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What bus routes do you think needs artics?

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This is just my personal opinion, but i think every bus route should be a trolly bus 3+ door articulated, using dual mode trolly bus, with small diesel engine for power outages and connecting routes efficiently.

 

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The ideal in my opinion:

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I know not everyone will agree, just my take on articulated busses/routes. ;)

 

- A

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Bee-Line Articulated Bus at Westchester Medical Center makes tough turn between Main Entrance of Westchester County Medical Center and Woods Rd. I also saw Neoplitaan Artic hitting the sidewalk.

 

To my opinons:

Bronx:

Bx7, Bx20, Bx34

 

Manhattan:

M4, M5, M6, M27, M31, M42, M66, M72, M96, M106, M116.

 

Queens:

Q3, Q10, Q17, Q20, Q25, Q27, Q34, Q35, Q43, Q47, Q49, Q60, Q66, Q72, Q110, Q113.

 

If Nassau County alloweds Articulated Bus.

What is reason Nassau County does not allowed Articulated Bus? Is it because of train tracks?

N6: This is always way out of control. Four people always behind white lines, every days.

 

If Port Authority of NY&NJ elimate the median island at LaGuardia Airport at Delta-Northwest, and entrance to Central Terminal, well as Marine Air Terminal, maybe articulated bus might fit through the LGA?

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Brooklyn:

B41, B44, B46, (I know there's more)

 

Nassau:

N4, N6, N22, N24

 

Queens:

Q5, Q6, Q11, Q25, Q27, Q30, Q31, Q34, Q44, Q46, Q60, Q85, Q88, Q111, Q113

 

Staten Island:

(I know there's more)

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I think (MTA) should order more artics after the novas.We all know that there are many routes that need artics badly but there aren't enough artics to fill up these routes:tdown:

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Metsfan's Artic(2) pic was hot

 

<Q>66 Entire route

<Q>25 Whitestone Exp to (J)amaica

<Q>17 Ltd

<Q>34 Entire route

<Q>53 Entire route

<Q>100-101 Entire routes

<Q>18 Rush hours only

(B) 38

(B) 46

(B) 39

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Yuki: I don't think the Bx20 has that much ridership to warrant artics.

 

The problem with the N6 and any other route which serves either 165 Street Terminal or HTC is an artic might be too long to fit in the bay.

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Some of the main routes that need artics badly are the BX3,Bx11,BX35,Q3,Q44,and Q112;)

 

Ummm. Ok i dont think it will work on the Bx11. due to the double park cars on ogden. the 40 fts have to wait for them cars to more sometimes. and its too narrow on 168 st. they can catch hell trying to get turn each other on that turn on 168 and ogden. the regular bus have to wait for each other if theres double parked cars......

as for the Bx35... i saw artics on there before. probably once or twice.

the Bx3 have them sometimes

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Some of the main routes that need artics badly are the BX3,Bx11,BX35,Q3,Q44,and Q112;)

Bx(3)-Maybe

Bx(1)(1)-No comment

Bx(3)(5)-maybe

Q(3)-It'll be difficult to maneuver around JFK

Q(4)(4)-maybe

Q(1)(1)(2)-are you joking?

There's plenty of routes that deserve artics but depends on the depot and the sharp turns that a normal-sized bus can't make.

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Bx(3)-Maybe

Bx(1)(1)-No comment

Bx(3)(5)-maybe

Q(3)-It'll be difficult to maneuver around JFK

Q(4)(4)-maybe

Q(1)(1)(2)-are you joking?

There's plenty of routes that deserve artics but depends on the depot and the sharp turns that a normal-sized bus can't make.

 

Have you ever seen how many people ride the Bx3 & Bx35, especialy during the evening rush hours.Both of the routes needs them badly. I saw an artic from Kingsbridge on the (Q6)3 once. Bx11 might just need extra buses. I don't know what to say about the (Q6)(4)(4) & the (Q)(1)(1)(2):confused:

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I thought this thread said "antics"... I giggled.

 

Anyway, I think the Bx35 makes too many awkward maneuvers for articulated buses. Artics are best suited for straight-shot routes.

