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GojiMet86

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  1. 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.
  2. Is there any place to pick up the B91/B92/B91A timetables?
  3. 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.
  4. It wasn't that long ago when some people here were questioning her decisions. But her deficiencies pale compared to Cuomo.
  5. I thought for sure this redesign would result in some Bronx-Queens local via the Triboro, but I guess not.
  6. https://www.reuters.com/article/us-firstgroup-results/britains-firstgroup-shake-up-to-unleash-greyhound-coaches-idUSKCN1T00KA
  7. 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
  8. https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/733986/gillig-unveils-40-foot-battery-electric-bus
  9. At some point, this is going to have to constitute a public health crisis.
  10. 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.
  11. 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
  12. 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.
  13. 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?
  14. Offset doors encourage people to move around the sides, while regular doors encourage people to crowd around the same spot.
  15. 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.
  16. I was looking at BusTime. Most likely.
  17. 6234 was in service earlier today, on the Q53 SBS.
  18. http://gothamist.com/2019/05/01/cuomo_mta_reinvent_albany.php
  19. Cuomo would have been in it too, if it hadn't been so crowded. Dude's probably pissed AF now.
  20. Thanks. It seems that these were my last RTS photos.
  21. Happens in the morning. The train pulls into the 57th Street northbound express track at around 7:50 AM, gets to 96th Street at about 8-ish, and comes down as a (Q), arriving at Coney Island at about 9:10.
  22. Is there a reason why NYCT timetables have the specific date of the new timetable (ex: "Effective as of July 1, 2018), but the MTA Bus timetables just say the pick (ex: "Effective Summer 2018")?
  23. My rarest catch was that of a Green Line Orion V. I was starting to busfan, right at the tail end of 2011, and one of them pulled into 165th Street terminal. At the time, I didn't know how rare those were, so I only took a video and that was that. Only 1 video of a Green Line, and no photos. I'd say catching O5 CNG 8571 on the N6 was my second-rarest catch, followed by 740 on the Q52.
  24. To me, a busfan, it seems rather obvious that the new diesels will be replaced in about 15-18 years, right before 2040 if the TA sticks to the 12 year retirement recommendation (I saw 15-18 because we all know the TA likes keeping buses longer than necessary). I suppose the issue is really what the MTA's full plan is, because obvious isn't always obvious.

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