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The rear looks the same like all others with the NYC Bus. Just no SBS wordings. 

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5 hours ago, Calvin said:

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The rear looks the same like all others with the NYC Bus. Just no SBS wordings. 

I already love it.

(Also, I find the location mildly amusing, for some reason.)

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4 minutes ago, Around the Horn said:

4952 was on the M34A SBS this morning

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What's the range on these things?

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On the MTA New York City Transit story, they are showing the B46-SBS to follow up with the 44-SBS with bus lane enforcement cameras. This time, the XD-60 has the power to fly with its magnetic body. 

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Just now, Calvin said:

On the MTA New York City Transit story, they are showing the B46-SBS to follow up with the 44-SBS with bus lane enforcement cameras. This time, the XD-60 has the power to fly. 

I love those animations! 😂

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On 2/18/2020 at 3:20 PM, B35 via Church said:

1) Riverdalians aren't the main ones seeking Washington Heights on the Bx7, so no.... They mainly take the Bx7 to 231st for the (1) & I'm quite sure most of 'em are riding well south of 168th..... Those side streets you'd have buses using up there wouldn't exactly sit well with them either.....

I concur. If anything, what I have seen when I have taken the Bx7 from 207th Street is the bus will empty out considerably Northbound going to Riverdale at 231st. Lots of people that live or work in Washington Heights will get off in Kingsbridge. Both areas still have sizable Dominican populations. You may some Riverdalians that work at New York Presbyterian Hospital that may use, but their presence isn’t that large. The hospital types generally work at Mount Sinai and if they are at Columbia or New York Presbyterian some even drive.

I’m in Hudson Heights and Fort George a few times a week. It is a lot faster to just drive or get an Uber, which is what I do. 10 minutes and I’m home. Just across the Henry Hudson Bridge.

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On 2/16/2020 at 9:32 PM, Calvin said:

Was the QM20 running on presidents day extra service for the QM2? For a weekday route, the rest of the routes are on weekend Saturday service.

Yes and we had the (MTA) post it on their website: 14526

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Just want to here your thoughts. What buses do you rock with right now?

As for now I only care about.

1. Nova LFS (2016s and 2019s)

2. XN40s and XN60s

3. 6500s and Old Gens.

Everything else is meh or just there to me. 

Rest In Piece to the Real Buses of NY. RTS, Orion 5/CNG, Orion 7 CNG, D60s, 1999 C40LFs, and most MCI D4500 with the Detroit Diesels.

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47 minutes ago, Q23 via 108 said:

Just want to here your thoughts. What buses do you rock with right now?

As for now I only care about.

1. Nova LFS (2016s and 2019s)

2. XN40s and XN60s

3. 6500s and Old Gens.

Everything else is meh or just there to me. 

Rest In Piece to the Real Buses of NY. RTS, Orion 5/CNG, Orion 7 CNG, D60s, 1999 C40LFs, and most MCI D4500 with the Detroit Diesels.

I’m a huge fan of the 2017-2019 New Flyer Xcelsior (XD40) buses (especially the ones at Grand Avenue Depot which are maintained really well). I love Xcelsiors and Version 2 digital information screens.

I also like the 2014-2015 version of that same model (again, mostly the ones at Grand Avenue Depot for the same reason).

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I pretty much like all the buses in the fleet, except for the 3G's on SI. The seating configuration in the rear of the bus is garbage for tall ppl, if all the seats in the last row are taken you're pretty much outta luck getting a comfortable seat on the HF section of the bus. If I had to choose a favorite bus, the C40LF. Honorable mention, the various MCI's we have, we have a lot of diversity with our MCI's. Some are DD powered, some CAT, some Cummins, etc. 

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46 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

I pretty much like all the buses in the fleet, except for the 3G's on SI. The seating configuration in the rear of the bus is garbage for tall ppl, if all the seats in the last row are taken you're pretty much outta luck getting a comfortable seat on the HF section of the bus.

