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19 hours ago, aemoreira81 said:

If anyone follows Mike (era__vulgaris) on IG, he posted a pic of a hybrid (probably a FP unit) that was hit with anti-MTA graffiti. (At least with the new buses, the side livery is shrink-wrap and could be peeled off and replaced.)

Might it be time to go with BUSmark livery that could be replaced? That is, buses are only painted white (express and local without USB ports), or blue (local with USB ports), and then the appropriate livery is applied. If someone vandalizes the livery, it could simply be peeled off and replaced with fresh BUSmark.

I couldn’t find their post. Was it a 2004/05 hybrid or a 2009?

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2 hours ago, Snorunts said:

I couldn’t find their post. Was it a 2004/05 hybrid or a 2009?

First generation. It was on his IG story.

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Bus service is nerfed tonight. Probably because the protest

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7 hours ago, mine248 said:

Bus service is nerfed tonight. Probably because the protest

Yeah, likely the case.... Sucks, but it makes sense.

This is what volatility & misdirected anger yields....

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Interesting news. The Bronx Local, Limited and Select Bus Routes went back to regular Weekday service today.

Please be advised:

Bx20 and Bx36 LTD will be running. (Rush hours only)

Bx15 LTD will be running today as well, which means the Bx15 Local will be running between Fordham Plaza and The Hub.

The Bx5 is running between Southern Blvd and either White Plains Rd or Pelham Bay Park. There is no service to Bay Plaza.

The Bx22 is running between Castle Hill and Fordham or to Bedford Park.

I don’t know if the Express Routes went back to normal. I’ll check later.

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41 minutes ago, Mpn4179 said:

Interesting news. The Bronx Local, Limited and Select Bus Routes went back to regular Weekday service today.

Please be advised:

Bx20 and Bx36 LTD will be running. (Rush hours only)

Bx15 LTD will be running today as well, which means the Bx15 Local will be running between Fordham Plaza and The Hub.

The Bx5 is running between Southern Blvd and either White Plains Rd or Pelham Bay Park. There is no service to Bay Plaza.

The Bx22 is running between Castle Hill and Fordham or to Bedford Park.

I don’t know if the Express Routes went back to normal. I’ll check later.

Staten Island will resume regular service next week (June 7th).

Most of the express bus lines already were running regular service with some missing buses. Just a question of when the lines with modified service will resume. Guessing next week as well, since Phase 1 starts on June 8th.

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2 hours ago, Mpn4179 said:

Interesting news. The Bronx Local, Limited and Select Bus Routes went back to regular Weekday service today.

Please be advised:

Bx20 and Bx36 LTD will be running. (Rush hours only)

Bx15 LTD will be running today as well, which means the Bx15 Local will be running between Fordham Plaza and The Hub.

The Bx5 is running between Southern Blvd and either White Plains Rd or Pelham Bay Park. There is no service to Bay Plaza.

The Bx22 is running between Castle Hill and Fordham or to Bedford Park.

I don’t know if the Express Routes went back to normal. I’ll check later.

Ok, here's the latest, as I just got off of a conference call with the (MTA) : There is nothing formally announced yet in terms of being posted on the website or any press releases. The expectation is that there will be an announcement in the coming days. I can confirm the following though from reliable sources:

-The BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9 and BxM10 are scheduled to resume regular service on June 8th (technically June 7th, since they will just run the usual Sunday schedule then).

-Staten Island is going back to regular schedules on June 7th.

-The BxM1, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM11 and BxM18 never went to modified schedules, so the only question is will trips be filled that have gone missing recently. The same is true for most lines in Queens. The others that were on modified schedules will likely return to regular service as well around the same time noted above.

-X27, X28, X37, X38 and BM service is also pending in terms of going back to a regular schedule.

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55 minutes ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

Ok, here's the latest, as I just got off of a conference call with the (MTA) : There is nothing formally announced yet in terms of being posted on the website or any press releases. The expectation is that there will be an announcement in the coming days. I can confirm the following though from reliable sources:

-The BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9 and BxM10 are scheduled to resume regular service on June 8th (technically June 7th, since they will just run the usual Sunday schedule then).

