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  2. Oh wow I under the impression that this was being rolled borough by borough, subway line by subway line.
  3. Can you tell me a bit about the shifts and days off situation ?
  4. Interesting.... they number them in whatever order they feel like, I guess
  5. 244 has been Repainted in the New Scheme currently on the Newer MCI D + J series buses. Looks brand new.
  6. As well as Westchester Sq & underground stations on the line.
  7. Two things: 1. The m96 is shockingly fast off peak! Both sides of the park too... Never rode a crosstown bus (well, there’s this absolutely nutty M23+ driver that can do 7 ave to lexington in 4 minutes somehow but we won’t talk about him lmao). The only thing this route needs is all door payment frankly. 2. 3970 talks (not sure what it says, I’m listening to music) even though it’s rear screen is off. And though the front screen is on, it isn’t displaying any route info, rather it’s displaying some animated screensaver or something (ad????) for clever devices
  8. Im not saying any of those challenges precludes using it (in theory), what Im saying is each of those hinderances adds a cost, whether it be more crews to allow breaks and lunches, paying crews to stage trains early or bring them back to Jamaica etc. The MTA isnt just a service for riders, it serves everyone in the city, including the taxpayers. When that comes up against a schedule that is possible and meets baseline cost, there's no way the (mta) won't do that. Coupled to the fact that people will complain about losing out on a 1 seat ride on a holiday. Not a favorable scenario. Personally I think the MTA was traumatised out of using QP as a terminal, they wouldn't allow the to terminate there on Nights and Weekends when traffic was low. They even pulled the Holiday train to 2nd Ave denying tourists and fans a high speed run. All to avoid that terminal, I'm not sure if express trains can arrive when a local is crossing to D5. There arent even supplements to turn at QP so that bridge is burned.
  9. Today
  10. Press conference right now in Midtown with The Governor, Chair- Pat Foye, and Cy Vance (Manhattan DA) in regards to Fare Evasion. Coverage Courtesy: CBSN- New York: https://newyork.cbslocal.com/live/ - Some highlights to include deploying up to 500 officers from the branches of NYPD, MTA Police and Bridge and Tunnels. I believe I stated seeing something in regards to PAPD. However, that is not the case at this time. So no PAPD deployment. - 40 Million dollars is being put into this program. No taxpayer dollars are being used. Per Cy Vance (Manhattan DA) - Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North are also experiencing issues with Fare Evasion and programs to combat that will be introduced later on- Per Pat Foye (Chairman) - Governor just made a mention that NYS Police will be deployed into Subway stations... Right Now: GCT/Penn/Atlantic-Pacific have NYS police presence.
  11. This isn't on a borough by borough approach. This will gradually make it onto the entire Bus Fleet by October 2020 if everything is on schedule.
  12. Let me know if you figure it out, trying to do the same.
  13. I used the OMNY reader at 28th street a few days ago for the first time and I have to say that it’s very convenient. I accidentally forgot my debit card at home so being able to pay for the train from my phone really helped. Too bad Queens buses don’t have them yet, but hopefully they are next after Staten Island.
  14. Who did you speak to about putting you into elevator? I was initially supposed to be in elevator but for some reason they changed me to power. I'm trying to get this situation all sorted out since that's initially why I took the job.
  15. He works in the Bronx side, can't really give his name. Since you seem to know alot, would it be difficult to be set up in The Bronx? I know you don't really get to choose but I don't think The Bronx is a very desirable station for most people.
  16. Here is the first of several posts on ADA accessibility from the 1990s. Enjoy. It shows how slowly we are going-it was the plan. IMG_9429 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9430 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9431 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9432 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9433 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9434 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9435 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9436 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9437 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9846 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9847 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9848 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9849 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9850 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9851 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9852 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9853 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9854 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9855 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9856 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9857 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9859 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9860 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9861 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9862 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0070 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0071 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0072 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0073 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0074 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0075 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0076 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0077 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0078 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0079 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0080 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0081 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0082 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0083 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0084 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0085 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0529 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0530 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0531 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0532 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0533 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0534 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0535 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0536 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0537 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0538 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0539 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0540 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0541 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0542 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr
  17. You worry too much about non-revenue hours.... I mean really, it's enough that the BxM3 serves SW Yonkers,.... There's no need for the BxM1/2 to serve Yonkers, just because the depot they run out of itself is in Yonkers.....
  18. Well in reality for Teens it wouldn't do anything, cuz they wouldn't pay on a regular trip anyway.
  19. Some folks on here keep asking questions that can be answered just by reading the original exam application. MTA has a zero tolerance policy for drugs and alcohol. Read the Exam#8611 application. "Drug Screening Requirement: You must pass a drug screening in order to be appointed and if appointed, you will be subject to random drug and alcohol tests for the duration of your employment. Additionally, if you have tested positive on a drug or alcohol test or had a refusal to test during pre-employment or while employed by a Federal DOT-regulated employer during the applicable period, you must have completed the Substance Abuse Professional (SAP) process required by federal law in order to be appointed to this safety- sensitive position."
