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CTA Approved to Purchase 300 New Clean Diesel Buses

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The Chicago Transit Board today unanimously approved the purchase of at least 300 new buses as part of CTA’s bus fleet modernization initiativeannounced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool in June 2012.The board approved a contract with Nova Bus that allows for the purchase of at least 300 buses and as many as 450 clean diesel buses that will provide customers with a more comfortable and reliable ride.

 

“With buses providing more than 60 percent of all rides taken on CTA, continued investment and upkeep of CTA’s bus fleet is critical in keeping the city moving,” said CTA President Claypool. “These new buses will replace approximately 60 percent of CTA’s oldest Nova buses and will ensure the CTA continues to provide safe and reliable service through a modernized fleet. What’s more, by staying ahead of the curve and properly scheduling the gradual replacement of our fleet, CTA is maximizing its previous investments and preventing more costly repairs on aging vehicles in the coming years.”

 

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From NovaBus.

 

The Chicago Transit Board today unanimously approved the purchase of at least 300 new buses as part of CTA’s bus fleet modernization initiativeannounced by Mayor Rahm Emanuel and CTA President Forrest Claypool in June 2012.The board approved a contract with Nova Bus that allows for the purchase of at least 300 buses and as many as 450 clean diesel buses that will provide customers with a more comfortable and reliable ride.

 

“With buses providing more than 60 percent of all rides taken on CTA, continued investment and upkeep of CTA’s bus fleet is critical in keeping the city moving,” said CTA President Claypool. “These new buses will replace approximately 60 percent of CTA’s oldest Nova buses and will ensure the CTA continues to provide safe and reliable service through a modernized fleet. What’s more, by staying ahead of the curve and properly scheduling the gradual replacement of our fleet, CTA is maximizing its previous investments and preventing more costly repairs on aging vehicles in the coming years.”

 

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I'm guessing this is for the '13 LFS. Is the 2000-2002 LFS's up for replacement?

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I'm guessing this is for the '13 LFS. Is the 2000-2002 LFS's up for replacement?

 

Yep.

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Well, 6400-series Novas.... it's been a real good 10-13 years! ^_^

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Well, 6400-series Novas.... it's been a real good 10-13 years! ^_^

 

If some of the private companies around here buy some of them as they are being withdrawn they may have a future life around here.  B-) 

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If some of the private companies around here buy some of them as they are being withdrawn they may have a future life around here.  B-) 

Perhaps at Disney Transport?

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Perhaps at Disney Transport?

 

Disney Transport is out of the question as the Gilligs have been doing fine for them since 2003. They have not bought used buses since those LFS' in the early 2000s. However with that said it doesn't mean that the LFS buses from CTA can't go to other private companies around here. There is plenty around that would gladly accept an old LFS.

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Well, 6400-series Novas.... it's been a real good 10-13 years! ^_^

 

I give them a lot less credit than they deserve (maybe it's only because of that reverse seat), but they held up extremely well. I'm certain they'll be around for the next year or so. I'll try to take some pics for you all.

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