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Orion6025

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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Quite sad that this is rare now. NICE has really gone to the toilet in terms of interesting-ness. Perhaps that’s what put 1758 on the road... Especially if NICE doesn’t have many school trippers (do they have any at all actually?) ———— On a completely unrelated note I got a question about Long Beach transit (NOT california, the LI one): do they have the phantoms still?
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    Charm City Circulator (Baltimore, Maryland)

    Were those Hools they picked up by clemson university/tiger transit in South carolina? They recently posted a photo with some mystery van hools in it... As for 1101 and 1105 I heard both are retired. One is parked in some lot being stripped, the other is a mystery
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Neither are in service right now. The only definitive answer I can give is that 2304 is done for good because it sustained significant frame damage and they didn’t want to bother with it. I never heard the final world on 2755; it’s possible it could return since 8016 (or whatever number that bus was) came back after that fire but 2755 was burned up so bad I doubt they would try making the repairs
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    I've taken the liberty of dropping the roster of remaining Gen 1 Orions assigned to a depot. Please note that not every single one of these is actually running. Some buses are up at Zerega doing god knows what, others are OOS pending scrap. Furthermore, this list changes literally every day so this will only be accurate for probably the next 12 hours? Breakdown By Model Year: 2003 (2): 6383, 6390 2004 (44): 6393, 6400, 6412, 6418, 6423, 6427-6429, 6431-6434, 6436, 6439, 6441-6442, 6445, 6447-6450, 6454-6456, 6458, 6460, 6463-6467, 6469, 6471, 6473-6475, 6478-6481, 6483-6485, 6487 Breakdown By Depot: Manhattanville (7): 6383, 6390, 6393, 6400, 6412, 6418, 6423 Queens Village (39): 6427-6429, 6431-6434, 6436, 6439, 6441-6442, 6445, 6447-6450, 6454-6456, 6458, 6460, 6463-6467, 6469, 6471, 6473-6475, 6478-6481, 6483-6485, 6487 I would expect the Queens Village count to plummet imminently. That depot received 11 new Nova LFS in the past two days and only retired 2 Orions... Add 1 more Nova to Queens Village, 2 to Kingsbridge, and 3 to Gun Hill if we're talking the entire past week. I won't be doing these fleet-status update posts on a regular basis since posting daily updates is frankly not really productive and just clogs the forum. That said I generally keep the wiki status mostly up to date so check that if you're into this stuff (Since stuff changes daily and I'm not editing everyday, inevitably every edit becomes outdated within hours).
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    WMATA Washington

    What depots are still running Orion 5s anyway? I know Landover for sure and of course you just mentioned Bladensburg..
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    Los Angeles MTA

    The phrase "perspective owners" makes no damn sense anyway. It's respective owners... Regardless, it's quite disrespectful to not identify the photographer. You don't have to share the image, so why share it if you cannot do it properly or respectfully.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Not 100% sure. I can think of two possible explanations. I guess deliveries are streaming in really fast so they just are retiring the buses fast too. Also, part of it may have to do with them outright retiring buses over performing major maintenance work
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Right now the oldest hybrids number at 59
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Yeah they XN40s would probably be rolling in right now. Most of those 2004s IIRC were retired just by the service cuts rather than new buses.
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    WMATA Washington

    Nvm i poked a bit around faecbook. Apparently very few have made it out onto the shuttle and the X2. But there have been so few sightings idk if it's a regular thing or not.
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    I was only able to see the front two, 1648 and 1685. The rest were parked up real tight so you could see the outline of their faces but not the numbers.
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Are they parked outside? never mind Update: I went out to see for myself and there are 7-8 parked outside... Sad that this is basically it for the 5s but it was great to see them for a final time.
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    Cape Cod Regional Transit Authority (RTA)

    Update: The 1000s, 1300s, 1600s, 6100s are Gillig Low Floors, 29 ft The 1900s are Gillig Low Floor BRTs, I believe they are 29 ft The 400s and 500s are cutaways primarily used on their paratransit service but I think some are used on the shuttle-like routes Not sure what the 1800s are.
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    WMATA Washington

    Are the Orion 5s and NABItics running on the WMATA Blue line shuttles or are they relegated to regular service? If so, what divisions/lines tend to get them the most? On a slightly related note, DASH has acquired 12 MCI D4500s for the shuttle... at least 6 are ex-PRTC (So presumably 2002?) I haven't heard what the other 6 are. I was shocked when I heard this but I was able to confirm it through 4 separate sources in the know/closely involved with DASH so I assume it's true. Not sure when they're going in service though......... Doesn't really help that the Blue line shuttle doesn't track. Also the two ex-PRTC Phantoms that DASH acquired are numbered 701-702
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    Transit Authority of River City (TARC)

    Are any of the pre-2003 gilligs still around? Seems unlikely but I'd rather check before ruling TARC off of my to-do list...
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    WMATA Washington

    Well ultimately as long as the de40lf/lfr don’t retire just yet DC will still be interesting at least in my eyes! the one good thing to come out of all these CNG retirements is that those have been “safe” at least. Sometime in 2020 i gotta make a trip down just to see those
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    WMATA Washington

    Jesus christ WMATA has gone to shit so fast over the past year/year-and-a-half. Then again so have many other cities.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Probably. Happens every now and then whenever a few more than usual break down No They're going to manhattanville
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Yeah that makes sense. WOuld've been cost prohibitive to do that
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    Centro (Central New York RTA)

    Trackable?
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    Fairfax Connector

    money talks
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Shhhh. Don't give em any ideas lmao
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    WMATA Washington

    Did any DASH (or wmata for that matter) Orion 5s make it out into regular service as a result?
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Yes, 6350 was saved and it's currently sitting at Grand Avenue Depot. It hasn't ran in over a decade and AFAIK they don't have parts to get it running again, but it hasn't been stripped yet and is largely intact.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    MTA had a small RTS celebration today. 5249 the museum bus was put on display and 5241 made 1 ceremonial southbound m55 run this afternoon to cap off RTS service in NYC. There were a few photo shoots and 0013 was along for the event. As of today no RTS will be running in service. 4/30/19 was the last scheduled/regular day of service, but since today's run did put 5241 in revenue service and since it's not a museum bus, it technically counts as an in-service run.
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