-Staten Island is going back to regular schedules on June 7th.

-The BxM1, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM11 and BxM18 never went to modified schedules, so the only question is will trips be filled that have gone missing recently. The same is true for most lines in Queens. The others that were on modified schedules will likely return to regular service as well around the same time noted above.

-X27, X28, X37, X38 and BM service is also pending in terms of going back to a regular schedule.

Thank you for that update. I greatly appreciate it.

I’m guessing that the Bx23 and Q50 LTD will go back to normal as well on June 7 since these are the only two routes that are still on modified schedule in the Bronx with the rest of the Express routes at Eastchester Depot.

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The M100 is back to using standards as the  spear  articulated buses are going back to resume regular service. 

Also when will Manhattan routes resume regular service  ?

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I wonder how buses are boarding at 165th Bus terminal considering that ppl can't go though the front door? 165th is a tight fit and the doors on most buses that stop there open outward, must be a hassle I'd imagine. Also wondered how they handled wheelchair operations at 165th when RTS's were still around.

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Update on express bus service:

SIM service, X27, X28 service suspended. BM service running for now, but could be suspended as protests move around in Manhattan.

All other express bus service is running for now. Unclear what will happen with overnight express bus service. SIM riders may be taken to the SI Ferry. 

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It's a true mess in lower Manhattan.

In addition to SiM service not leaving Staten Island (besides buses already off the island) and X27/8 service suspended...

  • Northbound B41 service ends at Grand Army Plaza.
  • Westbound B45, B54, and B65 service ends at Vanderbilt Avenue.
  • Westbound B54 service ends at Vanderbilt Avenue
  • Westbound B60 service ends at Union Avenue
  • Northbound B63 service ends at 9 Street
  • Northbound B67 service ends at Union Street (B69 service is likely diverted to Union Street there)

 

While not listed, I have to imagine that the B25, B26, B38. and B52 are ending at Vanderbilt as well, with westbound B57 and southbound B62 service ending at Sands Street (Farragut Houses).

With the situation on Fordham Road, I cannot imagine that the Bx12 (and Bx12 SBS) is running west of the Fordham Metro-North station, and I would be surprised if these aren't also in effect:

  • Bx1 and Bx2: operate via the main road from 188 Street to Kingsbridge Road (Fordham Road and 192 Street stops missed)
  • Bx9: detoured to Bedford Park Boulevard (entering Southern Boulevard at Bedford Park), bypassing Fordham completely.
  • Bx22: ends at Boston Road and Pelham Parkway
  • Bx28: ends at Bedford Park (4) 
  • Bx34: ends at Bedford Park Boulevard

On the subway side, both the (D) and (4) are bypassing Fordham Road.

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Jesus Christ it is bad in midtown. This is like something out of a horror movie. I barely got back to Queens as this all went to hell, and Herald square was already a disaster zone. Since I still need to be working in the hospitals tomorrow evening, I’ll be taking a cab back home. Not even gonna try to deal with the express buses. What a f***ing nightmare 

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Some Updates on Bus Service Suspensions:

Brooklyn:

PART SUSPENDED  Posted: 06/01/2020 12:00AM

Kings Plaza-bound B2, B3, B9, B41, B46/SBS and B47 buses will end service prior to Kings Plaza due to NYPD activity in that area. 

  • B2 buses: Terminates at E 36 St
  • B3 buses: Terminates Coleman St
  • B9 buses: Terminates at Flatbush Ave and Avenue L. 
  • B41 buses: Terminates at 71 St and Veterans Ave.
  • B46 and B46-SBS buses: Terminates at Fillmore St
  • B47 buses: Terminate at East 60 St. 

 

 

PART SUSPENDED  Posted: 06/01/2020 10:10PM

There is no B41 or B41-Ltd bus service between Flatbush Av/Empire Blvd and Downtown Brooklyn because of protests in the Downtown Brooklyn area.



DETOURS  Posted: 06/01/2020 11:21PM

B25, B26, B38, B41, B45, B52, B57, B61, B63, B65 and B67 buses are delayed in both directions and will end at various locations because of protests in Downtown Brooklyn. 

