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The MTA may be forced to make deep cuts to bus and subway service next year as it contends with an estimated $343 million budget gap. But have you been on one of those super-advanced "experimental turbine hybrid" buses that the MTA is thinking about importing from New Zealand? They're as "quiet as a tomb" and bus drivers absolutely adore them! So at least someone is going to end up happy! [MyFoxNY, NYT]