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Posted by KNIGHTRIDER3:16 on 24 October 2012 - 09:25 PM
Posted by The Real on 01 July 2012 - 08:59 PM
Blog Post: http://ttmg.org/blog...0s-come-to-nyc/
and one freebie...
Posted by Acela Express on 31 August 2012 - 06:26 PM
You don't have a girl, do you...
WHAT THE f**k ARE YOU SERIOUS, HELL NO, IM GOING TO THE COMUNTTY Leaders board and im complaining , this is BULLSHIT, I know UP don't want the LFS, but QV doesn't want em ether, they can't FIT people f**king morons I swear, QV had most of the LFS garbage on the Q1 and 88
Posted by Mr Railfan on 11 March 2013 - 06:00 PM
I found this short movie pretty funny and thought i would share:
Posted by Dan05979 on 14 February 2013 - 02:43 AM
There making a comeback after 21 years but not for the passengers. Converting them into Pump Trains @ 207 Street shop.
Photos I took 2.14.13
Gutted A car interior
Posted by East New York on 03 August 2011 - 09:03 PM
Bus Operations is the surface transit division of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (New York), created in 2008 to consolidate all bus operations operated by the MTA. The BO fleet consists of over 5,900 buses of various types and models for fixed-route service, providing service in New York City, the western edge of Nassau County and the city of Yonkers. BO is not currently publicly used as a brand.
The current public brands are: New York City Bus, & Bus.
Note: Effective January 1, 2012 the MTA ended it's service contract with Nassau County. The new bus service; Nassau Inter-County Express, (NICE) is operated under a new contract by Veolia Transportation. www.nicebus.com
NICE Fleet Roster
Last Update 3/08/15
Local & Express Bus Fleets
All Current & Proposed Orders
300 Prevost X3-45 Commuter Coaches (Delivery in progress)
321 New Flyer XD40 "Xcelsior" Buses (Delivery in progress, MTAB Lead due April) See BTE Thread
414 NovaBus LFS Buses (Pilots in service and config. testing) See BTE Thread
389 Cummins Diesel Engines (Pilot in service, pending further evaluation & award)
75 New Flyer XD60 Articulated "Xcelsior" Buses (4 Pilots due June 2015) BTE Thread
231 Low Floor Articulated 60 foot buses (To Be Awarded Summer 2015)
772 Low Floor Standard 40 foot bus options (To be accelerated & exercised mid 2015)
Regular Line-Haul Fleet (New procurement)
2014-15 Prevost X3-45 Commuter Coach : 45 foot high floor Diesel express coach
- 2490-2789 (NYCT)
2014-16 New Flyer XD40: 40 low floor Diesel transit coach
MTABC lead bus #7366 confirmed arrival due April 2015.
- 7090-7365 (NYCT)
- 7366-7410 (MTABC)
2014-16 NovaBus LFS : 40 low floor Diesel transit coach
- 8090-8503 (NYCT)
2015-16 New Flyer XD60: 60 low floor Diesel articulated transit coach
Pilots #1000-1003 due June 2015. Fleet numbers unconfirmed, and subject to change
- 1000-1074 (MTABC)
2005-2006/2009-2010 Orion VII Hybrid conversion to standard diesel power : 389 buses
Pilot delivered and accepted #3563 (program pending (MTABC) Capitol Projects 2015-2019)
- 3500-3783 It is being said that a possible idea will be to re-power 3800-3904 and extend their service lives. However, that is unconfirmed.
Upcoming order, deliveries & demonstrations. (Months shown reflect current award or project "due by" date.)
- Accept 300 Prevost express buses through March 2016 (NYCT)
- Accept 321 New Flyer XD40 buses through 2016 (NYCT & MTABC)
- Accept 414 NovaBus LFS buses through 2016 (NYCT) Delivery of buses will be accelerated as NovaBus has now committed to delivering the last in the same time frame as New Flyer.
- Accept 75 New Flyer XD60 Articulated buses starting June 2015. (MTABC)
- Award 32 express buses (MTABC). Procurement plans cancelled and superseded by Prevost order which will bump MCI coaches to MTABC depots. - Effective immediately
- Award 231 ***Articulated Buses. Procurement delayed, schedule & TA depot assignments TBA. The order terms and specifications have changed, and have been delayed several times. The at one point wanted them to all be awarded at the same time along with MTABC. Expected mid 2015.
- Award 388 engines for conversion of Hybrid buses to standard diesel power. (Pending MTABC-2015)
- Award 772 standard (revised options) 40 foot buses (NYCT) to either New Flyer or Nova (Active Options/advance-2015)
- Award 138 standard (options for 125) 40 foot CNG powered buses (NYCT-2015)
- Accept and demo test NovaBus LFS CNG (Pending)
- Accept and demo test New Flyer XN40 (Pending)
- Accept and demo test BYD Electric (Pending 3rd testing)
*** Articulated award was pushed back a year and a half to allow the New Flyer XD60 to be evaluated for up to one full year, and for optional configuration LFSA's to be evaluated. This has now moved into the 2 year range. The procurement had been delayed yet again, with award originally expected around April 2015. That has now been moved up to December 2014. 75 Buses have now been awarded to New Flyer for MTA Bus Company, and are not reflected in these numbers.
