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  1. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    After watching multiple videos on youtube, the ZF transmission should’ve been the standard in all RTS. That combo mix with a DD50ERG is unreal. The ones the MTA have 5075-5124 are excellent as well, and I wonder why they only went with 50 buses. Even NJT had some ZF RTS. Theres a video on YouTube (RTS 1579), unbelievable sound. I remember when I first started riding the ZF RTS on the B36/B74, I used to be like I rode a “mean one”, because the engine used to roar louder than the Allison ones. I don’t even like the RTS model, but enjoyed riding the ZF ones because of the roar. Good times, I miss those days.
  2. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    So I must admit, from the YouTube vids, the Q52/Q53 might be a true BRT styled SBS. Island platforms, full HOV lanes, fancy buses. Everything just looks efficient and perfect, plus they are high speed routes so those B/Os be moving! Never heard those buses strain so much taking off because of the LBSS. Literally sounds like one long continuous gear between 1st and 2nd at some times. Anyone who checked out the route, how did the first “work week” go (Mon-Fri)? Friday seemed to be efficient based on a YouTube video onboard the Q52.
  3. Nova Bus/Prevost News & Current Events

    Honestly, they should spec them like TTC, wide inward opening doors. The plug style doors are nice but I feel like they’re prone to being leaned on, since it opens like a train.
  4. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    My gosh, must of been an experience. All Staten Island traffic, plus Brooklyn traffic, all on a little 3 1/2 lane highway. They need build a direct route to Staten Island because all this “via” Brooklyn/New Jersey isn’t going to last forever; unless they build another tunnel between Brooklyn/Manhattan, and build another highway on top of the Gowanus (like an express highway, similar to ones in Jersey/upstate).
  5. MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Wow! I must say the new scheme fits the Novas better than the Xcelsiors surprisingly. I think its because of how the roofline is set up. That front scope and rear HVAC makes it look really good. Can’t wait to see how the blue and yellow splash stripes look on it. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Hmm, good, because it seems like none of Castleton drivers like express. If this does happen, I could see the X14 and X21 going to Meredith (keeping it a weekday only depot). The X10 going to Yukon. The X11 going to Yukon from Meredith, along with the X15. So Yukon: add X10/X11/X15. Remove S44/S59/S89. Meredith: add X14/X21. Remove X11/X15. Castleton: add S44/S59/S89. Remove X10/X14/X21. Charleston would be left unchanged. Unless they're planning on adjusting all the depots. They might decide to send the S55/S56 to Yukon for the X21. So if Charleston is in the mix, I could see this happening... Castleton: addin S44/S59/S89. Removing X10/X14/X21. Charleston: adding X21, removing S55/S56. Yukon: addin S55/S56/X10/11, removing S44/S59/S89. Meredith: adding X14. Removing X11. Tbh: only reason why I think the X10 would go to Yukon is to keep Meredith weekday only, but if they decide to have each express depot be open during the weekend, then the X10/X11 pair would go to Meredith and move the X15 to Yukon. So if Meredith opens on the weekend... Yukon: Add X15/S55/S56. Remove S44/S59/S89. Meredith: Add X10/X14. Removes X15. Charleston: Add X21. Removes S55/S56. Castleton: Add S44/S59/S89. Removes X10/X14/X21. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    This happens once and a while in Staten Island, seen it on the S46 the most. Plain clothes guys like you said. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    Well just look at Gun Hill getting those few new XD60s. They have models from 4-5 years ago and still managed to get the 2017 models on the road in like 2-3 days, if not sooner. Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  9. MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    They already have XD60s though, literally the same. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    How hard is it for West Farms to just keep the SBS XN40s on the Bx6? I mean might as well let people get used to it, you got all these SBS wrapped buses on these routes and people thinkin a route like the Bx36 or Bx8 is turning SBS. Consistency and logic does not mix well with the MTA. I don't wanna hear "the Bx6 SBS aint start yet so buses can go wherever". [emoji19] They got all those C40LFs and Orion VIIs on the Bx6 but got SBS XN40s on all other routes. Dumb... Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. R179 Discussion Thread

    That makes perfect sense, wow. Put the R32s on the B since its weekdays only, part time. And those R68s can go to the G for an actual full length extension. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. R179 Discussion Thread

    Just my opinion, I mean its an R179 discussion, and there's always last min changes. I haven't been around when all the talk was happening, and I know you said they're heading to certain lines already. However, I personally think that some last min change might send a few to the G, to extend the G line to "full length" (8 60ft cars) 600ft of train might be too much. I don't even ride the G, nor do I care about the line, but I'm just lookin at it from a political standpoint, I'm not trying derail nothing or spark up some ish. I didn't talk about it earlier when this thread started, so I'm just sharing my viewpoint. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. R179 Discussion Thread

    Since everything is subject to change, I'm holdin down my opinion from day 1. I look at the politics in things, these R179s are going to the G. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    63 for Yukon? I'm curious as to if the Orion VII 3GS (7000s), would stay at Castleton? IMO, they should do a 45/45 or 40/50 split between CAS/YUK. Let the Orion's be used on the S53/93 and S79 respectively. Keep the LFS on the island. Does that make sense? Sent from my iPad using Tapatalk
  15. MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Wow, I hate RTS but those ZFs, those were my favorites, 5111 was a great one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk


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