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1 hour ago, Around the Horn said:

That video just reminded me how beautiful the blue and gold livery is. It's a shame it will always be connected to Cuomo's ego because they hit it out of the park design-wise.

That shot at 1:44 with those two LFS's gleaming in the garage is beautiful. It's like you're a kid on Christmas day again.

Yess that shot of 8703 and 8695 in the garage is so refreshing and pure. The design is BEAUTIFUL! The best thing the MTA has done in a while, really wish the XD40 batch 7090-7483 and LFS batch 8090-8503 could've received the colors during their 4 yr repaints but hey since USB ports aren't gonna be installed on those buses (which is needed more than the damnn WiFi), looks like they'll stay blue and white. 

 

Edit: These buses have Wi-Fi in a city with service everywhere....whereas the LIRR (which REALLY NEEDS THE WIFI, doesn't have shit). Backwards ass agency fr.  

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38 minutes ago, XcelsiorBoii4888 said:

Yess that shot of 8703 and 8695 in the garage is so refreshing and pure. The design is BEAUTIFUL! The best thing the MTA has done in a while, really wish the XD40 batch 7090-7483 and LFS batch 8090-8503 could've received the colors during their 4 yr repaints but hey since USB ports aren't gonna be installed on those buses (which is needed more than the damnn WiFi), looks like they'll stay blue and white. 

 

Edit: These buses have Wi-Fi in a city with service everywhere....whereas the LIRR (which REALLY NEEDS THE WIFI, doesn't have shit). Backwards ass agency fr.  

The buses may not have Wi-Fi for long either...it's been planned that they're gonna end the services sometime soon.

And putting Wi-Fi on the LIRR is both redundant and unnecessary when you consider it's basically the same network as your mobile plan at least 80% of the time, so if you run into any dead spots on your phone, the Wi-Fi will too.

Plus, can you imagine ALL of those passengers using the Wi-Fi at once!? Good luck trying to connect😂.

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52 minutes ago, Cait Sith said:

The buses may not have Wi-Fi for long either...it's been planned that they're gonna end the services sometime soon.

And putting Wi-Fi on the LIRR is both redundant and unnecessary when you consider it's basically the same network as your mobile plan at least 80% of the time, so if you run into any dead spots on your phone, the Wi-Fi will too.

Plus, can you imagine ALL of those passengers using the Wi-Fi at once!? Good luck trying to connect😂.

Bus WiFi ending soon?? Lol so basically they should just go ahead and repaint the 2014 and younger buses into the new scheme. 

Listen, I have Sprint...ANYTHING is better than Sprint at this point🤣, especially in Long Island omg its horrible. There has to be a way to get a strong wireless WiFi connection for 1000 people to be able to use...or maybe have a WiFi box for each 2 car set that must require the car number as the password? That way you can have 5-6 WiFi boxes on a trainset and people can check what car they are in for the password? There's thousands of buses with Wi-Fi I'm sure they can take those and add 500 boxes for every two LIRR cars. 

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Did the C40 trip today, an XN40 showing up on the B11 almost ruined my plans as it was cold as hell and wasn't gonna stand around waiting for a C40 to show, so I took it to CI Ave in hopes I get an C40 on the B68. I'm glad I did that as I had nice ride on the XN40 on the B11. Those buses are pretty fast, LBSS or whatever didn't ruin the XN40. I was lucky to get an C40 on the B68 so I rode that, caught the subway to the BX. An XN40 was already there on the BX21 but I passed it up for obvious reasons. I saw an C40 on layover in the distance hoping it would be an BX32, IDK if it was but shorty after the XN40 21 left, the BX32 came which was an.... XN40. I said screw it and I would just take 32 to the BX11 hoping to get an C40 on that route.

 

 

Got off for the BX11 transfer and saw an C40 was on the route GWB bound, but an XN40 came first + it was SRO so I passed it up. Eventually the C40 showed up on the BX11, decent ride but these two guys got on the bus with an 50 inch TV, second person I saw get on the bus today with an brand new TV, first was on the B103 earlier in the day lol. I rode the BX11 to the (A) train, took that to Penn Station, took the LIRR to Jamaica to catch the Q25/34 since those two routes run like water and I wouldn't have to wait long, eventually got on the Q34 and rode for a bit... trip was successful.

 

 

The MTA Bus C40s are much nicer in terms of cleanliness and such than the NYCT units, I like the C40s from all four depots that have them, just the SC and CP units are cleaner and lack ads on the side which is cool as I like my buses ad less. Glad I did this trip, I did just about everything I wanted to fan when I comes to NYC Buses, next trip is to ride an NYCT and MTA Bus express bus back to back. Most likely will be SIM1C to an BX express bus. Or the Bay Ridge express bus to an BXM express bus. Also ride a bus in from every BK div depot in one day, I came close to doing that over the summer but I got never to ride an GA bus since I was tired and the FP bus (Last leg of the trip) bus was the Q54 got stuck in traffic.

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19 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

Those buses are pretty fast, LBSS or whatever didn't ruin the XN40.

