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  1. Getting the following error when using the visual editor this afternoon. Thought I'd give a heads-up -- Darrin
  2. Adirondack and New York Trailways pool service.
  3. And, I had corrected myself. Thanks for clarifying.
  4. Ummmmm....wrong Rochester. This is for Rochester, NY, not Minnesota. N/M...got confused thinking you were speaking of the "other" Rochester, in MN
  5. Wow, my numbers were way off. Still, would the benefit of the larger bus and costs associated with it only be negligible?
  6. Should be noted that Greyhound will not gain as many passengers as one thinks with a double-decker.. DD-925 - 81 (27 with social distancing) D4500 - 57 (20 with social distancing) X3-45 - 57 (20 with social distancing) I'm thinking if they do 1/3 of the passengers, which is the magic number if not mistaken for distancing, they benefit from only seven extra passengers...completely out of the picture with the issues that double-deckers already provide, height being a major issue with center city terminals. Who other than Van Hool offers double-deckers in the US now, and are they already accepted or ?fully vetted? for use in the United States? ---sorry for the confusion on "vetted", I think that's the term I've read previously. Another question...are there articulated long-distance coaches in the US? I can see them on local services, and commuter express trips, but think that heavy interstate driving would be too much wear and tear for them to last any lengthy period of time. Just my view. Another option is the raising of fares to reflect the costs of operating and maintaining the line or route. It might cut down on some ridership, but there are people without cars that will need to take the bus to get to another regional terminal.
  7. I wish the cross-border trips into Buffalo had done that more often. The waits in traffic on the QEW in addition to delays at the customs checkpoints could easily put a bus 3-4 hours off schedule. Granted, the QEW is out of anyone's hands in speeding up, but the ability to be ready at the border? Clearly preventable. Glad my next trip(s) will be by driving. Fortunately I know most of the shortcuts from the Megabus drivers, taking some local routes. Just, please don't send me through via the Linc! lol
  8. I know most of the NYC-Toronto corridor is primarily Greyhound USA, but the section carrying passengers from Toronto over the border into Buffalo a few years back used to have back-to-back trips every weekend in the evening hours. I think I was supposed to be on a 6:00 trip or so, and ended up waiting until 8:00 for me to be able to get onto a freed up bus. We ended up getting a non-stop to the border and that included sitting on the QEW near Trafalgar Road in Oakville for well over an hour. Ended up missing my local connection in Buffalo and had to cab it home the rest of the way. Amtrak's once-daily from Toronto is also known to be pretty full too. Of note: Everyone should know that the Toronto to Buffalo trip requires crossing a border to get into the USA. Why people don't have their passport on their person baffles me to no end. Our one driver insisted on everyone show their passport when boarding, and to keep it on them. Fastest border crossing, EVER.
  9. If you do a quick search on Google for "Hudson Rail Link", a number of pictures of their buses (Blue Bird, predominantly) shows up. I've noticed a number of them also carry an "M" in front of the fleet number. A quick check showed buses with numbers as low as M0018 up to M0043. The other carrier, "Hudson Link" operates much further north of the Bronx, and replaced Tappan Zee Express buses. Those buses are Prevost X3-45 buses, and carry an R801-R831 series of fleet numbers. https://www.google.com/search?q=Hudson+Rail+Link&client=firefox-b-1-d&sxsrf=ALeKk01OQ6KwYNVcUZaRuDyNNMesAGoSRw:1589905589835&source=lnms&tbm=isch&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwif8aHvq8DpAhXyhHIEHSeKB9gQ_AUoA3oECB4QBQ&biw=1920&bih=910#imgrc=cTTFUyGIgecVCM Hope this helps!
  10. The fact that someone effectively jumped the fence and did what they did to the bus was a story in itself. Too bad, especially in these times.
  11. Right or wrong, it sounds like it frosts your cookies that someone brings this up, and merely makes a suggestion. Well, I'll come out and say it this way....you have the responsibility to quote a person or a business accurately. Again, conjecture without notification of such plans is risky, and can affect the reliability as well as the perceived accuracy of the site. Yes, accidental mistakes will and do happen on occasion, even with myself. But...intentionally changing the wording of what a person says to something that is thought of as "good enough", baffles me. I have never, however, changed wordings to more bolder words that could invoke a different view of what was being quoted. Sorry my opinion doesn't align with what you're trying to say, but it's an opinion that I'm going to stand by. I'd like to help the credibility of this site by keeping this as friendly as possible. I do apologize to the admins of the site, I hope they understand what I'm getting at.
  12. Have heard the word. I've even heard it used in sentences since high school. I haven't heard it, however, used in the transportation industry as you have. This especially is important since the fact that I've not seen it on ANY of their literature sent out to passengers and within the industry. I've said what I'm going to say, I guess I'm banging my head (actually not, that would hurt!) for something that I can't suggest in correcting to Greyhound's terminology.
  13. But I would hope that since we're all learning from others posts, that it would be credible information being put out, just the same.
  14. Addendum: When you're posting what you saw on the Greyhound bulletins, a reader is expecting to see facts, not conjecture on what you *think* may be happening down the road. If I walk up to a restaurant door and see the sign telling me that they are closed until further notice, it does not mean that they are closed, forever. Jumping to the conclusion and assuming that since I feel that it's going to be permanent, it must be permanent. That is how dangerous things get when you make your assumption look like fact. I don't complain much about anything on this, and sometimes tell myself to take it all with a grain of salt thrown over my shoulder. Your "abolished" comments, I feel, are wrong.
  15. First, I didn't understand your remark about the AAU and question mark. My bad. Next, I never heard the term abolish, nor do I understand the changing of the term since they used "expiring schedules". Finally I'm not making a mountain out of a molehill here, if I'm not seeing the same information (I've seen the bulletins just as quickly as you had) and personally don't think that changing the words to abolish is wise. If I see "expiring schedules", I'd expect the term "expiring schedules" to continue into the next article. This is usually how miscommunication starts and people start assuming differently from what was originally written in the first place. The website is viewing "suspension" of service to standard passengers, and "suspension" is usually never permanent. We are speaking apples and oranges with regards to reconfiguration. I see the New York State Thruway services to be pretty much the same when service resumes, with the exception of MAYBE a number change, or a couple minutes in the schedule. All I'm trying to say is to quote the information provided VERBATIM (in exactly the same words as were used originally), to avoid confusion. (Jumping off soapbox now)
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