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Will the 1996 Novas be next?

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In light of recent occasions in which older New Flyer D60HFs have been or in the process of being renumbered, should the MTA also renumber the remaining 190 projected 1996 Novabus RTS's to make way for the up coming 690 bus order? If so, here is a proposed number set: #7100-7289. This would be to better organizes the numbering system instead of having a bunch of scattered buses everywhere.

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No, because it's the 690+ bus order that will axe the '96's NovaBus RTS. So why re-number buses that would already be retired when they're numbers would already be free by the time new bus the order is already mid-way done?

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No, because it's the 690+ bus order that will axe the '96's NovaBus RTS. So why re-number buses that would already be retired when they're numbers would already be free by the time new bus the order is already mid-way done?

 

The idea behind this is that they can't have two buses with the same # number in service. These new buses will not be here for another year or so anyway, I'm just talking about renumbering the 190 RTS's now to have the fleet a little more organized.

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Fleets being replaced never got renumbered in the past, and I don't think they'll need to be now. It's a waste of time and money renumbering 10 buses, let alone 200. The C40LF order we just got replaced the 800-989 series, but it didn't take the same number set. Usually a new order doesn't use the same numbers as the buses being replaced.

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I know, that why I'm suggesting that maybe the MTA should renumber them. There is only so much room for 1390 new buses, not to mention the thousands of Orion VIIs that are using the 3000s, 4000s, 6000s, 7000s, (and 1000s if the NICE units ever return).

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Again, this has never been an issue before, and the fleet isn't really increasing in size. Doubt it.

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The MTA capital plans for 2010-2014 states that they want to expand to about 5000 something buses (Not including MTA bus company). That means that at some point, we could see an extra 300 to 400 buses in NYCT. (P.S., sorry about the font, this damn computer is a real pain sometimes).

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Renumber them for what? Just do the math. The next 2 batches to be retired are 8750-9349, then 9350-9524.

 

8100-8749 alone is 650. By the time the 400th bus off this order is in, most all of that first batch will be gone anyway.

 

Just an FYI, the whole re-numbering thing is temporary, and not normal. These buses are EOL.

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Renumber them for what? Just do the math. The next 2 batches to be retired are 8750-9349, then 9350-9524.

 

8100-8749 alone is 650. By the time the 400th bus off this order is in, most all of that first batch will be gone anyway.

 

Just an FYI, the whole re-numbering thing is temporary, and not normal. These buses are EOL.

 

 

And thats the answer we've (or they) have been waiting for....

 

Thread has ran its course.

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