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NYC's "Bus of the Future" Debuts On Bronx BRT Route

What's good for the Bronx turns out to be good for upstate NY. In this case, a Plattsburgh bus manufacturer has received the first orders for what is promoted as the "bus of the future of NYC transit": 3-doors, articulated, low-floor, & low emission.
February 8, 2010, 8am PST | Irvin Dawid
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The first of 90 new articulated buses arrived in the Bronx. They will be a major addition to the city's bus fleet as they will run on bus rapid transit routes, and they also will provide a huge economic stimulus for one upstate community.

"The Nova Bus LFS, which debuted in mid-January along the Bx12, is being called the bus of the future by New York City Transit. These new buses will run along the city's Select Bus Service corridors and these buses were designed with an eye toward speeding up bus service.

Now if only the city would propose those physically-separated bus lanes."

From MTA: NYC Transit Introduces New Articulated Bus into SBS service:
"Combined with off-board fare collection and the bus-only lanes developed and enforced in cooperation with City DOT and the NYPD, travel time is significantly reduced over the regular Bx12 crosstown service."

From SAS: Transit selects upstate company for new buses:
" Transit proponents (have) argued that the entire state would benefit from a healthy MTA, and today's news out of Plattsburgh, NY, a small city on Lake Champlain approximately 30 minutes from Canada, shows why...Nova Bus, a Quebec-based subsidiary of Volvo, has recently opened a plant in Plattsburgh, and that plant will produce these 90 buses."

Thanks to Streetsblog Daily‏

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Published on Tuesday, February 2, 2010 in Second Ave. Sagas
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