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View Poll Results: Which should ABQ RIDE replace first?
300-series Neoplan AN440A CNG (built 1996) 1 16.67%
400-series Thomas/Dennis SLF232G (built 2001) 0 0%
Both 300s and 400s 5 83.33%
Voters: 6. You may not vote on this poll

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Old 08-16-2011, 11:18 PM
 
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Here is my first of four ABQ RIDE polls: Which ABQ RIDE buses should be replaced first - the 300s or 400s?

I would actually say both, the 300s due to age and the 400s due to reliability problems.
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Old 08-17-2011, 12:04 AM
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In the big scheme of city operations, does it really matter?

Just wondering as a resident who doesn't ride buses.
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:47 AM
 
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Andros 1337,

While I may think this stuff is interesting, I'm guessing not many people do (and probably not enough to warrant a poll, let alone four). Just sayin'
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Old 08-17-2011, 09:03 AM
 
Location: Santa Fe
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???? I'm sure this is of interest to you, but I doubt most other people even know what you're talking about.
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Old 08-17-2011, 11:51 AM
 
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Those old buses are nice for areas where crime is higher.

I hate when I get on a new bus, and it is tagged.... everywhere!
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Old 08-17-2011, 01:05 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Since the bus system is financed by taxpayers, no bus should be
replaced until the actual repair costs exceed the the cost of replacement.

Replacement busses should be sourced from suppliers operating their
assembly lines in the United States using parts that are in the vast
majority also sourced in the United States.

I find it offensive when US taxpayer dollars are used to buy stuff from
places such as China. The replacement for the tresle portion of the
Oakland Bay bridge is using almost $1 billion in Chinese-built concrete
parts that are then shipped across the sea for insertion in the bridge - all
to "save" a little money and make some overpaid administrator look good.

Regarding the tagging, I think the ABQ Ride should station snipers who
get paid by the head when they blast one like a ripe melon when caught
in the act. One ride I took, I had to watch three of them tag all the
windows in the back of the bus with stones that were found lying on
the floor. I wasn't about to mess with any of them by getting up and
informing on them or confronting them. I don't mind getting a little brains
on me if it makes it easier to see out the windows.
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Old 08-17-2011, 02:00 PM
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Originally Posted by mortimer View Post
Since the bus system is financed by taxpayers, no bus should be
replaced until the actual repair costs exceed the the cost of replacement.

Replacement busses should be sourced from suppliers operating their
assembly lines in the United States using parts that are in the vast
majority also sourced in the United States.

I find it offensive when US taxpayer dollars are used to buy stuff from
places such as China. The replacement for the tresle portion of the
Oakland Bay bridge is using almost $1 billion in Chinese-built concrete
parts that are then shipped across the sea for insertion in the bridge - all
to "save" a little money and make some overpaid administrator look good.
I agree! No more foreign bus purchases paid for by US taxpayers I say:

President Obama on Midwest tour with bus made in Canada - NYPOST.com
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Old 08-17-2011, 04:40 PM
 
Location: Queen Creek, AZ
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Why is everyone thinking that any new bus order will come from China or overseas? The FTA won't allow that! Buy America laws require assembly to be done at least 60% in the United States if funded using taxpayer money. All six major manufacturers in North America (New Flyer, Gillig, NABI, Orion, Nova Bus, and El Dorado) meet those requirements.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:51 AM
 
Location: Albuquerque
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Originally Posted by Andros 1337
Why is everyone thinking that any new bus
order will come from China or overseas?
It's not that anyone is specifically thinking
it is going to happen. I am worried about
it happening and voicing my worries.
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Old 08-18-2011, 11:33 PM
 
Location: Albuquerque (Glenwood Hills), NM
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I would say both, but from my understanding, the 900 series buses replaced at least most of the 400 series buses, so for the most part, the 300s are the only ones that still need to be replaced (eventually), right?
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