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bsaund09
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  1:59:25 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Chesapeake had a Bluebird Vision burn up in Sept. i wonder if they are replacing that bus # 72 with a new one. The Visions they have gotten are very nice from what i can tell most are 72 passangers I know they have quit buying the transits altogather. Suffolk has a new C2 that looks to be a 72 passanger also. They had an article about Chesapeake needing new buses really bad i guess they are getting some action there is a story you do not hear everyday.

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BusFreak
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  2:50:07 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Wow Brian. So, is suffolk off of the Rear Engine bandwagon too? Sounds like with Virginia allowing the longer conventionals, alot of people are switching back!

Lena, I'm in Arlington County in the Ballston area, but I'm origonaly from Virginia Beach.

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Gini
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  2:55:53 PM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
hi Lena- i'm in Ashburn, in Loudoun Co, a few miles N/W of Dulles airport. when i drove, i parked my bus in the town of Herndon. i'm from Fairfax Co, & went to the same HS as IC-RE!

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bsaund09
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  3:01:33 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Suffolk i think is still getting the AA Bluebirds for how much longer i do not know. I noticed them taking trees out behind the Suffolk School Bus Garage you know if maybe they are building a new garage. I know their fleet has doubled since I first started driving.

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BusFreak
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  3:16:40 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Brian, how many High Schools are out that way now? WHen i was in the area, it was just Nandsmond River, and whatever the one next to it is.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  3:49:12 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Does anyone have an update on the new bus garage being built at Loudoun's Leesburg Facility?
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IC
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  4:22:11 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by IC RE 1629

Does anyone have an update on the new bus garage being built at Loudoun's Leesburg Facility?



Nope....but what's that place the are building next to WOX? The sign that was there before they started work said something about Transportation.

I wonder what they are going to do with 11 Oaks...I know an ALC driver who told me that ALC will be moved to Mountain View next school year. The long awaited razing of 11 Oaks must finally be going to happen....but what about the buses?
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bsaund09
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  5:31:04 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Suffolk has 3 high schools now they just open one a couple years back. Portsmouth no longer has buses parked off Fredrick Blvd. either not sure where they moved them to. Those buses would be there during the school year and then gone they must have housed about 30 buses there during the year.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  5:37:18 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Connector buses, etc are going at that place next to WOX. No school buses as far I know.
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mtirv
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  5:39:59 PM  Show Profile  Click to see mtirv's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by BusFreak

Wow Brian. So, is suffolk off of the Rear Engine bandwagon too? Sounds like with Virginia allowing the longer conventionals, alot of people are switching back!

Lena, I'm in Arlington County in the Ballston area, but I'm origonaly from Virginia Beach.



Yeah, Falls Church's last three buses (1 a year) have been conventionals. Before that, we had a ton of RE's and before that a bunch of conventionals.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  5:53:55 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
That new place next to WOX is the new WMATA garage they are building. I diddnt know that the connector was also going to be a part of that, as it is not a part of WMATA. Maybe we are in for some changes with the mass transit in the area! The new location being built will house all of the metrobuses currently parked at the Ballston facility at the corner of N Quincy street and N Wilson BLVD. That location is shutting its doors, and the lot is being developed into a high-rise.

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IC
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Posted - 02/04/2007 :  7:12:15 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
WMATA...that's odd. The sign they had posted was one of those oval blue ones that the County usually posts to trumpet County projects. But I guess the County is a part of WMATA, eh?

Too bad it's not a greatly needed expansion of WOX!
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bsaund09
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Posted - 02/05/2007 :  3:30:59 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Chesapeake Schools have got the new style Vision Bluebird that looks really sharp to. I saw Bus 110 pulling in behind me at my high school activity run. It is a 72 passanger but everything else looks pretty much the same the front bumper has a redesign also not often you see them do that much redesign.

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poor_driver
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  05:02:03 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
bsaund09


When did Suffolk City Schools change over from Nansemond County Public Schools?

Anyone want a Job? Henrico County Public schools is looking for a transportation director, look at the ad in the school bus fleet classifieds
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bsaund09
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  09:42:09 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
poor driver-- they have been City of Suffolk Public Schools as long as I can remember. you might have to research to get an answer to that question.

