, Jared Kam said:

Given all of BYD's struggles to get any project off the ground, I hope that OTS will use some common sense and ensure that they order buses that will actually see in service time. Personally based on track record I feel that the New Flyer XE60's and XE40's would be a great fit for the fleet.

Those Electric Articulated buses has seats like 50 - 59 , 142 - 180 , most of the seats 201 - 224 , and 901 - 940.

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Does anyone know when the first Gillig electric buses will be delivered? I heard 3 this year and 20 next year (replacing the remaining 300s), but I have also seen other numbers. What routes will they serve? What will the fleet numbers be (970 and up?). You would think OTS or the city would be publicizing these deliveries as a major development for bus riders, which is what would happen in most cities. But all we get here is mystery.

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On 8/17/2019 at 8:53 AM, Williamv said:

I wonder what happened to bus 711. It hasn’t appeared on the HEA for weeks.

Here is information from TheBus website on tomorrow’s (August 18)  service changes on the Windward side. 

http://www.thebus.org/WindwardTheBusRoutes/

The original Bus 711 was pilot bus but... there is replacement 711 heading its way to Honolulu right now. It's at the Docks of LA right now 16 hours ago.

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But what I'm still trying to figure out is where was the original bus 711 sold to after being auctioned off to to another transit agency????

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9 minutes ago, Alika.valdez1234 said:

The replacement Bus 711 is now in service on Route 8 today

That fast...

it was only a week ago that I saw pictures and videos of the guy delivering it to California 

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