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  2. Yeah, it may happen eventually. I know people who used to work by the World Trade Center. Offices moved after 9/11 to Downtown Brooklyn. They would take the express bus into to Downtown and transfer to the subway. Not that big of a deal quite frankly. I'm not even sure what sort of routing you would take.
  3. It's been discussed numerous times going back to the redesign. At that time, the didn't want to do it. They've maintained that they want to run the service as a new service to Hudson Yards. I brought it up earlier this year when I was over at Hudson Yards one morning, and spoke about it with another person who runs one of the Staten Island express bus advocacy groups who interacts daily with the . One idea thrown around was to extend one or two routes further north that runs Downtown. Seems the doesn't want that, as they are concerned about Manhattan congestion. They want to focus on more direct, shorter routes. As for a Downtown Brooklyn route, I don't see that happening, at least not now. They are focusing on "latent" demand, and for now latent demand means serving the Central Business Districts of Manhattan.
  4. As more employers settle in Downtown Brooklyn / MetroTech / Dumbo an express bus service will become necessary. Maybe even a Bay Ridge-Park Slope-Downtown Bklyn route for Brooklynites too. But with the MTA's new express bus numbering scheme the route may be designated 'SIB-1'. We will then have SIMs and SIBs. Let's say that Long Island City is eventually included. Can you say 'SIBQ-1'? 🙂 https://www.bisnow.com/new-york/news/office/brooklyn-office-market-97168
  5. This should of been on the list a long time ago during the express bus revamp. Hopefully this new service can provide direct access to Hudson Yards. Also, there needs to be a Staten Island, Bay Ridge to Downtown Brooklyn express service. The train is pretty horrendous. I don’t know how much of a market there is for service between Staten Island and Downtown Brooklyn. (At least peak service 6-10am and 3-8 pm.) I hope the TA can also monitor the development in Downtown Brooklyn also.
  6. 3890 back at MCH from (being loaned to) MV, currently on the M7 1275 MCH to GH
  7. When it's about the people, it's never about the people..... Inevitable (on both points)..... Yeah, beneficiaries of nepotism period, are seldom ever given any respect they don't deserve.... Meritocracy > Nepotism, any day of the week.....
  8. Nos. 6, 37, 111 (Saturdays and/or Sundays): Trips have been added or shifted to improve on-time performance and help address crowding conditions. No. 13 (Daily): Several stops throughout the line have been consolidated to improve travel times and customer experience. Nos. 13, 34, 80, 81, 94, 96 and 99 (Weekdays): Seasonal service adjustments will be implemented. No. 34 (Weekdays): A new stop has been added at Pulaski and Nichols streets in Newark to better serve the area near East Side High School. A pair of trips will originate here at 2:45 p.m. and 2:48 p.m., serving the Ironbound neighborhoods of downtown Newark and East Orange. No. 81 (Weekdays/Saturdays): Additional service will be added in response to crowding conditions in Jersey City. No. 119 (Sundays): In order to enhance the customer experience, service will now operate on Sundays. No. 120: Due to construction, the bus stop for service to Bayonne (located on Church Street between Murray and Warren Streets in Manhattan) will be moved just south of Murray Street on Church Street. No. 123 (Weekdays): An additional 8:32 a.m. inbound trip departing 9th St. Station has been added to the schedule. Additionally, a 4:20 p.m. and 9:04 p.m. trip from PABT have been added to improve the customer experience. No. 133 (Weekdays): Trips currently leaving the Rotary Senior Center at 6:50 a.m. and 7:10 a.m. will leave 5-minutes earlier at 6:45 a.m. and 7:05 a.m. All times between Rt. 516 at Morganville Road and New York will remain the same; change is being made due to increased traffic on Rt. 516 in Old Bridge due to schools returning from summer vacation. No. 137 (Daily): Direct service to and from Seaside Park/Island Beach State Park will be suspended for the season after September 2. Parkway Express service to and from Toms River will be adjusted to non-Summer service levels in coordination with the No. 319 fall schedule. No. 139 (Fridays): The Friday-only trip leaving at 3 p.m. from New York to the Union Hill Road Park & Ride Lot (making all stops) will be suspended for the season. Saturday and Sunday: Service will be adjusted to non-summer levels. No. 163 (Weekdays): Trips departing the PABT at 3:40 p.m. and 4:14 a.m. have been added to the weekday schedule. Minor adjustments also made to trips serving Union City. No. 166 (Weekdays): 10 additional trips have been added to the weekday schedule. No. 167/177 (Weekdays): 3 additional “T” trips have been added to the No. 167 inbound schedule. An 8:15 p.m. No. 177 trip departing the PABT has also been added to the schedule. Please see a timetable for more information as many trip times have changed. No. 168 (Weekdays): A new 5:40 a.m. trip has been added to the weekday schedule. Please see