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  2. Brillant93

    MTA 2.0

    I remember them. They were on the ulmer park routes and I remember sitting on the bus. So comfy but I guess they used to be for express service way back in the day. The old private bus fleet had them as well. When the switch over was happening I remember the Orion Vs CNG having coach seats and that’s it.
  3. 7-express

    R188 Discussion Thread

    No surprises here since they had so many issues in early April with the supposed cutover. Now everything is back to business as usual with blocks on the eastern end while they figure things out.
  4. CarlosMQ

    LIRR locomotive Engineer Trainee job

    I put the “-“ for the signal names on the test on Saturday that’s just how I learned them, has anyone who took the test saturday heard anything back from HR?? what does phase 1 consist of?
  5. MysteriousBtrain

    MTA 2.0

    I mean, it's pretty obvious these buses are not meant for local service, especially with the fabric seats, which are only on express routes hence one pays attention to the seats. Even the two remaining ex-express RTS 9302 and 9348 had their seats revamped for local service. Charleston will have it and mainly run the X17J.
  6. Brillant93

    Plan To Restructure The NYC Bus System

    I wonder what they’re going to do in ways if redesigning the bus maps and routes. Are they going to cut some in half like two short routes, combine some, or make newer ones.
  7. ABOGbrooklyn

    MTA 2.0

    It was never mentioned in this post that they are express buses.. You don't have to be a douche about it
  8. Around the Horn

    MTA 2.0

    What part of "These double deckers are express buses" do you not get?
  9. Not saying that I agree with the idea (I don't), but there's still that Q66 SBS to Columbus Circle idea that's been proposed by DOT.
  10. NewFlyer 230

    Q47 back to regular route?

    They should keep the Q47 on Grand Ave because at least it makes straightens the route out. The whole routing also in Jackson Heights above 74th and Roosevelt needs to be tweaked to make it more straight.
  11. checkmatechamp13

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    1. West Street is difficult for pedestrians to cross to travel to/from northbound buses, and also, installing bus stops would block traffic (which arguably happens on other streets throughout the city. For example, Forest Avenue and Victory Blvd . One advantage actually is that the buses don't have to merge back into traffic). Also, they figure that anybody in a hurry would already be on the train. 2. 110th Street already has 3 other routes on it, and (I may be wrong) but I believe the western part of 96th Street is busier than the western part of 110th Street. 3. It used to be based out of the Amsterdam Depot. Me personally, I think it should run down Convent and end at the 145th Street IND station. 4. The M14D already has a relatively simple turnaround on the western end. I agree with you that it's not necessary for Abingdon Square routes (M11, M12, M14A) to run directly to Abingdon Square. (Me personally, I think the M104 should be extended to 14th Street, and the M12 should run straight across 14th Street and up 7th/8th Avenue to reach South Ferry, allowing the M20 to be eliminated).
  12. checkmatechamp13

    Plan To Restructure The NYC Bus System

    Those routes have a lot of turnover. Very few people are riding the full length of those routes (especially not on a regular basis). Then there's also the crosstown components. It would be better to just restructure those routes and give transfers for those who need them. Double-deckers for express routes are basically the equivalent of articulateds on local routes. I'm personally not opposed to the idea of using it as a way to save money, but like articulateds, it should only be used on the most frequent routes and only during rush hour. The problem is that there's only a handful of express routes in the city where this applies (and if they're restricted from the Brooklyn-Battery Tunnel, that pretty much limits them to a couple of the "via NJ" routes) The M101 could be split pretty neatly at 125th & Lexington (as discussed in the "Manhattan Proposals" thread, the M98 can cover the southern portion to make the southern split more useful). The longer the route, the more delay-prone it is, which means the more overtime you have to pay out, so if done right, splitting it might actually save money. Also, it makes it easier to tweak the headways in a way that saves money (e.g. If a route warrants 8 minute headways on the southern portion and 10 minute headways on the northern portion, the MTA will most likely just go with 8 minute headways without short-turns, but if you split it, you can reduce the headways on the northern portion). As far as I know, the M4 & M7 don't have any big points with a lot of turnover like that, but it any case, I'm sure it has more to do with the general resistance to change within the MTA (It wasn't like the M4 & M7 were the result of two shorter routes being combined in the first place, like say the B82). Which brings me to my last point, if it's taken 3 years to get a simple express bus restructuring implemented in one single borough (the whole thing was supposed to take a year and involve the local buses as well), how is it that all of a sudden, we can get all the routes in the city done in what, a few months? I do sincerely hope that Byford found a way to speed up the process, while still getting it done right.
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  14. I would have just retained the X designation for the Staten Island restructuring. None of this SIMx crap. As far as the M4 goes, maybe its for the better. I wonder when the M3 will truncated somewhere. The Q32 will continue to serve Penn Station for now. 5 Av is an oddball/facepalm terminal. I just LMAO'ed when I saw that tourists ask if the Q32 goes deep up the Upper East Side. Welp, we can get rid of those "extend the Q60 and/or Q101 extentions to Penn Station" ideas, since 32 will no longer accomodate so much bus traffic.
  15. azspeedbullet

