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  2. Via Garibaldi 8

    Express Bus Advocacy Group

    Well as I said, I was shocked by having all of those people in the room because I wasn’t told we would have so many people there, so I walk by the conference room, and I’m like wait a minute is that the room because it was PACKED!! Then I come around to another door and I’m like WOW!! Everybody did their best to answer the questions. I had a long almost two-page agenda, and I’ll follow up with questions for the MTA and the DOT as well. Ali, the guy that helps me out, I can tell he was freaking out, so I basically did the speaking at that point because if I was taken back, I’m sure he had to be. With me I’ve dealt with speaking before large crowds and do it a lot, so I said ok fine, so this is the crowd, kept my eye on the agena and went through with the questions and comments that I had.
  3. https://www-foxnews-com.cdn.ampproject.org/v/s/www.foxnews.com/us/nyc-subway-rider-killed-after-clothing-gets-caught-on-train-report-says.amp?amp_js_v=a2&amp_gsa=1#referrer=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.google.com&amp_tf=From %1%24s&ampshare=https%3A%2F%2Fwww.foxnews.com%2Fus%2Fnyc-subway-rider-killed-after-clothing-gets-caught-on-train-report-says This happened on the (7).
  4. bobtehpanda

    Ideas to Alleviate Severe 7 Train Overcrowding

    This is a bit of a half truth. It's true that the Second System was never going to happen, but that's mostly because the First System was extremely complicated to build (building subways under active els and around PATH is not a cheap endeavor) and went severely over budget, and the Second System would've probably been even more ridiculous and over-budget. That being said, rail could have simultaneously been built out along highways, most notably the Van Wyck and Horace Harding. These types of projects did get federal funding in DC and Chicago. But Robert Moses did not really want rail with his highways, and as the sole person distributing all federal funds to New York, he was basically the blocker for it.
  5. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    I believe he's a bus operator. If he had to drop a bus off there for vendor work, he's allowed to look at stuff.
  6. MysteriousBtrain

    Bay Ridge area politicians call for split R train

    You had me until you brought up the to second avenue. Cuomo and the hipsters may have won with the shutdown but who is actively going to look for a one seat ride from the east side to sixth avenue as much as a loss of an underwater tunnel with no replacement when lost? Now that I think about it essex st won't be an active weekend terminal for the but late nights the extension is not warranted.
  7. King Transit

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    You remind me of last summer about me willing to sneek peak at the facility, which i didn't know it was illegal. Especially that I am an MTA worker, but that may cause the termination of my job. Even one of my YT subs, would report me to the MTA in order for me not to leak the surprise buses. Thanks for the advice though😉.
  8. Wallyhorse

    Bay Ridge area politicians call for split R train

    Then as I would do it: and remain unchanged EXCEPT for the and all using the outer platform northbound at Essex, A new "Brown " runs 24/7 between 95th and Essex and replaces the late night shuttle (as those going to Whitehall can switch to the or at Court, Jay-Metrotech, etc. ). This eliminates the need to rebuild the connection to the Manny B, though long term that might not be a bad idea to do it anyway because it could in a pinch be used by trains unable to access 6th Avenue and/or Broadway to go back. when not running to 71st-Continental permanently goes to 96th Street-2nd Avenue at all other times. This would likely be the best way to keep the pols happy and keep the as is.
  9. QM1to6Ave

    Express Bus Advocacy Group

    Amazing work as usual!!! Great job! Really impressive to have gone from an idea for an advocacy group to a meeting with all these transportation big shots
  10. Future ENY OP

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Be VERY CAREFUL in that area. There’s a strict no peeping thru the facility. That’s good news that the XD60 option delivery is about to commence.
  11. The TransitMan

    MTA Bus Operations: Repainted/Wrapped Buses

    Greetings! The FIRST page has been updated! Submitted for your approval! Enjoy!
  12. Cait Sith

    MTA Bus Operations: Deliveries, Moves & Transfers

    Already reported that. They're not at MJQ yet, they're at the vendor.
  13. The TransitMan

