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GojiMet86

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  1. What's really going on is that the LIRR Port Washington trains are getting all the attention, and the emphasis from the Governor. It's easy to paint it as the fastest way to Midtown because no stops, but someone forgot these trains don't run as much as they should. The doesn't get the bump, because its 17 stops to Manhattan and that doesn't....look... as fast. Of course, the direct to LGA would have had at a minimum 8 stops in Queens, and would hit the important Midtown destinations, and might be quicker than the local to Queensboro, which is where all the new hotels are popping up. But nope, it's too obvious.
  2. Don't remember. Something on the Queens Blvd line or some switch problem.
  3. There were some interesting things going on. The R32 and R46 were running on the Rockaway , there were some that had to run to Astoria, and the LORAM rail grinder popped up. I also took a look at the 42nd Street platform at Times Square, because I realized I don't have photos of the track connection. IMG_5621 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5625 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5648 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5652 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5715 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5759 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5800 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5804 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5807 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5814 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5816 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5822 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5828 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5906 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5907 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5923 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5926 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5927 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6260 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6262 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6268 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6272 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6273 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6274 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6280 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6318 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6319 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6335 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6337 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6351 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6352 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6386 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6389 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6463 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6465 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6473 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6475 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  4. https://www.nydailynews.com/blogs/dailypolitics/ibo-nyc-savings-mta-takeover-private-bus-routes-arrived-blog-entry-1.1861713 I also recall that Bloomberg withheld money for new buses for the companies.
  5. I don't know, as I didn't check. It looks full on the top outside deck, but maybe the bottom closed deck isn't full.
  6. I decided to take a real look at the NYC Ferry. There are two routes near where I live, the Soundview route that runs up to the Bronx, and the Astoria route. I did not get photos of the Astoria route, but I did have a chance to get photos of the ferries at Gantry Plaza. IMG_6482 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6487 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6491 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6496 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6498 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6501 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6502 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6503 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6508 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6509 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6514 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6515 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6516 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  7. Yeah, at this point, when artics are suggested for routes, we all groan because we know it's going to be an automatic cut. Real shame.
  8. Is there any place to pick up the B91/B92/B91A timetables?
  9. I was combing through some of the historical and present rosters for snapshots of size and make-up. Some of the numbers may be off, but not by much. I listed the source next to it. I also decided not to count historical, preserved, scrapped, or reserve buses. The TTMG and Google Sites are good proxies for the number of buses being used at a time. Obviously, not everything was exactly up to date in each snapshot, but no one is screwing that up intentionally, and you have to thank those guys for their hard work. The numbers go up and down for obvious reasons: - Some buses are out of service. The hybrids for example, fluctuate from snapshot to snapshot because of that (1677 is Gens 825+NG 852). - New buses come in and older buses are kept for a while, pushing the total nuber up for a while (ex: the Prevost entering in 2016, some MCI being kept then dumped). - The introduction of more of one category as opposed to another (more diesels coming in now than CNG). Observations: - The express fleet is usually in the 1010-1020 range (duh), with the bump from 2014-2016 being the introduction of the Prevost. - The 60 foot fleet has gone up by almost 300 since a low point in the 2014-2015 range, mostly by the introduction of the MTA Bus XD60 and the XN60. - The hybrids were very stable for years, but expect that number to go down for a couple of years as the new diesels retire the Gen-I hybrids. - There are less CNG buses (which is what happens when you don't replace older ones one for one, but with artics), and there will be as the focus has become on the hybrid and electric buses. Fleet Express Local 40 Foot 45 Foot 60 Foot Diesel Hybrid CNG Electric Date 5775 1015 4760 3972 1015 788 3321 1676 778 0 6/15/2013 TTMG 5727 1034 4693 3946 1034 747 3309 1671 747 0 9/21/2014 Google Sites 5822 1072 4750 3999 1072 751 3402 1673 747 0 6/10/2015 Google Sites 5919 1084 4835 4031 1084 804 3495 1677 747 0 4/30/2016 Google Sites 5738 1019 4719 3865 1019 854 3304 1675 759 0 4/16/2017 Google Sites 5892 1018 4874 3925 1018 949 3440 1676 766 10 7/6/2018 TTMG 5890 1014 4876 3856 1014 1020 3502 1652 736 10 5/31/2019 TTMG Just pointing out the obvious, but I just wanted to visualize how big the fleet was at a given time. Now my next step is to look at the pre-takeover rosters and compare them with the modern rosters.
  10. It wasn't that long ago when some people here were questioning her decisions. But her deficiencies pale compared to Cuomo.
  11. I thought for sure this redesign would result in some Bronx-Queens local via the Triboro, but I guess not.
  12. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-firstgroup-results/britains-firstgroup-shake-up-to-unleash-greyhound-coaches-idUSKCN1T00KA
  13. IMG_5662 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5656 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5658 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5664 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5665 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5666 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5667 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5669 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5670 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5671 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5672 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5673 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5678 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5679 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5677 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5682 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5684 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5685 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5689 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5691 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5692 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5693 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  14. https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/733986/gillig-unveils-40-foot-battery-electric-bus
  15. At some point, this is going to have to constitute a public health crisis.
  16. Not counting demonstrators (Enviro500 0022, D45 0023): 1. 1-190 were NYCTA New Looks. 2. 101-316 were the NYCTA Orion V, and 101-184 the ex-Bee-Lines.
  17. IMG_5374 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5377 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5381 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5383 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5386 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5390 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5391 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5402 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5403 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5408 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5409 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5410 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5412 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5418 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5421 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5423 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5425 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5433 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5436 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5438 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5439 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5441 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5443 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5444 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5460 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5462 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5463 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5464 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5467 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5468 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5469 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5471 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5472 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5479 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5480 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_5481 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  18. I rode the B91/92 today. I was the only passenger on the B92. And on the B91, only one other person got on at the Plaza, and promptly got off at Lorimer.
  19. A couple of questions: 1. Are the B91/92 free shuttle buses, or do they use up a transfer? 2. Is Williamsburg Plaza the terminal for these two?
  20. Offset doors encourage people to move around the sides, while regular doors encourage people to crowd around the same spot.
  21. I believe they were bought for the ongoing reconstruction of LGA. They break down like this: 708, 710, 712 --> Former Delaware DART Gillig 40' 709, 711 --> Former Minnesota Valley Transit Authority MVTA New Flyer D35LF 713-717 --> Former Boston Crystal Transport New Flyer D40LF 718-720, 763-773 --> Former San Diego MTS New Flyer D40LF There was a DE40LF that was seen at JFK, but I don't know what happened to it.
  22. I was looking at BusTime. Most likely.
  23. 6234 was in service earlier today, on the Q53 SBS.
  24. http://gothamist.com/2019/05/01/cuomo_mta_reinvent_albany.php

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