Jump to content


Attention: In order to reply to messages, create topics, have access to other features of the community you must sign up for an account.
Sign in to follow this  
User

MTA BusTime Discussion

Recommended Posts

Is the assumption that non-BusTime buses are going to be scrapped by launch date?

 

The O5s are equipped, the O7 CNGs are equipped, the O7 NGs are equipped, the LFSAs are equipped, the C40LFs are equipped, and the 2002-2003 D60HFs are equipped. Of the 1998-1999 artics, all GH D60s from 5341 and up are equipped, and most KB buses from 5474 and up are equipped (none of the 4700s are equipped). My guess, from now until the end of October we'll see the remaining old D60s brought down to Manhattan down while the 5200-series LFSAs arrive. I can't see too many more swaps FROM Quill, since none of Quill's 5600s are equipped.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Abba, are you an MTA employee? It's only open to us for now.

 

Funny how clicking on his name in your post actually takes you to a beauty site.

In other news. Well to back up your story about bus time running. I took a few photos of the advertisements they started placing in some of our buses. These are 3 of 6 that I saw.9FE8E969-1940-414B-8CB5-316D8BE5DFCD-16997-00001443EDF82003.jpg

9E53C1B6-DF6D-4837-9414-BBC5BF4AE540-16997-00001443E2EF729C.jpg

9D7CF5AA-E4E1-45FA-AE5D-BF2286BB0C66-16997-0000144375CAEC79.jpg

Edited by jemcclain1
  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

bronx bus time not listed yet.

 

 

Because it's not (publicly) out yet...

Edited by Cait Sith

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Well it's 20.10.12... As in the 20th of October... So if it is launching this month they've got 11 days left...

Edited by Via Garibaldi 8
  • Upvote 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Does it make sense for any 1990's bus like the 1997-99 RTS and 1998-1999 Orion to get bus time when they have only 2-3 years left in service. Unless the MTA keeps the buses up to 16-20 years like they did before I say it doesn't make sense.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Another bug is that when the Bx1 is running local, it doesn't show up at all. The system apparently only detects the limited route.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking of Bus Time, the (MTA) needs to be better advertising. I was reading about it today and how so many people on the B61 don't even know that it exists. If it wasn't for this site no one would know when it was coming out because I've seen no stories about it since earlier this year and it is supposedly starting up sometime this month in the Bronx... Smh

Edited by Via Garibaldi 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Speaking of Bus Time, the (MTA) needs to be better advertising. I was reading about it today and how so many people on the B61 don't even know that it exists. If it wasn't for this site no one would know when it was coming out because I've seen no stories about it since earlier this year and it is supposedly starting up sometime this month in the Bronx... Smh

 

I've seen a lot of advertisements for it inside of our buses. Last night coming home from work, I even saw it on the outside of a bus from West Farms. I would say the local buses are covered pretty well with informing people about it.

  • Upvote 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I've seen a lot of advertisements for it inside of our buses. Last night coming home from work, I even saw it on the outside of a bus from West Farms. I would say the local buses are covered pretty well with informing people about it.

 

I've seen very few to be honest... A few inside of local buses and none on express buses. I'm talking about outside of Staten Island buses which already has Bus Time. They should have them at bus shelters, as well and put them in places where people will actually see them. On a line like the B61 for example they should really be advertising it because people are still complaining about buses bunching when the (MTA) rolled out the service specifically for that line when the rest of the borough doesn't have it (outside of the B63).

 

When people were informed about it on the B61 they thought it was a good idea. lol They should also be advertising it more on the main (MTA) website. I say all of this because part of my job is to market the services of the company I work for and you have to keep reinforcing things to folks before it sinks in because folks generally don't pay attention. Now I've been actually noticing them probably because I use Bus Time a lot on Staten Island and am a transit advocate if you will, but the average Joe doesn't know about it.

Edited by Via Garibaldi 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Word is that BusTime will be released to the Public on Monday.

 

Should be interesting to see how the Bx7s do... I wonder if they will still bunch up like I've seen them do on Riverdale Av...

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Word is that BusTime will be released to the Public on Monday.

 

 

In the Bronx? That might be delayed with the hurricane. It won't work anyway if there are no buses running

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

 

 

In the Bronx? That might be delayed with the hurricane. It won't work anyway if there are no buses running

 

What in the heck are you talking about? Bus Time has worked just fine so far on Staten Island routes.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

What I'm saying is if the MTA shuts down on Monday.there would be no buses running so it would probobaly be offline.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

[float=left]post-5097-0-87393700-1351257528_thumb.jpg[/float]Hey, Bronx, your Bus Time has arrived. Bronx riders soon will be able to get bus-arrival information with their home computer, smartphone or cellphone. By the end of the month, officials will activate (MTA) Bus Time, a program that largely only now exists in Staten Island.

 

With (MTA) Bus Time, riders can access a map showing where buses are along a particular route. Riders also can request a text telling them where the nearest bus is on the route.

 

Read more: Source

post-5097-0-87393700-1351257528_thumb.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

From what I've heard folks in the Bronx (particularly) on the (MTA) Bus express bus lines made a huge stink when the (MTA) took over the private lines, citing many late and MIA buses. The complaints came from several neighborhoods, such as Throggs Neck and Co-op City, both of which rely heavily on bus service since there are no subways in those neighborhoods. My understanding was that other New York City neighborhoods such as Riverdale were also very vocal about the poor bus service they received when the (MTA) took over Liberty lines and a promise was made to improve things, hence the brand new buses on all (MTA) Bus express bus lines. Reliability has been better but apparently the local buses in the Bronx are still a big problem. Given how vocal the Bronx has been and its proximity, along with how bus reliant certain Bronx neighborhoods are like Co-op City, Country Club, City Island, Schuylerville, etc. I would imagine that this could be one reason that the (MTA) decided to focus on the Bronx.

Edited by Via Garibaldi 8

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Restore formatting

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.

Sign in to follow this  

×
×
  • Create New...

Important Information

By using this site, you agree to our Terms of Use.