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College Point Orion V's at LIB

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I grabbed 2 shots of these bad boys at Mitchell field this morning:

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(MTA) is Being Very N.I.C.E :cool::tup:

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Awesome! I always wanted to see this happen, I know at one point the PBL Orion V CNGs were quite fast, wheres the 15-1600 O-V @ LIB are kinda slow.

 

Since Nassau County is kinda suburban and LIB schedule is unrealistic, means that epic rides could be had on these buses! :cool:

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How exactly can Nassau or Veolia afford to buy these buses from the (MTA)?

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How exactly can Nassau or Veolia afford to buy these buses from the (MTA)?

 

LIB is borrowing these buses.

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Guess since some LIB Orion Vs are in the city for repair they needed something to replace 'em temporarily. They should have sent out the C40LFs, now THAT would be awesome to see in LIB's final days! I hope NICE isn't actually buying these or anything.

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Can't wait for them to hit service!!!

Service has started 724 was on the N16 earlier this morning.

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Service has started 724 was on the N16 earlier this morning.

 

I grabbed it in hempstead:

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and I got this on the N6, This bicth sounds good:

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Can't wait for them to hit service!!!

 

A few are in service now.

 

How exactly can Nassau or Veolia afford to buy these buses from the (MTA)?

 

LIB is borrowing these buses.

 

The LIB Orion V CNG's are loaners so LI can get their current fleet inspection ready.

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720, 721, and 724 were on the N16 and 43. Can't remember those numbers, but one of the higher 9800s (9868?) is in there as well. I think 721 still has the old padded seats.

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Ah ok, the borrowing makes sense. How long does inspection on the buses usually take and where are the LIB Orion Vs being sent to for inspection?

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Ah ok, the borrowing makes sense. How long does inspection on the buses usually take and where are the LIB Orion Vs being sent to for inspection?

 

The problem is not the inspections themselves, it's that many of the O5's are failing and need to be brought in to MTA Bus depots for repair jobs.

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Here's a short video (and photo) of 9991 on the N22 at Roosevelt Field

 

City Buses on Long Island! MTAB 9991 Orion V CNG on N22! - YouTube

 

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I remember driving this bus like 4 years ago....it use to be one of Queens Surface bus for a specific driver, as back when it was private they all use to have a specific bus to drive.....it was in tip top shape and had a smooth ride....I use to ask for it every time I went to work.....R.I.P. 9991

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