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  1. 5332 FB to GA 7745, 7747 NFI to FP 7764 NFI to JA Today for 6131 6137 is not yet ready to enter service. I don’t think it has its fare box as of this moment.
  2. Naw that will likely always be the NG’s status. Lol. The RTS on the contrary is the most loved. Big difference. Only new ops, and older vets who have driven thousands of them and like change don’t care for them. The aren’t made for y’all people either so a lot of ops that are tall done like them. Others won’t pull out anything other than an RTS. That’s why they are interestingly enough at the 2 most powerful depots in the system. ENY and Quill. They could have been retired years ago easily. They are only the least favorite when it comes to that wheel chair lift. Overall, in every other category they are the favored bus among maintenance, ops, fans, and surprisingly many passengers. In Brooklyn, and on many Quill routes, I have seen countless older men and women go for an RTS if 2 buses pull up together. Downside, they take longer to get up the steps lol. Until it’s gone it’s hold the title of Queen. Man y’all should see 5249 now! She will be 20 this year, and those delivery specs that she’s in are 🔥🔥🔥
  3. This is temporary as all the hybrids will be moving out of the island eventually. The LFS order however is delayed and at last check MTA was less than pleased with the new delivery schedule that is now pending. See above. See below. That’s an example. However there are many different scenarios. To sum it up, and interlined run is a work assignment that includes multiple bus routes being completed within the assignment. Meaning one operation does 2 or more routes within a shift. *Most all local-limited runs are interlined. Some other common examples of interlined runs/routes are..... B8/B35 before articulation. B25 and everything out of ENY damn near lol B32/B60 Bx28/Bx38 Bx40/Bx42 M101/M102/M103 Q25/Q65 Q64/Q111/Q113/Q114 A rare example of an interline is one of the B44+ runs transfers to a southbound B49 short term at rush hour. There are many different reason for this. Some do it because they are running early or directly on time. Others do it because they are rude, have no consideration for the passenger who likely doesn’t wanna get on the bus anyway, and want to get “placed” by dispatch when they get to the end of the line extremely late. Some operators tend to start driving slower when they are talking. There’s this guy in Flatbush I know, likely has the most seniority out the depot. Picks hawk (night) runs and just prefers to drive slow. He also had an stellar safely record. I did however notice that whenever I catch him, if we start talking You beat me to it lmao!!!
  4. The whole point of artics on the B46+ is for rush hours ops for the most part, and you all have to remember the route ends where it does now because of traffic in the area. Once the artics hit the line, up to 15 of the XD40’s can be unwrapped for local service. What do you mean? That’s the plan. See my above comment. They are all for SBS.
  5. That is incorrect. What you or whoever spotted it saw was actually 7558.
  6. No, thats not really how it works, and SEPTA does the same thing. Operators have to be trained or qualified on whatever equipment they are driving. Both buses ARE NOT the same. They operate different, they feel different, the turning radius is different, the overhang is different, and the controls are different. Absolutely nothing is the same about these buses unless they have the same power train. Just because a driver is trained on an OG doesn’t mean they are qualifies on a 3G. Yes they may know how to drive them but if they are not qualified then technically they cant drive them. In our case it doesn’t matter because all new operators are trained on all older 40 foot models. Yet, they will still have to qualify when they start at a depot. example, someone who trains on an OG, still is required to train and qualify oof an NG, and then a 3G. Just because someone can drive them all doesn’t mean they are qualified. I’ve never driven an Orion V, but I’ve driven hundreds of buses. I would still need to train on it an become familiar. Sure I can just jump behind the wheel because I am a professional driver, but I am not familiar with them at all. Only Flatbush is complete, and West Farms is now 7 buses over their permanent temp assignment. We only know what is currently assigned and that is 36, which is subject to change at any moment now. Remember to keep up with the front page for updates. I’m going to edit the XD60 delivery today. 1.) I have no idea lol. We still have to integrate the ones coming back from Bus Company as well. I will check and see what the upcoming fleet deployment plans are, and if they have been updated. 2.) The B46+ was somewhat of a last minute decision anyway. It never had a definitive timeline, and was only an estimation of how and when it could be done. However it was based on several factors. See Below. No, XD60’s have a tighter turning radius than any bus in our fleet. I keep telling you guys that almost anywhere a 40 footer can go and XD60 can go. The LFSA has a slightly wider turning radius because the front section of the bus is a 40 footer. The front section of the XD60 is. Nothing more than an XD35. This is why we have not seen one problem on the B35 at all. The issue is parking space, which remains as a current issue with the B35 at its eastern terminal. Thank God 4 runs are still stand 40 foot. Looks like a depot down there on Hegeman and New Lots. See below. Incorrect. That was 7558.
