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  1. Another bus accident, now in Hong Kong Island: "Seven hurt in collision between a bus and a tram" http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1381195-20180216.htm Update on KMB: Part-time driver in fatal Hong Kong bus crash did not drive route in training, KMB admits: https://www.hongkongfp.com/2018/02/16/part-time-driver-fatal-hong-kong-bus-crash-not-drive-route-training-kmb-admits/ KMB is now stopped offering shifts to part-time drivers after the deadly accident: http://news.rthk.hk/rthk/en/component/k2/1381070-20180215.htm
  2. Very bad accident recently in the Sham Shui Po area. 3 dead, more than two dozen injuries. Bus driver is charged in the accident. Citybus E21A. TVB news 9-22-2017 9-24-2017
  3. MTA has not release the CNG bus order bid contract yet. Who knows.
  4. no, the new bus orders (414 Nova LFS and 276 New Flyer XD40) will remove the oldest bus in service, RTS and Orion V. Theres a 700 bus option order that has not yet been approve would get rid of remaining Orion V and RTS buses and some first gen hybrids. the Orion VII CNG buses will be replace with new CNG buses.
  5. MTR Light rail and MTR double decker bus crash on Friday. 20 people injured. Driver of the bus was pinned and rescue: http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/news.htm?main&20141122&56&1055345
  6. They save a 1997 D60 # 1004 and renumbered to #1000, located at Zerega Avenue facility in the Bronx. MCI 2185 will be preserved once the Prevost bus order gets here. and no, MTA did not save a Orion V CNG bus.
  7. Hmm, I did not know there is bad blood between Bus Lounge and this forum?
  8. I heard some transit agencies like MTA in New YorkCity that has problem with New Flyer Xcelsior buses. Sinking roof structures. Its too much weight on top of the roofs that is causing buses to lean. MTA buses have a HVAC unit on the top. Im sure CNG and hybrid batteries will further enhance to cave in. Any other transit agencies have similar problems with New Flyer Xcelsior buses?
  9. There is no Twin America anymore, company is split up due to anti-trust.
  10. KMB is ordering Four 12.8 meter (42 feet) double decker buses, it is the longest in Hong Kong. Carrying 146 passengers. Two different models, 2 each: Alexander Dennis Enviro500 Turbo and Volvo B9TL. http://www.thestandard.com.hk/news_detail.asp?we_cat=4&art_id=145985&sid=42376830&con_type=1&d_str=20140603&fc=2 KMB info: http://www.kmb.hk/en/news/press/archives/news201406022036.html
  11. There is delay on Express Link between Hong Kong - Guangzhou rail link for one year til 2017 http://rthk.hk/rthk/news/englishnews/news.htm?hightlight&20140415&56&999741
  12. Safeway Tours, Canada has been doing sightseeing tours in NYC only.
  13. its probably vendor warranty repairs.
  14. Expect to pay more money in the city and near the bridges to Manhattan.... One example around 46 St on 7 line...http://nycparking.spplus.com/Queens-Parking.html Thats cheap for 12 hours $10 bucks, then theres additional tax and tips. No restrictions in Queens. Otherwise, park on the street houses for free just be careful of alternate side parking regulations. The spaces are very limited, you may get a chance during rush hours when people got to go to work and some spaces are available. Citifeild parking is lots of money and never seen people do park & ride on a non-Met game. If its for the weekend vacation, just pay the parking garage at your nearest hotel. Save the hassle. Enjoy spotty bus service in Queens where you stay.
  15. There is a reason why they have to split order, MTA is really late on getting new buses in and maintaining the older buses for a extended time. Hopefully the awards will help the situation.
  16. KMB is asking for another fare hike: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1369178/kmb-slammed-over-plans-43pc-bus-fare-increase
  17. KMB's BYD K9 electric bus is in service: http://www.scmp.com/news/hong-kong/article/1306949/kmbs-electric-bus-service-gets-and-humming
  18. MCI won the NJ Transit CNG order for 160 units / 45 foot buses... http://www.subchat.com/buschat/readflat.asp?Id=283252 http://www.subchat.com/buschat/readflat.asp?Id=283253
  19. No, way before that.... NY MTA who canned the order because the hybrid turbine couldn't make the incline on the RFK Bridge approach on bus route M60 in service. The technology was way too new! That is the problem with DesignLine.
  20. NJ Transit is a kiss of death to bus manufacturers industry.
  21. BYD demo bus now has the blue stripe and number as 0060. It will be interesting to see it how it runs in service.
  22. Looks like its dead, trying to sell the FAIL business or liquidated entire company: http://www.subchat.com/buschat/read.asp?Id=282981 So the transit agencies who order DesignLine buses... do they have a plan B?
  23. DesignLine now files for Chapter 11 bankruptcy: http://www.subchat.com/buschat/read.asp?Id=282204
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