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poor_driver
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Posted - 02/08/2007 :  2:16:42 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
ten four bsaund09 i'll do some checking
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bsaund09
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Posted - 02/12/2007 :  3:21:56 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Va.Beach is actually fixing the poorly running CNG buses all 4 HDXs have sat still since early November. According to what I have heard they are attempting to fix them I know the newest two were gone last month. It will be interesting to see how far they get this time. I do like how quiet they are when they are running.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/05/2007 :  2:36:30 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I apologize, but I forgot who on here is the person from Williams Bus Lines. Whoever you are, could you send me an e-mail. Click the e-mail thing in my profile.
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/05/2007 :  2:39:44 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
That would be Disneynuts

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/05/2007 :  7:47:03 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
Now I know why we don't have dual stop arms on our 2008 buses,.... THEY ARE OPTIONAL, but before were not permitted http://www.doe.virginia.gov/VDOE/suptsmemos/2006/reg010.html

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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mtirv
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Posted - 03/06/2007 :  4:11:58 PM  Show Profile  Click to see mtirv's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
Doesn't Loudon have some pre-2008 buses with dual stop arms though?
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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/06/2007 :  4:17:34 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Yes. Those units were pilots.
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IC-RE
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Posted - 03/06/2007 :  7:19:30 PM  Show Profile  Visit IC-RE's Homepage  Reply with Quote
They have them I know on CE's, but hey 1629, do you know if they have them on any C2s, HDX's or REs??

bus 1980, a 2008 IC RE 300 for Fairfax County Public Schools, Fairfax, Virginia.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 03/06/2007 :  10:03:19 PM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Arlington County has dual stop arms on all of their C2s, and newest HDXs. I believe that counts for two generations of C2s, and one generatoin of HDX. I do not however, know the model years of these buses, but they had the first C2s during last school year at some point.

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/07/2007 :  03:29:08 AM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
I believe loudoun only has them on the CE's.
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disneynuts
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Posted - 03/07/2007 :  08:00:15 AM  Show Profile  Visit disneynuts's Homepage  Reply with Quote
you know williams had the c2 with dual stop arms before arlington.
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BusFreak
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Posted - 03/07/2007 :  08:24:28 AM  Show Profile  Send BusFreak an AOL message  Reply with Quote
No suprise to me. Williams has always been one step ahead of the rest.

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mtirv
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Posted - 03/07/2007 :  7:14:50 PM  Show Profile  Click to see mtirv's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
I see their shorty C2 almost ever day. Nice bus, but unlike most, I think the long C2 looks a lot better.
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Gini
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Posted - 03/08/2007 :  07:46:50 AM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
naw, the shorty makes the C2 look decent!

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IC RE 1629
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Posted - 03/08/2007 :  12:54:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Frederick County schools has several shorty C2's with wheelchair lifts. I used to have pictures, until my hard drive crashed.

Edited by - IC RE 1629 on 03/08/2007 12:55:07 PM
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mtirv
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Posted - 03/08/2007 :  1:09:51 PM  Show Profile  Click to see mtirv's MSN Messenger address  Reply with Quote
quote:
Originally posted by Gini

naw, the shorty makes the C2 look decent!



No way. It looks much better as a full length version. Shorties make the thing look really really weird. That's probably just because I see Falls Church's C2 once a day every day that I have school and am really used to it after 2 years.
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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/09/2007 :  07:34:59 AM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
We have severval C2 52 passanger handicap buses rolling in Va Beach now they actually look pretty good have pics of a couple of them. I think they were getting 14 of them this year.They now have two of the 4 HDX CNG buses back in service. I still think the IC conventional with that International front is the coolest looking bus around.

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Gini
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Posted - 03/09/2007 :  09:13:00 AM  Show Profile  Send Gini an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Brian- you have such good taste!

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bsaund09
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Posted - 03/10/2007 :  3:17:12 PM  Show Profile  Send bsaund09 an AOL message  Reply with Quote
Thanks Gini , I have always thought an International Ward(Amtran,IC) bus have always made an awesome looking combination. I still think the 1978 Ford Bluebird is still the one that would be my favorite look of all times but an International has always driven better then a Ford.

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ltrain2001
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Posted - 03/10/2007 :  8:54:07 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Just out of curiousity, are there any 4 way buses still in school service in Virginia?
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