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  Topic: Disney Transport
timecruncher

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PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 7:27 pm   Subject: Disney Transport
Was down there last May and there were lots of NABI units prowling around, some painted, others in white.

timecruncher
  Topic: Ex-SORTA Phantoms at Lexington, Nashville, Sandusky?
timecruncher

Replies: 4
Views: 11419

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Sat Nov 28, 2015 6:49 pm   Subject: Ex-SORTA Phantoms at Lexington, Nashville, Sandusky?
Lextran did get four SORTA Phantoms. I have the fleet numbers written down at my desk. I'll try to post them this week if I don't forget (hey - I'm 65 now and losing brain cells like a Frat brother ...
  Topic: TANK's Retiring (and Retired) Gilligs
timecruncher

Replies: 8
Views: 20080

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:42 pm   Subject: TANK's Retiring (and Retired) Gilligs
TANK used buses are in demand. They are well-maintained and kept very clean while in service, and command top dollar when auctioned.

timecruncher
  Topic: New here...
timecruncher

Replies: 4
Views: 12380

PostForum: Member Introductions and Announcements   Posted: Thu Apr 02, 2015 2:39 pm   Subject: New here...
There are lots of transit aficionado's in the greater Cincinnati area. I suggest you visit Metro's Queensgate Division on the 3rd Saturday of the month around 7:30pm when the Cincinnati Transit Histo ...
  Topic: Hybrid bus dilemma: Do benefits justify extra cost?
timecruncher

Replies: 1
Views: 6797

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:27 pm   Subject: Hybrid bus dilemma: Do benefits justify extra cost?
In short: No.

And the fuel savings are negligible.

Hybrid and battery buses are basically a gimmick that makes for a good press release and possibly a few words on the evening news. Otherwis ...
  Topic: Why cant I be treated as nice on the bus as I am in the air
timecruncher

Replies: 1
Views: 8678

PostForum: General Transportation - All Other Modes   Posted: Sat Nov 08, 2014 1:14 pm   Subject: Why cant I be treated as nice on the bus as I am in the air
They absolutely did. Some have simply switched to Southwest Airlines (an outfit that wrote the book on good customer service before, during, after travel), others have dabbled with Megabus (mixed res ...
  Topic: BYD Electric Bus Demo
timecruncher

Replies: 2
Views: 7524

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:38 pm   Subject: BYD Electric Bus Demo
They bid on our electric bus procurement, but lost it because they could not (or would not) give the origin of suppliers, weren't sure if the buses would actually be built in Lancaster or in China som ...
  Topic: Megabus expanding yet again
timecruncher

Replies: 5
Views: 11256

PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Sun Jun 15, 2014 3:25 pm   Subject: Megabus expanding yet again
Good point. Same can be said about the airline industry as well. It is better for consumers to a point, but not better for the industry as a whole.

I think.

Another way to look at it is that e ...
  Topic: Megabus expanding yet again
timecruncher

Replies: 5
Views: 11256

PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Fri May 16, 2014 7:39 pm   Subject: Megabus expanding yet again
Seems that Megabus is going into the cross-Florida market now, with Miami - Orlando, Miami-Tampa and Orlando-Tampa service.

If you look over what's left of Greyhound's network - and believe me, it ...
  Topic: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
timecruncher

Replies: 377
Views: 455942

PostForum: Transit Bus Manufacturers   Posted: Sat Feb 08, 2014 3:05 pm   Subject: 'GM OLD LOOK ODDITIES'
Linsky - that is a beauty (great orange & beige color arrangement). I would suggest that if it is a restoration, the turn signal bezels and such were badly rusted and the restorer did not realize ...
  Topic: Safe transit as I saw it
timecruncher

Replies: 6
Views: 24358

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Sat Jan 11, 2014 9:19 pm   Subject: Safe transit as I saw it
Bus stops and even bus painting - if contracted out - can be accomplished without using much local $$. There are all kinds of grants out there for capital purchases, but nothing for operations.

An ...
  Topic: Safe transit as I saw it
timecruncher

Replies: 6
Views: 24358

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 3:10 pm   Subject: Safe transit as I saw it
Lots of transit systems have a "standards" book or guideline that looks for 'clocked' headways. Yes, they look pretty, but they're useless if ridership varies more than 10% at different tim ...
  Topic: Safe transit as I saw it
timecruncher

Replies: 6
Views: 24358

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:17 pm   Subject: Safe transit as I saw it
James, you seem to have left out the fact that funding at most transit agencies is tight. We cannot, in most cases, just add buses if we don't have staff or equipment available. Furthermore, union c ...
  Topic: CTA to monitor "bad" bus drivers
timecruncher

Replies: 10
Views: 20978

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:08 pm   Subject: CTA to monitor "bad" bus drivers
Funny thing about tight schedules - few people will come to the scheduler to tell them about the problem. When they do, they learn that we can't change times until the next pick, and get discouraged. ...
  Topic: Farebox
timecruncher

Replies: 11
Views: 23321

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 9:01 pm   Subject: Farebox
Miserable GFI Cents a Bill boxes right now, or as our maintenance director likes to say "one power surge away from complete failure" DOS system fareboxes that will be replaced later this yea ...
 
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