on Sun Feb 19 02:47:30 2017, in response to Re: Original MaBSTOA Route Assignments Help, posted by NorthShore on Sun Mar 18 18:01:29 2012.
If I have my facts correct, the Jackson Hts Garage was not a true garage but rather an open yard where buses were stored. The reason MABSTOA closed it was that it was not owned by FACCO but leased and apparently there was some sort of city regulation that prohibited the city (which actually owned the NYCTA facilities at the time) from leasing property so the lease was terminated and the buses transferred to 54 St Depot. AFAIK, something similar but in reverse took place with regard to the NYCTA Manhattan “garage.” Until the creation of MABSTOA, the Manhattan depot was also an open yard where NYCTA buses were stored. The present Manhattan Garage was the former STS Central Bronx depot where certain routes like the Bx 1 and Bx 2 came out of. When MABSTOA as an NYCTA subsidiary took over the former FACCO and STS facilities, it transferred the STS routes out of the newly acquired Central Bronx depot and took over the depot as a true garage for the NYCTA Manhattan Div buses.