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  1. 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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    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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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/
  5. 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
  6. They barely have electric infrastructure in place, just for testing. This takes time, it's not an overnight process.
  7. I think it's fine. I can see this working on airport shuttles and paratransit, along with low ridership and more suburban operations.
  8. 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:
  9. 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.”
  10. Wow, didn't know Blue Bird site that existed. It even tells you the original customer!
  11. 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/
  13. 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.
  14. 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/
  15. 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
  16. 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
  17. 273, 278, 280, 281, and 282 are now Academy Bus 2066-2070. https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/Academy_Bus_Lines_2066-2070
  18. 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
  19. 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
  20. New Stadler design unveiled:
  21. Yeah, they tacked them unto the 2021 range.
  22. This is what is on the Wiki: https://cptdb.ca/wiki/index.php/New_Jersey_Transit_21001-21367
  23. https://www.governor.ny.gov/news/governor-hochul-announces-plans-move-forward-major-new-expansion-transit-service-brooklyn-and Governor Hochul Announces Plans to Move Forward with Major New Expansion of Transit Service in Brooklyn and Queens: The Interborough Express Governor Directs MTA to Begin Environmental Review Process for Transformative New Transit Line Would Serve More than 100,000 New Yorkers and Connect to Up to 17 Subway Lines and the Long Island Rail Road, Expanding Access to Jobs and Supporting Economic Development Travel Time End-to-End Expected to be Less Than 40 Minutes Governor Kathy Hochul today announced plans to move forward with the Interborough Express as part of her 2022 State of the State. Governor Hochul is directing the MTA to immediately begin the environmental review process for this transformative project, the first step in building this major infrastructure investment that would connect communities in Brooklyn and Queens to as many as 17 subway lines and the Long Island Rail Road. "It's time to invest in the bold, cutting-edge infrastructure projects that will make a real difference in the lives of everyday New Yorkers," Governor Hochul said. "New Yorkers deserve reliable public transit that connects them from work to home and everywhere in between. The Interborough Express would be a transformational addition to Brooklyn and Queens, cutting down on travel time and helping neighborhoods and communities become cleaner, greener and more equitable." "This project would smartly repurpose existing infrastructure to add mass transit and create access to jobs, education, and opportunity for so many residents of Queens and Brooklyn," said MTA Acting Chair and CEO Janno Lieber. "I applaud Governor Hochul's leadership, and we are enthusiastic to work with her, and Federal and State partners to advance the Interborough concept." Governor Hochul will direct the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to begin the environmental review process for the Interborough Express. This historic project would use the existing right of way of the Bay Ridge Branch, which is a freight rail line that runs through Brooklyn and Queens, connecting the ethnically and economically diverse neighborhoods of: Sunset Park, Borough Park, Kensington, Midwood, Flatbush, Flatlands, New Lots, Brownsville, East New York, Bushwick, Ridgewood, Middle Village, Maspeth, Elmhurst and Jackson Heights with several new stations in communities not currently served by rail transit. If adopted, this new service would improve transit and job access to underserved communities along this corridor that is currently home to about 900,000 residents and 260,000 jobs, and with growth expected by at least 41,000 people and 15,000 jobs in the next 25 years. For many residents along this corridor, crossing from neighborhood to neighborhood is slow and tedious because existing subway lines are oriented towards Manhattan, even as many new work opportunities, schools, and services are located in the outer boroughs. The project would provide critical mobility, creating better links for travel to and from Manhattan as well as key connections among neighborhoods, across boroughs, and opening up new opportunities for reverse commuting into Nassau and Suffolk Counties. Each day, more than 100,000 commuters make daily trips within or across Brooklyn and Queens, often relying on buses that get caught in traffic along a tangled and crowded street network. Results from this historic and necessary step could lead to a new service that would provide end-to-end travel time of less than 40 minutes, although most trips would be along shorter segments of the line. This would provide significant time savings for interborough Brooklyn and Queens trips compared with existing transit options. In addition to transit service, the existing Bay Ridge Branch corridor can service cross harbor rail freight and would dramatically reduce truck congestion regionally and expand goods movement facilities, thereby fortifying supply chains still struggling to recover from the pandemic. Transportation planners believe that cross harbor rail freight and passenger service on the Interborough Express can work together in concert, which could be a game-changer for the region. To that end Governor Hochul is also directing the Port Authority to complete environmental review for the Cross Harbor Rail Freight Tunnel.
  24. The R32s will continue running: https://www.reddit.com/r/nycrail/comments/rn0vzj/official_statement_from_new_york_transit_museum/
  25. According to the VIN, this has a Freightliner MB55 chassis. Could it be something along the line of Hyundai or Isuzu? IMG_8906 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
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