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  1. Nobody confirmed what buses are being ordered (XE40/ZX5, the replacement of the BE40). The charger could possibly be an upgrade that could better meet demands for electric use for the MTA.
    2 points
  2. Considering that Kingsbridge's batch (to my knowledge) hasn't run in over a month, I think we've got some bad teething problems on our hands...
    2 points
  3. Let me rephrase and clarify that before im attacked. 50 plus overhead chargers will be installed, with the FIRST 4 depots starting this yeah.
    2 points
  4. Thank you and correct! The new approval actually allows for MTA to now change course a bit and install more than 50 new overhead chargers in 4 depots this year. The depots I mentioned in my last post above will start the install in 2022. That should tell yall a WHOLE lot about the next electric order if you read between the lines. This ALSO includes replacement of the overhead charger at Williamsburg Bridge.....
    2 points
  5. Lol! Yeah I'm getting too old for to participate in anything that stresses me or does not put money in my pocket. But all is great thanks! Got married 2 years ago tomorrow, and in July I'm buying first house which just so happens to be about 70 minutes from New Flyer. 😉 I do however from time to time wonder what exactly it was that I EVER did to anyone here other than pass off the most reliable Transit exclusives of ALL TIME. 99% accuracy over 10 whole years. But so as not to seem like a troll or anything, and not sure if it was mentioned..... The electric order will be increased to 60 buses up from 45. This now allows for Staten Island to get buses which was originally NOT the plan. The rollout will begin Charleston, East New York, Grand Avenue, and Kingsbridge. The next order will be for up to 500 buses and the expansion will include 8 depots to start.
    2 points
  6. Smh...... No updates to Fleet & Depots since I left 2 years ago? I also see no one is posting any of the exclusive news, fleet updates or contract procurements. I see you all didn't know the leases were extended till December 2021 either. Welp. They say you don't know what you've got till is gone. My information and sources here were questioned one too many times and the last time was the final straw. So I'm just grab some popcorn and see what y'all been talking about.... Or NOT talking about... 😂
    2 points
  7. The SIM2 was sabotaged. They didn't want to run it off-peak, so they short-turned the bus from the weekend activity centers (Midtown and the East/West Village). Then, they overran that service and killed it barely three months in. It was obvious that the route was a victim of a hit job. Why wasn't the SIM33C short turned Downtown? The former X10 people screamed their heads off about not breaking what worked as well as the X17 folks screaming about the scenic route. Off-peak buses have to serve the off-peak activity centers. This isn't a complicated concept. The MTA redesigned the entire express bus system on Staten Island. It was absolutely about waiting a month or two. It can take a bus route between 3-9 months to stabilize in ridership. The SIM2 wasn't even given 3 months. It was totally unfair to the South Shore of Staten Island. It should have been hourly and gone all the way to Midtown off-peak.
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  8. I talked with the a few years ago regarding the SIM2 in a meeting. I was told that the SIM2 resources went into lines like the SIM3C/SIM33C. The issue with the SIM2 was there was too much service off-peak and weekends. They started service far too early. You could do every 30 minutes or every hour and start service to Tottenville later and service to Manhattan later, but to end the entire thing was just unacceptable and I made that abundantly clear. It's a new service to an area of Staten Island that is transit starved, and has been begging for service for years. Everyone south of ETC has to drive to ETC on weekends and off-peak. There should be a Tottenville bus to Midtown on weekends. It is something I plan to undertake at a later time once things settle down. The service was poorly advertised and ended too soon. Funny thing is they asked me how I would advertise it. I told them the same way they advertised Metro-North in my area... With ads at the bus shelters, etc.
    1 point
  9. On a bus with a split windshield, you want the lower left corner of your curbside windshield (the L) to hide the edge of the curb when pulling in. On the Novas, use the ridge of the dashboard that's to the right of the radio. That piece should hide the edge. You get that, follow up in your right side flat mirror to see how your rear tires are tracking. If it looks like the front of the bus (the L in the windshield) is going past the edge of the curb, pull to the left a little bit and readjust. Interlock... Move the door handle. Press the brake pedal. You'll get the green light, and the rear door indicator on your tell tales. Make sure it comes on. On some buses, you have to push much farther down on the pedal than others. To release the interlock, move the door handle back to the closed position. Once the rear doors are closed (and the kneeler is up), then press the brake pedal to release the interlock and get moving. Having the ramp power enabled on some buses will keep the interlock on. Be mindful of that if you're using the ramp.
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  10. I was saying if this order was awarded a year before and was delivered one year earlier, this way CI would get some tech trains and pitkin could get more open gangway cars , even if pitkin sends over more R46's it wouldn't help CI since you still have the . But now at present day, it's best to give pitkin the whole base order so the could be almost 100% tech.
