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« on: May 04, 2006, 12:39:28 PM »

An interesting article in this month's The Leader regarding some of NYCT's demonstrator buses over the years. We have touched upon this subject a few times in the past, however those discussions are contained within the archived forums; they're not active. Do feel free to repeat an archived post.

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A few old topics from the archive:  The Differences in the RTS Over the Years?
                                                   Hino Demo at the MTA
                                                   GMC RTS-II Demo #200
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« Reply #1 on: May 04, 2006, 09:27:09 PM »

Regarding the Volvo articulated bus at the bottom of the page... any info on that?
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« Reply #2 on: May 04, 2006, 09:34:50 PM »

The logos I recognize on the left side of the Renault bus (from the front) include CNY Centro, Capital District TA, Niagara Frontier TA MetroBus, Rochester-Genesee Regional Transit, the MTA 'M' logo and Westchester County.

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« Reply #3 on: May 04, 2006, 09:44:37 PM »

The Leyland double deckers made it out to San Francisco after NYC and were used by Gray Line Sightseeing.
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« Reply #4 on: May 05, 2006, 10:56:38 AM »

Ah, seeing a demo at Alexander's at Green Acres........Alexander's where we all went shopping !
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« Reply #5 on: May 05, 2006, 11:29:33 AM »

Ah, seeing a demo at Alexander's at Green Acres........Alexander's where we all went shopping !


I think that was the one in Rego Park off Junction Blvd.


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« Reply #6 on: May 05, 2006, 12:19:05 PM »

     

These, and many more New York demonstrator buses, including the NYCTA, PBL's, PANYNJ and more are available in the New York City Demonstrator Buses gallery. Photographs from the Joe Testagrose collections, Trevor Logan, David Greenberger and many more.
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« Reply #7 on: May 05, 2006, 01:10:35 PM »

The "Volvo" bus is called the Phileas. My understanding is that this is a Dutch bus, but I could be wrong. This bus is designed to act like a tram and can even drive itself using vision technology. It can also open and close its doors on its own. It is a partially automated bus and at almost $2 million a pop, it is as pricey as most trams.
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« Reply #8 on: May 05, 2006, 06:18:08 PM »

The "Volvo" bus is called the Phileas. My understanding is that this is a Dutch bus, but I could be wrong. This bus is designed to act like a tram and can even drive itself using vision technology. It can also open and close its doors on its own. It is a partially automated bus and at almost $2 million a pop, it is as pricey as most trams.

Thanks. Any info on whether a demo will visit NY or not (as it was listed with the other NY demo buses...)?
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« Reply #9 on: May 05, 2006, 09:41:19 PM »

The Volvo demo is going to be interesting, just like when we had the Gillig for a brief period last year.
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« Reply #10 on: Today at 01:58:33 AM »

Hear is the MAN Demo Buses that NYCTA tested in 1974 and 1983. The photos aren't mine. I have them in my photo collection. If anyone knows who's photos they are, let me know so I can give them credit. "Pipe" Thank you BK. The photos are from the collection of Joe Testagrose. "Pipe"
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« Reply #11 on: Today at 02:16:36 AM »

Hear is a Neoplan Demo Bus that the NYCTA tested in 1993. The photo aren't mine. I have it in my photo collection. If anyone knows who photo it is let me know so I can give them credit. "Pipe" Thank you BK. The photo is from the collection of Mr.Logan. "Pipe"
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Hear a New Flyer Demo Bus that the NYCTA tested in 1999. The photos  aren't mine. I have it in my photo collaction. If anyone knows who photos it is let me know so I can give them credit. "Pipe" Thank you BK. The photos are from the collection of Mr.Greenberger. "Pipe"
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« Reply #13 on: Today at 05:23:14 AM »

I think the top three are Joe Testagrose pictures. The next one is Logan's. The last two are Greenberger's pictures. If you people would stop renaming pictures when you download them from the internet (or usenet), the original file names would still be a part of the images and there'd be no need to wonder who they belong to.

In any case, let's keep this subject on topic and stick to the MSBA articulateds of the 1980's. There's already another thread on the boards for the NYC demo's. If you have more to say about them, tag that thread.

I'm going to split this topic and attach the NYC posts to the NYC demo thread later today. Meanwhile, keep the MSBA artic demo talk going.

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« Reply #14 on: Today at 08:59:52 PM »

Split and merged from MSBA's 1300-Series Articulated Buses of the 1980's

Please continue to share New York City demonstrator buses here.

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« Reply #15 on: Today at 10:24:09 PM »

the mta has had many demos over time. A few of which i have been on when they were demos and a few that weren't purchased after. Its fun to take a ride on a demo bus. What i want to know is, what makes the DOB decide which one's see passenger service during its demo? I've been on the orion v, mci cruiser, neoplan's artic, nova lfs, new flyer's d40lf, and the rts hybrid in 2000. I don't think the van  hool ever saw service. Now that there's a buzz of a nova lfs artic in nyc i wonder if that one will see service. I would like to check that one out.
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