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Len90

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  1. Len90

    Disney Transport general discussion

    The skyway is not intended to "replace" buses. It is supposed to be an alternative means of transportation. Disney will need a larger bus pool at Hollywood Studios as the park's capacity will be larger. Disney has build a new bus stop for the park as well. Disney will also need a larger bus pool as they continue to build new additions to resorts. The earliest of the Nova Buses may get retired as they seem to not be changing any of the markings on them. However, I would not expect them to all get retired. This order depending on the number would be just around the same size of the original Nova fleet.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Highly doubt it. Seems like SI will just stay with the Orion VII Next Generations, Orion VII, and the Novas for now. Interesting that the 2012 X3-45s are the buses that I see the least often on SI and there are supposedly some of those around.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Interested to see how the bid for the new express buses goes. There's literally just a handful of the 2002 D4500s left at Yukon on Staten Island. Always nice when I am able to catch those on the road. I think those are the last buses on SI with the flip disc destination boards.
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    NJ TRANSIT (New Jersey Transit)

    I think some are being stripped of all the older Academy logos and being placed into service in Staten Island as well for their X23 and X24 routes to NYC. I know they took over Atlantic Express for those but some of the bus numbers just don't look the same.
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    NJ TRANSIT (New Jersey Transit)

    So I answered my most recent question. Just saw 9053 on the road in Monmouth county.
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    NJ TRANSIT (New Jersey Transit)

    7101-7118 have had their headlights replaced to match the rest of the newer D4500s. Also does anyone know where 9001-9053 ended up going? When they were brand new they ran out of the Howell NJ garage but I haven't seen any of those in years and can't imagine they are retired before all of the 2000-2003 buses.
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    NJ TRANSIT (New Jersey Transit)

    The 2018s have started... not sure if mentioned. Saw 18001 in NJ Transit colors at the Lindenwold PATCO station
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    NJ TRANSIT (New Jersey Transit)

    There are a bunch of new buses sitting at the Atlantic Detroit Diesel and allison dealer in Piscataway. The buses look like they had just come in as they only had the NJ transit text on them and none of the other transit's markings.
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    Disney Transport general discussion

    The originally repainted NOVAs for the new scheme were repainted in silver with the red reflective stripe. The first images of Nova buses in this scheme are in silver when the new colors debuted in early 2013. I know I photographed 4841 in May 2013 which was one of the first buses to get the new colors and it was in silver. It was also the final time I photographed some RTS buses. This is right around when the 2013 Gilligs and all the articulated buses were ordered up. Those arrived in the silver with the red stripe. Over the course of 2014, Disney did not receive any new buses. During this time Disney is rumored to have noticed a few things: 1. Maintaining the silver buses was tougher than a white bus 2. Cost of repainting the buses in silver is more than the white. Along with this I have seen a few other things popping up. Disney on all 2015 and newer buses has gone with Alcoa wheels. On my most recent trip I noticed a couple of older buses riding on Alcoas as well. Highest number I saw 5211-17, highest number I was able to photograph is 5209-17.
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    Disney Transport general discussion

    My brother is down there and just saw 5211-17.
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    Disney Transport general discussion

    Given how Disney was not happy with those when they first got them it makes it even more interesting that Disney bought them off the lease.
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    LYNX (Central Florida Regional Transit Authority)

    Of note a few of the retired LYNX buses have ended up in New Jersey at a lot off of Route 9 in South Amboy. https://www.google.com/maps/@40.492781,-74.2976612,3a,24.8y,303.42h,81.05t/data=!3m6!1e1!3m4!1sEKIyYLQckXjnpNlAxvWoeA!2e0!7i13312!8i6656
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    Disney Transport general discussion

    I was just down there two-three weeks ago and still the highest I have seen is 5206-16. The bus sitting at TTC looks to be a new delivery for 2017. Are we hitting a point where the original Nova's 4815-4832 are turning 17 years old. How long were the terms on the lease for these buses?
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    NJ TRANSIT (New Jersey Transit)

    Not happening. Agreement was reached Friday evening.
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    Disney Transport general discussion

    Time to figure out the 2015 vs 2016 cutoff then. Has anyone seen any more new articulated buses? I heard rumor Disney was to get more with the latest order. Articulated buses have been operating out of MK to the All Stars, Pop Century, Art of Animation, and Caribbean Beach. Seems like they have been successful in moving more people and have ended the multi bus loading at those stops during the rush after parades/fireworks.
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