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Cait Sith

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Cait Sith last won the day on February 18

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  1. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    I believe he's a bus operator. If he had to drop a bus off there for vendor work, he's allowed to look at stuff.
  2. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Deliveries, Moves & Transfers

    Already reported that. They're not at MJQ yet, they're at the vendor.
  3. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Deliveries, Moves & Transfers

    Unsure, they're registered as MJQ buses. Likely in the SBS scheme.
  4. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Deliveries, Moves & Transfers

    5570, 5576 & 5581 en route to MJQ.
  5. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    We're talking specifically about Baisley Park's fleet, they didn't get their fleet until months later. Those buses were delivered all white with no stripe to the facility and was wrapped in the facility. They never entered service in the blue & white scheme out of Baisley Park. They had JFK's 5371 for a while for training. By the way, welcome back, Chris Alleyne.
  6. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    To be more specific, Baisley Park got their artics just before of their in-service debut, which was May 18th, 2016, so I would say several days prior.
  7. Cait Sith

    R179 Discussion Thread

    Just so you guys know, the times for the 179s are not consistent. Last Sunday, it ended its trip at Far Rockaway and went to the yard around 9:30-9:45PM. This past Sunday & Today, it ended its trip from Lefferts and went into the yard around 8:30PM. And the last thing you guys need to do is bother personnel about the train. When it ran on day one, a ton of fans were bothering line personnel about it....
  8. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    None of that has anything to do with the current conversation. Once again, another cop-out.
  9. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Since you seem to know so much, how about you work over there and see if you can do better? Since apparently, you seem to know a lot more, and can apparently do a lot better. You haven't given any logical response other than "lol poor management". It's one thing to not fully understand things, but it's another to beat a dead horse.
  10. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Politics has nothing to do with the scenarios given. The fact of the matter is that the MTA isn't the only agency that goes through these types of issues like unplanned maintenance issues and plans that are put up on the fly such as the Bx6 going artic, which was literally thrown up not too long after the Bx6 SBS debuted. WIth the logic that you are trying to explain, you might as well say that every major agency in the US has poor management because they go through these problems too, which is straight BS. Here's a scenario for you, say you are a janitor and you cleaned up the bathroom floor, and then someone pukes all over the floor after you did your job....is that a lack of effort to do your job? Or was that unplanned? That's practically the same thing that happens with West Farms' fleet almost half of the time. The Orion VII CNGs are terrible when it comes to cold weather. They are most notorious for having problems starting up in temperatures below 35 degrees, which is the cause of some of their shortage issues from time to time. We have 15 left, in which their tanks are not yet expiring. So for them to get the new XD40s temporarily is a much smarter move than sending them older buses to make up for their losses.
  11. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    8508 is not in NYC. It's still up in Plattsburgh. On a similar note. 6130-6133 all ready for delivery(unless they're already at the vendor, GPS isn't completely active), with 6136 at the vendor in JFK. Now, it's a matter of when will they arrive to the depots.
  12. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Judging by that response, you don't really know what you're talking about. That whole response is nothing more than a cop-out.
  13. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    You do understand that NYMTA isn't the only agency that has had these types of issues, right? Data isn't the only thing needed. There's a whole lot more to it than just data, as things can change on a dime. Data is also not always concrete. King County Metro, the highest rated transit agency in all of the US, is currently going through similar issues. They retired so many of the older articulated buses that they're perpetually short on buses, also to the point where they have had 30ft buses on routes that use 60ft express buses.
  14. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    In the case that was mentioned, it's not really poor mismanagement or planning.... Bear in mind. The RTS fleet is still in pretty good shape. With West Farms receiving these XD40s, it makes more sense to send them there temporarily instead of sending the new buses to directly replace the RTSs, because then, we'd be in a far more short on buses. The 2004 Orion VII CNGs were expected to last a while longer due to the tanks not completely expiring yet(hence why 7685 is still around as 145), but they've been going through quite a few problems during these cold months. It has nothing to do with direct replacements, as you both make it sound to be.
  15. Cait Sith

    R179 Discussion Thread

    Getting back to a relatable discussion...3198-3205 is currently testing. The uncanny part is that it's heading to Rockaway Park.


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