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Breaking News: MTS in negotiations for 2000 buses!

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This just in! MTS is currently in negotiations with an undisclosed operator for up to 2000 high floor Legend Transit buses. Yes, I typed 2000! This particular agency has decided that replacement of their entire fleet with new RTS' would be best for their operations.

 

As this story continues to develop, I will be sure to post more details.

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Well, let's see what transit authorities in the USA have more than 2000 fixed route buses:

 

Chicago Transit Authority (2053) (but 1000+ of these are from 2006+)

NJT (2170) (but this includes MCI's so no chance)

Los Angeles MTA (2421) (didn't they recently get new buses too?)

NYCT

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Well, let's see what transit authorities in the USA have more than 2000 fixed route buses:

 

Chicago Transit Authority (2053) (but 1000+ of these are from 2006+)

NJT (2170) (but this includes MCI's so no chance)

Los Angeles MTA (2421) (didn't they recently get new buses too?)

NYCT

 

Which most likely leads to it being....ding ding....New York City Transit.

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Which most likely leads to it being....ding ding....New York City Transit.

 

But does NYCT have 2000 12+ year old buses ready to retire in the next couple of years?

 

And NYCT would never go back to high floors.

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Wow great news for MTS!

 

While the operator is "undisclosed" any rumors on who it might be?

 

Its beeing kept under wraps until the funding is in place.

 

Well, let's see what transit authorities in the USA have more than 2000 fixed route buses:

 

Chicago Transit Authority (2053) (but 1000+ of these are from 2006+)

NJT (2170) (but this includes MCI's so no chance)

Los Angeles MTA (2421) (didn't they recently get new buses too?)

NYCT

 

LACMTA just put out a new bid for 30 test buses which MTS is looking into. They also just had a procurement for 700 CNG buses which is reportedly going to NABI.

 

Chigaco will soon order more artics.

 

NJT could however end up with some MTS buses after all according to new reports of the proposal for them.

 

Which most likely leads to it being....ding ding....New York City Transit.

 

Definitely not NYCT. MTS has to get past BT&E first. Thats why the 90 high floor express buses are on the table with 90 low floor transit buses to follow. Not only that, but MTA will likely never order high floor transit buses again.

 

Excluding articulated buses, no more big purchases will be made by NYCT until the BTE program is complete.

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SEPTA only has 1222 buses, so it can't be them.

 

TTC has over 2000, according to Wikipedia, so it could be them. But they got some O7's, and I don't think they want to replace those.

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SEPTA only has 1222 buses, so it can't be them.

 

TTC has over 2000, according to Wikipedia, so it could be them. But they got some O7's, and I don't think they want to replace those.

 

SEPTA and TTC are both done with high floors.

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2.....2,000 buses?! Shit, one of those better be for me! LOL!

 

Right! They can deliver 1998 and save 2 for us!!! 2000 is just crazy though!

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You can say that again. The only way this could get any better is if the Flxible Metro comes back.

 

Or the Orion V :) Naww I'm just playin

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What about the TTC or SEPTA? That's my guess. Don't know how long it would take to deliver over 2000 buses.

 

Its not anyone in Canada thats for sure !

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LACMTA just put out a new bid for 30 test buses which MTS is looking into. They also just had a procurement for 700 CNG buses which is reportedly going to NABI.

 

They cancelled the RFP for the 700 buses, instead exercising an option for Compobuses.

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They cancelled the RFP for the 700 buses, instead exercising an option for Compobuses.

 

That's right. They are supposed to re-issue a bid for like 500 aren't they? I know the Compo order is for a hundred something buses isn't it?

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