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37 minutes ago, TechSpotlight said:

7808 just finished doing a AG block on route 37.

That bus was the changeoff for 7843 (seems like that one is always running into trouble).

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8191 operating on Route 65 this afternoon. Usually a community shuttle on weekends. 

P.S.: I see on Transit55 both buses on Route 65 are 40 footers today. (The other one is 8309.)

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8003 did a quick fill trip on Route 9 from Westbrook - Chinook (starting at around 6:30pm and ending at around 7:15pm).  8003 was running the Route 111 before it went out of service and had to make a quick turn around once it reached Bow Trl & 14th St to make this fill trip happen.

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1 hour ago, TechSpotlight said:

Looks like Route 3 is running all VP 40-footers today.

Interesting, the 301 seems to be the same as well right now.

The usual 1, 302 and Max Purple keys look to be running artics still.

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5 hours ago, TechSpotlight said:

Looks like Route 3 is running all VP 40-footers today.

In anticipation of snow and difficult driving conditions?

Or perhaps because of existing conditions? There have been awful delays on 3/301 over the last few days, if Twitter and Transit55 are to be believed. 

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46 minutes ago, downbeat said:

In anticipation of snow and difficult driving conditions?

Or perhaps because of existing conditions? There have been awful delays on 3/301 over the last few days, if Twitter and Transit55 are to be believed. 

Fortunately, snow hasn't been too crazy today. If that really was the concern, wouldn't artics have been pulled from the other routes too?

4 301 keys using artics as of 4:45pm plus a few express routes so some of them are going into service at least.

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1 hour ago, Transit Fan said:

Fortunately, snow hasn't been too crazy today. If that really was the concern, wouldn't artics have been pulled from the other routes too?

4 301 keys using artics as of 4:45pm plus a few express routes so some of them are going into service at least.

I don’t think CT has enough 40 footers to pull every artic off the road without cutting service. Maybe pulling off certain routes only. 

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2 hours ago, CTrainDude said:

I don’t think CT has enough 40 footers to pull every artic off the road without cutting service. Maybe pulling off certain routes only. 

Yeah a 147 key used 6023 today

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2 hours ago, Blake M said:

Yeah a 147 key used 6023 today

There were a bunch of other weird sightings as well. 6043 was on the 9/62, and 6071 was doing the 112. Other big buses that covered shuttles included 7998 and 8173 on the 24, 8095 on the 84/16, 8111 on the 52, 8166 on the 10, and 8168 on the 17.

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Just quickly went through Transit55 — those three articulated buses (6023, 6043, 6071) were the only weird ones today. The rest of them (the ones that were running, anyhow) appeared to have been in service on routes where you'd expect them.

As for the 40-footers … the big buses used on Route 17 and 24 were on keys that end up servicing the late departures on Route 9 (visible on T55 right now). Looks like some logic behind these unusual bus assignments. :) 

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Just saw 8005 running on a 98/453/156 block, which is usually run by shuttles.

EDIT 9:42pm MST: It was changed off for 1219 at around 4:00pm this afternoon.

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8119 is running a 439/454 block this morning.  First time I've ever seen a big bus on these routes before. 

EDIT: It was changed off for 1267 around noonish.

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