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Robert Bosco

RTS Destination Signs

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I used to live within reach of Ulmer Park Depot. On a lot of the RTS buses' destination signs, I notice that from the bottom there is a blue light that gives the whole sign a blue tint. Peronally, I think the blue tint over the green letters looks terrible. Do you know of any other depots doing this to their buses? Any paticular reason why it's being done? Thanks (MTA)

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i guess the MTA likes it then lol

 

most of the buses up here in Queens have orange letters though, only the RTS and some Orion 5's have the green

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The blue tint over the green actually looks pretty good, but when its very noticeable at night. Its just shine some light on the letters better on the RTSs

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Alot of the Orion V in the Bx have this too. When I was at West Farms a few had this, and it brightens the signs alot. As for the KB buses with them, I don't know since I drive the beaten and battered KB dawgs now (aka artics).

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Alot of the Orion V in the Bx have this too. When I was at West Farms a few had this, and it brightens the signs alot. As for the KB buses with them, I don't know since I drive the beaten and battered KB dawgs now (aka artics).

 

Being the KB was the First depot to have the artics, why do they have the beat up ones?

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I used to live within reach of Ulmer Park Depot. On a lot of the RTS buses' destination signs, I notice that from the bottom there is a blue light that gives the whole sign a blue tint. Peronally, I think the blue tint over the green letters looks terrible. Do you know of any other depots doing this to their buses? Any paticular reason why it's being done? Thanks (MTA)

 

My ex-girlfriend used to live across the street from the Ulmer Park Depot. I'm trying to think of what your talking about and I can't. Maybe I never noticed it.

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Being the KB was the First depot to have the artics, why do they have the beat up ones?

 

Now we just do. Yes they were the first to get the New artics, and that was a while ago. Now KB gets hand me downs that needs work.

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My ex-girlfriend used to live across the street from the Ulmer Park Depot. I'm trying to think of what your talking about and I can't. Maybe I never noticed it.

Heres two photos where the bus has a blue tint on the destination sign.

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Thanks for posting Richard. I definitely have never seen them before. I think it looks great.

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Haven't seen them on the artics yet. Either they stay dull green, or they get the LCD orange (like 5463 (drove that one) and 5466 or 5499, (IIRC) for the last bus).

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MTA to replace Twin Vision destination signs for new Hanover Amber LED's on some buses. 5075-5249. So everyone be on the lookout. They are similar to the ones used in Detroit on DDOT's fleet of 2001 & 2002 Nova RTS-8's. At this time, Nova 5105 has the new sign.

 

5075-5124, 5205-5249 - FLA

5125-5144, 5171-5204 - MJQ

5145-5170 - JAM

 

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Here's a pic of 5105 courtesy of QM18Express from TS. When he took the shot, the front sign was refreshing.

 

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Looks nice. The signs blend better with the bus better than green signs.

 

I agree, I can't wait to see them on all the newer RTS's

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Haven't seen them on the artics yet. Either they stay dull green, or they get the LCD orange (like 5463 (drove that one) and 5466 or 5499, (IIRC) for the last bus).
5499 doesn't have LED's, also I am just adding some I know.

 

5408

5410

5428

5430

5400 (It's the best sounding 2000 D60HF, has fresh paint + whine to it)

 

And that's all I know from personal expierience.

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Haven't seen them on the artics yet. Either they stay dull green, or they get the LCD orange (like 5463 (drove that one) and 5466 or 5499, (IIRC) for the last bus).

 

Well on buses that have the green LED, like later artics and 1998-99 O5s (except 6001-02) and C40LFs, the LEDs can only be green, in other words they're not backlit by any fluorescent light so you'll never see blue on those. That can only happen on older signs, like the 1996-97 Artics, 1993 O5s, 1990-96 RTS, 1994-96 O5, 1999 O5 #6001-02.

 

Also if you were saying 5499 is the last bus in the 1999-2000 Artic order, that's actually 5509. 5500-09 are numbered in the 55xx but that's only a spillover. 5500-5509 have the same specs as 53xx/54xx Artics, 5510 up have different specs from 5509 and all buses before 5509.

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5510 up have different specs from 5509 and all buses before 5509.
Except 5407, though the rear is similar to them, not the same.

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