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Chris.A

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  1. Chris.A

    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    I have some very surprising and extremely saddening news! It was announced today on the NY daily news that the MTA plans on retiring the last of the 1998 and 1999 Novabus RTS's on May 10 2019! Due to some average riders bitching about how "old buses always go to the poor neighborhoods", we are going to see the RTS's retire much sooner than anyone had initially thought. These will likely be the next buses to go after the remaining 2004-2005 Orion VII OG CNGs retire before month's end (which btw, would happen to be the one year anniversary since the 2003 Orion VII OG CNGs got retired on 3/31/2018). Those that complain about the RTS's being old will get the 2004 and 2005 Orion VII OG hybrids next, so the joke's on them! I guess the remaining New Flyer D60HFs will be the last MTA or MTA related DD50 series buses left in service (or the 2004 Orion V CNGs at NICE bus, if they are still around...).
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    Los Angeles MTA

    Those remaining 2001 C40LFs are due for retirement this year along with the 2001-2003 Nabi 40LFWs and 2001 Orion VI diesels.
  3. Does anyone have any thoughts or ideas as to what would have likely occurred if Orion was still in the game? I'm interested to see thoughts.
  4. You'd think they would have a basic idea of how their own bus would look. Smh.
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    Flxible Metro

    That's it? No one else?
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    These RTS's are dropping like flies. We're down to about 170 units remaining. #5062-5063 and #5200 among others were all sent to EC scrap.
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Keep in mind that this was on a Sunday.
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    Flxible Metro

    TBH, with the exception of CARTA and maybe Trimet, I thought most of the other systems did away with the Metros 8-9 years ago. WMATA retired the last of theirs in 2010-2011 as did MTA Maryland, CTA, and NJT. I guess a better question would be, who still uses the RTS bus in America (besides MTA New York City Bus of course).
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    WMATA Washington

    Saw 2005 Orion VII OG CNG #2615 on the 8W today.
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    NICE's network map.
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    MTA NYC to phase out Metrocard by 2018

    The MetroCard is barely 20 years old, it's not THAT old at all. Secondly, this is completely illogical as it is 2019, and everyone is still using them!
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Was looking at the NICE version of "bustime" and noticed that there was not a single #1700 series bus on the road, not 1! The only NGs I saw were a few #1800s and of course the 3G #1800's too. Is that normal?
  13. When did they last buy new CNGs? Back in 2014?
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    Prince George's County Transit, MD

    Well considering the fact that DASH is retiring the last of their Phantoms and PRTC is about to retire their units, I can see The Bus doing the same thing.
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    WMATA Washington

    Forgot to post this yesterday, but I finally was able to ride one of the new Omniride D4500CTs and I must say, they are VERY nice buses! They even come with Seatbelts, which is a first for this bus system! I wonder if Loudoun County Transit's newest MCIs have this feature as well, for their fleet is very similar to PRTC's.
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    Prince George's County Transit, MD

    When was the last time these guys brought new buses? 2012 or so?
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    WMATA Washington

    Add #6578 and #6588 to that list. Also, 2012 XDE40 #7174 broke down while working to 2A earlier in Ballston. The maintenance at the Northern VA Metrobus depots are starting to slip. Not good.
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    WMATA Washington

    I have a question about the #2700 series buses. Back in 2004-2005 when WMATA was first ordering these, did they really ordered 30 buses all for the 5A line? BTW, 2010 DE42LFA #6590 is freshly overhauled out of West Ox.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    This is some BS man.
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Was #7791 retired? No more 7700s?
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    MTA NYCT Subway/Bus discussion

    Seems like MHV depot is getting some 2005 Orion VII OG hybrids from FP depot. #6604 and #6605 IIRC are now assigned to MHV depot. Also #6536 from LGA depot to ECH scrap due to a smashed in front end. Also, only 7 2004-2005 Orion VII OG CNGs remain in service. #7685 (aka #145), #7792, and #7815-7819 are all that remain from West Farms depot.
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    WMATA Washington

    Add #2196 to the Orion V list. It was spotted on the W4 a few days ago.
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    Nassau Inter-County Express

    Well, it seems that NICE fixed XN40 #1951. It is currently working on the n4 heading east to Freeport.
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    WMATA Washington

    PRTC Omniride 2008 MCI D4500 CT #377 has been overhauled and repainted in the "NEW" scheme. I thought it was one of the new CTs at first until I saw the older headlights on it. More older CTs (and possibly a few CLs as well) will be getting the new PRTC scheme in the coming months. Yeah, saw #3019 parked in the depot in Saturday afternoon.
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    WMATA Washington

    2000 Orion V #2197 is back in service too. Working the 97 currently. First new unit in a while bringing us to around 30 Orion Vs active.
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