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  1. All the 5900's that were at Lga went back to CS. Various 53/5400's JFK/BP to LGA for extra weekend Service for Q53/70 service
  2. I rode them on the daily, they were the better trains. For example 3900/01 had minimal issues when it was at ENY. I rode the same pair on the a few days ago and it ran like complete garbage. The amount of hot cars on the were low when they were on there. Even the had cold cars these past few summers until this summer. ENY did a better job with these cars than 207th, now that pitkin is getting back R32's since 2008 we shall see which ones are maintained better
  3. I know this is an old thread but here is some updated news from 2 articles from over a week ago: Article 1: Former bus company seeks renewed lease By Lisa Dunlap - August 2, 2019 A company that once manufactured commercial buses in Roswell is working to restart some type of business at the Roswell International Air Center and is asking to renew its land lease for 10 years. James Ludvik, the sole owner of Millennium Transit Services LLC and also president and chief executive officer of Ludvik Electric Co., an electrical contracting business based in Lakewood, Colorado, said he wants to start a business again at the plant at 42 W. Earl Cummings Loop. “We are right now in negotiations to get that building into use,” he said. “With confidentiality agreements, I can’t disclose with whom, but we are negotiating.” He said he could not provide any more details at this time, such as when a decision might be reached or what industry sector is involved in the negotiations. Millennium owns the large industrial buildings where commercial passenger buses were built for the New Jersey Transit Authority and other government agencies until 2008. Millennium went through Chapter 11 proceedings starting in 2008, exiting in about 2011. Since 2008, some people associated with Millennium have at times worked at the Air Center plant to sell parts. Millennium first began operating in Roswell in 2003, having purchased the building and other assets from Nova BUS, which had started in 1993 after buying the business from Transportation Manufacturing Corp. Originally, Millennium was formed by two former Nova employees after that company had some layoffs. Ludvik said he acquired Millennium in 2005. City staff have recommended the renewal of the land lease, with the matter due to be considered by the Roswell City Council at its Thursday meeting. The council’s Legal Committee unanimously approved the lease amendment at its July 25 meeting. According to city documents, the rent would increase by 50% to $1,250 a month, or $15,000 a year, and the term would expire Aug. 31, 2029. The action represents the exercising of the second of five 10-year extension options allowed by an original lease negotiated in 1980. “There is a schedule of the lease arrangement that was signed way back when, and we have not asked for any consideration on that other than what is already stated,” Ludvik said. Air Center managers were said to be unavailable for comment by press time. Ludvik Electric’s website indicates that the company has satellite offices in Phoenix, Arizona, and Salt Lake City, Utah, and works in the United States and abroad as a contractor on construction projects for commercial office buildings, airport facilities, government industrial projects, health centers, university buildings and hotels. Source: https://www.rdrnews.com/2019/08/02/former-bus-company-seeks-renewed-lease/ Article 2: Millennium Transit land lease to be reconsidered By Lisa Dunlap - August 9, 2019 City Council votes for further consideration by committee A decision about a land lease renewal for a Roswell International Air Center tenant has been delayed, returned to a committee for further consideration. The Roswell City Council voted 9-0 Thursday to remove the lease renewal for Millennium Transit Services LLC from the consent agenda — where it would have passed along with other items without discussion — so that the matter can be reviewed again by the Council’s Legal Committee. That committee had voted unanimously, 4-0, July 25 to advance the renewal agreement for full council consideration. Councilor Caleb Grant was one of the City Council members who wanted the lease reconsideration, saying at the Thursday meeting that elected officials needed to consider “any way possibly of removing things from that lease or getting out of the lease or changing the price of the lease, because we are only halfway through that pretty much 80-year lease right now. So that is the reason for it, just to give us time to go through it again.” He said in a later email that some city councilors had unanswered questions and that his primary concern was that they were being asked to consider an amendment to an original lease negotiated 40 years before that has the possibility of being in effect for another 40 years. “The circumstances were obvious(ly) different 40 years ago when this started,” he wrote. “I want to make sure the city exhaust(s) all options before approving a term extension.” Millennium Transit owns the manufacturing