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  1. How many Nova RTS does Texas A&M still have? I'm only aware of (at least) 4 that have been sold to nearby Brazos Transit District (109, 209, 213, 215; there are photos of 215 in the Brazos TRansit District livery on their FB page...)
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    ABQ RIDE

    Are the new XD60s replacing the 2004 DE60LF or are they for expansion?
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    Bee Line - Westchester County NY

    Yes, see the wiki. There's another one that's been scrapped but I haven't noted that there yet
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Yeah they've needed to go for a few years now LOL. Only thing going for them frankly is that they didn't road call too much. However when you only do those Q102 shuttles and spend more time sitting in queensboro plaza than actually moving, it's kinda hard to strain the bus lmao
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    9307 and 9348 are retired, the era of the 1996 rts is over in NYC. The last one to run was 9307, pulling in for the last time to LaGuardia depot on jan 8, 2019 at 10:11 AM. It was hella fun while it lasted
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    Dallas DART

    Are any NABI 416s still running? I assume all are retired but I heard rumors that a few survived the latest round of commuter XN40s... Is this true or are they truly all gone?
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    None officially that i know of. They're known for being less reliable than the allisons so the original intention was to reitre all those early but they're still around soooo.. most RTS retirements are on hold because the TA needs to build up the L train shuttle fleet and any RTS retirements right now may solely be for temporary storage till the L shuttle begins, so the ZFs will probably be around for a little while
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Never heard of it, then again i don't follow nassau county news closely
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Yeah, I anticipate RVC being reopened someday. They'll need the space if Let's Go ever gets launched. If not RVC (because of the luxury condos going up in the area), then somewhere else. as for nearby bus routes the n15 and n16 area nearest (a block or two east iirc). Thr n4 is nearby also (you need to walk a few blocks north)
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    IndyGo (Indianapolis)

    So a followup on Indygo: This past week I saw up to 1814 in service, meaning at least 14 2018 Gillig Low Floor BRT (diesel) buses. I don't know if they're replacing anything or if they're for the recent service expansion, because the 1997 New Flyer D40LF buses are still in service... (At least 9791 is, only 9791 and 9799 seem to run based on comments, posts, and photos on the Indygo FB page, as well as sightings from busfans). That said I didn't (care to) fan downtown to see if the 1999 Nova LFS are still around so IF the Gilligs replaced anything, it was likely those.
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    I don't think it's abandoned (yet... lol). But it certainly is largely deserted. On the few times I passed by I saw a car or two parked outside the office entrance so I assume there's someone in there at least semi regularly. Though the small open bus lot area is always empty when i show up, every now and then someone will drive by and there will be orions layed up between the garage and the LIRR so NICE drivers and mechanics probably do show up every now and then to check on the condition of the buses. FWIW I tried looking through the tiny windows in the garage door but those are too dirty to see anything inside.
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    No idea.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    I'm aware; that said there is physically nothing left for them to renumber unless they jump to numbering the incoming XD40s into the 7760s+, or if they choose to keep some of the youngest CNG Orions around into spring 2019. Anyway 145 isn't in the number scheme he was referring to, he was only referring to the D60s: "Any idea if the vacant numbers in the 110-139 series will eventually be filled, or were these buses that were retired instead? ", and to that, the answer is still none because everything at or below 5602 has been retired or renumbered already
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Holds stored OOS Orion 5s
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    There's no reason for the vacant numbers to be filled
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    Citibus (Lubbock, TX)

    Does anyone know what's up with Lubbock's RTS WFD? Qre they still operating, and if so, how many and for how much longer?
  17. I can fix it but I know next to nothing about Halifax Transit. If you PM me a laundry list of exactly what to change then i could be useful
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Foothill is due to get some El Dorados shortly so perhaps some NABIs could move across the country. Not exactly feasible from a parts perspective, but anything's possible if you need to retire buses with expiring tanks
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    WMATA Washington

    Does anyone have a list of the WMATA route-depot assignments? Wikipedia has one but i question whether it's still accurate.
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    I was thinking that since they don't have anything on the books(?) it's too late for a new bus order so transdev may transfer some goodies over to them, like they did a few years ago with the old Foothill Orions. Then again, IDK for sure
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Poor retirement planning and numbering planning as well the expanded fleet post-merger. There are some empty spots but the MTA tries to keep bus models all within a continuous number range which leads a new fleet's numbers to collide with an older fleet's numbers. Since the MTABC buses have to have distinct numbers from the NYCTA ones now, that limits the amount of numbers and open ranges the MTA has to work with because the fleet size jumped alot
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Yeah they had a pair of M1s but they elected to scrap them because they deteriorated significantly, amd restoration wasn't worth it because the RMLI has a pair in fair condition
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    The renumberings are as follows: 2002 New Flyer D60HF (100-103, 110-117, 124, 128-129, 132): 100: 5512 101: 5519 102: 5518 103: 5525 110: 5543 111: 5546 112: 5554 113: 5555 114: 5559 115: 5532 116: 5533 117: 5534 124: 5535 128: 5536 129: 5548 132: 5557 (I haven't edited this into the wiki but this was recently confirmed with license plates) 2003 New Flyer D60HF (118-119, 121-123, 126-127, 130-131, 133-135, 138-139): 118: 5572 119: 5574 121: 5577 122: 5578 123: 5601 126: 5595 127: 5599 130: 5593 (I haven't edited this into the wiki but this was recently confirmed with license plates) 131: 5567 133: 5580 134: 5583 135: 5586 138: 5598 139: 5600
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Jesus christ man this was almost a month ago, let it go instead of trying to find any opportunity to get under my skin because you're still salty over this. -- anyway, I assume you're referring to the part on bold? My point was that it makes more sense for the New York Transit Museum to preserve a bus operated in New York, i.e. the MTA, over a bus operated in Nassau County, i.e. LIB. ultimately all of this is moot anyway IMO because of what I already said a month ago: Hell the NYTM even gave up and ordered the M1 and P72 pairs scrapped, it's obvious they want nothing to do with the divisions outside of the NYC Subways and buses.
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    MUNI (San Francisco, CA)

    I was on vacation busfanning........
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