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ENY being prepped for Artics

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As the title says.

According to our Willie Rivera, TWU VP Chair -

East New York depot will be undergoing preparations for artic introduction, specifically for B15 usage. When? Not clear as of yet.

 

Keep your eyes open.

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I think routes other than the B15 could use artics. Other than that, good news!

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If they are getting Artics, Bring back our Xcelsiors!

Honestly IMO I think that IF they actually do get artics then the 45 Xcelsiors might swing back over to the park. That's what I think, I don't know about anybody else's opinion but that might just happen, only time will tell.

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Sweet! Maybe ENY will be getting some from the next order...

Perhaps the B15 is going to get a limited or SBS. I always believed that they need a limited but artics? Really did not see that one coming. B82? Hell no!

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Perhaps the B15 is going to get a limited or SBS. I always believed that they need a limited but artics? Really did not see that one coming. B82? Hell no!

I thought a B82 SBS would be nice, but Kings Highway is a narrow road between Ocean Avenue and its end at Bay Parkway, and that's where it slows down to a crawl and gets bunched up during peak hours. MTA must like the XD60s they have so far if they're planning on all these articulated buses coming in.

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Ride the B15 during the day and you'll see how crowded it gets. Sometimes you would see 3 buses going down the line all at once and all 3 of them will be packed. Hell, sometimes its crowded on the hawk runs, and they come every 45 minutes at that time.

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if you look at possible extra artic when all the current orders are complete ( and the a shuttle is no longer needed) there will be about 25 or so extra busses unassingned. that  wouldn't be enouph busses to fully convert the b15 the artic . if eny would get artic the b12 would probablly be the route.

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If that's so, would it mean the Bronx or Manhattan sees a loss of some artics? If there's more artics spread over to Brooklyn, then some place has to lose theirs if the numbers are all accounted for.

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Pretty much. When this goes into effect, Staten Island will be the only borough w/o artics.

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Pretty much. When this goes into effect, Staten Island will be the only borough w/o artics.

For now, by 2017, I could see them with LFSAs, XD60s or something else altogether.

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