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  1. 17 hours ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

    Seems a bit too early for such speculation when implementation won't happen until Summer 2022.

    Not really, because they were in the final stage of launching since it was supposed to launch in Fall of 2020.

  2. 3 hours ago, Transit Enthusiast said:

    I hear rumors that the Bx35 could soon be going to Kingsbridge. Is it true or false? Would be nice seeing 1200s on the Bx35, but I'll miss the XN60s if that's the case.

    I’ve heard when the redesign starts, the Bx35 is supposed to go to Kingsbridge and the M125 is supposed to be out of West Farms. Don’t quote me on it tho, just what I’ve heard through the grapevine.

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  3. 11 hours ago, FLX9304 said:

    @GojiMet86 is right and I knew when NICE left the MTA near 10 years ago this coming December, it wasn’t gonna be pretty. I never liked Gilligs since I was in Harrisburg 20 years ago, with the exception of the Phantoms that ran with Detroit Diesel engines. Them boxed size buses are not even that attractive. But since NICE does not wanna spend that money on “fancy” buses like the NFS and Novas, let them cry about having Gilligs. 😂😂😂😂😂😂

    I can tell you haven't ridden a Gillig made in the last 5 years. Their build quality has improved a lot and they're actually getting up there with Nova and New Flyer in terms of customers.

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  4. On 10/10/2020 at 11:45 PM, Calvin said:

    Wonder if the Express routes like the BM2 or X68 that had overnight service picked up passengers to/from their destinations. 

    The BM2 does, most definitely. I've taken it home a few times on the overnight and it gets about half a bus full of people

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  5. 3 hours ago, Vulturious said:

    I don't remember the (V) having a normal program going via Fulton local, might've been there the whole time, but if you're saying this was a copy/paste, why is there a delay in between announcements as well as it being defaulted to 1 voice when saying "The next stop is..." I just think it's a coincidence that the (V) is there, either that or the (MTA) was secretly planning on announcing the return of the (V). I know, I'm jumping to conclusions, don't take it seriously it is just my opinion.

    They probably made the program because of the chance that it would have to happen again. Probably the same reason why the (M) has one too

  6. On 8/30/2020 at 11:35 PM, QM1to6Ave said:

    I received this exceedingly confusing MTA email about overnight bus fares. I still can't make heads or tails of what the heck will happen



    We’re writing as you have contacted us within the past year about our bus service and want to make sure you are aware of important information about early morning bus travel. You have hopefully heard that front-door boarding and fare collection resumes on all local and express buses starting Monday, August 31.

    If you travel between 1-5 a.m. while the subway is closed for disinfecting, your journey may require you to transfer more than once between buses and/or the subway. If you do, you can travel on a single fare by following these steps between 12 a.m. and 6 a.m. (or by using an unlimited ride MetroCard):

    When you pay your fare with coins, a pay-per-ride MetroCard, or OMNY at the beginning of your trip, request an electronic paper transfer from the bus operator to use when you transfer.

    When you make your transfer, you may request an additional electronic paper transfer if you will need to transfer again.

    On SBS (Select Bus Service) routes, pay or use your transfer at the curbside machine to receive a paper receipt. Board through the front door, show the receipt to the bus operator, and request the paper transfer.

    The paper transfer works only on local buses, and on Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens express buses between 1-5 a.m. Use the transfer on your MetroCard or OMNY to enter the Subway after 5 a.m. That transfer is valid for 2 hours from when you first used it - if your trip extends beyond that, tell the Station Agent at the booth before you swipe your MetroCard.

    Also note that the $2.75 base fare will apply on Bronx, Brooklyn, and Queens express buses between 1-5 a.m when the subway is closed.

    Take care,

    The Team at MTA

    Basically, all bus routes that run overnight between 1-5 AM are charging $2.75. That includes the 99s and the overnight express routes. The SIM1C will stay at $6.75.

  7. On 8/31/2020 at 12:25 PM, checkmatechamp13 said:

    That makes sense logically, but they should put that in writing.

    Also, while you're at it, can you have them add a timepoint somewhere along Bruckner Blvd for the overnight BxM7, and at the Prospect Avenue (R) station for the overnight BM2? I think that would get rid of any confusion as to whether the buses stop there. (For the BM2, I assume/hope that there is a physical bus stop pole over there showing that overnight buses stop there. I wouldn't put it past them to forget something so basic)

    I've been riding the BM2 overnight and it doesn't stop at Prospect on the (R). I even had one driver take local streets after the Battery Tunnel and got on the highway where the B103 does.

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  8. The ones I know off the top of my head


    B3\B6: Bensonhurts Harway Avenue vs. B82 SBS: Bensonhurts Bay 38th Street

    B36 Coney Island W 37th St vs B74 Sea Gate W 37th St (even though they never use it)

    I also hate how they abbrivate Rockaway Parkway Station on the B6, B60, B17, B42, and B82 all differently. Consistency, dammit


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  9. I see someone has never ridden the B42.


    As someone who rides the line daily, i can tell u right now that eliminating that line would be the most dumbest thing I've ever seen MTA do. That bus gets decent loads of people at all times of the day. It's honestly fine the way it is, i just wish the OTP was better overall.

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  10. On 8/2/2020 at 9:20 PM, Jdog14 said:


    The SBS scheme is gonna (possibly) be phased out so now buses aren't coming in the light blue scheme.  

    The SBS scheme is officially dead. All new buses will come in the local scheme. The XE60s are the last buses to have the SBS scheme


  11. On 7/6/2020 at 12:29 AM, Around the Horn said:

    Yukon's LFSes are AFAIK uncapped for the S79 and S89 and, based on a few rides I've taken, are absolute rockets...

    If I'm correct, the Yukon units are capped at 45. I rode one on the S89 into Jersey a while back and it capped out at like 45-46

  12. On 6/17/2020 at 4:43 PM, B35 via Church said:

    When it comes to certain specificities involving public transportation, NYC-based news television and/or newspaper publications have been inaccurate for the longest.... Usually, they seldom bother mentioning specific route{s}... When they do, this is the result you tend to get.

    IDK how many times throughout the course of life I've either heard (on the news) or read (in some paper) the B35 be referenced as the Bx35....

    One of the few O7 Nexgen Hybrid's out of Tuskegee, too......

    Here's an old pic of it:

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    Oh shit, that's my picture lmao

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