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    I'm a transit buff that loves all things trains and buses.

    I tend to largely focus on Queens when busfanning, specifically around Astoria and Long Island City.

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  1. I found this for American and Canadian license plates: https://licenseplatedata.com/
  2. I google the Premier and it looks similar. The difference are that the sides are flat, and this one has like a wave. The top corners are also different, as the Premier seems to have an indent, while this one has two converging triangles. I'm starting to think the first one is a Grech Motors bus. For comparison, this is a Premier: Transit Show 2019 Calgary by Rob Chew, on Flickr And this is a GM40 from Grech: IMG_8797 by GojiMet86, on Flickr It's too bad that the VIN websites only bring up the chassis, not the model of the body. It makes this a much harder job.
  3. Got some more: This has a Freightliner chassis...... IMG_9431 by GojiMet86, on Flickr ......as well as this model; it looks like an older version. IMG_9912 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_9920 by GojiMet86, on Flickr And are these Access-A-Ride buses a specific model? IMG_9458 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  4. The new M125 on its first day of service: IMG_8685 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8684 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8686 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8691 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8695 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8696 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8698 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8699 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8700 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8790 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8791 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8797 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8799 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8800 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_8801 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
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    Metro Transit

    Found these photos in a Guatemalan FB group. I can only make out 3##8. Very interesting to see a D60HF in a Transurbano livery. Also note the turnstile they installed.
  6. These are still M8. Metro-North/CDOT is running M8 on the Shore Line East and will be removing the MBB coaches. Using electric trains for SLE has been in planning for years now, and these 9700s help augment the M8 pool. They are not dedicated specifically for this, but MNRR/CDOT have actually set aside other M8 for SLE. They needed to remove 3rd rail shoes from these SLE sets because there's a bridge that kept knocking the shoes off.
  7. The Port Authority of Allegheny County will now be known as Pittsburgh Regional Transit: https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2022/06/09/port-authority-allegheny-county-new-name-pittsburgh-regional-transit-prt-pat-buses-t-light-rail/stories/202206090131 https://www.portauthority.org/inside-Pittsburgh-Regional-Transit/prt/
  8. Well, it looks like the Port Authority of Allegheny County page will now be Pittsburgh Regional Transit. https://www.post-gazette.com/news/transportation/2022/06/09/port-authority-allegheny-county-new-name-pittsburgh-regional-transit-prt-pat-buses-t-light-rail/stories/202206090131
  9. They barely have electric infrastructure in place, just for testing. This takes time, it's not an overnight process.
  10. I think it's fine. I can see this working on airport shuttles and paratransit, along with low ridership and more suburban operations.
  11. The new RFP is out for up to 1,729 buses. https://new.mta.info/document/76796 1,042 Standard 40-foot buses 345 Articulated 60-foot buses 342 Express coaches 485 Electric low floor buses (460 for NYCT, 25 for MTA Bus) From a Facebook post:
  12. https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/commuterregional/first-look-montreals-crrc-multilevels/ First Look: Montreal’s CRRC Multilevels Written by Marybeth Luczak, Executive Editor February 03, 2022 Early this month, CRRC will deliver the first two of 44 multilevel railcars to exo, Montreal’s regional/commuter rail and bus system. The agency—officially known as Réseau de Transport Métropolitain, or RTM—placed a 24-car order with CRRC in 2017 and exercised an option for an additional 20 in 2019. Included are eight cab cars and 36 trailer cars. The total order is valued at nearly C$196 million; funding was provided by the government of Québec through the Programme d’aide gouvernementale au transport collectif des personnes (PAGTCP). The new multilevels, which can accommodate up to 147 seated riders, will modernize the exo fleet and run first on the exo2 Saint-Jérôme line. They “have been adapted to exo’s needs through a collaboration between the project team and the manufacturer, CRRC,” the agency reported. “This substantial order has also enabled a dozen Canadian suppliers, including eight from Quebec, to build and develop partnerships with CRRC. More than 28% of the content in the cars is local.” The first two multilevels will be delivered to exo’s Pointe-Saint-Charles maintenance center, where they will undergo “minor finishing work and assessment,” including complete mechanical safety checks and static tests. In the coming months, the cars will put through dynamic testing on the network as well as brake tests. Exo said it expects to receive 32 more cars over the course of the year. Those cars, plus the initial two, are slated to enter service in early 2023. The final 10 are “undergoing final adjustments to be accessible to passengers with reduced mobility,” exo said; they will be delivered at a later date, with service expected in 2024. Delivery had been scheduled to begin in June 2019, but was delayed “due mainly to the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as technical adjustments to the cars and increased local content,” exo reported. “Throughout the project, we’ve worked very closely with the supplier to design the cars,” said Michael Émond, Director, Maintenance and Rolling Stock Project Management at exo. “Our maintenance teams are in place to complete the necessary tests and assessment to put the cars into service. The result is very high-quality cars that are specifically designed to meet our needs, giving our customers an exceptional, state-of-the-art travel experience.”
  13. Wow, didn't know Blue Bird site that existed. It even tells you the original customer!
  14. An update on the Interborough Express: https://twitter.com/i/web/status/1484216551616262144 MTA Interborough Express page: https://new.mta.info/projects/interborough-express Here is a new MTA report: https://new.mta.info/document/72081
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    Looks like Talgo has finally found that Nigerian Prince. The state of Wisconsin ordered 2 Talgo trainsets for an extension of the Hiawatha, but they were never used. Now the Government of Nigeria will purchase them for use on the new Lagos Blue Line commuter service. https://urbanmilwaukee.com/2022/01/18/talgos-wisconsin-trains-find-home-in-nigeria/
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