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  Topic: Bus Operation 101
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PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 8:17 pm   Subject: Bus Operation 101
Although created for training school bus drivers, this attachment contains some good information for drivers of all large vehicles:

http://web3.esd112.org/docs/default-source/transportation/school- ...
  Topic: SBS on Bx12
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 7:57 pm   Subject: SBS on Bx12
http://www.nyc.gov/html/dot/downloads/pdf/beaton_presentation_sbs_2010trb.pdf
  Topic: Southeastern Queens Bus Study
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:37 am   Subject: Southeastern Queens Bus Study
Keeping with the Queens bus studies theme, this link is to a 144-page report authored by a student from my alma mater, Fordham University.
Although I do not know the author, his research project expl ...
  Topic: Northeastern Queens Bus Study
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sun Mar 26, 2017 9:29 am   Subject: Northeastern Queens Bus Study
I agree with you, Traildriver!
It's hard to envision traditional, non-articulated "light rail vehicles" (as streetcars probably would be called today) making the right turn from 45th Avenue ...
  Topic: NYCT 40 Foot Low Floor Diesel Specs
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:36 pm   Subject: NYCT 40 Foot Low Floor Diesel Specs
Located toward the middle and end of this 448-page document are technical specs for 40-foot low floor diesel transit buses and certain subsidiary components (e.g. cameras). This spec was issued around ...
  Topic: CNG Low Floor Bus Specifications
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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:21 pm   Subject: CNG Low Floor Bus Specifications
From APTA:
http://www.apta.com/resources/reportsandpublications/Documents/lfcng.pdf
  Topic: Northeastern Queens Bus Study
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:16 pm   Subject: Northeastern Queens Bus Study
Those of us familiar with Queens already know that Northeastern Queens is heavily dependent upon buses, as rapid transit lines terminated in the center of that borough. This study dates back to Sept. ...
  Topic: New Bus Procurement Updates
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 1:08 pm   Subject: New Bus Procurement Updates
See pages 8-27 for the latest updates on new NYCT buses:
http://web.mta.info/mta/news/books/pdf/170123_1345_CPOC.pdf
  Topic: NF SBS Artics Arrive With Fanfare
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Sat Mar 25, 2017 12:29 pm   Subject: NF SBS Artics Arrive With Fanfare
http://www.metro-magazine.com/bus/news/721615/n-y-mta-rolls-out-new-buses-with-wi-fi-usb-ports-in-queens-the-bronx?utm_campaign=Express-Thursday-NEW-20170323&utm_source=Email&utm_medium=Enewsl ...
  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
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PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:26 pm   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
Makes me think maybe this photo was taken someplace in Alabama (due to the "Huntsville" route sign); there are 2 vent doors on the curb side front of this bus (making for a total of 3 vents ...
  Topic: MaBSTOA Accident
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:23 pm   Subject: MaBSTOA Accident
That looks very scary; whoever thinks Manhattan crane accidents are a new phenomenon should see these pics...
  Topic: The evolution of #2500
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:22 pm   Subject: The evolution of #2500
Great progressive chronicle of the life of a significant bus!
Heavy duty diesel buses of that era were incredibly robust and tended to live long lives.
Perhaps one could make a case that maneuverabi ...
  Topic: A Snow Blast from the Past
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PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:18 pm   Subject: A Snow Blast from the Past
Great period shots; I personally can't wait for Spring to arrive Smile
  Topic: 101 for 6x2's
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PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Thu Mar 23, 2017 7:17 pm   Subject: 101 for 6x2's
Modern cruisers all can be described as "6x2 tag tandems" wherein the forward rear axle is the driver and the rearmost rear axle is a non-powered tag axle.
Line haul tractors of the 1950's ...
  Topic: LA County MTA Bus Fleet
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PostForum: Surface Transit - Western United States   Posted: Wed Mar 22, 2017 7:52 pm   Subject: LA County MTA Bus Fleet
I never knew that LACMTA operates the 2nd largest bus fleet in the US (right after our own MTA) and the largest CNG bus fleet in the US:
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Los_Angeles_Metro_bus_fleet
 
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