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ctrabs74

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  1. Those have to be the strangest destination sign fonts I've ever seen.
  2. NYCTA's Xcelsiors and LFS rigids had Hannover signs installed. LA's new Xcelsior CNG buses have the same signs as well (personally, I hate them).
  3. I just hope they're not going to replace the signs on the older MCIs with what 7813 has. Sorry, but that sign is ug-lee... That doesn't take away from how excellent those pictures are.
  4. The problem is that, unless I missed something, MCI isn't going to market a 40-ft cruiser much longer. Of course, as we all know, if NJT say "jump" MCI would ask "How high?" So you never know.
  5. 419 was another route that used to serve Philadelphia before it was cut back to Camden. Indirectly related, but in Center City Philadelphia, there's a block-long vacant property at 8th and Market. I'm surprised nobody has ever thought about relocating the Greyhound Terminal from it's current (cramped and very sketchy) location at 11-Filbert. It makes it a lot easier for buses to navigate in and out from 8-Market compared to 11-Filbert, much easier connections to Market-Frankford, Broad-Ridge Spur and PATCO, and by potentially having all NJT buses terminate at 8-Market, you eliminate that time consuming loop along Market, Broad and Vine Streets that tends to foul up the South Jersey locals, especially the 400.
  6. Atlantic City's downfall began in earnest when the casinos started opening in Pennsylvania, but more so when New York's casinos opened (the ones at Aqueduct and Yonkers in particular). That took away a lot of traffic that once went to AC. And, trust me, I don't think families are inclined to go to Wildwood, as that area has really gone downhill over the past 10-15 years (at least that was the case when I was last there in 2010).
  7. Yet, if the numbering starts at 7213, then 148 buses would put the highest numbered MCI at 7360. I'm wondering if this is the start of the numbering for the option order, since the 65th bus with an order starting at 7213 would put the last of the "base" order buses at 7277. Keep in mind the haphazard delivery of the current MCI fleet, where, as I recall, there didn't seem to be any rhyme or reason to how the buses were numbered during the delivery process.
  8. NJT has had a history of not using the luggage compartments dating back to 9/11 that I can recall.
  9. Something stood out to me about the 6600-series Van Hools for Academy. I spotted one out near Pittsburgh last weekend (6660) and it had an Illinois Apportioned tag. Judging by the shots here (and a few of Academy buses in Florida) from that same series, it seems that these buses also have Illinois tags. I didn't think Academy had a garage in Illinois, so I can't figure out why Academy's registering their buses in Illinois.
  10. It's interesting that NJT doesn't have any markings indicating 4004 is a hybrid.
  11. From the sounds of it, I'm guessing that NYC is regressing back to the pre-Giuliani days. I am now starting to dread my trip to NYC on Saturday because I've got to deal with PABT (traveling from Pittsburgh on Greyhound for Saturday's Pirates-Yankees game in the Bronx). And the homeless are a big issue at Suburban and Market East stations in Philly. I've seen homeless men shaving at Suburban Station among other things, which is why I would try to find and use a bathroom before getting to Market East or Suburban.
  12. I don't think so... NJT already has a presence in connecting South Jersey with Philly, where SEPTA's links are limited to the Trenton area, far outside the range of PATCO territory.
  13. I wouldn't think it would matter, since they're all assigned to Coach USA, although the fact that ONE Bus and Community are likely separate entities (for NJMVC and USDOT purposes), unless that changed, it might require some approval from One Penn Plaza.
  14. At your leisure, here are few I'd like to see: Mid Mon Valley Transit Authority (PA): VALLEY 2 BELLE VERNON SHOPPING VIA CHARLEROI --- VALLEY 2 W BROWNSVILLE SHOPPING VIA CHARLEROI/CAL U --- COMMUTER A TO VALLEY --- CAL COMMUTER TO DOWNTOWN PGH VIA LARGE PARK/RIDE --- VALLEY 4 TOWARD DONORA
  15. Who would I contact to get a CD as you did? That sounds like some fascinating reading there.

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