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Old 12-19-2016, 08:52 PM
 
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It is just that I am used to seeing the wheelchair areas at the front of the bus.
That's because the wheelchair lift is at the back door of those buses
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Old 12-19-2016, 10:49 PM
 
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What's so weird about it? It's just a row of three seats if I'm not mistaken.
Also on the RTS it's two sets of three seats back to back on the same side of the bus rather than opposite each other.
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Old 12-21-2016, 07:00 AM
 
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I think I got another one yesterday, the M8 from the West to East Village. I asked the driver if it was an RTS and he said "I don't know" while giving me a look like I had a large hole in my head.


Cute line from the Times, something like, "the opening of the Second Avenue subway will be like 'the Grand Canyon for train enthusiasts.'" (I am not.)
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Old 12-21-2016, 06:56 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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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.
The route signs with the green lettering is very tough. The ones with orange lettering we much better.
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Old 12-21-2016, 08:44 PM
 
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I think I got another one yesterday, the M8 from the West to East Village. I asked the driver if it was an RTS and he said "I don't know" while giving me a look like I had a large hole in my head.
I doubt any of the drivers would know the model of bus they drive. The RTS is made by Nova Bus which is what they may call it. If you had to walk up stairs to get on the bus and it wasn't articulated 100% it's an RTS.
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Old 12-21-2016, 09:49 PM
 
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I doubt any of the drivers would know the model of bus they drive. The RTS is made by Nova Bus which is what they may call it. If you had to walk up stairs to get on the bus and it wasn't articulated 100% it's an RTS.
It says RTS by the front door too

I thought most drivers would know though, unless they were new
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Old 12-22-2016, 07:11 AM
 
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It says RTS by the front door too

Left? Right?
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Old 12-22-2016, 03:38 PM
 
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Left? Right?
There should be a plaque above the front door that says something like Novabus RTS006.
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Old 12-23-2016, 08:33 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Thanx.
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Old 12-26-2016, 06:32 AM
 
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ANother bus: What is it?
Description: non-articulalted (single bus,) WHeelchairs in front.Raised Rear is 2 rows of double seats, both sides, facing forward (8 seats total,) then 3 seats on either side facing each other, then 5 seats across the back.


(This was the M95 Xmas Day.)
TIA
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