a new timetable for more information concerning this and additional changes to trip start times. No. 186 (Weekdays): At the customers’ request, additional service has been added to the weekday schedule in both directions. No. 308 (Daily): Service after September 2 will operate Saturday and Sundays only with service scheduled to operate on selected weekdays. Fright Fest Service will operate on Fridays between September 13 thru October 25. Last day of service will be Sunday, October 27, please refer to njtransit.com for specific dates and times. Nos. 313/315, 319, 403, 507, 509, 551 and 552: Weekday, Saturday and Sunday schedules will be adjusted to fall levels. No. 319: Southern Ocean County Park & Ride, Little Egg Harbor (Garden State Parkway, Exit 58) will be served on all trips. No. 409: The route in Florence will be adjusted to provide direct service to Florence River LINE Station. The route in Burlington City will be adjusted to operate via High Street instead of Bordentown Road. Weekday service will be adjusted to provide more service between Philadelphia and Trenton with 30-minute service during peak hours and 45-minute service midday. Rancocas Road at Bridge Street service in Willingboro will be discontinued. Alternative service is available via No. 417. Weekend service will be adjusted to provide hourly service between Philadelphia and Trenton. No. 412: The route in Glassboro will be adjusted to provide service via the new Inspira Medical Center Mullica Hill (scheduled to open later this year). Service along Heston Road and Bowe Boulevard will be discontinued. All other bus stops will be served but direction of travel will change for stops along Main, High and Ellis streets. No. 413: The route will be extended from Burlington City to the Florence River LINE Station, providing daily service via the new Amazon facility in Burlington Township (when it opens) plus the Haines Center on Dultys Lane. No. 611: A 6:30 a.m. trip from the Trenton Transit Center will be added to provide earlier service in downtown Trenton. The 7:10 a.m. trip from the Trenton Transit Center will be eliminated due to low ridership. Nos. 831, 832, 836 and 838: Schedules will be adjusted to improve on-time performance. No. 832: The holiday schedule will be discontinued. A weekday schedule will operate on the Friday after Thanksgiving and Martin Luther King Jr. Day.
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  10. Oh, they're gonna learn quickly when it hits them in the wallet when they get sent home for the day.
  11. MTA to consider express bus service to Hudson Yards Today 6:00 AM Jan Somma-Hammel Commuters board a SIM6 express bus. (Staten Island Advance/Jan Somma-Hammel) By Erik Bascome | tbascome@siadvance.com STATEN ISLAND, N.Y. -- As more and more companies begin setting up shop in Hudson Yards on the West Side of Manhattan, the MTA will monitor the changing transit demands and consider adding direct express bus service to the area. In a recent meeting with the Staten Island Advance’s editorial board, when asked about the possibility of direct express bus service from Staten Island to Hudson Yards, MTA New York City Transit President Andy Byford said it was something the agency will consider as demand increases. “Transit should be demand-led, and obviously, with huge development that’s going on in Hudson Yards and all the new office buildings going up, we’re keeping a very close on eye on that,” Byford said. “So that is something, absolutely, that we’ll want to keep under tight review, and as and when we believe there is sufficient latent demand there, then we will need to address that with service,” he added. During the meeting, Borough President Oddo noted that Staten Island’s fast ferry service, scheduled to launch sometime in 2020, will service the West Side of Manhattan, with stops at Battery Park City/Vesey Street and Midtown West at Pier 79/West 39th Street. “The fast ferry service that will start in the summer of 2020 will provide some options for some folks on the West Side. And let today be the last Aug. 15 that Staten Island does not have fast ferry service,” Oddo said. Source: https://www.silive.com/news/2019/08/mta-to-consider-express-bus-service-to-hudson-yards.html
  12. I don’t blame the dude for not starting his own service. It is not as simple as just creating your own route and running your service. He most likely needed to get in contact with the city, he had to plan a route, stops, a schedule, a way to collect fare, and any maintenance charges for his bus. So it’s best to leave all the service up to the MTA.
  13. They really did not hesitate at all when it came to scrapping the 2005 Orion VII’s. I thought they had at least another year since they just scrapped all the 2003/2004 Orion VII’s.
  14. Random thoughts: Spotted a new wrap yesterday on Manhattan Division & Staten Island Division express buses. (Pictures forthcoming) Also, New front billboard of a CBS series. Nothing yet for NBC programs yet. Usually their fall programming usually have headliners.
  15. (Taken 7/27/2019) Orion VII 6652 on the M3 at 135th Street and Saint Nicholas Avenue receiving passengers as it enters it's last months in service.

