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That's probably what it is.  That's what they would do on SI too...

 

No, I don't think it's that.  They usually have more hybrids out than the older buses overall and the hybrids get the hills better IMO than those older Orions.

 

 

Ah not really. From my experience, The Next Gens have a lot of trouble getting up hills and the Orion V's speed up on the hills with little to no problems. The Next Gens are mostly out in KB territory because it makes the job for KB drivers easier when it comes to having disabled passengers. There are 85 Next Gens out and KB has been getting a lot of Orion V's from other depots and from repairs so more are available for their use. As far as the routes that use Next Gens the Bx3, Bx7, Bx10, Bx13, and the M100 are notorious for having a lot of Next Gens out just like Cait Sith said, but the M100 has a tendency of having mostly artics out due to the amount of passengers it gets everyday and its a qualified route to have artics running. Just to put it simple, the Next Gens make the job easier for some of the drivers, but the downside is that the Next Gens run so slow and are not really that reliable in general.

 

There's a flaw in that post, hybrids don't lose power or struggle going uphill. They eat hills for breakfast. I've been on the Riverdale routes with the NGs on numerous occasions and not one has slugged uphill.

 

And when it comes to disabled passengers, there are plenty on the Bx7, 10 and 20.

 

And those next gens are definitely not slow, especially the ones out of Kingsbridge.

 

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Yep and they're still kicking.

 

Thanks. And I actually didn't realize until now that those aren't MCI Classics, they're Nova Classics.

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What's the TA's policy on bus operators using their radios to listen to music?The BO of 336 had some 70's soul and the Arabic women on the bus were throwing fits(it's against their religion to mention sex or love in a public place)

Technically that counts as a personal device and personal devices while driving are illegal

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There's a flaw in that post, hybrids don't lose power or struggle going uphill. They eat hills for breakfast. I've been on the Riverdale routes with the NGs on numerous occasions and not one has slugged uphill. And when it comes to disabled passengers, there are plenty on the Bx7, 10 and 20. And those next gens are definitely not slow, especially the ones out of Kingsbridge. Sent from my SGH-T699 using Tapatalk 4

Well, its a different story for me with the KB Hybrids.

What's the TA's policy on bus operators using their radios to listen to music?The BO of 336 had some 70's soul and the Arabic women on the bus were throwing fits(it's against their religion to mention sex or love in a public place)

Damn. This reminds me of the driver I had on the Bx3 Sunday night after the Dominican parade. He had bachata playing the whole time and nobody complained. Well, I was worried because the bus was PACKED for a overnight Bx3 bus.

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Massive FUBAR on all QM express buses , and all buses out of Queens Plaza, because the Queensboro Bridge is shut down.

 

The Q67 as an example had 90 minute waits middays, and some buses short-turned all over the place.

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5585 on the M5... I'm foaming my ass off.

 

What else is new? :P

 

2442 has a huge dent/gash on the left rear part of the bus, good lord.

 

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Since the truck fire that caused chaos on the Queensboro Bridge some of Queens Village's express buses was way behind schedule. X63 2254 was spotted on Merrick Blvd and 219th Street around 8:54pm

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I rode 4892 on the B74 just now... the seats are very comfy. and they make the bus look much more brighter. I would recommend those seats for the next order... and they make your upper back feel great!

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what happened to 4899 i saw it on the 36 about 2 months ago but, saw all the Xcelsiors from UP from 4855-4898

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what happened to 4899 i saw it on the 36 about 2 months ago but, saw all the Xcelsiors from UP from 4855-4898

4899 is having engine problems... that engine failed. so it's been at a vendor. it hasn't seen a week of service.

they might put a normal Cummins or change it to something else

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I rode 4892 on the B74 just now... the seats are very comfy. and they make the bus look much more brighter. I would recommend those seats for the next order... and they make your upper back feel great!

 

If those are the new seats, is there any difference in legroom?

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Well I sat in my usual last left corner seat and the legroom was nice. I'm 6'2" and I had about 3-4 inches to slouch.

they also sit up higher so your upper back can lay more on the seat... kinda like a mini express bus

If those are the new seats, is there any difference in legroom?

Well I sat in my usual last left corner seat and the legroom was nice. I'm 6'2" and I had about 3-4 inches to slouch.

they also sit up higher so your upper back can lay more on the seat... kinda like a mini express bus

 

here's the photo for a refresh.

http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/26457-bus-random-thoughts-thread/?p=685122

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Well I sat in my usual last left corner seat and the legroom was nice. I'm 6'2" and I had about 3-4 inches to slouch.

they also sit up higher so your upper back can lay more on the seat... kinda like a mini express bus

 

here's the photo for a refresh.

http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/26457-bus-random-thoughts-thread/?p=685122

Interesting. The upper back support sounds nice. I have the chance to use the B6 now on some days, so I'll keep a lookout for that bus. Would you say these seats are better than the ones the other XD40s and the C40s have?

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Interesting. The upper back support sounds nice. I have the chance to use the B6 now on some days, so I'll keep a lookout for that bus. Would you say these seats are better than the ones the other XD40s and the C40s have?

yeah...I would prefer these in future orders

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Well I sat in my usual last left corner seat and the legroom was nice. I'm 6'2" and I had about 3-4 inches to slouch.

they also sit up higher so your upper back can lay more on the seat... kinda like a mini express bus

 

here's the photo for a refresh.

http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/26457-bus-random-thoughts-thread/?p=685122

Palm Tran in Florida also has those seats on their newest Gilligs that I ride when I'm down there. Pretty damn good seats, definitely would like seeing them around here.

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The ones that will be in the future order would be the seats on the C40's, and LFS/ LFSA's.

how do you know that? you can't just assume... why do you think 4892 has new seats... their testing them out... same thing with 4899...

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how do you know that? you can't just assume... why do you think 4892 has new seats... their testing them out... same thing with 4899...

I guess it's obvious that the (MTA) wants to do more business with New Flyer, they are trying to see what works best. With those LFS idk IMO they run good but I just don't like them and I don't think QV does either. If they cared so much all buses would of had their signs updated, they would clean the buses up and they would change the Brooklyn and Staten Island bus maps that the buses still have. I noticed when the UP and CAS units arrived already dirty and scratched up while QV are still somewhat clean but I can tell they don't want the LFS's like CS doesn't want Orion V's anymore.

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When NFI eventually wins the larger chunk of this next order, I just hope they don't rush on their buses. The current XD40s are rattly, unreliable shit. Also, too many of them (Ulmer Park ones, anyways) have more jerk in the transmission than a west indies food spot.

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how do you know that? you can't just assume... why do you think 4892 has new seats... their testing them out... same thing with 4899...

 

I guess it's obvious that the (MTA) wants to do more business with New Flyer, they are trying to see what works best. With those LFS idk IMO they run good but I just don't like them and I don't think QV does either. If they cared so much all buses would of had their signs updated, they would clean the buses up and they would change the Brooklyn and Staten Island bus maps that the buses still have. I noticed when the UP and CAS units arrived already dirty and scratched up while QV are still somewhat clean but I can tell they don't want the LFS's like CS doesn't want Orion V's anymore.

 

It's not the folks at QV that did the new sign updates, the folks from Nova did.

 

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