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A New Look for New York's buses

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On 5/23/2017 at 11:14 AM, Digby said:

Are there any American cities with decently large public transit systems where the municipality is in control? I realize this is an imperfect comparison since almost all of said systems (that aren't NYC) also reach into inner suburbs.

Off the top of my head I think San Francisco's MUNI is.  It's run by the SFMTA who's board is appointed solely by the mayor.  This does not include BART which is run by their own separate board made up of elected directors from districts spanning the counties that make up the BART system IIRC with the exception of San Mateo County but don't hold me to that.

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4 hours ago, sam the man said:

I think that the use of dark colors may raise the temprature on the buses as it absorbs heat.

If they have wi-fi, they better have air conditioning.

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On July 5, 2017 at 4:44 PM, sam the man said:

I think that the use of dark colors may raise the temprature on the buses as it absorbs heat.

That is actually somewhat true, when it comes to the AC unit on each bus. Our buses used to have black paint on the back, then it changed to white and now gold because it was overheating the AC units.

 

On July 5, 2017 at 9:18 PM, Cosmic said:

If they have wi-fi, they better have air conditioning.

Oh, they have AC alright... Those buses are downright frigid.

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