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2 hours ago, B35 via Church said:

Yep, I remember all of those....

Just for the hell of it, how would you revamp the EB destination signs for the M66 , M72, and M96 ?

For the M66 and 72, I had Lenox Hill-York Av. For the M96, Yorkville-1 Av

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36 minutes ago, Abba said:

what happens if you go on a bus and not an essential worker? The pandemic is almost over most likely. Why be so strict? Especially if they wear masks.

Don't say that. The entire country's seen more than 2 million confirmed cases, and even if things seem to be looking up within the state at the moment, it's painfully easy to backslide.

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Right but i think at this point I think it’s little harsh to say you can’t take a subway or bus .i guess their worried that too many people will take it.

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1 hour ago, Abba said:

what happens if you go on a bus and not an essential worker? The pandemic is almost over most likely. Why be so strict? Especially if they wear masks.

Nothing will happen if you go on the bus and is not an essential worker, well on the local and SBS at least, not sure about Express buses.

 

I've riding the bus quite a few times since the pandemic started and I'm not by any means a essential worker.

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54 minutes ago, Abba said:

Express buses they check? 

 

I hope not. I need to go to Manhattan on Saturday and I'd like to take either the BxM1,3 or 4 at least one way.

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4 hours ago, RapidoNewLook said:

Photo?

I was not able to get a photo before getting on the bus, you'll have to take my word for it lol

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2 hours ago, Abba said:

Express buses they check? 

 

No one checks anything during the day. Overnight, when the EXP is free, they have been making you show ID sometimes. 

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3 hours ago, Abba said:

Right but i think at this point I think it’s little harsh to say you can’t take a subway or bus .i guess their worried that too many people will take it.

took the subway only one time and I'm not an essential worker, but generally the subway environment is forgiving, though I still saw glares coming from passengers who knew I didn't look like an essential worker...

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3 hours ago, Abba said:

Express buses they check? 

 

 

2 hours ago, paulrivera said:

I hope not. I need to go to Manhattan on Saturday and I'd like to take either the BxM1,3 or 4 at least one way.

They do not check on express routes for the most part, especially if you are a regular rider.

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10 hours ago, RapidoNewLook said:

Ok, I was just hoping! 

I'll try again today on my way home...it only scrolls for a second or two so you have to be quick to get the pic lol

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14 hours ago, Around the Horn said:

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Cool! Now if only the (MTA) would get this on all the buses in all boroughs... one bus isn't really gonna get the message across. Actually, on my way home today I saw a few buses out of Gleason on the B68 that, instead of having a laminated sign that said "essential workers only", had a photocopy of it in the window. I guess they're running out...

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Posted (edited)

5441 has the blue/gold wrap currently, at Kingsbridge. The "New York City Bus" reading is on top instead of the bottom. 

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20 minutes ago, Calvin said:

5441 has the blue/gold wrap currently, at Kingsbridge. The "New York City Bus" reading is on top instead of the bottom. 

For some reason, it also doesn’t have the bus # in the front of the bus. I’m glad KB has 5439 and 5441. Before, it seemed to be the only depot that housed articulated buses that were ALL in the white/blue stripe scheme. Hopefully 5440, 5442-5443 also make the move to KB, but I wouldn’t count on it too much.

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The all-Nova fleet plan is finally about to come to fruition at GH and KB.

After they send out what's left of the XD60s, all they need to do is swap out the O7 hybrids (I hope that doesn't happen anytime soon; I really dig the takeoff speed of the hybrids and they've held up pretty well in the Bronx)

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1 hour ago, paulrivera said:

The all-Nova fleet plan is finally about to come to fruition at GH and KB.

After they send out what's left of the XD60s, all they need to do is swap out the O7 hybrids (I hope that doesn't happen anytime soon; I really dig the takeoff speed of the hybrids and they've held up pretty well in the Bronx)

They will probably retire 2006 OGs from Manhattan , send those hybrids there, and buy more buses for Bronx!

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2 hours ago, Snorunts said:

For some reason, it also doesn’t have the bus # in the front of the bus. I’m glad KB has 5439 and 5441. Before, it seemed to be the only depot that housed articulated buses that were ALL in the white/blue stripe scheme. Hopefully 5440, 5442-5443 also make the move to KB, but I wouldn’t count on it too much.

Don’t see it happening anytime soon. 

 

1 hour ago, paulrivera said:

The all-Nova fleet plan is finally about to come to fruition at GH and KB.

After they send out what's left of the XD60s, all they need to do is swap out the O7 hybrids (I hope that doesn't happen anytime soon; I really dig the takeoff speed of the hybrids and they've held up pretty well in the Bronx)

Not quite yet for the all nova fleet plan. I say another artic order should commence before the all nova artic program proceeds to The Bronx. 
 

Now if the hybrids get shift out from The Bronx either Brooklyn, Queens or goes to (MTA) bus for retirement. 

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1 hour ago, Future ENY OP said:

Now if the hybrids get shift out from The Bronx either Brooklyn, Queens or goes to (MTA) bus for retirement. 

I see Manhattanville/MTA Bus in their future... unless the LFS HEVs or XDE40s head there

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2 hours ago, Future ENY OP said:

Don’t see it happening anytime soon. 

 

Not quite yet for the all nova fleet plan. I say another artic order should commence before the all nova artic program proceeds to The Bronx. 
 

Now if the hybrids get shift out from The Bronx either Brooklyn, Queens or goes to (MTA) bus for retirement. 

There's a pending Nova LFS order and a pending NF XDE40 order on the books; I can see GH and KB getting some more LFS to swap out their O7s (those would go to MTA Bus to replace their oldest hybrids), and the XDE40s going to Queens and Brooklyn with some going to MV and Quill in Manhattan.

If they really wanna go for uniform depot fleets, they'd send some new LFS buses to Staten Island and get those 2011 O7s over to MTA Bus as well.

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1 hour ago, paulrivera said:

There's a pending Nova LFS order and a pending NF XDE40 order on the books; I can see GH and KB getting some more LFS to swap out their O7s (those would go to MTA Bus to replace their oldest hybrids), and the XDE40s going to Queens and Brooklyn with some going to MV and Quill in Manhattan.

If they really wanna go for uniform depot fleets, they'd send some new LFS buses to Staten Island and get those 2011 O7s over to MTA Bus as well.

I wish all the 2011 3G Orion VII’s stayed in Queens, I used to like them when they were at QV during the initial testing phase. Now them buses are probably beat up. S.I can keep them for all I care. Shoot maybe JFK or LGA might see a couple of them before they retire in the future because they always seems to get the oldest buses in the system before they retire for good.

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11 hours ago, Around the Horn said:

I see Manhattanville/MTA Bus in their future... unless the LFS HEVs or XDE40s head there

Manhattanville is indeed the breeding ground for the Hybrids.

However, I do agree with you. Manhattanville needs to get either the LFS HEV's or XDE40's there to have the hybrids sent to MTA BUS for retirement.

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