on Sun Nov 7 21:06:25 2010, in response to Re: MaBSTOA/NYCTA Flxible Roster in the Early 90s, posted by Bill from Maspeth on Sun Nov 7 18:28:08 2010.
When was the last time the ex-QSC 97xx RTS's ran in revenue service? It seems like an eternity, doesn't it? But I see your point about the mileage & age difference between the MTA & NYBS, and this is why I've hated the MTA ever since taking over the PBL's, particularly NYBS. I also get the feeling that the ADA requirements contributed to the demise of some of the MTA's older buses as well. A while back, I've seen a good number of '96 Nova RTS's in storage at Eastchester, that I can only guess were removed from service permanently due to age, mileage or outright retired from rusting or body rot (The '93 Orion V's also come to mind). I thought the MTA's MCI buses had good mileage, until I saw the oldest ones popping up in storage at ECH. So much for that!