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  1. Speaking of NovaBus problems, Montreal has had more than its share: Some of Montreal's new hybrid buses sent back to factory for repairs: https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/some-of-montreals-new-hybrid-buses-sent-back-to-factory-for-repairs Many of the hybrid buses in the STM's first major order had a defect: https://montrealgazette.com/news/local-news/many-of-the-hybrid-buses-in-the-stms-first-major-order-had-a-defect I hope NYC has better luck when the LFS hybrids arrive.
  2. So glad you unretired - I was already missing your wonderful posts.
  3. I couldn’t find the month-by-month new bus delivery schedule (quantity and depot) for XD40, XD60, LFS and LFSA. Is this still going to be part of the first page of Fleets and Depots? I love the idea of posting the latest info at the top of each page. Thanks to ENY!
  4. On page 116 of the newly revised 2015-19 MTA Capital Program, item 03 says: * Purchase 275 Hybrid-Electric Standard Buses, with $265.4 million listed under 2017 Perhaps they're planning on ordering 75 Hybrids, with future options? See: http://web.mta.info/capital/pdf/WEB2015-2019Program_reduced.pdf
  5. I'm surprised that (so far) none of the XD40 or LFS options are going to Manhattan. Other than XE40 testing on the M42, are there any specifics on new or transferred 40' buses for Manhattan depots?
  6. That information is on page 16 of the document.
  7. Why are some folks asking about the XD40 delivery schedule? Look at the first page of this thread: Delivery for the next options are scheduled as follows: 60 buses scheduled to begin delivery/production April-June (XD40) 120 buses between July-September (XD40) 220 buses between October-December (XD40 and LFS) 20 buses between January and February 2017 (LFS) Obviously the schedule has changed since this info was posted. According to the MTA 2015-19 Capital Plan Document (page 182), $397.5 million is supposed to go to "purchase 628 standard diesel buses" in 2016. So, we'll have to wait and see when the purchase is finalized.
  8. Dante, Please keep up the great posting. It's the only place we can get the latest, on NYC bus orders. Thanks for all of your work, and info.
  9. Shouldn't the Nova LFS numbers be 8090-8503, which would equal 414 buses ENY's pictures of 7090 are awesome!
  10. Glad you're back at Forums. Thanks for your efforts regarding the RTS, and for telling us the full story.
  11. In Bronx Tale, DeNiro drives a GM old-look at the beginning of the movie. Later on he drives a Fishbowl.
  12. Happy New Year! Is there any new info (official or unofficial) on which bus is performing better - the XD40 or LFS? It's a shame Orion has left the industry. I think the 3G is a great bus to ride.
  13. Glad to see the LFSAs on Lexington Ave. Great shots!
  14. I love NYC and NYC buses. These pix combine the best of both. Great stuff!
  15. Makes me want to head down to NYC today from here in Boston! As always, thanks for the great pictures & videos.
  16. Amazing - and all on one page! Thanks!
  17. Thanks to everyone at MTS, and those getting this info to us. If MTA buys these buses, no doubt other operators will do the same.B)
  18. New Flyer can deliver the DE60LFR, a quality bus, in a reasonable amount of time, and the MTA needs new artics. I don't see a problem if this model is discontinued in the next couple of years or so. Parts, etc. will still be available. The only part that's a bit weird is this order is part of the test fleet evaluation. So, the MTA, will be testing a model that may not be available once the evaluation is completed. :confused:
  19. We have these in Boston. I love them, and so do the BOs I've talked to. Smooth acceleration and ride. They handle the large crowds well on the Silver Line Washington St. route. I'm sure they'll handle NYC fine. This eases my depression about the long wait for the XD60s to arrive in NYC.
  20. I was really looking forward to riding these babies sooner. I think you said that some could be assigned to an SBS in Brooklyn. I guess I'll have to be patient. But, thanks for the info.
  21. Option 2. This layout makes it easier to take in all of the info. Thanks for your great work on the rosters. Makes my trips to NYC better!
  22. Yesterday, I rode on one of the MBTAs RTSs built in 1995. The BO had a difficult time starting the engine, and it died 5 or 6 times, but finally he was able to get the vehicle going. At that point, I thought of MTS - hoping they would get off the ground. Fantastic!!
  23. In late 1969, Flatbush, Fresh Pond, Flushing, Jamaica and Staten Island still had some GMC old looks. Not sure about MABSTOA - the old looks probably stopped running in 1968 or 69.
  24. Growing up in Boston in the 1950s: Brill C-36 gasoline bus with manual transmission built in 1947 The oldest diesel I rode was probably a GMC TDH4509 built in 1950 The oldest trolley bus: probably a Pullman-Standard model built in 1943 :cool:
  25. For those of you who live in the Boston area - you can now ride ex-Rutgers Univ. Nova LFS on the Boston Univ. shuttle. I've seen numbers 2124 thru 2126. These buses were built 2007-08. The BU shuttle runs on the hour and half hour from Comm. Av & Agannis Way to the Med Campus. It's a good, free ride - no BU affiliation is necessary to ride these well maintained NOVAs.
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