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For the record-- artics make turns easier than a 40 foot bus.

 

true indeed BUT what you still have to worry about the back part as well. the 40ft can probably move through double park traffic better than a artic

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Bronx: Bx7, Bx10, Bx15, Bx32, Bx35.

(Bx1, Bx2, Bx4, Bx5, Bx9, Bx12, Bx12 SBS, Bx19, Bx22, Bx39, Bx40, Bx41, Bx41 LTD, Bx42, Bx55 are fine the way they are.)

 

Brooklyn: B6, B6 LTD, B8, B12, B15, B25, B35, B35 LTD, B38, B38 LTD, B41, B41 LTD, B44, B44 LTD, B46, B46 LTD, B52, B61, B63, B68, B82, B83

 

Manhattan: M60. All other routes using artics are fine the way they are.

 

Queens: Q4, Q5, Q5 LTD, Q10, Q10 LTD, Q11, Q24, Q32, Q33, Q35, Q43, Q44, Q44 LTD, Q46, Q46 LTD, Q47, Q48, Q53 LTD, Q60, Q83, Q85, Q100 LTD, Q101, Q110, Q111, Q113

 

Staten Island: S62, S78, S79.

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Bee-Line Articulated Bus at Westchester Medical Center makes tough turn between Main Entrance of Westchester County Medical Center and Woods Rd. I also saw Neoplitaan Artic hitting the sidewalk.

 

To my opinons:

Bronx:

Bx7, Bx20, Bx34

 

Manhattan:

M4, M5, M6, M27, M31, M42, M66, M72, M96, M106, M116.

 

Queens:

Q3, Q10, Q17, Q20, Q25, Q27, Q34, Q35, Q43, Q47, Q49, Q60, Q66, Q72, Q110, Q113.

 

If Nassau County alloweds Articulated Bus.

What is reason Nassau County does not allowed Articulated Bus? Is it because of train tracks?

N6: This is always way out of control. Four people always behind white lines, every days.

 

If Port Authority of NY&NJ elimate the median island at LaGuardia Airport at Delta-Northwest, and entrance to Central Terminal, well as Marine Air Terminal, maybe articulated bus might fit through the LGA?

 

I think these are routes you simply would like to see artics on... I can't come to any other justifiable conclusion looking @ this list you so compiled....

 

the LGA thing you're speaking of, they don't have to eliminate that median you're speaking of... ironic how was just there yesterday, but anyway... artics can fit through those lanes

 

Nassau county aint buying artics b/c they're a] too damn cheap to do so, b] could give two s***s about LIB riders, c] they don't have the facilities to maintain them (they don't take care of the current fleet they got)....

 

of course, it would give them a reason to cut service on a lot of routes...

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Have you ever seen how many people ride the Bx3 & Bx35, especialy during the evening rush hours.Both of the routes needs them badly. I saw an artic from Kingsbridge on the (Q6)3 once. Bx11 might just need extra buses. I don't know what to say about the (Q6)(4)(4) & the (Q)(1)(1)(2):confused:

The Q112 doesn't need them. I've seen the Bx3, it bunches at times.

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The lines that I think should get them are the Bx3, Bx28, Bx36, M60, B41, B44 and B46. I can't speak for Queens or Staten Island.

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I think the Bx6 needs artics as well. So many people use that route. However, it will be tough for the artics to turn onto the Macombs Dam Bridge.

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I think the Bx6 needs artics as well. So many people use that route. However, it will be tough for the artics to turn onto the Macombs Dam Bridge.

Add the Bx(1)(5) to that list too. I think it will have a tough time trying to get on the 3 and Willis Avenue Bridges

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phenjan243.jpg

- A

Ah, the good old Ikarus 280. Personally, I think that the standard diesel version of it would be a relatively decent articulated bus for our city of New York. Trolleybuses are nice, but it seems to me that they wouldn't work well with the design of the streets/street grid here. After all, trolleybuses did run for a period in the 1950s in NYC, but were gone soon thereafter. But I could totally picture that Ikarus 280 on the Bx1 or something. That would be awesome!:)

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