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  1. Charleston (0) Sorry, couldn't resist.
    5 points
  2. I still can't believe how fast the entire fleet changed in the matter of 2 years...
    4 points
  3. I was waiting for someone to bring this up lol...I was referring to the standard scheduled service, which always required payment. Considering most of the overnight extra express service barely ran, I don't even consider that real service lol
    2 points
  4. 6722 is retired as well it was spotted by me earlier at ECH. I've also seen 6739 at ECH as well even though I heard it was oos at Quill.
    2 points
  5. 1385 is delivered to ECH Depot. 7200 is back at GA Depot from Ulmer.
    1 point
  6. Fastrack on the D between W. 4 St and Grand St-Chinatown. So, buses are provided above ground.
    1 point
  7. Currently, there is only one official express bus line with 24/7 service, and that's the SIM1C. I definitely can remember running out of bars on Saturday nights with friends, half drunk and hopping into cabs and telling the guy to haul @ss down to the last stop for the last X1 back to Staten Island before the line became 24/7. lol Fun times... There are a few lines that come close to 24/7 service like the BxM7 and the BxM9, but they stop running shortly after 1am and then both resume at 4:45am (during the week anyway). What I would like to push for is to keep the BxM7 overnight service, which makes all BxM8 stops along Bruckner Blvd as well, which would then give areas like Country Club, parts of Throggs Neck and Co-op City an option, since all of those areas are transit starved, with no subway.
    1 point
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  9. On SI, there are some 24 hour express lines. For the other boros, during the height of covid, they (poorly) ran overnight service for healthcare workers and other essential folks. The service barely ran, and buses were initially overrun by homeless people.
    1 point
  10. Sounds about right. If I remember correctly it is supposed to be 125 St and 62 St. There is a map with proposals on the Metro North Wikipedia page.
    1 point
  11. 7647 wrapped in the local bus scheme
    1 point
  12. You're not alone, everyone got confused lol
    1 point
  13. Some MTA GMC RTS were resold to an Rhode Island bus system. The MTA doesn't resell buses cause they beat them to a plup over the course of their service lifes and most units aren't worth reselling come retirement time.
    1 point
  14. 7200 Grand Av to Ulmer Park is a perm transfer as it's listed under UP on the TTMG Roster now
    1 point
  15. Most likely loans, seems like they are slowly taking artics out and doing the usual inspection.
    1 point
  16. I think putting back the second track on the drawbridge would be key to running any kind of convenient Metro-North Hudson Line service to Penn Station. A couple stops on the West Side would be a major draw both for suburban commuters whose destination is not Midtown, such as Columbia-Presbyterian Hospital workers, and for West Siders who want an alternative to the overcrowded trains. Though it might be quite the challenge to build a station in close proximity to Presbyterian given that the tracks are just above water level and the hospital facilities are on a very high bluff overlooking the Hudson.
    1 point
  17. 1577: Delivered/At Meredith 3258: Baisley Park to Spring Creek
    1 point
  18. Excuse me sir, but could you stop reposting the same message in different threads?
    1 point
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  20. A lotta loans to WF today. 5805, 5848, 1203, 1224, 1228, 1231.
    1 point
  21. The Gateway tunnels need to exist before NJT or Amtrak can send a single train from the west. There are two tracks under the Hudson and four under the East River. Soon there will be six; LIRR gets two and so Metro-North gets (some of) the slots freed up. (The exact operating plans of ESA, PSA, and Amtrak have not been publicized.) Gateway could use that room, but the difference is that ESA is, hopefully, actually almost done this time, whereas Gateway doesn't have a shovel in the ground to speak of. Plus, the Gateway Program also includes building Penn South, so it's not like NJT and Amtrak are getting nothing.
    1 point
  22. I definitely want to keep this thread active, but it would be great if it were merged. After all, it did get me involved in the "art business" 11 years ago and I'm the guy that prefers to hold onto wonderful memories... And besides, I still have every digital signs that I created the first time around, on my USB and still on my Photobucket account hehe.
