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Bee-Line to buy 33 new articulated buses

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31 minutes ago, GojiMet86 said:

The Southern Cal Transit Fans FB group. To be used for a WMATA Metro closure in the summer.

 

(Photo by K. Sanchez)

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What in the world happened to that thing, it seems like it got smoke damage.

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6 hours ago, Lawrence St said:

What in the world happened to that thing, it seems like it got smoke damage.

.....smoke damage? It's just dirty.

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On 2/2/2019 at 7:40 PM, GojiMet86 said:

The Southern Cal Transit Fans FB group. To be used for a WMATA Metro closure in the summer.

 

(Photo by K. Sanchez)

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I wish I can tell what bus # that is before they repaint it.

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21 hours ago, junjun441 said:

I wish I can tell what bus # that is before they repaint it.

556.

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Also according to the bee line wiki page, 555 is private owned, and 556-557 are no owned by DashBUS.

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I've been meaning to say this for a while now, and I have to ask, which bonehead decided to order such small side LEDs for these buses? I get they aren't the primary means of conveying the route information, but I feel there's no reason why these new LED screens are just as restrictive as the older flipdots on the outgoing artics. I've noticed on several standard routes like the 42 to 241 Street or the 7 to Yonkers RR, the text has to be in thin weight in order for the message to fit on those tiny signs. Mind you, both of those routes fit normally on all of the LEDs for the 40-foot buses, either with regular weight text or with a smaller font size. With the small size, I'm not even sure if they could program the signs to use a smaller font. Not without being completely illegible from anywhere not directly on top of the bus.

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5 minutes ago, Lance said:

I've been meaning to say this for a while now, and I have to ask, which bonehead decided to order such small side LEDs for these buses? I get they aren't the primary means of conveying the route information, but I feel there's no reason why these new LED screens are just as restrictive as the older flipdots on the outgoing artics. I've noticed on several standard routes like the 42 to 241 Street or the 7 to Yonkers RR, the text has to be in thin weight in order for the message to fit on those tiny signs. Mind you, both of those routes fit normally on all of the LEDs for the 40-foot buses, either with regular weight text or with a smaller font size. With the small size, I'm not even sure if they could program the signs to use a smaller font. Not without being completely illegible from anywhere not directly on top of the bus.

I dont understand why they didnt order the same side sign like NYC has. Prob the dumbest decision theyve done on their part.

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50 minutes ago, nramacciato said:

Anyone know which # went to the WMTA? Where are the rest going?

According to the Bee Line Group, this is the status:

555 - Private Owned.

512-556-557-573 - WMTA/DASHBus.

Everything else that was auctioned off is scrapped/destroyed. 

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1 hour ago, Orion6025 said:

Which neoplans in particular have been retired?

501 - First Neoplan, 2001 model. PARTS.

508

509

511

512 - DASHBus.

519

523 - PARTS.

538

539

540

541

542

543

544

545

547

549

550

551

552

553

554

555 - Private Owned.

556 - DASHBus.

557 - DASHBus.

558

559

561

563

565

566

567

569

570

572 - PARTS. Had experimental orange LED's. Involved in accident in November that took it out of service indefinitely.

573 - DASHBus.

574

576

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I rode 502 a couple of weeks, I was surprised that was one of the first Neoplans Bee line ever bought, it was an great shape for its age.

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5 minutes ago, trainfan22 said:

I rode 502 a couple of weeks, I was surprised that was one of the first Neoplans Bee line ever bought, it was an great shape for its age.

Some of them are in excellent shape, even the already retired ones. I don't know why they're going at random retiring them instead of retiring the ones that are in worse condition first, but what can you do. 

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3 minutes ago, Orion6025 said:

Thanks so much!

I'll keep posting updates here if you guys want.

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On 2/6/2019 at 12:42 PM, Lance said:

I've been meaning to say this for a while now, and I have to ask, which bonehead decided to order such small side LEDs for these buses? I get they aren't the primary means of conveying the route information, but I feel there's no reason why these new LED screens are just as restrictive as the older flipdots on the outgoing artics. I've noticed on several standard routes like the 42 to 241 Street or the 7 to Yonkers RR, the text has to be in thin weight in order for the message to fit on those tiny signs. Mind you, both of those routes fit normally on all of the LEDs for the 40-foot buses, either with regular weight text or with a smaller font size. With the small size, I'm not even sure if they could program the signs to use a smaller font. Not without being completely illegible from anywhere not directly on top of the bus.

Probably the same guy that decided to put the USB ports in such an awkward spot.

Heaven forbid if someone is mistakenly trying to plug in something backwards and a fellow rider thinks that you’re pleasuring yourself instead of struggling to charge your phone...

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6 hours ago, paulrivera said:

Probably the same guy that decided to put the USB ports in such an awkward spot.

Heaven forbid if someone is mistakenly trying to plug in something backwards and a fellow rider thinks that you’re pleasuring yourself instead of struggling to charge your phone...

You had me hollering on the Bx9...

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