Note: Dates of award, delivery schedule, depot assignments, and technical details all subject to change. All information will be updated accordingly.
See The Bus Test & Evaluation Program thread for up to date information on all new bus, configuration, and component testing projects for Department of Buses.
Depots (Major Projects Only)
Starting thus past January (2015), several bus depots in all 5 boroughs will begin or continued in-house rehabs to modernize the facilities, increase productivity, and lower costs.
East New York - Currently in the planning stage is a brand new state-of-the-art facility for the merged bus operations of NYCTA and MTABC. The new building will be located and constructed at the East New York Bus Depot site, which currently serves as MTA's Surface Transit Operations Headquarters. This facility will feature brand new bus dispatch capabilities which will be merged with MTABC, as all buses across the fleet will have their radios replaced for one common system. This will begin the much awaited official merger of New York City Transit's TA and OA divisions with that of MTA Bus Company. All buses will also have their fareboxes replaced for units that will be common to both Transit and Bus Co.
Jamaica - Construction of the new Jamaica Depot is now in the first phase of planning. These discussions include the finalization of the location, the acquisition of property, site preparation, and the overall design of the new depot. The official project completion date is not known as the planning has just begun.It is now being said that the existing depot will be demolished, and a new expanded building will be replaced in the current location along with newly purchased property adjacent to lot to facilitate expansion
126th Street - After years of talk and speculation, the fate of Manhattans only TA depot is now known. The 126th street depot located in East Harlem, was decommissioned for regular bus use beginning winter pick in January 2015. Bus operations were transferred to the brand new Mother Clara Hale Depot which is also located in Harlem. As a result of the restructuring, some routes would end up going to other depots as well. So what will happen to the old bus depot? For now, it will be mothballed and put on standby mode. The fuel will be removed from all tanks on the property, the security will be beefed up just a bit, and the depot will be kept in working condition pending final fate of the property. This means that even though the fuel will be removed, and spare parts relocated, the depot can be ready for operations on a moments notice. This however, is said to only be temporary as the property has reportedly been purchased for new condo-style apartments.
Mother Clara Hale - The new Mother Clara Hale depot is finally reopend as a Manhattan Division facility It is a state of the art depot which current operates the M1, M7, M15SBS, and M35 bus routes.
Read More : mta.info
Discuss: Hale Depot Thread
Older posts in this thread are subject to removal in order to keep this thread condensed at all times.
Posted by Dj Hammers on 04 July 2012 - 06:07 PM
Posted by peacemak3r on 29 October 2012 - 09:59 PM
Posted by mark1447 on 15 October 2012 - 06:24 PM
Video of the XD60:
Posted by The Real on 22 August 2012 - 09:34 PM
Has BEEN kiboshed
The 6000-Series Orion 05.501s will remain as they are. The new Nova Bus fleet numbers are now set to be #5770-5999, 1290-1387.
OH, and there is a spec change in the seats on the 1290 and up batch.
That is all...
(I told you guys the MTA changes their minds like MOST of us change our underwear....DAILY!)
Posted by Acela Express on 10 November 2012 - 01:52 AM
3 LFSAs were transferred from Quill this evening - 5827, 5830, and another LFSA.
From what I was told, the Far Rockaway branch of the A train will be down for the next 6 months to undergo repairs from devastation of Hurricane Sandy. They will be running shuttle buses to and from the Rockaways from selected depots, with Flatbush being the closest for access to the Rockaways from Brooklyn.
We're expected to have 3 more later on tomorrow (Saturday).
And I heard we're to have a total of 20, for now. I'll find out more as I hear it.
Training starts this weekend; I'll be taking one of the classes before my run starts Sunday evening.
edit: I'll try to get in early for some pics in backyard with all 6 LFSAs, if possible.
Posted by Brett on 14 October 2012 - 05:55 PM
Posted by R33WF on 11 December 2012 - 04:12 PM
Posted by The Real on 27 July 2012 - 12:04 PM
This is the beginning of a series of photos I will be posting back from when I was a teen and first started shooting bus photos with disposable and point & shoot 35mm cameras, before digital..back when you didn't know if you F$&#ed up a photo until AFTER you spent your money developing the roll of flim (God the hobby was so much more expensive back then). So sit back and Enjoy!
Posted by Daniel The Cool on 18 July 2012 - 08:36 PM
Video coming later
Posted by Snowblock on 03 January 2013 - 12:55 PM
Posted by Daniel The Cool on 29 September 2012 - 11:08 PM
More coming up later
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