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  2. Jdog14

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    The traffic backs-up along water street.
  3. nycdrew

    MaBSTOA B/O Exam # 7105

    Good morning everyone, I got a voicemail this morning saying to report to Livingston on the 21st for OA. I did both medicals already, but I’m assuming they expired so I may have to retake them. I hope that I don’t even have to do that & they just take my ID photo & give me a start date.. but hopefully this is a good sign that they’ll be hiring again 😁
  4. MTA Bus Man

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    Im at the Medical right now as well. Things are moving way quicker than the Pre-employment/Drug test.
  5. m2fwannabe

    R179 Discussion Thread

    You may discover, as things progress, that the use of new 4-car R-179's on is a temporary measure. In general, the 80 remaining R-160A's on will migrate to ENY in time as new R-179's arrive, but not necessarily on a one-for-one basis, and not all of the 84 yet-to-be-accepted R-179's will necessarily be used on . It depends on their rather halting technical progress through the first quarter of 2019. There are up to three trains' worth of R-32's left at ENY, plus spares, and no particular urgency to relocate them short-term, though they will be moving on at some point (as will the 50 MK R-42's). You should still be able to find those three 8-car trains any weekday on and . There are five R-46 trains slotted each day for but sometimes more are used, sometimes less, depending on how things stack up for the on any particular day. The idea was to gradually increase the number of R-46's used on up to full schedule (18 trains) as the 5-car R-179's arrive on . As of now, it appears that won't happen until Spring and Summer 2019. When all is said and done (with all 316 R-179's delivered) it could come to pass that both R-46's and R-179's could wind up on A and C (so could 10-car R-32's for that matter). Time will tell!
  6. BM5 via Woodhaven

    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    Now that the BMT AM fiasco is over, it's the IRT's turn... Service Change Some southbound and trains end at Bowling Green because of signal problems between Bowling Green and Borough Hall. Expect delays in southbound and train service.
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  8. Djx

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    The drug tests expire in 90 days, hence why they tell you to look out for an email in 3-90 days. I don’t recall how long it is for the paperwork.

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I am hearing very conflicting statements regarding the drug tests... Some are saying the drug tests expire 30 days and some are saying 90 days. I am reading the p/e paperwork expires in 90 days as well. Can someone give me accurate information in regards to overall p/e expirations please????

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Being that our list numbers are in close range, please post when you get any new notices for p/e or medical. I will be sure to do the same..
  11. Orion6025

    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    WF's 5557 and 5593 have been renumbered to 130 and 132. I have no idea which is which. Furthermore 5573 looks like it has been recently transferred to WF from GH, but it may already be scrapped...
  12. sisslims29

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    How is it going thus far?
  13. MTAHopeful813

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Congratulations! Same here man, I’m hoping feb/march with list range 115x if they okay additional classes. It would def help with everything going.
  14. Nexdup

    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    I am checking my emails religiously even though i know im not in any of the next two classes lml. Just found out i have another child on the way, man am i antsy. I am trying not to call them so early too but sure would like to know when the next classes start. i think i should be in before summer.
  15. B35 via Church

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    The M20 & the M55 I could understand, but I'm not seeing why would the M15 be affected by tunnel traffic (or "traffic in the area of the Hugh Carey Tunnel").....
  16. Josh327

    Transit electrical helper exam 8611 results

    November 10th
  17. drenyce311

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    Yea man. Few years now qualified. As for these trains being cool. Ehhhh. Lol. I like operating them tho.
  18. drenyce311

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    For phase 1. Just show the conductor your timetable and book of rules and the email that your in phase 1.
  19. I mean, about three years ago, I "missed" a n/b W20 upon getting off a at Mosholu Parkway...but then caught up to and made it to that same bus at Gun Hill Road by running up Jerome Avenue (thank goodness for Jerome Avenue traffic). Not necessarily comparable in scale, but...I guess that's the general idea.
  20. Axis

    Winter 2019 Bus Changes

    A couple of ideas come to mind with adding some service along Union Street & Parsons Boulevard, if the Q44 were to be rerouted away from there... One idea could be to possibly add some Q20A/B short turns operating between College Point & Flushing. As for another idea, I do wonder...how much ridership would potentially be hurt if the Q34 were taken off Willets Point Boulevard & Linden Place (plus everything in-between), in exchange for putting it onto Union Street & Parsons Boulevard to operate alongside the Q20? I imagine not much, but...dunno tbh Plus, I also wonder where would you even terminate the Q34 then if that were the case...
  21. Axis

