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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    6001 does that on the Q44. It flashes super quick and only shows +SELECT BUS with a split second frame showing its destination, so it's very hard to notice. They're probably messing with the program on that sign and screwed up again.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Are they working on new sign programs? I've noticed on the Xcelsiors at CS that multiple buses have signs with different looking fonts and colors on them (Spectrum buses).
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Is there an update on where 7484 is headed to as well as the rest of that order?
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    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    First 647 (1306?), now 6000. Guess there's only one Orion V in the museum fleet now. Sucks because the Orion Vs were such a large fleet at one point.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Those Luminator signs are absolute garbage. I don't know what they did to those signs on the XD40 batch that CS has, but multiple buses have been getting these large green boxes stuck on their destination signs. It's one thing when it happens to one bus, it's completely different when 5+ buses are experiencing the same issues with their signs.
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    Nice shots. Was it ever considered that instead of making it 7483 that they could've made it 7430's replacement?
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Does the LFS on the M42 have any reason to do with the LFS that was on the Q28 today (actually, it's still on it)? Or is the LFS just a loan to CS (doesn't make sense why JA would loan CS the LFS over the NG)?
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    I thought I was the only one who thought that. The Bombardier NTTs seem to feel/look different from the other ones (more bulky). It's minor differences (window frames, red light for doors) but it really does make the train feel a lot different than other NTTs.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    6094 is on the Q44, might be a loaner.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    What's the status on the XD40 order? Will we be seeing those buses in the next year or so?
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    General SBS Discussion

    What is up with the Main Street bus lane? They painted over the bus lane (which was red) with a dark red/black. The curbside bus lane on one of the streets is also always filled with cars. It says 4pm-7pm no standing yet at 5pm today there was 7 cars lined up in the bus lane. Seems like they are laying off on bus lane reinforcements and it's stupid.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Ever since Halloween I've spotted dozens of buses that were egged. Maybe it doesn't happen as often, but it still happens. There were XD60s on the 44 with eggs all over the window and I've seen other buses with egg on them as well.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    5799 hasn't seen service in quite a long time, it was out because of a transmission issue. It was supposedly fixed recently but I don't know how that went.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    The rush hour on the Q28-13-16 routes were pretty bad today. The line for the Q28 was three stops long, and the only bus that was there was told to leave with no standees. The next Q28 was changed to a short-turn Q13, and two more Q13s passed before a Q28 came. I passed this one up because I wasn't going to get a seat. Little did I know, the next bus was right behind and I wasn't going to walk all the way back to get on it. After it leaves, a fourth one comes and about five people board after me (out of a line that's still pretty long) and the farebox f*cks up. Out of my years and years of taking the bus, this was my first time seeing a MetroCard get stuck in the farebox. After all this, a 5th bus comes and the dispatcher tells him to leave with 6 people on board. I basically got home in an empty bus. There was a grand total of three buses in the opposite direction this whole time, so the rest of the rush hour was basically going to be a mess. They really have to work on traffic and how to get these buses moving.
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    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    They should really consider a rush hour bus lane on Northern Blvd in NE Queens. Buses in the morning are always late due to traffic from 149 all the way to the service road. In the afternoon and evening, traffic is heavy in the opposite direction from 150 to the LIRR stop. I'm pretty sure this traffic is what messes up the buses and throws off service. The intersection at 39 and Union should also be reworked, because traffic plagues that place almost past 12PM and it also delays the hell out of the buses.


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