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9 minutes ago, Q43LTD said:

The Q102 having a short turn at 30 Av (N)(W) station? That's news to me. I always the Q102 had a rare short turn at Queens Plaza

That's the additional Q102 service the MTA is providing to compensate for the ESI thing going on with the (N) and (W) .

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45 minutes ago, ABOGbrooklyn said:

Anyone know when new bus fleet are coming to replace the old RTS buses?

The XD40 order coming in now will replace a good chunk of them.

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5 hours ago, Yankees4life said:

Is there any 1990-1994 RTSs still on the road?

I believe Gleason has a 1990 (#0007) that goes out once in a while as a MetroCard sales bus. But as far as passenger service goes, no. 

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5 hours ago, Yankees4life said:

Is there any 1990-1994 RTSs still on the road?

You're gonna have a very hard time finding RTS that old anywhere lmao.

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2 hours ago, JX248 said:

I believe Gleason has a 1990 (#0007) that goes out once in a while as a MetroCard sales bus. But as far as passenger service goes, no. 

Nice. I might have to keep an eye out if I'm in Bensonhurst for that.

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The metrocard bus has a schedule? lol..... I always thought their presence throughout the city had no rhyme or reason to it; random.......

Good to know.

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1 hour ago, B35 via Church said:

The metrocard bus has a schedule? lol..... I always thought their presence throughout the city had no rhyme or reason to it; random.......

Good to know.

Yes they do and it sucks. There's supposedly a MetroCard bus near me in Riverdale every Wednesday. I've been living here for years and I think I've been around once or twice when the bus was out there. One Wednesday morning I was walking towards Henry Hudson Parkway and saw one heading south towards Johnson Avenue which is where it parks at. It's basically for seniors and people who aren't mobile. This new system can't come fast enough. I used to be able to get Metrocards from a store. I would call them up before going there because it's a bit of an adventure since they only take cash. Now I don't even bother because they never have the Express bus pass, and of late, they've been out of everything, so I just prepare myself for a long walk to 242nd or 231st and hope a machine works.

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The charity HAI used to run (as of a couple years ago, not sure if they still do) a similar ex-NYCT 8000-series TMC. Passed my house once and I was so confused to hear that sound again. Might still be out there.

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I just watched the CBS News at 11 PM. They did a news piece about those Museum of Sex ads that are on the front of the buses saying that they are causing problem in the city, such as female drivers of the buses with the ads getting harassed.

 

Any opinions on this?

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1 hour ago, JeremiahC99 said:

I just watched the CBS News at 11 PM. They did a news piece about those Museum of Sex ads that are on the front of the buses saying that they are causing problem in the city, such as female drivers of the buses with the ads getting harassed.

 

Any opinions on this?

in all my years, I've never heard so many customers vocally express their displeasure with these ads, and as far as i know, female b/o's absolutely hate the ads

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1 hour ago, JeremiahC99 said:

I just watched the CBS News at 11 PM. They did a news piece about those Museum of Sex ads that are on the front of the buses saying that they are causing problem in the city, such as female drivers of the buses with the ads getting harassed.

 

Any opinions on this?

According to WABC-TV, those ads will be coming off of all buses that have them (some buses still have VIM/YMI Jeans ads). The museum has threatened a lawsuit; however, this could become a test of Miller v. California.

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32 minutes ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

Who even approved this ad anyways? We already know lots of people get dirty minds just for reading the word sex.

The city has been on a Hot Plate ever since (MTA) put up those ads on the front. Supposedly 2 weeks are left of the campaign, but I really do agree on who agreed to put them up. June 2018 Board Meeting: New Rule! Ban anything that has the word sex in it.

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7 hours ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

Who even approved this ad anyways? We already know lots of people get dirty minds just for reading the word sex.

Someone at Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor, Viacom Outdoor, Infinity Outdoor, and TDI/Transportation Displays Inc.), which has the advertising contract for the MTA. (They used to have the contract for NICE and Bee Line as well, but they switched to Gateway Outdoor.) One version of that company, along with Outfront predecessor Gannett Transit, acquired by Infinity Outdoor, or Van Wagner, acquired by CBS Outdoor, has had the ad contract since at least the 1960s except for 2007-2010 when it was Titan (now owned by Alphabet, Inc., parent of Google). The name change to Outfront was when CBS did a partial spinoff before a later full spinoff.

Also, did you know that all political ads have been banned from MTA vehicles and stations since about 2014?

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31 minutes ago, aemoreira81 said:

Someone at Outfront Media (formerly CBS Outdoor, Viacom Outdoor, Infinity Outdoor, and TDI/Transportation Displays Inc.), which has the advertising contract for the MTA. (They used to have the contract for NICE and Bee Line as well, but they switched to Gateway Outdoor.) One version of that company, along with Outfront predecessor Gannett Transit, acquired by Infinity Outdoor, or Van Wagner, acquired by CBS Outdoor, has had the ad contract since at least the 1960s except for 2007-2010 when it was Titan (now owned by Alphabet, Inc., parent of Google). The name change to Outfront was when CBS did a partial spinoff before a later full spinoff.

Also, did you know that all political ads have been banned from MTA vehicles and stations since about 2014?

Noticed that Gateway Outdoor does advertising for smaller markets. Haven't seen a full bus wrap with NICE in a while. Most or less since the recent XD40 bus order they received.

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11 hours ago, JeremiahC99 said:

I just watched the CBS News at 11 PM. They did a news piece about those Museum of Sex ads that are on the front of the buses saying that they are causing problem in the city, such as female drivers of the buses with the ads getting harassed.

 

Any opinions on this?

The video if anyone wants to see it: https://youtu.be/aiHLF1tinzk

The adds should be moving towards the back of the bus for the last 2 weeks of the campaign.

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14 hours ago, JeremiahC99 said:

I just watched the CBS News at 11 PM. They did a news piece about those Museum of Sex ads that are on the front of the buses saying that they are causing problem in the city, such as female drivers of the buses with the ads getting harassed.

Any opinions on this?

Yes, and I can sum it up in two words....

Fake Outrage.

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