    MTA Bus Operations: Scrapped Equipment List

    Greetings! The FIRST page has been updated! Submitted for your approval! Enjoy!
  14. P3F

    Brooklyn Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    8th Avenue station has a 7th Avenue entrance. Also, I'm not sure the S93 is the best route to be extended. Reliability concerns aside, extending the S53 or S79 would likely help more commutes than the S93. Also, don't forget that this idea is more complicated than simply running one of the SI routes up 4th Avenue to 59th Street.
  15. Not too hard to put together. You’d have something like: (on the A div) Jerome-Lex Exp-EPW exp-Utica WPR/Dyre-7th exp-New Lots and Flatbush Locals and same (on the B div) Inwood-CPW exp-6th exp-4th exp-West End and Sea Beach Concourse-CPW local-8th local-WTC 179 and Parsons-QB exp-63rd-6th local-Rutgers-Culver (either all exp for full deinterlining or half half) Forest Hills-QB local-53-8th exp-Fulton local/Fulton Exp Astoria-60-Bway Local-Lower Manhattan-4th local SAS-Bway Exp-Brighton Crosstown-Culver local Jamaica/Myrtle-Nassau (you could in theory send these trains to 4th local instead of Bway local) Is this a service plan I’d advocate for? Hell no. Are there parts of it that are valuable, and is the discussion it begs on we must have? Hell yes.
  16. Around the Horn

    Bay Ridge area politicians call for split R train

    I will give credit where credit is due, Justin Brannon is at least listening to and conversing with people on Twitter who are (rightfully) complaining about losing direct Lower Manhattan service... I would not be surprised if they revise their proposal based off the feedback they're getting from their constituents on this.
  17. Deucey

    Bay Ridge area politicians call for split R train

    Just makes me wonder what the system would look like if every line had one express and one local service and no interlining. I guess that'd be the late night map, but still.
  18. Outside Dekalb, the big problem spots on Broadway are 34th St, where the crosses, and the ends of the 11th St cut, where the jogs from QB to 60th. The first is an easy fix — to 96, more to Astoria — and also has the benefit of forcing more trains to run on 4th local (Whitehall can’t turn enough to cover Astoria). The second one requires a larger restructuring of B division service patterns, but is still wholly feasible w/o adding merges.
  19. Melbx15

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    XD60’s 6130, 6131, 6136 & 6138 are at JFK can’t wait to see these on the M15
  20. Deucey

    Bay Ridge area politicians call for split R train

    The same problem existed before when went to Astoria. It's gonna exist when go to 96th. It'll exist if goes to Astoria. IOW, ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  21. Lawrence St

    Bay Ridge area politicians call for split R train

    Running the to 96th St makes further merging a problem on Broadway.
  22. Chy

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    Ok really looking forward to this...praying all goes welll...thanks so much !
  23. hmc12989

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    You will have weekends off during training, observations and all that are M-F. On the first day they give you a calendar and you know exactly when you'll be observing, taking over, and released to the road. (You won't know where and what hours for observation and takeover til closer to that time) You'll probably be sent to the road on AM tour on a Friday, have Saturday off and then start on whatever tour/RDO set you pick in class on Sunday.
  24. Deucey

    Bay Ridge area politicians call for split R train

    Brown - meaning I'd have to walk to BG or Broad Street to get to Flatbush Av? No thanks. Plus, wasn't this already done, partially, as until 2010? I'm with @RR503 - just rationalize operations of the supervisors and watch service improve. Or run to 96th or Astoria, and to 71st.
  25. AlgorithmOfTruth

    R179 Discussion Thread

    Oh boy, not this again... I was hoping that the first 10-car set of R179s on the would cause people to forget about this. Too much of a headache. I'll get my wish once more of the 5-car sets start rolling in.
  26. Chy

    Station Agent 6600 Hiring Process

    O wow thanks so much for that fast response. I start training soon and I just wanted to plan my free weekends now before I start having to work them. Just needed an idea when my schedule would official change
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