    1 point
  11. 9667 is currently heading East on 145th. Likely deadheading to the North Terminal of the M10.
    1 point
  12. Time to ask Gleason to give back those swing buses!
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  13. Lots of Signals was removed yes... Its a glitch if there was a Fox going over the switch it takes a min or two for CBTC to ID the train then give the proper line up...
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  14. Hmmm, I know its "only" 60 buses but I'm feeling a split award here...
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  15. That happened ages ago, like 2010 or so, before the later 600s had even been retired yet. So it would have had to have been a 1993 100-300 series or a 1994-1995 400-500 series, whatever was still sitting around in Eastchester for the surgery. CS and WF were still running the 1996 order at that point. So yeah, transplant and everything else, that was an old, old bus. Rumor was they actually wired the hoodlum lights to work, even though the Bee Lines were specced without them. Never saw them flash myself though.
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  16. Looks to be related to this Somebody more in the know can confirm, but guessing the middle track at 149th on Jerome is being used to store equipment for the ADA accessibility work at the complex, so the is running on the local track in both directions, and to reduce potential merging delays between 138th and 149th a handful of trips are being sent via 7th Ave. Those rerouted trips seem to only be during the AM though.
    1 point
  17. Actually for the SIM4X/8X, I would actually agree with suspending them (as someone who uses both routes). The SIM4X especially was barely scraping by even pre-pandemic (Once in a while it would get crowded, but only if there was a delay in the SIM4 and it happened to come first). The problem is that they are set up in a stupid way (a short-turn super-express with a full-length local, instead of a short-turn local and full-length super-express). If they were to restructure the "X" routes, then it would be a different story, but unfortunately with the way they run now, they are set up to fail. For Hylan Blvd, you could save a lot more resources by restructuring them to be more in line with the old pattern within Staten Island (each Manhattan corridor has an "Eltingville via Father Capodanno" and "New Dorp via Hylan" version). That would actually be a win-win for both the MTA and passengers.
    1 point
  18. Here are my photos taken today in Brooklyn and Queens while attempting to get a photo of those new New Flyer XD40 buses on every East New York Depot route (B12, B14, B15, B17, B25, B42 B45, B65, B82, B82 +Select Bus Service, B83, B84, Q24, and Q56): MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7102 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7113 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7122 (B83) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7424 (Q20B) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7410 (Q20B) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7193 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7387 (Q31) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7159 (Q56) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7801 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7689 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7786 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7782 (Q24) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7720 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XD40 7784 2 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8006 2 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8464 (Q30) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8476 (Q43) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8482 (Q43) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8646 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8542 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8529 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8645 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus Orion VII Next Generation Hybrid 3960 (B12) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr Hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for more! 🙂
    1 point
  19. If you do, you get that one guy who can't shut up and won't stop asking where the buses are every 2 days.
    1 point
  20. Simple updates aren't classified sensetive information. The information is still available, just not being posted here obviously. They have always been strict about certain information being available. The point in that post was to show the fact that these updates COULD still be posted here. Theres plenty of people in the know and most of them choose not to post simple out of respect for me. And any Moderator could have updated that post at anytime. I just refuse to do it anymore, and no one else wants to. 15 buses, and yes they are all owned by MTA. The only leases are group A and B 40 footers.
    1 point
  21. Hard agree. They keep getting smaller with each new train model, and the MTA simple does not seem to care one iota. The windows are practically portholes at this point. Will people even notice when their train is above ground? I wish someone at the MTA cared about natural light. There is no meaningful technical reason for this. There are plenty of ways to have larger windows with just the tiniest of engineering changes. It just takes someone giving a crap and making it one of the design priorities.
    1 point
  22. First off Congratulations to you on everything. 2nd: You was always accurate on the information and it's good to see you posting again for a bit. You are a true professional when it comes to this business. Lastly, this is some good information being relayed. So it appears that the TA will be going full speed ahead with the electric program since they recently got approval from the NY Power Authority (Correct)?
    1 point
  23. Articulated buses are also banned from the shuttle after a driver got stuck making the turn near Atlantic Av on the , so 40 foot buses all the time.
    1 point
  24. The Bx13 reading is not necessarily wrong but it does contradict the bus stop signs that say Bronx Terminal Market on them. The solution here would be to have a traditional two line reading with "BRONX TERMINAL MKT" over "RIVER AV-149 ST".
    1 point
  25. Personal observation on today's ride, the curve west of 65th st on the Manhattan bound QBL express has a new 35 MPH sign, despite CBTC being active. This is lowered from when the limit was raised to 43 back in 2019 or so during one of the SPEED unit evaluations. Not sure when the speed limit was lowered, as it was my first RFW trip in over a year.
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