    © TheNewYorkElevated

  16. (Taken 7/27/2019) Orion VII 6612 on the Q24 westbound on Atlantic Avenue in eastern Brooklyn heading towards Bedford-Stuyvesant (near Kosciusko Street station to be a bit specific).

    © TheNewYorkElevated

  17. (Taken 7/27/2019) GM Old Look G572 next to a vintage Mercury car for the filming of San Huan Hill. San Juan Hill was actual neighborhood that existed on the west side of Manhattan between Amsterdam Avenue and Columbus Avenue from 60th Street to 66th Street in the early to mid 20th Century and was home to two of the most famous cultural touchstones ever known historically, the Charleston and Bebop as well as being the location of the original film West Side Story before infamous city planner Robert Moses cleared the area as part of 'urban renewal' to make way for Lincoln Center in the early 1960s.

    © TheNewYorkElevated

  18. People rather get shafted by the MTA didn’t expect support it’s a shame.
  19. (Taken 8/9/2019) A Broad Street-bound R160 train arriving at Bowery. This is the second stop along with the train's destination that the Jamaica line has to itself in Manhattan as the rest of the next few stops all have transfers (except for an unofficial transfer at Broad Street to the and via a passageway that is open weekdays only). It is also the oldest subway stop in Manhattan with no transfers that has an escalator.

    © TheNewYorkElevated

  20. (Taken 8/18/2019) The BRT Gate Cars approaching Hewes Street in a fan trip commemorating the 50th anniversary of the end of Myrtle Avenue el service to Bridge/Jay Streets (which used to go to Park Row via the Brooklyn Bridge if one goes a bit more back).

    © TheNewYorkElevated

  21. There was a class Monday August 19. Go back a couple pages and you will find members who posted their list number and which PE they completed. Also a couple ppl from the August 19 class put their list # up.
  22. Any updates on the hiring process? Have the august classes started? what's the highest number they've hired so far?
  23. I'm sure Market Street can house some 45 footers. They've been known from time to time of keeping some of Wayne's 45 footers at there garage, whether it's breakdown or not. A couple months ago I saw one of Wayne's new 19000 MCI sitting alongside Market's older MCIs outside. I told myself that bus can't be broke. It's too damn new not to be shot. Could it be maintenance training and or driver's to get a look inside and out of the bus, don't know
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