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Robert Bosco

Buses Scrapped

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Did (MTA) Bus end up scrapping a lot of buses that had been used on the private lines? WIth the arrival of the new ORIONS, i'd imagine that a lot of old equipment was scrapped.

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Yes a lot of buses form the private bus lines have been scrapped sadly.They been replaced with junky hybrid buses.Which the (MTA) thinks will save the world from globebal warming and clitmate change.But other than that the hybrids suck. Long live the RTS!!!!

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Yes a lot of buses form the private bus lines have been scrapped sadly.They been replaced with junky hybrid buses.Which the (MTA) thinks will save the world from globebal warming and clitmate change.But other than that the hybrids suck. Long live the RTS!!!!

 

ha ha...couldn't agree more.

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Even right from takeover, the MTA got rid of quite a few buses from the privates because the conditions on some of the buses were just bad.

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Yes, (MTA) bus did scrap loads of buses. By the time of takeover, the MTA had a fleet of MCI Coaches ready to resume duty and retire the MCI Classics. Also, with the transfer of RTS's and some Orions from NYCTA as well as 284 hybrids, many local buses were also sent to the graveyard. I think right after the takeover alone, around 300-400 buses were sent to Eastchester (rough guesstimate). It's a shame they couldn't preserve more buses for the NYTM though.

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