C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby Bakken2016 » September 26th, 2017, 6:16 am

gopherfan wrote:
September 17th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Caught a glimpse of one of the new C Line articulated bus going Southbound on 35W last week near the UofM operating as a route 250! Was driving, so no picture...
I work for MT, we have one articulated bus painted like an A Line(aBRT) because we were going to run it for the state fair, but due to construction on the ford parkway bridge they decided against it. So it is one of the newest Artics we have in our fleet, but not want the C Line buses will look like!

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby Silophant » September 26th, 2017, 7:14 am

I've seen a aBRT painted bus running through downtown recently displaying "C Line Testing" on its display boards. Is that the same one you're talking about, or is that an actual new C Line bus?

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby Tcmetro » September 26th, 2017, 9:19 am

I would imagine that the BRT painted artic is the same one from the Fair. They had one running on the suburban express buses. It had a 344x number IIRC.

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby Bakken2016 » September 26th, 2017, 1:40 pm

Silophant wrote:
September 26th, 2017, 7:14 am
I've seen a aBRT painted bus running through downtown recently displaying "C Line Testing" on its display boards. Is that the same one you're talking about, or is that an actual new C Line bus?
Yes this is the same one from the fair, they are still putting the plans together for the C Line Artics. They are testing so Service Development can schedule the C Line most efficiently.

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby gopherfan » September 26th, 2017, 9:40 pm

Bakken2016 wrote:
September 26th, 2017, 6:16 am
gopherfan wrote:
September 17th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Caught a glimpse of one of the new C Line articulated bus going Southbound on 35W last week near the UofM operating as a route 250! Was driving, so no picture...
I work for MT, we have one articulated bus painted like an A Line(aBRT) because we were going to run it for the state fair, but due to construction on the ford parkway bridge they decided against it. So it is one of the newest Artics we have in our fleet, but not want the C Line buses will look like!
Yes it is actually the C Line livery! - https://www.metrotransit.org/c-line-faq ... eslooklike?
Image
Here's a pic as such Image

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby Bakken2016 » September 27th, 2017, 11:40 am

gopherfan wrote:
September 26th, 2017, 9:40 pm
Bakken2016 wrote:
September 26th, 2017, 6:16 am
gopherfan wrote:
September 17th, 2017, 4:08 pm
Caught a glimpse of one of the new C Line articulated bus going Southbound on 35W last week near the UofM operating as a route 250! Was driving, so no picture...
I work for MT, we have one articulated bus painted like an A Line(aBRT) because we were going to run it for the state fair, but due to construction on the ford parkway bridge they decided against it. So it is one of the newest Artics we have in our fleet, but not want the C Line buses will look like!
Yes it is actually the C Line livery! - https://www.metrotransit.org/c-line-faq ... eslooklike?
Image
Here's a pic as such Image
My apologies I should have clarified, yes the that is the livery of the C Line bus, but that bus does not have 3 doors like the ones we are purchasing for the C Line.

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby WhoaCanyonero » October 9th, 2017, 9:14 am

Metro Transit has confirmed that funding is in place with construction in 2018, service in 2019.

https://www.metrotransit.org/funding-in ... -bus-line-

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby Silophant » October 9th, 2017, 9:31 am

Great news! Hopefully the Met Council can find funding to make all twelve buses electric instead of just six.

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby alexschief » October 10th, 2017, 3:32 pm

WhoaCanyonero wrote:
October 9th, 2017, 9:14 am
Metro Transit has confirmed that funding is in place with construction in 2018, service in 2019.

https://www.metrotransit.org/funding-in ... -bus-line-
Best news I've heard today so far!

The #19 bus is MSP's eighth busiest bus, with somewhere north of 6,000 weekday riders. I'm fascinated to see how ridership reacts to the C-Line improvements, and how that relates to the jump we saw with the A-Line. Will the increases be similar in absolute numbers? In percentages? Lots to learn from this, but either way, it will be a big boost to thousands of people daily.

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby Bakken2016 » November 1st, 2017, 8:15 am

Due to construction on 8th St in downtown in 2019, the C Line will run on 6th until 8th St is completed.

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby Tcmetro » November 5th, 2017, 10:51 am

Bakken2016 wrote:
November 1st, 2017, 8:15 am
Due to construction on 8th St in downtown in 2019, the C Line will run on 6th until 8th St is completed.
I take it that the other buses on 8th St (5, 9, 19, 22) will also be rerouted to 6th St during construction?

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Re: C Line - Arterial Rapid Bus & Penn Ave Community Works Project

Postby Bakken2016 » November 6th, 2017, 8:49 am

Tcmetro wrote:
November 5th, 2017, 10:51 am
Bakken2016 wrote:
November 1st, 2017, 8:15 am
Due to construction on 8th St in downtown in 2019, the C Line will run on 6th until 8th St is completed.
I take it that the other buses on 8th St (5, 9, 19, 22) will also be rerouted to 6th St during construction?
I am assuming so!


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