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how’s m20 midday usage on average? The bus i’m on is close to SRO, which I never would have expected... Might help that the last southbound m20 to come through passed by around 50 minutes ago..

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When Pelham Pkwy eastbound was under construction a couple years ago the Bx12 was moved to the service road in that direction. Now that Pelham Pkwy westbound is under construction, why is the Bx12 still using the main road in that direction even tho it’s getting stuck in traffic along that whole stretch?

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XE40s that Quill has seem only to run on the the M42/50. Would be nice if they ran in service on any 40FT route out of Quill like the all Proterras buses at Grand do... I mean this is test phase for these buses so wouldn't make sense to expose to all operating conditions and longer routes like M20?

 

 

I noticed the XE40 accelerate like light rail trains rather than a bus. It's funny as you can take an Siemens powered (N) or (Q) train to times square and transfer to a Siemens powered XE40, this has to be the first time in history that an manufacturer made an powertrain for both subway cars and buses.

 

 

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23 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

Would be nice if they ran in service on any 40FT route out of Quill li

For the record, they have done the M22 and M11 (1 afternoon tripper) but both of those instances were a while ago

24 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

expose to all operating conditions and longer routes like M20?

That shit would probably run out of juice after spending an hour sitting in traffic outside the port authority 🙄. Seriously though that would a smart decision...

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5 hours ago, Orion6025 said:

how’s m20 midday usage on average? The bus i’m on is close to SRO, which I never would have expected... Might help that the last southbound m20 to come through passed by around 50 minutes ago..

Depends if it's in Midtown, or south of Chelsea, basically....

A southbound bus b/w Lincoln Center & 14th street around that time is so-so to moderate; may have most the seats in the front part of the bus (as in, before you get to the back door) occupied, and about a handful of people in the back of the bus seated or so.... South of 14th during the midday hrs, very likely you won't see more than 10 people on the bus.....

If you see standees at any part of the midday (regardless of where the bus is at), something is wrong & it's not typical at all.

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13 hours ago, Lex said:

What.

What is your question? Many of the roads in Rockaways are in terrible condition, leading to ponding and flooding, which would be mitigated by re-paving, installing bioswales, and other road redesigns 

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Absolutely great news for the museum! We officially have a D60HF in the museum fleet (5534, or 117 after it got renumbered). I know it's already been reported over in the scrapped equipment thread, but this is huge news and 5534 will be the first articulated bus in the collection. 

However, there's also ANOTHER bus that is pending preservation! According to the TTMG roster, 6326 (a 1999 Orion V) also might be preserved! We do have the 1993 Orion V (93001) and the two ex-Beeline roadeo buses (174 and 180), but we haven't had a 1999 Orion V added to the museum collection before. Regardless of whether it's too similar to the 1993s or not, the possible addition of this bus is certainly an accomplishment! 

Currently both 5534 and 6326 are stored at ECH presumably awaiting restoration. We also have 4904 and 8971 up there (both preserved) in addition. 

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20 minutes ago, Coney Island Av said:

Absolutely great news for the museum! We officially have a D60HF in the museum fleet (5534, or 117 after it got renumbered). I know it's already been reported over in the scrapped equipment thread, but this is huge news and 5534 will be the first articulated bus in the collection. 

However, there's also ANOTHER bus that is pending preservation! According to the TTMG roster, 6326 (a 1999 Orion V) also might be preserved! We do have the 1993 Orion V (93001) and the two ex-Beeline roadeo buses (174 and 180), but we haven't had a 1999 Orion V added to the museum collection before. Regardless of whether it's too similar to the 1993s or not, the addition of this bus is certainly a great accomplishment! 

Currently both 5534 and 6326 are stored at ECH presumably awaiting restoration. We also have 4904 and 8971 up there (both preserved) in addition. 

i wouldn't start dancing just yet. Remember what happened to the other 1999 that was supposed to be "preserved"

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3975, 4139 (FB) now have driverside wrap. Now joining 4408 and the rest of the most recent transferred Bronx fleet with wraps. 

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On 6/24/2019 at 11:24 PM, Coney Island Av said:

Absolutely great news for the museum! We officially have a D60HF in the museum fleet (5534, or 117 after it got renumbered). I know it's already been reported over in the scrapped equipment thread, but this is huge news and 5534 will be the first articulated bus in the collection. 

I already shared it to my peeps on Discord. What I am not happy with is that, they scrapped #1004 due to it's decommisioning and I had to panic a little. #1004 is the most important to show how the artic milestone started(even though that unit in that series of 1996-98 are my least favs). But now #5534(one of my favorite unit) gets to be saved  as the first 60ft bus in collection, I hope they stated as the the first bus model of artic buses in history on the museum info.

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22 minutes ago, King Transit said:

first bus model of artic buses in history on the museum info.

You talking about history of the MTA or history of the world cause I can think of plenty that rolled out before the D60.......

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4 minutes ago, Orion6025 said:

You talking about history of the MTA or history of the world cause I can think of plenty that rolled out before the D60.......