facilities at 42 W. Earl Cummings Loop where it and a few predecessor companies once manufactured commercial passenger buses for government transit authorities until the business closed in 2008. Millennium took over the 10-acre land lease in December 2004, and the corporation is seeking to renew the lease for 10 additional years. The action represents the exercising of the second of five extensions allowed under the current lease agreement, according to city documents. In consideration for the extension, Millennium Transit has agreed to pay 50% more. The corporation would pay $1,250 a month, or $15,000 a year. James Ludvik, now the sole owner of Millennium Transit, did not return a phone call by press time, and an on-site employee did not respond to an email seeking comment. Ludvik, who is also the chief executive officer of Ludvik Electric Co. based in Colorado, said in an interview last week that he was in negotiations to start a business at the Roswell facility, but that he could not provide details. City Councilor Judy Stubbs, chair of the Legal Committee, said that she agreed to the reconsideration of the lease after learning that other City Council members had questions. She said she concurred that it would be best to check that the lease has the same types of provisions that current Air Center leases have. “The big concern is that we keep adding (addenda) to a very old lease,” she said. “Personally, as chair of the Legal Committee, I agree that we need to look at it more seriously. And we have time.” She explained that the lease does not have to be renewed for a few months, some time around November. The Legal Committee is scheduled to meet Aug. 22 at 4 p.m. at City Hall, 425 N. Richardson Ave. Source: https://www.rdrnews.com/2019/08/09/millennium-transit-land-lease-to-be-reconsidered/
  4. 3289 in route to NYC, spotted on the I-87
  5. I doubt cbtc will be online by 2022 on 8th ave. They never reach their goal on time. Their main focus is getting queens done first which will be in 2022.
  6. The won't be 100% NTT's by 2023, They're will still be R46's left. You forgot jamaica is getting half of the base order. The whole goal is to get the R46's out of jamaica first. It's unlikely that Jamaica is becoming all 160's. Even if they were to become 100% R160, they would still loose them when the R211's are delivered.
  7. They would have still ran the R32's. The R179's are still having issues plus the cars with the bad welds are being re-welded. So the R32's are needed for service. It's probably the cars on the since they run all day and it's an all local route. The ones on the gets laid up after rush hour with the exeption of a few sets. Imo they should have never taken half the fleet off the . They rushed to get all the smees off the eastern division just for the shutdown and it ended up getting canceled. The R32's had less issues on the compared to the and they ran the R32's just about 24/7 on the for 6 years straight.
  8. Probably hvac related, this is why they should have never left the (J). The could have went mostly tech and the could have used the other half of the R32 fleet.
  9. This was never an issue on the (7). They're on mostly underground local routes now. So there's gonna be issues.
  10. 3286/87 in route to NYC, spotted somewhere in upstate New york.
  11. 207th st overhaul shop with no front bonnet. Being re-welded
  12. I hoping for that to happen, it's much cheaper to paint a bus white and add a blue stripe. As much as the new scheme is growing on me, it's unnecessary.
  13. Because the wasn't ready for tech trains when the redbirds were being replaced. Corona barn was too old plus was sinking into the ground. Steinway tubes was causing clearance issues for the R142A's when they tested it on the in 2003. So a new barn was built (was already planned) and the tubes were modified. That's why the didn't get tech trains until 2013.
  14. That's if they go through with it, with governor jackass making things hard for byford. Cbtc on lex might get delayed. Even if the get them first, the should get a fleet of new cars.
  15. Even if the R44's stayed, originally they were going to keep 50-76 R32's for the eastern division to replace the R42's. Then the remaing R32's would have been killed off by the then originally planned 48-60 R179 8 car units. So the R32's would have still been here, remember when they moved the to 6th ave they needed more cars at ENY since the 32 option order 2 R160A-1's wasn't enough. Originally it was supposed to be 64 cars but MTA reduced it to 32. The is the reason why the R42's stayed. Back to the R262 topic The only line I see getting these cars first is the . The would probably get the R142A's from the and R142's from E180th-239th. The would be 100% R142 The would get these cars due to cbtc The would get some of these cars too. To balance out the fleet. Idgaf what people say the better get these cars first. Out of all the lines the hasnt had anything new since 1987. The is part time but hey it might get these cars but I would prefer it to get the R142A's and 142's from the (4).

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