New York Citys action in permanently retiring Grumman Flxible model 870 transit buses hearings before the Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight of the Committee on Public Works and Transportation, House of Representatives, Ninety-eighth Congress, second session, April 27, 1984 (New York, NY); May 31; June 7, 1984 (Washington, DC). by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Public Works and Transportation. Subcommittee on Investigations and Oversight.

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New Jersey's mass-transit agency, N.J. Transit, paid about $55, for each bus, a markdown from the $, or so the Transit Authority had paid and the $, a. New York City Grumman Model Bus 1/50 Scale.

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How exciting. Re: News Report: Grumman-Flxible Cracked A-Frame Problems: Posted by RailBus63 on Thu Jan 6in response to Re: News Report: Grumman-Flxible Cracked A-Frame Problems, posted by New Flyer D40LF on Wed Jan 5 "Flxible Metro" (based on the ""), was introduced the same year. Beginning ina fleet of Flxible buses would once again return to metro Detroit streets, but this time not under the city-owned system, but under the suburban SEMTA bus system (now SMART).

These "Metros" (#) were the last new buses purchased under SEMTA. The Grumman Flxible LL series (model ) was purchased by the City of New Orleans in for use by NOPSI. All fifty-nine buses had wheelchair lifts and were assigned to fifteen specific lines, including Broad, Canal, South Claiborne, Galvez, Magazine, and Freret, to make them accessible.

As part of an independent study for college, Im going through and scanning and archiving quite a substantial amount of historical bus negatives. I just ran into some surrounding Pace/ RTA Grumman #, which was photographed at Blitz Bus in a *very* battered state.

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Flxible buses are slowly fading away from everyday use, but you can still find many of their last design, the Flxible /Metro plying the streets in many cities, including New Jersey and Chicago.

This book has some great pictures of rare bus photos, like the Chicago CTA bus w/ the Twin bus body and "New Look" front that was later developed /5. Responses. NEW: Re: Draft History of NYCTA Grumman s (Re: Whatever Happened to NY's Grumman Flxible Model - Planes, Trains, Autos (and buses) - Thu Jun 3 ; NEW: Re: Draft History of NYCTA Grumman s (Re: Whatever Happened to NY's Grumman Flxible Model - Mark S.

Feinman - Thu Jun 3 ; NEW: MORE INFO - Re: Draft History of NYCTA Grumman. Inthe CTA purchased 30 New Look buses from Flxible. These buses were only inches wide instead of the normal inches wide. The narrower width was required for the since-eliminated #16 Lake Street route.

The series remained in service untilwhen they were replaced with new inches wide buses from Transportation. Dedicated to any of Flxible's advanced-design buses made between and Launched by Grumman-owned Flxible inthe angular was a radical entry into the North American transit bus market, but nowhere as extreme as its ancestor.

Born from the UMTA Transbus low-floor bus program ofthe evolved to its two-axle form during Flxible's ownership by Rohr.

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Photograph taken October 5, by Richard Aaron. This bus is preserved by a private owner. Broadway IBOA (ex-NYCTA ). Grumman on 17 Parkmerced at West Portal Station in two Douglas Grotjahn slides dated September 1, One photo added 07/22/12 and one added 12/18/ Grumman signed 31 Balboa at Kirkland Division in a Douglas Grotjahn slide dated Octo Home > New Jersey > Public Service Coordinated Transport, TNJ, Maplewood Equipment, NJDOT, NJ Transit > New Jersey Transit - Grumman & Flxible Metro Buses FILE 29/ NJ Transit.

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Photograph taken April 2, by Doug Grotjahn; collection of Joe Testagrose. Flxible Bus. Categories: Grumman Memorial Park is a not for profit volunteer group composed of retired Grumman employees, civic leaders and concerned citizens and the Town of Riverhead preserving the Grumman legacy in the United States at the site of the former Grumman final assembly and flight test facility in Calverton New York.

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And yes, I know the 's and 's also have lifts. Why these stickers aren't on them is unknown to me. My guess is the sticker was added to new buses only in when the New Flyer Series and the Flxible Series were being delivered. Negotiators for New York's transit union and management were able to stop the clock late Sunday to avert a strike that would shut down one of the world's best-known mass transit systems and.

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Note that the information listed here arrived undated, so I have no way of officially confirming the actual date. By this time, the Flxible New Looks had been retired, so the above date is simply an estimate. BROOKLYN DIVISION EAST NEW.The New York City Subway consists of 27 underground lines that serve Manhattan, the Bronx, Brooklyn and Queens.

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