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MTA Bus Operations: On-board screens and announcements

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8 hours ago, Calvin said:

2788 has new screens to soon be active

Those been there for over a year. I believe 2729, 2788 and another two have screens. I heard those screens are for driver training tutorials. 

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14 hours ago, Train92 said:

Seems like all the XN40's out of JG have the version 3 signs.

That’s quick. Just a few short weeks ago none of the JG XN40 buses had information screens.  They are slowly popping on the C40’s. 

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57 minutes ago, Lawrence St said:

Are these screenie things coming to the express buses as well?

 

On 3/2/2019 at 10:46 PM, Calvin said:

2788 has new screens to soon be active

 

On 3/3/2019 at 7:18 AM, XcelsiorBoii4888 said:

Those been there for over a year. I believe 2729, 2788 and another two have screens. I heard those screens are for driver training tutorials. 

I'll update the list in a few so we can organize all the new buses and screens and make things a bit clearer.

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As of March 15th, 2019:

 
Ver. 1 (Strategic) (not in service):

2014-2015 New Flyer XD40: 7304-7314, 7316-7351

Ver. 2 (Vianova):

2010 NovaBus LFSA: 1234-1279, 1284-1285

2011-13 NovaBus LFSA: 5264-5266, 5799, 5822-5823, 5896, 5901-5935, 5965-5966

2011-13 New Flyer C40LF: 284, 324, 362, 545, 567

2011 NovaBus LFS: 8001

2014-2015 New Flyer XD40: 7315, 7467, 7471-7475, 7477, 7481, 7482 

2015-2016 NovaBus LFS: 8090-8503

2017-2018 New Flyer XN60: 1000-1109

2018-2019 New Flyer XD40: 7484-7850

2018 New Flyer XDE40: 9500-9509

2018-2019 NovaBus LFS: 8504

2018-2019 NovaBus LFSA: 5531-5602

Ver. 3 (CleverDevices) (many NGs and 7140 not in service; all activated screens have outdated transfer announcements):

2008 Orion VII NG: 3800-3539

2009 Orion VII NG: 4019, 4024, 4038, 4070-4095*, 4115, 4117-4118, 4119, 4122, 4127, 4137, 4245-4278*, 4486, 4642, 4646

*These units may feature an older version.*

2014-2015 New Flyer XD40: 7140

2016-17 New Flyer XN40: 673-810

2018-2019 New Flyer XD60: 6126-6233

Ver. 4 (Luminator):

2011-13 New Flyer C40LF: 570-658

Test units:

2014-2016 Prevost X3-45: 2729, 2788

 

Also there may be more MTA NGs with new screens as well as the non-sbs xd40 in MTA. Try to be on the lookout if you can.

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20 hours ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

2008 Orion VII NG: 3800-3539

 

Did you mean 3800 - 3939? 3539 is a 2G+.

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15 hours ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

Updated screens? Because otherwise it was already mentioned.

My mistake, I thought it had the Version 1 screens but saw an image with version 4: having stops and maps on screen

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One of the 849x buses on the Q46 lists one of the transfers at the Kew Gardens terminal as "Babylon". No explanation, just says and lists Babylon in addition to the Q10 etc

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7 hours ago, QM1to6Ave said:

One of the 849x buses on the Q46 lists one of the transfers at the Kew Gardens terminal as "Babylon". No explanation, just says and lists Babylon in addition to the Q10 etc

It's referencing the LIRR station I'm guessing, which I know is a few stops off. They don't proofread these announcements. 

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4 hours ago, SevenEleven said:

It's referencing the LIRR station I'm guessing, which I know is a few stops off. They don't proofread these announcements. 

"A few stops off" is an understatement lol! l assume they meant the Kew Gardens LIRR stop? 

It is so infuriating that the MTA spends money on this expensive tech, and then seems to spend all of 3 minutes actually programming it. No one gives any attention to details! Half of the stops are still terribly mispronounced, there are some spelling errors...it is ridiculous.

It's hard to have any faith that any significant improvements can ever be made in the system since so much of those improvements depend on having people who care about details and nuances. Grr... 

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4 hours ago, QM1to6Ave said:

It is so infuriating that the MTA spends money on this expensive tech, and then seems to spend all of 3 minutes actually programming it. No one gives any attention to details! Half of the stops are still terribly mispronounced, there are some spelling errors...it is ridiculous. 

"This is S98 to Limited Street George." is by far my favorite. That and the S79 to "SI [yes] Mall."

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8 hours ago, QM1to6Ave said:

"A few stops off" is an understatement lol! l assume they meant the Kew Gardens LIRR stop? 

It is so infuriating that the MTA spends money on this expensive tech, and then seems to spend all of 3 minutes actually programming it. No one gives any attention to details! Half of the stops are still terribly mispronounced, there are some spelling errors...it is ridiculous.

It's hard to have any faith that any significant improvements can ever be made in the system since so much of those improvements depend on having people who care about details and nuances. Grr... 

The worse part is that the Babylon Branch is the only the branch stopping there, and it doesn't stop there at all times. For some abbreviated branches, its pronounced based off of that abbreviation, which sounds pretty dumb.

 

Also some runners up in pronunciation:

"This is Q32 to Northern MINUS 81 via Revolt"

"College P-T Boulevard" (Q58, Q88).

"via Madison via Buey" (M4; If you know Spanish you'll find some humor in this one).

"Metropolitan Avenue & Toys-R-U-S" (Q38).

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21 hours ago, QM1to6Ave said:

"A few stops off" is an understatement lol! l assume they meant the Kew Gardens LIRR stop? 

It is so infuriating that the MTA spends money on this expensive tech, and then seems to spend all of 3 minutes actually programming it. No one gives any attention to details! Half of the stops are still terribly mispronounced, there are some spelling errors...it is ridiculous.

It's hard to have any faith that any significant improvements can ever be made in the system since so much of those improvements depend on having people who care about details and nuances. Grr... 

A lot of the transfers are shown a stop before the actual transfer point on the local routes. Also, they don't care about the S57 stops, the damn thing freezes up in both directions once you leave Seaview Hospital, making the thing useless for half the trip. Every once in a while you'll have a B/O that manually resets it, but people should know where the stops are, especially at night on a route that goes in the middle of a forest. Also, some routes don't have codes past a certain stop. Never knew the S53 ended at Port Richmond/Harrison, the S57 ended at Post/Port Richmond and that the S59 ended at Port Richmond/Albion😑

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17 hours ago, SevenEleven said:

"This is S98 to Limited Street George." is by far my favorite. That and the S79 to "SI [yes] Mall."

What's hilarious about this is that the countdown clocks along the S79 say "to Bay Ridge 86th Saint Station"

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