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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. They barely have electric infrastructure in place, just for testing. This takes time, it's not an overnight process.
  2. I think it's fine. I can see this working on airport shuttles and paratransit, along with low ridership and more suburban operations.
  3. 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:
  4. 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.”
  5. Wow, didn't know Blue Bird site that existed. It even tells you the original customer!
  6. 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/
  8. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority 1964 Budd R32. The R32 retired on January 9, 2022, after 58 years of service. Seen is #3360 with a Brightliner banner.
  9. From Academy's Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/p/CVBMLsDLevZ/ This one from the Johns Hopkins University Transportation Services page: https://hub.jhu.edu/2021/09/29/new-buses-electric-vehicle-transition/
  10. Academy has snatched up the 2005-2006 LFS buses. Listed here are their new numbers: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Academy_Bus_Lines_2170-2172 https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Academy_Bus_Lines_2173-2178 751 - 2170 752 - 2171 753 - 2172 761 - 2173 762 - 2174 763 - 2175 764- 2176 766 - 2177 767 - 2178
  11. It looks like they also inherited Tri-Rail's own 2016 ElDorados. They are now 2912-2915. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Academy_Bus_Lines_2912-2915
  12. 273, 278, 280, 281, and 282 are now Academy Bus 2066-2070. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Academy_Bus_Lines_2066-2070
  13. 1204 and 1205 were bought up by Academy Bus and are now 2921-2922. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Academy_Bus_Lines_2921-2922
  14. A little update on the D40LF that were bought up by Academy Bus. These are their new numbers: 120 - 2386 123 - 2387 125 - 2389 126 - 2390 130 - 2391 131 - 2392 132 - 2393 133 - 2394 134 - 2395 136 - 2396 137 - 2397 139 - 2398 145 - 2399 I suspect 124 might have become 2388. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Academy_Bus_Lines_2386-2392 https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Academy_Bus_Lines_2393-2399
  15. New Stadler design unveiled:
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