12 December 2009
Yesterday afternoon, I found myself bouncing in an attempt to keep warm at the Fifth Avenue M42 stop. A yellow and green bus approached: tour bus? The bus slowed and I took noticed of a sign marked, "M42." Precariously, I approached and gave the vehicle a once over. I stepped in. The circa 1960's bus had been fitted to take Metrocards. I swiped and sat down.
Later, I googled the details on the vintage fleet to discover that there are nineteen total in the city. In time for the holidays, the MTA has integrated these vintage buses into some of the fleets. Pretty cool, right? Outside of the holiday season, the vintage fleet is kept out of public view in depots. Read more at the New York Post.
images: from my iPhone