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Old 09-19-2016, 07:12 AM
 
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Call me new-fashioned but I like the buses with only one small step up from the curb, or level if the curb is high enough.


But basically a bus is a good one if it arrives soon after I get to the bus stop and moves quickly to my destination.
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:25 PM
 
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Call me new-fashioned but I like the buses with only one small step up from the curb, or level if the curb is high enough.


But basically a bus is a good one if it arrives soon after I get to the bus stop and moves quickly to my destination.
The low floor buses are definitely more convenient for seniors and the disabled. But I think a low floor design might be more prone to mechanical issues.
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Old 09-19-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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The R40 must have been the ugliest subway car ever, but I hear they were fast.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:25 AM
 
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The R40 must have been the ugliest subway car ever, but I hear they were fast.
I don't remember them being all that fast, but they were sure as hell fun to ride on.
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Old 09-20-2016, 10:59 AM
 
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The Classic 'Murda Av' Bus! (B54, via Myrtle Avenue)......!
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Old 09-20-2016, 03:00 PM
 
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The R40 must have been the ugliest subway car ever, but I hear they were fast.
How dare you!
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Old 12-15-2016, 03:08 PM
 
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Well, the first 5 R179s have been delivered (#3010-3014) and are currently being tested throughout various parts of the IND system. As for the RTS's, as of this writing, there's about 430 units left in service.
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Old 12-19-2016, 07:12 AM
 
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I was rarely on an RTS, and had almost forgotten them, but last month I rode crosstown on the M66 from Lincoln Center and was surprised to notice how weird the "wheelchair area" in the back on the driver's side looked.
(Do I have the right bus?)
Yes, the route sign was impossible to read until the bus was on top of us. Of, course, it is the only bus on 65th Street.
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Old 12-19-2016, 12:26 PM
 
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I was rarely on an RTS, and had almost forgotten them, but last month I rode crosstown on the M66 from Lincoln Center and was surprised to notice how weird the "wheelchair area" in the back on the driver's side looked.
(Do I have the right bus?)
Yes, the route sign was impossible to read until the bus was on top of us. Of, course, it is the only bus on 65th Street.

What's so weird about it? It's just a row of three seats if I'm not mistaken.
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Old 12-19-2016, 01:38 PM
 
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What's so weird about it? It's just a row of three seats if I'm not mistaken.

It is just that I am used to seeing the wheelchair areas at the front of the bus.
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