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  1. 7483

    7120 crashed during delivery somewhere around Chicago and was later delivered as another unit built. This is the original 7120.
  2. 7483

    While this bus is "new" to the property, it is not a NEW bus. This is a August 2015 built New Flyer XD40, built to the specifications of our XD40 units numbered 7110-7139. This bus was a floating demonstrator for New Flyer but is now our bus officially. This bus is NOT part of the new 367 XD40 order. That order will start at 7484 and run to 7850. Enjoy!
  3. MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    0016 is in fact 0021. A pre-production demo to get the depot ready for 0016-0020.
  4. No USB ports anywhere on the bus.
  5. These are 2017 models, and will be ex-demonstrators, not brand new built buses. Enjoy!
  6. MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Its going to be a minute before they hit service, the Proterras are arriving all white and will be wrapped here. Also they are not done installing the charging stations.
  7. MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    0016 has arrived. That is all.
  8. MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    7 4 8 3 IS NOT HERE... I was just in Flatbush and the bus is not here, in fact it hasn't even been delivered yet. Its on its way yes, maybe sometime early next week. BUT it is and I REPEAT, not here. (Gotta know how to decipher the information you guys are getting from "that site.")
  9. NYMTA Roster Update (Depot and Fleet)

    No, storage just in case of a fleet shortage at a depot, they can reactivate for service. They've already reactivated 3 D60HFs that was in storage. At EC and YO, both depots currently handles all the Metro North Shuttle work, so that MNRR represents that.
  10. NYMTA Depot Roster Updated as of 11/26/17 @ 9:48am, including Museum Bus movements for the M42 Vintage Bus Run http://ttmg.org/transitwiki/Insider's_Guide:_(New_York)_MTA_Bus_Operations_-_Roster_by_Depot (Roster by Fleet Type: http://ttmg.org/transitwiki/Insider's_Guide:_(New_York)_MTA_Bus_Operations_-_Roster_by_Fleet) As a side note, the TTMG Depot/Fleet roster will see updates once a week, usually every Sunday since deliveries and movements have died down quite a bit. When the LFS Artic, XN60, XE40 and Proterra orders start flying in, we'll will go to a more frequent updating schedule.
  11. It is a pleasing looking car on the exterior, on the interior, I'm not sure if I am fan of the sharper interior body lines but to each his own. The interior announcements need major adjusting, while they are crisper sounding, the volume is entirely too low. The FIND system is a 50/50 for me as the slight bigger screen is nicer but you can tell the MTA just ported over the program from the R160s and since those screens are smaller, the same program on the larger screens look a bit out of focus and pixelated (much like when you try to enlarge a jpg that has already been compressed). The Next stop set up and the ceiling signs are very clean. Ride Quality...To me, the R160 still has the softer ride of all the new techs with the R143s following behind, I'd place the R179 ride quality somewhere between the R142 and R142A cars. For Us, that being the crew, the controller is much nicer than any of the cars currently in the Tech classes, its much like the R188 but has a nicer feel. The operators seat, while they have given us a taller back, its still much like a buck-board. The TOD screen? lord, that thing is like a puzzle. Overall nice car, but I'm still not hopeful for an event-less 30-days based on its current track record, but we'll see. Enjoy The Photos!
  12. I corrected it to 2030, you must've missed that edit. Either way, it is the wave of the future for public transportation.
  13. We are getting XDE40s as well as XDE60s, HOWEVER, the industry is fast moving towards Battery-Electric bus power and many major transit properties have made commitments to it including LA who will be 100% Electric by year 2030. This is an opportunity for us to test the viability of converting short but important routes to a lessor environmentally impacting power source and I'm glad the MTA is giving it a go. If all goes right, there will be a firm order for 50 buses so that the M42 goes 100% electric as well as the B32, B39 and B42 routes. #stayinformed
  14. Correction, these are Model year 2017.


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