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NewFlyer504

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  1. How are run boxes on MTA Buses (either or, doesn't matter which division) controlled? Is it via a small panel on the driver console, or at the box with dials & knobs (or something else)? 

    1. RTSTdrive

      RTSTdrive

      Dials and knobs or for the majority of buses. For the 2014-16 Prevosts, its controlled like the electronic signage

  2. The last of the normal service 2001 D40LF retired in New Haven retired last Wednesday, so Stamford is the only one have them in service now (New Britain has one, but it's at Detroit Diesel after a report said there was a leak at the back of the bus). The last one to retire was 110, which took me by surprise, because the last time I rode it, the A/C had stopped working. CTtransit 2001 New Flyer D40LF #110 on Route B1 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr CTtransit 2001 New Flyer D40LF #111 on Route Q1 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr CTtransit 2017 New Flyer Xcelsior XD40 #1749 On Route Q2 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr CTtransit 2017 New Flyer Xcelsior XD40 #1753 NIS by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr CTtransit 2001 New Flyer D40LF #112 on the Commuter Connection Shuttle by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr Another thing that doesn't make sense, is that for buses 1741-1799, the seating arrangement has changed. In retrospect, it kind of makes sense with New Haven's crowds, but IMO it's nice to keep things uniform. Setup 1 (1600s, 1701-1740) OMSI Textures by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr Setup 2 ( 1741-1799) CTtransit 2017 New Flyer Xcelsior XD40 #1753 NIS - Interior by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr On another note, the switch to the new route system will occur two weeks from today.
  3. sooooooooooooo where's that pilot XN60 gone? :huh:

  4. How can I get a thread deleted?

    1. Cait Sith

      Cait Sith

      You can always inbox one of us mods.

       

      I already deleted your duped topic btw.

  5. Somewhat of a joke/play on words, because UConn's mascot is the Husky. UConn Transport 2005 Gillig Advantage #227 on Line Orange by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr UConn Transport 2016 New Flyer Xcelsior XD35 #1710 on Line Blue by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr UConn Transport 2011 Gillig Advantage 35' #216 on Line Green by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr IMG_8090 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr UConn Transport 2016 New Flyer Xcelsior XD35 #1705 on Line Purple by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr IMG_8110 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr IMG_8264 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr The topic may appear twice somewhere on the site's feed....I hit Shift+Enter or something and posted a new topic by accident.
  6. Outside is one thing. The inside looks like a New Haven bus, but 3x worse, especially on the 04 Gilligs. Thank you.
  7. I did, in fact, take a seat, going one of the longer (but cheaper) ways to New London. Took 3 hours. First, I start with 397, a rare commodity in these parts (or anywhere within a 200 or 300 mile radius). 397 is a 2004 29' Gillig Advantage. SEAT 2004 Gillig Advantage 29' #397 on Route 8 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr There is two in this series (396 being the other), and had I done a little more research before getting there, I would've gotten the other at the depot. Oh well. Next time I guess. Next, 394. 394 is also one of two (393 is the other). This is a 2003 New Flyer D35LF, and these are the only ones with a Series 50 EGR. There's also two 40 foots, 391-392. SEAT 2003 New Flyer D35LF #394 on Route 4 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr Next is SEATs newest stuff (but that's soon to change with some 2018 Gilligs coming). 2013 Gillig BRT Hybrids with a Cummins ISB6.7 and BAE HybriDrive. There's also two of these. 1301 is a 40 foot, and 1302 is a 35 footer. SEAT 2013 Gillig BRT 40' Hybrid #1301 on Route 7 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr This is probably my favorite picture of 1301 because of the mental hospital patient that's looking at me while I take the picture. SEAT 2013 Gillig BRT 35' Hybrid #1302 on Route 14 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr And lastly, their New Flyers, the unfortunate but expected majority of their fleet. SEAT 2008 New Flyer D40LF #801 on Route 2 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr SEAT 2006 New Flyer D35LF #556 on Route 9 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr SEAT 2007 New Flyer D35LF #797 on Route 12 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr And lastly, but somewhat least, their 2006 Gillig (557-558). SEAT 2006 Gillig Advantage 29' #558 on Route 3 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr Hope you enjoyed!
  8. *Interest piqued* New Haven switches over in Mid-August, within a week before/after the express to UConn Storrs starts. Additionally, SEAT in Norwich and New London is switching to this system. So far, I know they will be using numbers between 600-650.
  9. Just a bunch of CTtransit Xcelsiors, starting with the newest bus Chances are in 10 years, this will be the only bus in the fleet aside from MCI coaches. CTtransit 2016 New Flyer Xcelsior XD40 #1602 NIS by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr CTtransit 2016 New Flyer Xcelsior XD40 #1601 on Route 69F by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr CTfastrak 2014 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 #1442 on Route 128 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr CTtransit 2014 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 #1492 NIS by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr CTtransit 2012 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE40 #1211 on Route 33W by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr CTtransit #1032 on the O2 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr and lastly, what they're set to replace CTtransit 2002 New Flyer D40LF #239 on Route 128 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr
  10. I would think it's because the model had existed in the area so long (they've had RTS since the 70s) and as long as they can still fix it. Springfield and Northampton don't have anymore though, after the last wave of Xcelsiors arrived.
  11. I took a trip to Amherst, MA on Election Day, because I had it off from school. It was probably the best day out of any to go because they run their oldest buses on the Voter Precinct Shuttle. The oldest dates back to December of 1989. PVTA 2007 Gillig Advantage #1645 on Route R-10 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr PVTA 2008 Gillig Advantage #1653 on Route P-11 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr PVTA 2015 New Flyer Xcelsior XD35 #3312 on Route 34: Orchard Hill by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr PVTA 1995 NovaBus T80-606 #3030L on AVP Shuttle by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr Wallpaper by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr PVTA 2013 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE60 #3402 on Route 30 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr PVTA 2007 Gillig Advantage #3214 on Route 39 Express by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr PVTA 2006 Gillig 29' Advantage #7403 on Route R-44 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr PVTA 1990 TMC T80-606 #1070 on AVP Shuttle by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr PVTA 2013 New Flyer Xcelsior XDE60 #3401 on Route 31 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr Peter Pan 2015 MCI J4500 #7003 @ Springfield, Massachusetts Facility by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr PVTA 2008 Gillig 35' Advantage #1550 on Route G-5 by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr And some bonus pictures of their new ProTerras PVTA 2016 ProTerra Catalyst BE40 #1410 on Route P-21E by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr Interior of by Xavier Trofisher, on Flickr
  12. ¿que te gusta comer?

  13. There are so many detailed rosters of the MTA, but none of retired buses.

    1. LegoBrickBreaker101

      LegoBrickBreaker101

      There's one on the forums of scrapped buses: http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/47568-mta-bus-operations-scrapped-equipment-list/page-1

       

      Unless you mean one with all the retired buses throughout the fleet history. There's one on Wikipedia right here: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Retired_MTA_Regional_Bus_Operations_bus_fleet

  14. Where are all these kid-like transit fans people talk about?

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