  7. I’m confused at what exactly you were saying about you don’t think they will get them. The total remaining is correct. 54 total. 22 SBS. 32 local. 28 pending delivery. As MTA is moving towards all electric, they will no longer be testing out any more buses that aren’t. The diesel, CNG, and hybrid buses that are coming in will be the last. This means EPV could have a chance if they submit an EcoSmart for testing, but none of the other versions would be of any interest to the agency. At the moment, New Flyer is Qualified, Proterra will be Qualified once it passes the brake testing, and BYD is in the initial stage of entering the BTE program. Nova is still working on theirs. MTA is interested in testing out all electric technologies. The question is can they meet the testing demands of MTA. Many manufacturers cannot. By this being a new Company with no American service track record, it won’t be easy. There weren’t really any kinks. This is typical, and they are on schedule for the most part. 6 are due for delivery the month. 3 to FB, and 3 to Hale. However, you have to remember the Flatbush total was reduced, and they were switched to the first depot in line for delivery. The assignment is down to only 36, and that is subject to change at any time. Flatbush may in fact keep the other XD60’s and get a few more of them for a mixed fleet of older and brand new ones.
  8. They decided that they want to increase the the SBS fleet on the Bx6 by 1 bus. In the process, they articulated the local, and for some reason have never made the switch. I guess they don’t want to wrap 1072 in local and unwrap 1031. 🤷‍♂️ At this point I can understand why. In the future all of Gleason buses will be unwrapped when the 35 goes SBS. The order is complete, it’s not on a transfer list. A transfer is the easiest thing that would be on WF’s plate right now having the largest requirements in the city. It’s just not a priority. As a fleet reference, WF still has 4100, 8356, 8357, 8360, and 8363. XD40 Fleet has increased by 6 buses beyond what was supposed to be assigned as well and now have 7544-7551, 7568-7571, 7685, 7692, 7694-7698, 7700, 7731-7737
  9. Active snow loan transfers: GH has 30 OG’s, and 27 XD40’s in now WF has 21 OG’s, 1 NG, and 16 LFS’ KB has 23 additional NG’s, and 30 OG’s MQ has 5 OG’s and 2 NG’s OF 14 OG’s, and 2 NG’s OH 62 LFS’, 13 OG’s, and 3 NG’s BP 23 OG’s, 2 NG’s CS No additions at this time, only 4 artics are in service. Standards are covering the rest of the runs JK sent out a few OG’s and NG’ and got 495, 496, 500-503, 514-516, and 530 from SC LG loaned out 18 OG’s, but however is covering ever artic run except 1
  10. The 6 and the 41 are not easy lines to convert at all. The 44 was the easiest out of Brooklyn Division The 41 has a lot to be planned and we don’t have the artics for it right now. That’s not a good idea at all. Interlining of these SBS routes would seriously decrease reliability and make the dispatchers job harder. That’s fine on a local line but not a good idea here. I agree that they should not be interlined unless they are branch routes like the M14A/D, M34/34A, or the Q52/53.
  11. Correct, and that is a great point, however this thread is only for reporting of deliveries, transfers, and such. Questions and comments, and detailed discussions about the fleet in reference to deliveries or anything else belong in the referenced thread. You can also check the first page of said thread as all new fleet information is updated there regularly. This includes assignments which is what you asked about.
  12. Just as a LFS options review, MQ now has 5569-5574, 5576, 5578, 5579, 5581, 5589 GH complete with 5531-5566 I will let this slide because you are a new member and may not know, but these types of discussions normally belong in the Fleet & Depots thread. Planning calls for Yukon to receive 2018-2019 Nova LFS’. 34 for the S79+, and 33 for local/limited lines. The next Express buses will also be in Cuomo wrap as you all call it. Some of those are planned for SI as well. We will also have a future pending temporary assignment for the XE60 to do a “Dual Evaluation Test” where MTA will test out electric operations as well as articulated operations at the same time on the island.
  13. It actually doesn’t matter what bus it is. TA requires that employees be trained on every bus type and model no matter what type it is. Quill operators for example have to be qualified on 7 bus types. GA operators for instance had to train on early 7000’s, late 7000’s and 9500’s. Same with the Orion VII E10’s. Very operator I’m the city was trained on the Orion VII, but still had to train and qualify on the 7000’s As of late MTA has gotten real strict with things. For example, and employee I know transferred from GH to GA durning M train ops. He was qualified on the 4700’s, but not the 6000’s. Dispatch went to give him a bus and said WAIT! You aren’t qualified for that. My friend said it’s the same damn bus. Thats not how TA looks at it. And to a greater extent, every transit agency in America with artics has to train their operators on both a 60 and 40 even if they are the same type. They do not maneuver the same. Mechanics don’t have to be retrained in this fashion when it comes to these things. They just need to be refreshed or notified of a part or spec change.
  14. Any diesel powered bus to a CNG depot will always be a loan unless it’s West Farms. Even then those XD40’s won’t stay forever. They (SC) have several buses OOS and in the shop.
  15. I explained this in my last post. There is no order changing going on. The loaned buses will start going back as new ones come in. No one is keeping anything. They all belong to TA/OA. When they get ready to go back they will go to Manhattan and or anywhere else they may be needed. They could end up in Brooklyn. It’s already been said that some, of not all of them couple be unwrapped as some are for 100 St anyway. Please ladies an gentlemen, don’t skim through the comments. Read them all and let’s not get too far off topic or into speculation. Let’s stick as much to the facts or what we know them to be at the time of posting, and base our comments off that. Anything else should be reserved for the random thoughts thread.

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