  •  B45 terminates at Atlantic Ave/Vanderbilt Ave
  •  B54 terminates at Myrtle Ave/Vanderbilt St
  •  B63 terminates at 5th Ave/9th St
  •  B65 terminates at 7th Ave/Union St
  •  B67 terminates at 7th Ave Union St

 

Express:

 

SUSPENDED  Posted: 06/01/2020  8:07PM

X27 and X28 bus service is suspended in both directions because of protests near City Hall.

 

PART SUSPENDED  Posted: 06/01/2020  8:06PM

Staten Island-bound SIM1C, SIM3C, SIM4C, and SIM33C buses are suspended because of protests at City Hall.

Manhattan-bound SIM1C, SIM3C, SIM4C, and SIM33C buses will drop customers off at the Staten Island Ferry.



DETOURS  Posted: 06/01/2020 10:59PM

X68 buses are detoured in both directions because of protests along 6 Ave between 34 St and 57 St. 

 

While detoured:

Eastbound buses will travel along 3 Av and resume its regular route at 57 St. 

Westbound buses end service at 3 Ave and 57 St. 

All corresponding stops will be made as requested along 3 Ave. 

 

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Was bypassing Lower Manhattan (via the FDR) not an option at least for the X27 and X28?

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Midtown is getting looted like crazy, I can totally understand the TA outright suspending the UP express routes. 

 

 

I'm surprised they didn't suspend bus service in the BX, that borough is like a real life GTA right now.

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Looks like the Bx12 is only running between Southern Boulevard and Bay Plaza or Edson Avenue. This is also problematic because Inwood in a while will have no transit service whatsoever, with the exception of the BxM1.

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9 hours ago, QM1to6Ave said:

Jesus Christ it is bad in midtown. This is like something out of a horror movie. I barely got back to Queens as this all went to hell, and Herald square was already a disaster zone. Since I still need to be working in the hospitals tomorrow evening, I’ll be taking a cab back home. Not even gonna try to deal with the express buses. What a f***ing nightmare 

I'm in a situation where I need to go outside to get my license to start working in a hospital too. I feel for those people I have temporarily left (in between internship and work).

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2 minutes ago, aemoreira81 said:

I'm in a situation where I need to go outside to get my license to start working in a hospital too. I feel for those people I have temporarily left (in between internship and work).

From what I have heard, the rioters and looters are actually out of state residents or from Upstate. They're deliberately targeting luxury stores on Fifth, Sixth, Lexington and Madison Avenue from Soho up until Queesboro Bridge. Among the people arrested were a furloughed lawyer and friend going full Sacko and Vanzetti, and the mayor's own daughter. 

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12 hours ago, BM5 via Woodhaven said:

Looks like the Bx12 is only running between Southern Boulevard and Bay Plaza or Edson Avenue. This is also problematic because Inwood in a while will have no transit service whatsoever, with the exception of the BxM1.

The MTA should extend the Bx7 down to 168 Street as an alternative.

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Seen a photo of 5252 on the Bx4A. The front numbers have somewhat of an Arial Narrow look font by the headlights. Also has the white MTA logo reading in a black square. 

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2 minutes ago, Calvin said:

Seen a photo of 5252 on the Bx4A. The front numbers have somewhat of an Arial Narrow look font by the headlights. Also has the white MTA logo reading in a black square. 

Oooh. Can you show me? :)

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6 minutes ago, Snorunts said:

Oooh. Can you show me? :)

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Credit goes to the original photographer. 

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For those keeping score, the Bx12 buses (both of them) are bunching like crazy, for obvious reasons.

Back to normal on the bus side, but on a more serious note the looting last night was ridiculous.

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1 hour ago, paulrivera said:

For those keeping score, the Bx12 buses (both of them) are bunching like crazy, for obvious reasons.

Back to normal on the bus side, but on a more serious note the looting last night was ridiculous.

Be prepared. They were STILL looting along Fordham Road this morning. People in Inwood are on edge because rumors are flying that they want to loot around Dyckman. Broadway by 231st were destroyed last night and the 50th told all of the shop owners to board up and close shop. We're on edge here uphill in Riverdale because there are agitators saying that they shouldn't be looting in Fordham, but rather areas that Riverdale. 

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