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  1. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Did they run out on QV routes or are they assigned to QV in the system or..?
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    I believe it's privately owned.
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    Worst MTA/NICE/BEE-LINE Bus Route?

    The B63 is slow and annoying as hell. The M20 shows up randomly and midday service is terrible. Q23 could be better also.
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    Select Bus Service Discussion

    Lately they've been cracking down harder on the Manhattan crosstowns. I used to never see eagle teams out one them but I've seen them quite a few times over the past few weeks checking out the 23 and both 34s.
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    Paper timetables - gone for good?

    Ride the LaGuardia routes. They often have schedules. Yukon and Castleton are decent with schedules, but even so I think there is a rack at Eltingville anyway. I don't know about Charleston, Ulmer Park, West Farms, Kingsbridge, East New York, Baisley, Flatbush and Gun Hil but most depots ade frankly hit or miss to bad. Stengel used to stuff their Orions with timetables but that has changed. I very rarely see Hale, college point, Manhattanville, Jackie Gleason (then again, I don't ride their routes much...) and Eastchester (local) buses with timetables. I think Eastchester only prints Q50 timetables once a new edition is issued, many snatch them up quickly, then you have to wait a while till the next edition comes out... Quill, Spring Creek, and JFK seem to stock them every now and then. Tusk has been stocking them much more frequently as of late. Jamaica and queens Village are pretty good about putting timetables out. Anyway, over the past 10 years paper schedules have been falling out of fashion. they're costly (all that ink and paper), people riding local routes with half-decent frequency probably don't care about them, and it's not like the buses are on time with the schedules anyway. They're only useful for infrequent or the more suburban local routes and express routes where you have to plan your trips around the bus instead of just showing up at the stop and expecting something to show up soon.
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    What are the best MTA Bus route

    The Q50 was great and was probably my favorite route in the system. That said once most of the RTS moved out, i haven't bothered to try out an NG on it; they may be more accessible but from a fanning perspective they've soiled that route...... Bus model aside though, it's very fast and convenient. The m23 sbs isn't very fast but for what I expect out of a crosstown bus, it's pretty good. The S78 and S79 SBS are 2 great, wide open routes. The B32 is a handy way to get to Williamsburg fairly quickly. The Q104 is a decent route; when it is running reliably and on time, it can be a quick, pleasant ride. The only marks against it that i have is the congestion in the mid 30s to Steinway Street... I've never really liked any other routes... that said I haven't rode that many so I'm very open to adding a few on here someday (I'm looking at you, Staten Island and Eastern Queens...)
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    A few of the 2009 NGs that Yukon transferred to Quill have them. I think 4119 is one (It looks more like 411P...).
  8. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Yeah, a few buses have... interesting wraps to say the least.
  9. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Those are assumed to be the 2018-2019 Nova LFS currently on order, though no confirmation nor projected assignments have been posted
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Aw s#!t 😢. Well to be honest they weren't in good condition and really have to be retired but that aside from that, man I'm gonna miss them... All those Quill crosstowns just won't be the same without D60s.... M23 pre-SBS, the M14s, M79........ Well all good things have to come to an end.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    5522 delivered to quill
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Is there any chance that JFK will get extra XD60s for q52 sbs and q35 summer service?
  13. Orion6025

    LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    They're being scrapped
  14. Wow I'm very surprised they're following through with the Sunnyside station plan. What ridership so they think they're gonna get? Assuming it's still planned to be built over by Queens Blvd and Skillman Ave, you're gonna have a hard time attracting commuters from Sunnyside itself... Was it created as a way to allow more potential transfers onto/off the LIRR? Like instead of transferring on/off the 7 at 61, they're offering the option of doing it at Sunnyside? If it was over by 43 or 48 Street I could see more local traffic using it as a much faster alternative to the subway, but unless this station sees success as some transferring hub for the subway and maybe some feed from that college over on Thomson, I don't know if this is going to be a smart investment...
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    Brooklyn Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    Is there any reason that the B32 terminates near Court Square instead of going to the heart of LIC? Is it to address potentially threats to reliability by throwing it into the Jackson Avenue madhouse, or do they not want it canabilizing the B62's sad ridership? Heck if it were up to me, I'd just send the b32 up Jackson Avenue fresh off the Pulaski Bridge up to 23 Street, serve Court House Square, then run up north under the elevated to Queens Plaza South, have it make a right onto said road, run to 28 Street, make the right and dump right where the Q66 does pickups. Then to reverse back down to Brooklyn, it can make a right on 42 road, run to 23 Street, make a left and business as usual..


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