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  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed May 15, 2019 7:12 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Is the RTS is the longest running bus that NYCT or BOT ever ran?
The RTS-04 started running on NYCT in 1981 and the last RTS-06 retired this month.
They outlasted the Orion V's and they definitely ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Q65A

Replies: 118
Views: 2546

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 3:07 pm   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
A nice video tribute to the last RTS from the NYC transit fan website DJ Hammers (highly recommended for NYC transit fans):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jRb1eXXHzqo&list=UUyo3FdxKWiVZt0b7zJwb7 ...
  Topic: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 3:02 pm   Subject: St. George bus platforms, etc.......
I was at St. George Terminal last Wednesday.
I didn't see a control tower but the bus lanes were very busy with Orion VII NG HEVs, Orion VII 3G diesels and Nova LFSs.
A new shopping mall is being co ...
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Q65A

Replies: 118
Views: 2546

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun May 12, 2019 8:49 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
http://www.mta.info/press-release/nyc-transit/mta-nyc-transit-retires-last-1980s-era-buses-modernization-fleet-continues
Long may they run (at Vintage Bus Exhibits and Roadeos, at least)
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Q65A

Replies: 118
Views: 2546

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:09 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Sad to say but FLA, UP and JAM appear to be the last depots still running RTSs. Not very long ago they were still running out of GA and ENY.
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Q65A

Replies: 118
Views: 2546

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:05 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Looks as if MJQ still has 23 RTSs left, so the Manhattan Division is not yet RTS-free.
  Topic: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Q65A

Replies: 118
Views: 2546

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 10:03 am   Subject: Now it's time to say good-bye...to the faithful RTS.....
Check out the current (as of 414/19) MTA DOB depot rosters at TTMG:
http://www.ttmg.org/transitwiki/Insider%27s_Guide:_Metropolitan_Transportation_Authority_Bus_Operations_-_Depot_Summary
Usually RT ...
  Topic: Better Buses Action Plan
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Apr 28, 2019 9:57 am   Subject: Better Buses Action Plan
From the NYCDOT website:
https://www1.nyc.gov/html/brt/downloads/pdf/better-buses-action-plan-2019.pdf
  Topic: FYI by MCI-Spring 2019 Edition
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Replies: 0
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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Apr 20, 2019 12:09 pm   Subject: FYI by MCI-Spring 2019 Edition
https://issuu.com/deliverabilities/docs/fyi_from_mci_2019_spring?e=6255553/69063003
Check out the new D45 CRT LE (a new accessible cruiser with front and middle doors)
  Topic: Peculiar GM New Look noise
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Fri Apr 19, 2019 8:25 am   Subject: Peculiar GM New Look noise
A lot of the QTC Fishbowls on which I had rode in the 60's tended to idle very roughly when waiting at a light or at a bus stop.
  Topic: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Feb 03, 2019 11:32 am   Subject: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
SI Division now has 4 depots, 3 of which serve local lines and 1 of which serves only express routes:
Castleton: 1390 Castleton Ave., Port Richmond; construction approved in 1948 (when BOT took over ...
  Topic: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
Q65A

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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Feb 02, 2019 12:00 pm   Subject: New BoT/NYCTA buses for Staten Island
Was at St. George this Thursday.
Current SI local buses seem to be:
1. Nova LFS
2. Orion VII New Gen Hybrid
3. Orion VII EPA 10 Diesels
  Topic: GM Heritage Center
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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Dec 29, 2018 9:29 am   Subject: GM Heritage Center
Those of you who are interested in historical information about GM vehicles might enjoy visiting the webpage of the GM Heritage Center:
https://www.gmheritagecenter.com/
Unfortunately no bus data is ...
  Topic: Merry Christmas BTN!
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PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Mon Dec 24, 2018 12:54 pm   Subject: Merry Christmas BTN!
Best wishes for a peaceful and joyful Christmas!!!!
  Topic: New Feedback, maybe
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PostForum: Member Feedback & Help   Posted: Sat Dec 01, 2018 3:09 pm   Subject: New Feedback, maybe
Since joining BTN, I also have visited (and sometimes posted on) other NYC transit websites and discussion boards. Each website has its pluses and minuses, but some general observations can be made. T ...
 
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