History of MTA, I was saying.

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So this morning, my mom told me a blue LFS got into an accident with a sanitation truck. She also told me that the side of the bus was damn near totaled, sadly, I don't know the number, but it happened on the Bx10. The day before, an MCI on the BxM3 got into an accident with a car, the bus barely looked like it was touched, while the car had a reasonable gash on the side in the front. Luckily, everyone was okay it seems in both accidents, sadly, someone was graduating in the car-MCI crash, so sadly, she should've took the train instead of being driven. lol

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2 minutes ago, NBTA said:

So this morning, my mom told me a blue LFS got into an accident with a sanitation truck. She also told me that the side of the bus was damn near totaled, sadly, I don't know the number, but it happened on the Bx10. The day before, an MCI on the BxM3 got into an accident with a car, the bus barely looked like it was touched, while the car had a reasonable gash on the side in the front. Luckily, everyone was okay it seems in both accidents, sadly, someone was graduating in the car-MCI crash, so sadly, she should've took the train instead of being driven. lol

I don't see anything on the news about this but I guess the bus is going to be scraped, before the delivery is complete.

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6 minutes ago, Lil 57 said:

I don't see anything on the news about this but I guess the bus is going to be scraped, before the delivery is complete.

I honestly hope not, but we shall see, it happened at around 8:00 so, maybe it'll come up soon.

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I wish in a perfect world that the (MTA) should of brought 550 Washington Street and converted into a mega depot with at least 450 buses and a CMF for the Manhattan Division.. Just wishful thinking. (Too bad that building is now Google)

 

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3 hours ago, Lil 57 said:

I don't see anything on the news about this but I guess the bus is going to be scraped, before the delivery is complete.

Doesn't the bus get replaced if it's under warranty?

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12 minutes ago, paulrivera said:

Doesn't the bus get replaced if it's under warranty?

That's exactly what's happening. That unit will not be scrapped at this time.

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57 minutes ago, Future ENY OP said:

I wish in a perfect world that the (MTA) should of brought 550 Washington Street and converted into a mega depot with at least 450 buses and a CMF for the Manhattan Division.. Just wishful thinking. (Too bad that building is now Google)

 

Speaking of that, I also have a dream to open up a bus depot(with my celebrity money). And my dream depot would be made to hold 650-700 buses and will be strictly electric New Flyers(mainly Xcelsiors, if it's production of those didn't stop), plus a CMF . And I would name it, maybe...."West Indies Depot"(mascot of West indies with an Xcelsior in the middle, "Clement Depot"(with my uncle's face to honor his future retirement or death in later years), or "Paul Walker Depot"(mascot of Paul Walker's face). That depot will be between Brooklyn and Queens(somewhere in the border).

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1 hour ago, King Transit said:

Speaking of that, I also have a dream to open up a bus depot(with my celebrity money). And my dream depot would be made to hold 650-700 buses and will be strictly electric New Flyers(mainly Xcelsiors, if it's production of those didn't stop), plus a CMF . And I would name it, maybe...."West Indies Depot"(mascot of West indies with an Xcelsior in the middle, "Clement Depot"(with my uncle's face to honor his future retirement or death in later years), or "Paul Walker Depot"(mascot of Paul Walker's face). That depot will be between Brooklyn and Queens(somewhere in the border).

....I go on vacation for a few days, and I come back with you wanting to open a West Indies Depot and having celebrity money???

Whatever you are smoking, pass that around! 😂

 

 

 

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8 minutes ago, Cait Sith said:

....I go on vacation for a few days, and I come back with you wanting to open a West Indies Depot and having celebrity money???

Whatever you are smoking, pass that around! 😂

 

 

 

Man, that's my dream in the future when I make big buck, you can't see it yet. Smoking ??? You don't even believe in crazy dreams 😂😂

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1 hour ago, King Transit said:

Speaking of that, I also have a dream to open up a bus depot(with my celebrity money). And my dream depot would be made to hold 650-700 buses and will be strictly electric New Flyers(mainly Xcelsiors, if it's production of those didn't stop), plus a CMF . And I would name it, maybe...."West Indies Depot"(mascot of West indies with an Xcelsior in the middle, "Clement Depot"(with my uncle's face to honor his future retirement or death in later years), or "Paul Walker Depot"(mascot of Paul Walker's face). That depot will be between Brooklyn and Queens(somewhere in the border).

 

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2 hours ago, King Transit said:

Speaking of that, I also have a dream to open up a bus depot(with my celebrity money). And my dream depot would be made to hold 650-700 buses and will be strictly electric New Flyers(mainly Xcelsiors, if it's production of those didn't stop), plus a CMF . And I would name it, maybe...."West Indies Depot"(mascot of West indies with an Xcelsior in the middle, "Clement Depot"(with my uncle's face to honor his future retirement or death in later years), or "Paul Walker Depot"(mascot of Paul Walker's face). That depot will be between Brooklyn and Queens(somewhere in the border).

 

The day you own a bus depot in NYC is the same day I pack up my sh*t and leave NYC for good 

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