TransitGuy 1 Posted March 28, 2008 Share #1 Posted March 28, 2008 According to the Capital Plan 2008-2013, the following is planned for MTA Bus: "The 2008-2013 Capital Program The proposed 2008-2013 Capital Program includes a total of $363 million, including: $293 million for bus purchases and $70 million for facility and equipment projects. A total of 484 new buses will be ordered. These include 253 hybrid-electric standard ($139 million) and 62 articulated ($48 million) buses for local service and 189 high capacity coaches ($106 million) for express service. The new bus purchases represent a fleet growth of approximately 12 percent in “standard bus equivalents” (SBEs) over the current fleet. Facility improvements feature construction of a new annex at the College Point Depot in Queens. The annex will be used to maintain articulated buses since their use at this location is well suited for the many high volume routes based here. Fuel storage and dispensing systems will be improved and new bus washers installed at the Eastchester, LaGuardia, Baisley Park, and JFK depots. In separate projects, new fire protection systems also will be installed at these depots. The roof at the JFK Depot will be replaced and a new ventilation system installed. In addition, a variety of non-revenue vehicles to support operations, such as tow trucks, bucket trucks, forklifts, etc., as well as necessary shop equipment will be purchased. Lastly, a detailed engineering assessment of all MTA Bus fleet and facilities will be conducted to help the agency identify long term needs and investment priorities." It looks like we can expect more hybrids, coaches and even artics which may be housed or maintained at College point. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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