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  1. MHV9218

    5th Ave Bus Routing

    Trying to figure out roughly when the 5th Avenue bus services stopped making a right-hand turn on 25th Street on to Broadway. Had a crazy person moment trying to tell somebody about that routing the other day, they had no recollection of that ever happening. To the best of my memory, at least the local routes turned off 5th, onto Broadway, made a stop mid-block on 24th-25th and 5th, and then got back on 5th to 23rd. I can't remember if it was the M2, M3, and M5 all times, just the M3, or the M3 all times and M2/5 during local service. I think that was stopped long before the 2010 cuts that removed some other helpful detours (M3 via University, M1 via Park), maybe in 2007-2008? Maybe in 2009 when Bloomberg closed part of Broadway? Maybe somebody has a good memory. My 2004 M3 timetable doesn't show anything on the map, and my 1999 M3 timetable doesn't even have a map. I'm guessing at 2007 or 2008...some folks were probably three or four years old around then! Anybody know? Real nostalgia: I remember riding a GMC RTS down that route that kept losing power at the stoplights. We'd stop every other block and the air starter would kick back in...old school!
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Lmao! -- Noticed that 138th-GC finally got new pillar signs, unfortunately. Those were vintage late-70s/early-80s porcelain pieces. Luckily (or unluckily) the massive platform signs covering the Mott Haven readings from the same era are still up.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    I forgot about that. It was scrapped at least 5 years before the rest of the fleet though.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    Yeah, I was thinking about that of the three factors (damage, investigation, and stigma of death), the third might be the most relevant. Keep in mind 9666 never saw service again.
  5. This is so completely insane. NYC taxpayers fund 70% of the subway ALREADY through our state taxes, and now this incompetent thief wants to pinch the city for more. Appalling. Cuomo has no shame. It is and always has been a STATE-RUN agency.
  6. MHV9218

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    I'd raise it in that thread, then. This is only for transfers. It looked like you were referring to the list just posted, which are the recent transfer/arrivals (hence this thread).
  7. MHV9218

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    The list was for buses that have already arrived off of the *NEW* order, not existent XD60s or TBDs.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Just for celeb spottings, props always to KR for on the QM route on 34th around 6:15ish today--cruising with that MCI.
  9. Total failure on the part of the C/R. Obviously the surfer is an idiot, but c'mon, he's on the platform side! You mean to tell me the old look-back-look-forward didn't lead to any sighting of this guy?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Jesus Christ guys, leave it with the bullshit about Ephraim. I see you all on the FB group too making a scene like a bunch of middle-schoolers. You heard him say it: the dude is autistic, that means not everything that seems exactly normal to us will be to him and vice versa. Expect better from this site, absolutely embarrassing watching everybody pile on. Know when to drop it. Miss me with that.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    5076 had one of the oldest paintjobs in the system on it, something like 2004 or 2005 if not before that. Shame to see that one bite the dust. I remember the brief stay it had at Quill, was a runner.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    6501 did a piece on the Q6. Some others still being prepped I believe.
  13. MHV9218

    50 Years of Chrystie Street

    Man, these maps are beautiful. I love staring at them, and a worthy addition to this date in history. Speaking of pretty, love the signature. Only it's Delancey!
  14. MHV9218

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    JFK's 6500 fleet began service today. RTSes still running though.
  15. No, the point is to increase safety. That means smoother, more consistent travel. You'll find that many of the streets where the limit is now 25mph are timed so that cars can cruise straight down them at 25, as opposed to driving at 30 but stopping and going. You can make every light on 5th from 110th to 8th if you time it right, same with Riverside, Park for the Upper East Side and Midtown, Lex, a bunch of streets. The problem is that traffic wrecks that timing, unfortunately. The Uber problem is massive. The mayor did try to do something a while ago, but the multimillionaire PR waged against the city made them give up. I wish they hadn't. Blame the New York Times and other groups that defended their unchecked expansion!


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