    Q47 back to regular route?

    They might be replacing the bus stop pole with the newer style with the thing on top. whatever it is installed. I noticed most of the Q47 bus stops still have the old blue background bus stop poles.
  16. The City of Long Beach is cutting weekend bus service, and service to Point Lookout because it's running out of money. http://www.fios1news.com/longisland/local-long-beach-may-soon-run-out-of-money#.Wt6LdGEh1dg
  17. BM5 via Woodhaven

    Q47 back to regular route?

    They recently took down all the bus stops on Calamus Avenue & 79 Street (about 2 weeks ago). I don't know what the deal really is anymore.
  18. ABOGbrooklyn

    MTA 2.0

    Express buses are different, majority of NYers ride standard buses over express buses. Back in the early 2000s the RTS fleet had fabric seats and they were completely destroyed and ripped. It was horrible. And it's already a nuisance walking from the back of the bus down the two steps to exist especially in packed lines like the B6/B82 etc, so I couldn't imagine these buses. Just my opinion. I never been in a double decker in mass transit before so I wouldn't know too much.
  19. bwwnyc123

    Plan To Restructure The NYC Bus System

    It's for riders who doesn't want to take Subway.
  20. azspeedbullet

    Q47 back to regular route?

    The construction project on 69st between Calamus Ave and Queens Blvd seems to be finishing up. Concrete bus pad is installed, road crews is laying down asphalt. Looks like all of the original bus stops on 69st will be reinstalled like on Garfield Ave and 49th ave. Q47 route on Bustime shows the original route instead of the detour along Grand Ave. I guess in a few weeks, the bus shelter that used to be at Garfield Ave will be installed. Anyone have any insider info about this?. The Q47 been running this detour for about 3 years now, alot of people will now need to adjust to the new service .
  21. Schecter

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    If anything email exams and as them when they'll reach your list number I did when I was waiting for the OPA and they said between January and April, and I recieved the OPA in the mail in April.
  22. R68OnBroadway

    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    probably was sh*t due to weekend work and all those hassles. The probably did the best given that it only runs to 14th, so there is little chance for error. Weekend service is already screwed up as-is with the Bronx having bare-bones service and Manhattan having local service. You could suspend Bronx service and try to get the express between 42nd, but I'm not sure if that will work well.
  23. LIRRMedford

    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    Yes must be money order
  24. CenSin

    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    It sounds so simple, but in reality, what the passenger sees is this: Lexington Avenue/63 Street train closes doors before anyone from the can get on. train closes doors before anyone from the can get on. Brighton Beach Manhattan-bound train closes doors before anyone from the can get on. Coney Island-bound train closes doors before anyone from the can get on. A one-seat ride is so appealing because you don’t have to deal with shenanigans like that. One could say that the MTA could order conductors to hold trains. But if the trains are always delayed and have to make up time, the pressure always forces trains to keep moving.
  25. BM5 via Woodhaven

    Plan To Restructure The NYC Bus System

    The M4's, M7's, M101's, etc. aren't there to serve as alternative to trains (besides when the subway goes extremely bonkers). A (big) part of it has to deal with the MTA not wanting to spend any more money by running two separate routes.
  26. 4 via Mosholu

    Department of Subways - Proposals/Ideas

    I was reading the numbers regarding how the train fared with its on time performance during the weekend of this year as of February this year, and I noticed that it went down by about 44%, while the train got a lot better in its on time performance by about 56%. I expected the and trains to do worse in that respect, but the train was the unexpected one to fail completely in the Interborough Rapid Transit division. The link to that report is found here, between pages 45 and 46: http://web.mta.info/mta/news/books/pdf/180423_1000_Transit.pdf In light of this dismal report for the weekend train, what ideas do you guys have to improve the weekend train to make it better?
  27. Thankfully they don't occur when I use the station.
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