    1 point
  23. I miss my good friend that was a bus op on the Bx41 SBS. We used to talk all the time when I worked for Sanitation as a temp. He took me to the hub every weekday morning. He probably retired and I regret not giving him my phone number...
    1 point
  24. Don't expect it to change anytime soon. There was talk of perhaps having the signs flash for a shorter period of time, but that would require making changes to hundreds of express buses. I agree about it being annoying, which is why the conversation came up. I will however check on this. I had a conversation with someone about it a while ago and haven't heard anything.
    1 point
  25. No these are WORSE. Wait till you ride them you'll be shocked. I love the Prevost buses but this is ridiculous.
    1 point
  26. It always seemed as if it stayed on the "FARE REQUIRED" sign longer than the others. Also, "MASKS REQUIRED" required followed that, which is annoying when the bus is coming.
    1 point
  27. First of all, Cuomo had nothing to do with anything involving the creation of NICE and the MTA basically wanting their money. But, since we're talking about corruption...at least there's one thing Mangano was good at. Second, Lex isn't wrong. Mangano owed the MTA 106 million dollars and refused to pay, then he funded NICE with that same amount of money and started slashing away at their funds not long after that, hence the many service cuts, maintenance woes, missing trips and route eliminations that came, basically dismantling what the MTA made for Nassau County. 2015-2016 was probably the worst years for NICE, as they were preparing for more route eliminations and service cuts to a point where most service in Nassau County would've been hourly to almost 2 hour headways, with inter-county service being reduced to 30 minutes to hourly headways. The committee voted against it, even with Mangano refusing to push more funding for NICE. All of this is very heavily documented on this forum and elsewhere. I don't know if this is a case of the blind leading the blind, but you should probably do some research.
    1 point
  28. Mangano's funding cuts post-privatization led to loads of missing trips, awful maintenance, and near-annual service cuts leading to entire parts of the network simply disappearing or being relegated to piss-poor hours. The MTA wanted to have better funding specifically to avoid this, but because Mangano wanted none of that, the MTA decided that operating Nassau's bus system wasn't worth the effort. Things have only started to look up for NICE because the current executive shows some level of concern for the bus network. Corruption at the MTA has little -- if any -- relevance to Mangano's.
    1 point
  29. You realize that NICE is only a thing because Mangano was a massive cheapskate, right?
    1 point
  30. You sure about that? The fact that a Senator stepped in with concerns regarding Mangano slashing away at NICE's funding doesn't really indicate that he did a good job... https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/mangano-proposes-3-8-million-cut-to-nice-bus-1.12707476 https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nice-urges-deep-service-cuts-fare-hike-to-close-7-5m-gap-1.10856963 http://blog.tstc.org/2017/08/17/analysis-nice-ridership-service-decline-nassau-county-support-bus-transit-plummets/ https://www.liherald.com/stories/nassau-bus-lines-slated-for-cuts,88394 https://www.liherald.com/stories/lack-of-county-funding-drives-nice-bus-to-cut-routes,91394 https://secondavenuesagas.com/2012/02/16/nice-bus-7-3-million-in-the-red-already-threatening-service-cuts/ https://www.longisland.com/news/02-14-17/brooks-nice-bus-service-cuts.html They were only fully funded for a year, Ed Mangano started to slash funding for NICE bus not that long after they took the service. Also, if you mean the OLDER Orions, they were not at retirement age yet at the time of the takeover. NICE was still new at the time and had to analyze the situation before replacing buses. NICE had plans to order new buses sooner until Ed Mangano decided to slash funding every other year.
    1 point
  31. As a former Schoolcar Instructor, What @RTOMan says. Don't worry about learning the system until you start down here.
    1 point
  32. Biden's administration is not pro-China, they're just not noisy about it. Trump had a habit of pulling out the China card to bury bad news coming out at the same time. The official stance has not actually changed and protectionism against China is pretty much bipartisan.
    1 point
  33. Instead they did it at the state level. Police have always been Gestapo if you're Black or Latino - Civil Rights Era and before showed that.
    1 point
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