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Cait Sith

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  1. Cait Sith

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    From what I've been told, the mechanics have to change the temperature settings in all of the buses. Drivers do not have control of the temperature in the buses, only the on/off switch.
  2. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    5206 is still at FP. 5204 & 5205 left for ENY this morning. 5224 is back in action at Quill.
  3. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Not really....they just lost several Xcelsiors, they gotta fill that gap. Those will probably go straight into SBS service.
  4. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    That's not true. LGA's spare factor with the XD60s is relatively low, between 3-5 buses, and they've been doing alright.
  5. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    That depends on if the Q52 even gets service increases, and by how much.
  6. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    I doubt it, they have 15 buses, 8 of which are used during the rush hour. With the spare factor they have, they can use those buses if there's a service increase for the Q52.
  7. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Nothing is intended to stay anywhere. Swaps can happen for various reasons. This is likely a mileage swap happening, seeing as some of the lowest mileage XD60s made their way to CS.
  8. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    They're supposed to go to MTA Bus to bump off the other XD60s back to their original assignments.
  9. 18116-18119 is projected to be at Saddle River, they have 18115 as a training bus(for the cameras), and 18118 and 18119 are already there.
  10. Cait Sith

    Select Bus Service Discussion

    Taking a page out of Seattle's playbook with their RapidRide service(which is structured pretty much the same as Select Bus Service except with the addition of a tap card system), some trips, they have the fare inspectors ride along a portion of the route and check at each stop to make sure people have paid in some fashion, then they have some that ride the entire way to check and see if people are paying. I feel that its a far better tactic than having to check at only one stop. The issue is that Eagle Teams are largely nonexistent for the most part, I can't remember the last time I've seen any in Manhattan, or in Queens(except for the debut of the Q52/Q53 SBS).
  11. Cait Sith

    Select Bus Service Discussion

    It would work if they were to ride the route the entire way.
  12. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    4132 was a Staten Island Division bus before it went to Queens.
  13. Cait Sith

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    That's more of a Luminator issue than an MTA issue.... Long term reliability is why. They switched from Luminator to Hanover because those Luminator Spectrums have been proven to be more problematic than the Hanover signs.
  14. Cait Sith

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    By that logic, you might as well remove every bus from service because the engine runs hot....even the newest buses have their engines running hot, especially in warmer spring-summer days. And that is the case with Cummins because they have to run hot for maximum efficiency, especially with their CNG engines. Most buses catch fire because of mechanical and or electrical reasons. Buses would just shut off and break down when they overheat. There's a good chance that they won't burst into flames, so relax.
  15. Cait Sith

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Because they'd be short on buses if they didn't? Also because they're much more reliable than most of the new buses we have today. Also, bus engines will always be hot, Cummins, Caterpillar, Detroit Diesel, they run hot.

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