Those buses have ZF transmissions (TopoDyn).

The problems with LBSS could probably be addressed with DynActive Shifting (the Allison equivalent of TopoDyn used by ZF EcoLife).

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1 hour ago, Cait Sith said:

6123 & 6128 back at Flatbush from CS.

That was short-lived. Riding 6130 as we speak, the info screens aren’t turned on but the announcements are still going.

any reason as to why the loan occurred?

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2 hours ago, danielhg121 said:

That was short-lived. Riding 6130 as we speak, the info screens aren’t turned on but the announcements are still going.

any reason as to why the loan occurred?

On which 44 SBS? Brooklyn’s or Queens’?

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19 minutes ago, Snorunts said:

On which 44 SBS? Brooklyn’s or Queens’?

6119, 6130 in Queens

6123, 6128 back at FB. 

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As of recent I've seen a couple unlucky 2019 lfs with replacement panels in white. Would those panels be white because they're meant 15s or do the replacement ones just always come in white? Also would they wrap them eventually?

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I heard that this year, there may not be any vintage buses along 42nd Street due to heavy holiday traffic. Could be another reason. 

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1 minute ago, Calvin said:

I heard that this year, there will be no vintage buses along 42nd Street due to heavy holiday traffic. Could be another reason. 

Add that with the closures around Rock Center and I would say temperature wise (I could be wrong). I could definitely see why they don’t want to run the vintages. Hopefully, we could get some clarification. 

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That sucks. Granted the vintage bus runs aren't as organized as the subway runs are (they seem to run the buses at random, no timetables, etc). But it was better than nothing.

 

They ran the buses in the cold, in holiday traffic in years past so I don't see why that would be an issue this year.

 

I've heard the vintage bus fleet doesn't get as much love as the subway fleet does. Nearly all of the vintage subway fleet is operational where's for the vintage bus they seem to only use the same buses for every event (the local fishbowls, the PBL TMCs). I heard Mack 6257 can't run cause it needs work, the Orion 6 needs parts, etc. I wonder if they use the same museum buses for events cause the ones we haven't seen in a while need work or parts.

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28 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

That sucks. Granted the vintage bus runs aren't as organized as the subway runs are (they seem to run the buses at random, no timetables, etc). But it was better than nothing.

 

They ran the buses in the cold, in holiday traffic in years past so I don't see why that would be an issue this year.

 

I've heard the vintage bus fleet doesn't get as much love as the subway fleet does. Nearly all of the vintage subway fleet is operational where's for the vintage bus they seem to only use the same buses for every event (the local fishbowls, the PBL TMCs). I heard Mack 6257 can't run cause it needs work, the Orion 6 needs parts, etc. I wonder if they use the same museum buses for events cause the ones we haven't seen in a while need work or parts.

I heard 117 was a musuem bus now, is that true?

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2 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

What type of bus model is 117, is that one of the D60s that got renumbered? 

That is correct. It’s a 2002 New Flyer D60HF.

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ATTENTION: Please be advised, there is an Eagle Team posted at 155th Street/Amsterdam Avenue enforcing payment of fare along the Bx6-SBS route. Just looking out for my fellow transit buffs to ensure that they stay out of trouble. Have a great day guys.

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19 minutes ago, AlgorithmOfTruth said:

ATTENTION: Please be advised, there is an Eagle Team posted at 155th Street/Amsterdam Avenue enforcing payment of fare along the Bx6-SBS route. Just looking out for my fellow transit buffs to ensure that they stay out of trouble. Have a great day guys.

Um ok? Aren’t they supposed to be at random stops everyday?

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2 minutes ago, Snorunts said:

Um ok? Aren’t they supposed to be at random stops everyday?

No, not everyday. They come and go. They utilize the act of surprise to bust fare beaters. While they might be stationed at particular bus stops, their presence is random.

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47 minutes ago, AlgorithmOfTruth said:

ATTENTION: Please be advised, there is an Eagle Team posted at 155th Street/Amsterdam Avenue enforcing payment of fare along the Bx6-SBS route. Just looking out for my fellow transit buffs to ensure that they stay out of trouble. Have a great day guys.

If they pay the fare, then there's no trouble to be had. <_<

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Something I noticed, but I don’t think I mentioned here: 

The S53, S57, S59, and S66 all begin their routes in Port Richmond by traveling right on Park Ave, right on Church St, then left on Port Richmond Av, however the S57 is the only one of the four routes that shows this on it’s timetable pdf file. 
 

Has anyone else spotted errors like this?

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56 minutes ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

If they pay the fare, then there's no trouble to be had. <_<

They don't want to pay the fare. I remember talking the n4 home from work at 2 in the morning. A Queens resident boarded the bus at Merrick and Farmers, then tried to get off on Laurelton. The Female B/O was having none of it and kept driving till the 7-11 at Hook/Creek and Merrick. He argued the whole way there and the B/O told him that the cameras were watching. Even after getting a free ride, he tried to ask for a transfer after not paying the fare.

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