In 2002, Flxible "Metro" bus #6128 appeared in an experimental paint scheme. Location is the Jefferson Park terminal, on the #85 Central route.
Shortly after the 1993 opening of the CTA "Orange Line" rapid transit serving Midway Airport, activity at the Midway bus terminal. Visible are a Flxible 5300 series "Metro", an old General Motors "fishbowl", and the back of a Pace Orion bus.
This work bus is a former 3300 series, built by Flxible in 1966. The 3300's were only 35 feet long, the only new look buses shorter than the standard 40 feet. Location is underneath the Loop elevated line at Adams and Wabash.
Another former 3300 series Flxible was adapted in 1981 for paratransit service. Bus 3398 received a wheelchair lift on the right side of the bus, and was renumbered 131. The CTA introduced door to door paratransit service at the time for people with disabilities, the paratransit service was eventually contracted out to private operators. The CTA hung on to the bus, which was parked on State Street south of Lake Street in early July, 2000. Early July is typically a busy period for the CTA, with fireworks and the "Taste of Chicago" going on during the period around July 4.
One retired CTA General Motors "fishbowl" is now used by the Chicago Fire Department for its training program.