Those should have remain in Queens Village (IMO). I think they would also do well in Flatbush, East New York, Grand Avenue, Casey Stengel, or Manhattanville Depots instead of NG’s.

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4 minutes ago, Snorunts said:

Those should have remain in Queens Village (IMO). I think they would also do well in Flatbush, East New York, Grand Avenue, Casey Stengel, or Manhattanville Depots instead of NG’s.

Well the Next Gens are perfect for Manhattanville because hybrids are good for stop and go traffic. But those 3rd Gens could've easily done their thing in Queens or Brooklyn. I doubt that they'll retire there anyway. Once they're closer to retirement, watch them send the 3rd Gens to (MTA) Bus Co. Were all the old buses go before they die.

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1 hour ago, Snorunts said:

Those should have remain in Queens Village (IMO). I think they would also do well in Flatbush, East New York, Grand Avenue, Casey Stengel, or Manhattanville Depots instead of NG’s.

As a BK resident I'm glad they are all on SI, out of sight, out of mind. The OG/NG hybrids are much more comfortable to me. 

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2 hours ago, Q23 via 108 said:

Well the Next Gens are perfect for Manhattanville because hybrids are good for stop and go traffic. But those 3rd Gens could've easily done their thing in Queens or Brooklyn. I doubt that they'll retire there anyway. Once they're closer to retirement, watch them send the 3rd Gens to (MTA) Bus Co. Were all the old buses go before they die.

Is it just a rumor that MHV is going to get XDE40s, or will they?

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I was on 7619 today on the B41-LIMITED and oddly enough the transfer announcement at  Joralemon Street/Court Street said Transfer Available to B41-LIMITED.

Yes, I know for certain I was on a limited 41. Not only it said so on the destination sign but the orange sign with “LIMITED” in purple letters was displayed by the front window.
 

(I also added this comment in the On-board screens and announcements thread)

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On 2/19/2020 at 7:07 PM, Around the Horn said:

4952 was on the M34A SBS this morning

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4962 was on the M23 too. 

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7 hours ago, Q23 via 108 said:

Well the Next Gens are perfect for Manhattanville because hybrids are good for stop and go traffic. But those 3rd Gens could've easily done their thing in Queens or Brooklyn. I doubt that they'll retire there anyway. Once they're closer to retirement, watch them send the 3rd Gens to (MTA) Bus Co. Were all the old buses go before they die.

I miss the Orion VII 3G’s when they were in Queens. Use to enjoy riding them on the Q88 to school along with the New Flyer XD40s, LFS’s, RTS’s and the 2004 Orion VII’s. Queens Village was a diverse depot back in late 2011and 2012. Then if you caught the Q27, Q88 school trippers which is based out of Casey Stengel you had the Orion V’s from 1996 and 1999, the Orion VII’s from 2007 and the Orion VII NG’s. 

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14 hours ago, Jova42R said:

Is it just a rumor that MHV is going to get XDE40s, or will they?

That would make the most sense because they are retiring the 2005/6/7 Orions and they pride themselves for being 100% hybrid electric, and they will need new buses after retirement. Also MHV is not suitable for artics 

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5 hours ago, OrionVIIonM79 said:

That would make the most sense because they are retiring the 2005/6/7 Orions and they pride themselves for being 100% hybrid electric, and they will need new buses after retirement. Also MHV is not suitable for artics 

 

Or buses from Brooklyn may end up there just like buses from Staten Island and the Bronx did....

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1 hour ago, Jdog14 said:

 

Or buses from Brooklyn may end up there just like buses from Staten Island and the Bronx did....

But THEIR Orions are also retiring, and Brooklyn got lots of new buses when the RTS retired...

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1 minute ago, OrionVIIonM79 said:

But THEIR Orions are also retiring, and Brooklyn got lots of new buses when the RTS retired...

He's referring to the NG hybrids. Those units could easily replace the 6700's at MHV and Hale (whenever that happens cause none of those are being retired at this time).

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