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Migrant caravan buses (news report glimpses)

 
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PostPosted: Sun May 14, 2023 3:09 pm    Post subject: Migrant caravan buses (news report glimpses) Reply with quote

This morning, on a Sunday-morning news discussion show I always watch, there were glimpses of buses unloading migrants in New York.

One bus shown was operated by STOUT'S, and was a late-model VAN HOOL.

The other clip showed another late-model coach (which I could not identify) with "NOTERO EXPRESS" on the dash............

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2023 12:55 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....also curious just what State agencies charters these buses, and how the companies are chosen in this instance.....

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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2023 6:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
.....also curious just what State agencies charters these buses, and how the companies are chosen in this instance.....

"NYO"

["VAN HOOL"]

Who knows? Could be lowest bid…or maybe (the cynic in me thinks), some official’s brother-in-law…🤔
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PostPosted: Mon May 15, 2023 6:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver wrote:
NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
.....also curious just what State agencies charters these buses, and how the companies are chosen in this instance.....

"NYO"

["VAN HOOL"]

Who knows? Could be lowest bid…or maybe (the cynic in me thinks), some official’s brother-in-law…🤔


traildriver:

Given the highly unstable (and often insane) state of political affairs nowadays, you just might be on the right track, here......... Rolling Eyes

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PostPosted: Tue May 16, 2023 10:01 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Quick question:

Does NJT operate any of the former "LINCOLN" lines?

From my 1964 tt (issued 59 years ago!) it's obvious that the company offered a great deal of extensive services, and served many communities within the State, calling at service stations, groceries, ice-cream parlors, diners, and other local establishments.

Indeed, this well-worn old tt gives a glimpse into a world long since vanished down the highway of time.....

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2023 11:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

.....a few days ago, I caught a quick glimpse on the news of a coach for "CharterUP"(I had never heard of this company before) carrying a load of migrants.

I think the bus was a later-model VAN HOOL, but was not sure......

"NYO"

See:

https://www.charterup.com

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 09, 2023 5:17 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
.....a few days ago, I caught a quick glimpse on the news of a coach for "CharterUP"(I had never heard of this company before) carrying a load of migrants.

I think the bus was a later-model VAN HOOL, but was not sure......

"NYO"

See:

https://www.charterup.com

["CHARTER"]


I never heard of them, either, but according to this article:

https://www.statesman.com/story/business/2023/05/02/charterup-moving-headquarters-atlanta-to-austin-with-job-openings/70168402007/

they appear to be just another one of those many online booking sites.
The bus you saw in the video, was probably some charter company that used their services, and agreed to have a “wrap job” promoting them. If you would have a view of the “legals” then you would know the true owner-operators…
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PostPosted: Wed Sep 27, 2023 5:32 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

During the news reports (regarding the ongoing migrant crises) the past several days, I have noticed that most (if not all) of the buses seen are either VAN HOOL or PREVOST models..........

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2023 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

...........once again, watching the news coverage on the migrant crises in New York City, virtually all the buses seen arriving are VAN HOOLS.

If my memory serves me correctly, I have not, to date, seen any MCI's whatsoever; I might have seen a PREVOST ot two awhile back, but am not sure.

The VAN HOOLS have more than dominated.........

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2023 12:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Two companies (both of which I am totally unfamiliar with) whose buses I've seen on the news bringing into New York migrants are

"LILY'S"

"UP CHARTER" (or "CHARTER UP")........

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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2023 9:22 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
...........once again, watching the news coverage on the migrant crises in New York City, virtually all the buses seen arriving are VAN HOOLS.

If my memory serves me correctly, I have not, to date, seen any MCI's whatsoever; I might have seen a PREVOST ot two awhile back, but am not sure.

The VAN HOOLS have more than dominated.........

"NYO"

["VAN HOOL"]

Van Hool's popularity of late stems from the fact that you can buy 5 of them for roughly the price of four comparable Prevosts or MCIs

My company, Academy has been buying mostly from them in the recent past, along with a smattering of TEMSA's. The latest purchases have been new Mercedes Benz Tourriders.

https://www.mercedes-benz-bus.com/en_US/home.html
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PostPosted: Mon Oct 23, 2023 11:03 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

Ahhhh, so this just might very well explain why I've been seeing so many VAN HOOLS on the news, as of late (the PRICE is indeed RIGHT, here, FIVE coaches for the price of one!) Wink

The MERCEDES coaches (at least IMHO) remind me of a VAN HOOL (thanks for the link!) Very Happy

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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2023 4:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

NEW YORK OMNIBUS 2629 wrote:
traildriver:

Ahhhh, so this just might very well explain why I've been seeing so many VAN HOOLS on the news, as of late (the PRICE is indeed RIGHT, here, FIVE coaches for the price of one!) Wink

The MERCEDES coaches (at least IMHO) remind me of a VAN HOOL (thanks for the link!) Very Happy

"NYO"

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That's five, for the price of four...not one....if they were that cheap, I might buy one Wink
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PostPosted: Tue Oct 24, 2023 11:09 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

traildriver:

My mistake! (I just ain't good with numbers!) Shocked Rolling Eyes

For obvious reasons, I could easily see you purchasing a wayward "SCENICRUISER", and restoring it to is former glory (guess you gotta hit the numbers BIG to do this!) Wink

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