    Jerome Av's Jungle Jam Nightmare

    Got word from a W20 B/O I'm friend's with that Bainbridge Avenue n/b has re-opened. FINALLY! The nightmare is over! REJOICE!
  22. #303 gave a 20 B/O some trouble last Thursday. He reached White Plains at the end of his 5:21 20X trip, did a layover (turned the bus off) until he was due out for his s/b 7:15 20 trip. Had issues trying to move the bus at first after starting it back up, then upon reaching the first stop, the front door wouldn't open, because the bus thought the back door was open, when it clearly it was shut. Supervisor eventually showed up, helped resolved the situation. 7:35 trip took care of the waiting passengers around White Plains, while the 7:15 trip deadheaded onto Central Park Avenue to begin pick-ups there (didn't actually pick up until around Hartsdale Avenue, and the bus barely made pickups until around Fort Hill/Centuck, since the B/O for the 7:00 trip further ahead goes too slow anyway).
  23. There are a few places that come to mind when thinking of where can trains possibly go faster [safely] than they currently are. CPW Express -- for instance, a n/b can sometimes go painfully slow north of 135th, regardless of which track it'll stop at 145th on. Also, I never quite understood why a s/b ever needed to slow down or stop just before 145th Street station (even if there's an crossing in front, which I'm pretty sure is SOUTH of 145th). Lexington Express -- For many years, I've experienced having a s/b or I am on, crawl out of 125th...but occasionally in the past year, I was on a , whose T/O decided to depart out of 125th noticeably faster than usual. I guess I should add for the record that on one weekend where n/b trains were running local from City Hall to 125th, the T/O of the I was on bolted right out of Grand Central (despite the obvious curve trains normally take slowly in & out of Grand Central). 4th Avenue Express -- Infamously slow section on the between Grand Street & Atlantic-Barclays. Forget all the merging & diverging. How about the speed limits, signals, and timers??? scattered about? (althrough iirc the limited line of sight between DeKalb & Atlantic-Barclays is something else to consider) IRT Jerome -- North of Fordham Road. I always noticed a in either direction slowing down in this one area, be it going north towards Kingsbridge Road, or south towards Fordham Road. And, let's not forget the portal south of Yankee Stadium (I've noticed trains approaching that curve at the portal slower than usual as of late).
  24. One can definitely tell that these Hudson Link routes are too frequent, when you look at the frequency of the previous TZX routing, then compare it to the frequency of even just one of these routes (imagine combining the schedules into one big timetable, and seeing just how much more frequent the TZX's successor is compared to itself). The only two changes I'd make to the routing network imo (ignoring the actual frequencies for now), are the following: H01 -- Extend to White Plains (maybe introduce a Tarrytown-bound variant too?). H07x -- To make this route more like a Tarrytown-based variant of the H03, extend all trips to Nanuet, Spring Valley, and Monsey (similar to an H03). Also, I think I could see why the H03 doesn't go to the Palisades Shops, the way the H05 & H07 do. If you had both the H03 AND H05 as your White Plains to Palisades Shops routes, no one is going to ride the H05, once they figure the H03 would be faster anyways. Could they just do away with the H05, and have the H03 stop at Downtown Nyack & Palisades Shops? Yes, they could. Should they though? That, I actually don't know. Because on one hand, the sound of taking only 20-30 minutes (as opposed to nearly an hour, maybe more) to get between downtown White Plains & Palisades Shops sounds like a huge improvement from back in the day. But on the other hand, there's just so many routes now, and buses per route...it probably won't be too unusual to eventually find yourself being the only person on the entirety of an H05 trip from Palisades to White Plains (or vice versa).
  25. Nycstar

    Failed Pre-Employment Drug Test

    Clean for 3 months and still failed. Smh Wow Is it the same for others or did you consume marijuana close to the test date? Lastly how long did it take to recieve a letter after the test? Still waiting on my results
  26. Far Rock Depot

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    Late February.
  27. MJDarby

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    Before I begin, I want to thank all of you for taking the time to share your advice, tips and experience about this process. While I am grateful for all the information I'd like to return the favor. Some of you have mentioned that you have applied many times only to not receive a reply. I can assure you that there are many reasons some has nothing to do with you. However, have any really read between the lines of the detailed job descriptions? Especially LIRR LET? If you feel that you are still have what it takes to do the job, I offer a friendly review of your resume and cover letter before submittal. Additionally, if you really want to be a LE but feel that LI/MN is giving you the heave-ho? Look for other RR's - even freight. Look at other transit agencies - there are many other transit organizations in the United States that have rail service. And the good news is there are always new services in the making. Don't despair! Keep on applying - but also look at other places, too! Don't limit yourself to New York! Good luck to everyone seeking their dream job!
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