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  1. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    4100-4101 to wf
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    MTA Bus Operations: On-board screens and announcements

    4119 has screens. The rear one is blank and the front one only has a MYMTA advertisement, no route info
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    Express Bus Advocacy Group

    Very likely 2204. Tracker has been out for around a year.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    5629, 5660, 7756, 7780, 7793 scrap
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Given the sheer lack of knowledge the people writing the service advisories seem to have, that's probably the case.
  6. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    WF's 5557 and 5593 have been renumbered to 130 and 132. I have no idea which is which. Furthermore 5573 looks like it has been recently transferred to WF from GH, but it may already be scrapped...
  7. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    They have however long it takes to hustle enough buses to west farms. Beyond the XN60s, West Farms has recieved fresh XD40s as well as transfers from quill and fresh pond, as well as the LFS transfers from Gun Hill (8354-8358) (For what it's worth, the recent D60 shakeup with the bronx three was neutral for WF IIRC), so WF is clearly open to longer term loans from other depots. Furthermore as has been stated by someone else somewhere on this site, the 2019 LFSA rolling into gun hill allow for more artics to go to WF. There are so many factors going into orion retirement, i'd say it's impossible to estimate. Unless some of the insiders have more info
  8. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Small numbers things. It's 14-15 years old and the tanks on those buses are 15 years old. The buses with 12 year tanks were retired years ago
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    It happens sometimes later at night when there's not much traffic on the service road
  10. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Ah, I' m sorry i misunderstood what you said. Yeah I suppose that could work as long as Fresh pond gets compensated by grand with another local route. If it were up to me I'd put 100% of the 38 and 58 in the same depot but there's nothing wrong with splitting them like that.
  11. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    I can only speak from what I see of their operations, but both depots look like they run as largely separate entities. Aside from swapping buses there seems to be little interlining, aside from some FR school trippers going on to do JK routes. I avoided commenting on this earlier since i feel others would be much more qualified to speak to this as they are more knowledgeable of queens bus history, but far rockaway is a satellite depot off of JFK, as far as I know it was created as a standalone facility(?). I don't want to compare it to meredith avenue since far rockaway does have some maintenance facilities, but it's main function seems to be maintaining and housing the express bus fleet, as well as holding some of the local fleet to lower deadhead times from JFK depot. Regardless of the reason for Far rockaway's existence, grand avenue and fresh pond have no reason to pool a fleet like JK does with FR. Both depots loan to each other when one gets short and it keeps everything simpler to have a set fleet for each depot instead of playing hot potato throwing buses around northern brooklyn. I don't see any compelling reason to propose turning FP/GA, OF/MVJ or whatever other depot pair into some JK/FR relationship. Could you present some compelling reason that would improve bus service by recreating the JK/FR relationship elsewhere? That makes no sense. You can't just throw the B24, b32, b47, b62, etc to fresh pond and have Grand just handle some hypothetical sbs in the future (plus i assume you include the articulated routes there also). Fresh pond would be overwhelmed with that setup
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    That's what moving buses between depots and loaning are for. There's no point in trying to squish two depots into one megadepot unless you're trying to interline FP and GA routes and that can create a mess
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    I was told that the SBS issue was separate from the b38/q58 issue. Grand was getting artics for the brand new brooklyn crosstown SBS, so to facilitate artic operations of the b38/q58, they were going to move those routes there to keep all articulated buses at grand as opposed to splitting them Fp/ga. Why the hell would you want to do that lmao.
  14. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Does this mean that the M35 will be completely converted over to artic operations or will 40 footers continue to operate on that line (especially quill's 40 footers...)
  15. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    It had a road call on the day Calvin reported that but from what I see it's still rostered at Tuskegee. That said that bus seems to have been having problems (IIRC it was out for a whole week recently) so i suppose to only course of action is to wait and see


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