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  Topic: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:12 am   Subject: "It's just a big, boxy, new bus...so what?"
Back in the day, I'd never have thought that a scene like this could ever be recalled with any sort of nostalgia......

http://bus.nycsubway.org/perl/show?502

(courtesy: bus.nycsubway.org)
Indee ...
  Topic: All About New Flyer
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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Jun 15, 2019 11:07 am   Subject: All About New Flyer
https://www.nfigroup.com/site-content/uploads/2019/03/2019-AIF-final.pdf
  Topic: TTMG Insider's Guide
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:17 am   Subject: TTMG Insider's Guide
TTMG has redesigned their website; check out the latest NYCT depot rosters here:
http://www.ttmg.org/insidersguide/nymta-depot-roster/
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 08, 2019 8:11 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
I was looking for info about the RTS on the Altoona Bus Test website; I did not see a test performed for NYCT RTSs but I did find this report issued for NJT RTS-06 built by Nova:

http://apps.altoon ...
  Topic: New Flyer Industries Buys Alexander Dennis
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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Wed Jun 05, 2019 12:51 pm   Subject: New Flyer Industries Buys Alexander Dennis
I stand corrected, Frankie, and thank you for your clarification.
Buses from Orion, MCI, New Flyer, Nova Bus and Prevost Car actually are manufactured at plants located in the U.S.
Orionís US plant ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:30 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
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NJT did not roster any until the late 1990's (the first RTS buses in New Jersey I ever rode were those operated by ACADEMY; I liked them right from the get-go, and also commuted on them for s ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Q65A

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 4:26 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
QUEENS TRANSIT nostalgia, 1979-1981; especially note the sharp contrast between the slope-back RTS and the Fishbowls.

Never thought that I could ever get nostalgic for 1981......... Rolling Eyes

http ...
  Topic: New Flyer Industries Buys Alexander Dennis
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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:42 pm   Subject: New Flyer Industries Buys Alexander Dennis
Yes, today's NYCT bus fleet is uniformly Canadian in origin.
With the recent demise of the RTS (a US-oriented model which Canadian transit operators did not like) ADB's manufactured by NFI and Nova d ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Q65A

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Views: 4586

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Jun 01, 2019 1:39 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Living in Queens in the '80's, you would see the occasional slope back RTS working for GBL (I would see them from time to time on the Q60 at Queens Blvd. and Continental Ave.) My beloved QTC had a cou ...
  Topic: New Flyer Industries Buys Alexander Dennis
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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Tue May 28, 2019 7:16 pm   Subject: New Flyer Industries Buys Alexander Dennis
https://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/734291/nfi-group-acquires-alexander-dennis-limited?utm_source=email&utm_medium=enewsletter&utm_campaign=20190528-NL-MET-Express-BOBCD190522004&omdt= ...
  Topic: A bus New York truly NEEDS ("MBU's").......
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 3:02 pm   Subject: A bus New York truly NEEDS ("MBU's").......
Excellent idea, particularly for the city in which the United Nations has been headquartered since 1945.
  Topic: NYCTA Bus Roster
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon May 27, 2019 3:01 pm   Subject: NYCTA Bus Roster
Apparently updated in Feb. 2019:
http://utahrails.net/ajkristopans/NYCTA_19Feb2019.txt
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Q65A

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 5:01 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
http://utahrails.net/ajkristopans/GMCTMCNOVARTS.php
(From the A.J. Kristopans page at utahrails.net.)
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:55 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Evan McCausland really did an outstanding job with his RTS book.
It is one of my favorites.
  Topic: 2017 US Revenue Transit Vehicle Inventory
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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Fri May 24, 2019 4:53 pm   Subject: 2017 US Revenue Transit Vehicle Inventory
From the website of the FTA comes this link to a master transit vehicle database. It includes buses of all sizes plus rail vehicles. NYCT, MTAB, NICE, NJT, MNCR, LIRR, PATH are all included.
This is ...
 
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