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  1. The major problem is: someone is going to do something that well, shuts down the bathroom for the trip, especially if it's a drop toilet. The loss in seats is minimal, but that is going to cause major problems. Additionally, for very few are trip times longer than 2 hours. By contrast, New Jersey Transit has some routes nearing 4 hours.
  2. On the Q12, I'd actually extend it right down to where the last stop is at the front door to Stengel, with a relay inside the depot. As for light rail, the problem is that (east of the Grand Central), Northern Boulevard is one of the last "fast streets" in NYC (speed limit of 30, 40 through Alley Pond)...you can't reasonably have light rail there.
  3. LFS artics displaced from SBS service. With the exception of 5364-5438, 6033-6081 (odd numbers only), 6101, 6105, and 6121, all of the blue-and-yellow articulated buses are for Select Bus Service...meaning one will ultimately have 416 LFS buses, 217 XD60s, and 93 XN60s for local service. Right now, the MTA is growing its articulated bus fleet with only rigids being retired.
  4. I'm surprised the B38 is being converted before the Q58. I also suspect that in the future, the Bx11 will be converted as well. I suspect that maybe in the next round, the B15, B82, and Q58 would be converted, and then the B6 after that.
  5. They shouldn't have intentionally blocked traffic. At some point, you have to just realize you're going to get backlash.
  6. AW HELL NAH! As for the OP, I would also argue that 149/150 Avenue should be made a one-way westbound only as well. (The existing affected business, Do & Co, would have a negligible issue.) This issue deserves its own thread...brought to you by the words Whiskey, Tango, and Foxtrot!
  7. This is a case where the police commissioner should have ordered the buses to go through anyway (even if it meant plowing into the crowd), and made the protesters scatter or be run over. Since they have no permit to block a public highway, they have forfeited their First Amendment rights. That's how I'd handle it...and deal with fallout afterward. If you tolerate this lawlessness, you have no law and order.
  8. Okay, so that makes the transfer to Grand make more sense, since I doubt that Fresh Pond can handle 60-foot buses. Overdue for the Q58.
  9. A number of these (I'll use some examples off-hand)...I'm not sure there's a school to justify its existence. Some examples include Father Capodanno Boulevard before Sand Lane and Hylan Boulevard just south of Tysens Lane (both enforce a speed limit of 35 mph)...I also wonder about the cameras on Ocean Parkway near Kings Highway (enforcing a 25 mph speed limit) as well as Woodhaven Boulevard near Pitkin Avenue (enforcing a 30 mph speed limit and mounted on a pre-existing street lamp-post). As for the overall problem, it appears to be an issue with the mayor not really caring about enforcing traffic laws...I'll say that at least some of this is out of the control of the MTA, but not all of it. Sending in state troopers to enforce bus lanes and traffic laws should be a priority.
  10. Here we go again! This should be a side of the bus ad in Manhattan Division (which is where the ads ended up the last time). But Oatly said their front ads were only for six weeks.
  11. I’d expect the 3Gs to stay on Staten Island as they’re straight diesel, and one would have to maintain parts at only one garage. However, as an orphan fleet, I can’t see them making it beyond 2025 or so.
  12. Will the MTA have a dedicated fleet for the S79 SBS anymore, once the remaining hybrids are booted off of Staten Island?
  13. What’s with the gold sign 2005 O7 hybrids that the MTA is already scrapping them? Batteries coming up for replacement and the MTA doesn’t want to do that?
  14. CAS apparently has to do driver training on their new buses...because of a different driver-side mirror. There is no convex mirror on the driver side, unlike earlier LFS rigid orders.
  15. And historically, the S55/56, and the S115 before that, only existed because of Tottenville HS. Before the renumbering, there wasn't midday service on the 115. That said, why not have an S79 tripper or two out of Tottenville HS as well? As for 7851-7905, when is the plan for delivery of those buses now that the base order (7484-50) is within a few buses of completion?
  16. I’m also for deploying state troopers in the same capacity. Tolerate farebeating and Lord only knows what else is tolerated. With OMNY, there would also be the possibility of making the entire system proof of payment, allowing for fare checks on any route. This is done in Vancouver.
  17. Also, with a new camera (Nikon D3500)
  18. Could be 6185...remember, there was a jump in the order to 6183 briefly.
  19. 8663 actually is at Kingsbridge. It was on the Bx18 today.
  20. I do remind you that in the D60HF era, especially after Superstorm Sandy, the Q35 did see articulated service. The concept wouldn't exactly be unwarranted on summer weekends, especially using unused Q10/Q52 artics. Also, while this is tied in with the Bronx bus proposals, with the Q50 being proposed to be truncated to Pelham Bay Park, might it make sense to change the Q50 to a Q44 SBS branch?
  21. That wasn't really the case until about 4-5 years ago when the decision to cap the entire local fleet at 40-45 mph was made. That said, returning to the topic, for the BxM1/2, I would do the following: Rush hours in the peak direction only (since this is along deadhead distance): add stops in the City of Yonkers to Getty Square (the BxM3 already ends at Getty Square). Additional pickups on Riverdale Avenue and: Prospect Street Vark Street Downing Street Ludlow Street Post Street Belvedere Drive Valentine Lane West 263 Street Additional dropoffs at: Valentine Lane Radford Street Morris Street Ludlow Street Herriot Street Prospect Street Is there a height or weight restriction on the Henry Hudson Bridge that prevents MCI buses from being able to get directly on the HHE at West 232 Street southbound? If the clearance is 12 feet, MCI D-series buses at 11'5" should be able to use this easily...and Prevost X3-45s are even lower. The problem, however, is that you'd miss stops on Kappock on the BxM2.
  22. 7845 to Ulmer Park and 6183 to Quill. Where are the mid-6150s to 6182 though?
  23. Which seems odd, since for a long time, Jamaica Depot had the oldest equipment, especially in the late 1990s. Now, their oldest bus is 8090, a grand total of about 4 years old.
  24. The reason why it ran to Port Morris in the past was because the terminus was at the front door to the Walnut Depot. Once that closed, the Bx17 should have been rerouted sooner. As for the Bx10, the problem is how you're turning it around if one approaches Norwood-205 Street from the south instead of the north. It would serve as a great terminus if you can turn it there, but how? Those side streets aren't exactly wide. It should still run to one subway station---125 Street .

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