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ToneCapone

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  1. If a q50 run is interlined with the bx23 you will see an rts on the q50. If the run is not interlined with the bx23 you will see an Orion 5. Management wants to avoid road calls in queens, obviously the rts being an older vehicle will breakdown more often than an Orion 5. Another scenario is if there is no more equipment on the property but rts's then that's what the driver will get.

    P.S. the passengers don't hate rts's they hate the bus service in co-op city, the bx23 & bx30 being the main culprits of delayed service

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  2. what's up cpbo, here's how it's going to work.

    fall pick c point gets qm 10 & 11, winter pick the rest of the express runs qm 12/22/24/24 wall street. in return lga will get 67/100/102/103/104. i just don't know in what order or if all in one shot, or for what pick. now i don't know if those express lines will maintain a mon-fri schedule or will they run on wknds also.


  3. from a bus operators point of view the 1800's & 1900's have 4 problems

    1. to kneel the bus you have to pull the parking brake, put the bus in neutral, then kneel the bus.

    2. most of the buttons on the dash have no labels so you have to flip everything up or down to see what the function is.

    3. if you pull the parking brake & don't release it within 30 seconds the bus automatically shifts to neutral without the usual beeping sound, this is dangerous because you think the bus is in drive and it starts to roll back while you're accelerating.

    4. the retarder (a mechanism that helps the braking of the bus) really kicks in hard, it feels like someone has rear-ended you.

     

    i might sound picky but these are my personal issues with these 1800's & 1900's


  4. the 71xx's from lga depot are ex-triboro coach buses, the 97xx's are old queens surface buses. sadly they are disappearing. the acceleration is bad & the turning radius is short but i'll take these nova rts buses anyday over the 80xx's or 81xx's at lga


  5. doing the q45 on 80st under l.i.e. ovepass the timing belt broke on my rts(forgot what number), a very loud boom! boom! passengers in the back got scared & ran to the front. group of people on the street hit the floor & ran for cover thinking it was a drive-by shooting & a dog was running around in circles. wish someone had been recording that moment.

    very funny moment


  6. this is not a nova rts bus but thought i would post anyway. 8327 which spent little time at lga is now at grand avenue depot with the mta bus logo on the back. saw it on jackson ave in LI City. west farms depot in the bronx has a whole bunch of rts buses with mta bus logo on the back, will try to post them as i see them


  7. nice story cpbo had a good laugh. i will post some of my own very soon as well. by the way cpbo have you heard anything about the q100 going to lga?

    apparently mta wants to transfer the q39 from lga depot to fresh pond depot & in return the q100 goes from cp to lga depot. mta likes to keep bus routes close to the depots, the swaps make sense but then to have like 300-350 b/o from each depot go through line training is crazy. lol.


  8. as of july 1 this is what will happen:

     

    Eliminated: M6, 8, 10, 18, 27, 30, and X25

    Eliminated: weekend service on M21, 22, and 50

    Eliminated: overnight service on M1, 2, 16, 22, 23, 42, 50, 66, 79, 96, 102, 103, and 104 Reduced hours or rerouted: M1, M9, M11, M15, M20, M21 m100 m116, and m104

    Eliminated: B23, 25, 37, 39, 51, and 75

    Eliminated: B2, 4, 7, 16, 24, 48, 57, 65, 69, 71, X27, and X28

    Eliminated: overnight service on B7, 14, 31, 45, 48, 57, 64, 65, 67, and 77.

    Reduced hours on B2, 4, 9, 11, 13, 16, 69, 70, and 71 Eliminate part of the B13 route

    Eliminated: all service on the Bx4, 14, 20, 34, BxM7B, and the Barretto Park Pool Shuttle

    Eliminated: weekend service on Bx8, 18, 30, and 33

    Eliminated: overnight service on Bx10

    Reduced operating hours or routes on Bx33, Bx26, 28, and 30

    Eliminated: Q26, 56, 74, 75, 84, QM22, QM23, and X32

    Eliminated: weekend service on Q14, 31, 76, and 79

    Eliminated: overnight service on Q30

    Reduced operating hours or cut parts of Q42, Q48, Q79, Q24

    Eliminated: weekend service on S42, 54, 57, 60, and 76 --Reduced weekday service on S54, 57, 60, and 66


  9. alot of drivers were observed going above the speed limit while deadheading on local streets & highways so some buses are being governed at 45mph, it's hit or miss i do know that all 37xx, 71xxx, 97xx, some 36xx some 93xx are governed at 45mph. 80xx-83xx are slow anyway but i haven't noticed any governing. 84xx & 85xx are not governed.

    it's a shame because sometimes you need that extra power.


  10. i like this question alot i will help you to the best of my knowledge

     

    bx11 13 36: last stop is 179st & broadway far corner. from there the bus goes to the next corner (ft. washington ave.) makes a left to 178st. then another left and the first stop is there.

     

    the bx3 & 35: the last stop is 179st & broadway near corner. both buses make a right turn on bway to 181st then make anothe right & start picking up on wadsworth & 181st.

     

    bx.7: last stop is 168st & bway near corner, from there it keeps going down bway to 166st makes a left to st. nicholas then another left on st. nicholas & starts picking up midblock btwn 167st & 168st.

     

    bx.15: stays on 125st to 12.ave, makes a left on 12 ave then a left back on 125st. 125st shows up on two different blocks in that area, very strange.

     

    q18: last stop is 27ave & 2st. the bus stays on 27ave to 1st street, makes a right to 26 ave to 2st, a right on 2st to 27 ave, then a left on 27 ave starts picking up from there.

     

    q23: last stop is ditmars blvd & 102st. the bus stays on ditmars and goes around a rotunda back onto ditmars and starts picking up on 102st & ditmars


  11. from what i have understood yonkers depot has overage of drivers & shortage on equiptment (buses). cp is getting 10 drivers from their newest class & lga depot is getting 4. the situation(shortage) is so bad at yonkers depot that buses from their bee-line divison are being used for mta bus express lines.


  12. don't mean to bust your bubble but lga cannot have ng buses because of the heating system in the facility. that's the main reason they were transferred to cp in the first place. it's an old facility with the old heating system that is basically a large flame with a fan that blows extremely hot air, as opposed to a heater that blows hot air with no flame, i know there's a name for the two(2) heating systems i just don't know them. lol.


  13. what's up with all the castleton depot orions that are popping up at kingsbridge depot & casey stengel depot. the buses still have the castleton depot decals on them. are these depots in such a dire need of buses that the decals couldn't be swapped. i know west farms is short on buses they have been using laguardia depot rts buses for sometime now, but i didn't think kb or casey stengel were short on buses.:confused:

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