  20. The just has to step up and take over the service. This is something they should've ratted out in August 2018 when they launched the redesign. I either see these routes being cut, or taking over them in the future. The lack of Amenities, USB Charging, WIFI, OMNY, Bus Time is something that also affects customers who need to be somewhere, and this should be something everyone should be fighting and petitioning for, of course the isn't perfect, but it'll be much better than what is being dealt with now. This is something the has to step on to the plate for, and they are right on time. Also another factor of ridership decline besides the unreliability is also the fact that under the redesign there's other alternatives and I would understand the people rushing away from the SIM23/SIM24 for based alternatives, because someone wouldn't put it with crappy buses, no tracking information, lack of amenities, and sub-par service. This is something that has to be done, it is still early for change.
  21. Does anybody know what the highest list number reached was that made it in for this current class?
  22. The MTA's New OMNY Scanners Have Cameras In Them (But They're Not Watching You, Yet) https://gothamist.com/2019/06/14/omny_scanners_cameras.php MNY, the MTA's new tap-to-pay system being piloted at 16 subway stations and on all Staten Island bus routes, has exceeded the MTA's forecasts during the first week of operation, with tens of thousands of riders opting to use a digital wallet or contactless credit card instead of their MetroCard. OMNY is scheduled to be rolled out across the entire subway and bus system, and on commuter railroads, to ultimately replace the MetroCard and usher in a new era of commuting ("new" for New York, anyway). However, you may not have known that the scanners contain a camera, along with infrared illuminators, situated at the kiosk's base. A tipster pointed them out to us, noting that they spotted the "small laptop style hidden camera" and illuminators, and wondered if they were used for "infrared based facial recognition to obtain a clearer image of the face." "The camera and illuminators in the OMNY validators are only in place to support future use of bar code and QR code for ticketing; they cannot and do not support biometrics of any kind," said Steve Brunner, general manager, New York Tri-State Region, for Cubic Transportation Systems.
  23. Just got off the phone with Ms. Chestnut. As per our telephone conversation, there are no vacancies at this time and that she will supposedly note my file once any becomes available.
  24. Following up on the bus thread, I will be posting subway changes from NYCT Committee materials from the 1990s. I have a lot of stuff on ADA, MDBF, the R110A and Bs, MetroCard installations, the Franklin Avenue Shuttle rebuild, subway access changes (entrances and booths), contracts up to the board (including desks and other funny things), and more coming up. Enjoy. IMG_9363 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9364 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9365 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9366 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9783 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9785 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr @RR503 IMG_9786 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9787 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9788 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9945 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9946 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9947 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_9948 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0834 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0835 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0836 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0837 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0720 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0721 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0722 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0723 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0724 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0725 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_0727 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_5994 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_5996 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6126 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6127 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6316 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6317 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6318 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6319 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6320 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6321 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6322 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6323 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6329 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6330 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6331 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6332 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6333 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6334 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6335 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6342 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6343 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6344 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6345 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6514 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6515 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6516 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6517 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6518 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6519 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6629 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6630 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6631 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6632 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6633 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6634 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6635 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6636 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6637 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6638 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6639 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6640 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6641 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6642 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6643 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6644 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6645 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6657 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6658 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6659 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6660 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6661 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6728 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6729 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6730 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6731 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6732 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6733 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6734 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6735 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6736 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6737 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6738 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6739 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6740 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6741 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6742 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6743 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6744 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6745 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6746 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6747 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6923 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6929 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6932 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6933 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6969 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6970 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6971 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6972 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_7787 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr
  25. Thanks, I appreciate it. They were in depth than, or at least, more of the analysis was available to the public in documents, but it was hard to get at (it wasn't online yet). I took a break from posting more to let you guys look through what I put up. IMG_6583 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6584 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6585 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6586 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6587 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6588 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6589 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6590 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6591 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6592 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6593 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6594 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6595 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6596 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6597 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6598 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6599 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6600 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6601 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6602 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6603 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6604 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6605 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6606 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6607 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6608 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6609 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6610 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6611 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6612 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6613 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6614 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6615 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6616 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6617 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6618 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6619 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6620 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6621 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6622 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6623 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6624 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6625 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6626 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6627 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr IMG_6628 by Union Turnpike, on Flickr
  26. @Via Garibaldi 8 @checkmatechamp13 TAXPAYERS STEP UP FUNDING FOR PRIVATE STATEN ISLAND BUS LINES LOSING RIDERS Taxpayers will be boosting subsidies to two private bus lines Staten Island commuters call unreliable — and the agency in charge says a ridership drop due to the MTA’s route redesign is to blame. Board members of the city’s Economic Development Corp. have approved an additional $804,000 for Academy Bus, the Hoboken, N.J.-headquartered company that supplies service along the routes now called the SIM23 and SIM24, according to the minutes from a May 8 meeting. The newly approved funding brings to a total of $4.3 million this year’s contract between EDC and Academy, in an arrangement to serve the transit-starved South Shore that’s been in place since 2001. Academy took over in 2014 after a previous company went bankrupt, according to the meeting record. “The redesign has resulted in a significant loss in revenue for Academy due to lower ridership and fewer revenue miles,” the minutes state. Riders waiting in Midtown Manhattan for their rides home sounded off about service they call spotty — and say it doesn’t surprise them that ridership is on the downswing. Jay Reyes, 42, said three scheduled buses had simply not shown when he was waiting for the SIM23 earlier this week on 34th Street. At rush hours, buses are supposed to arrive three to four times an hour. “I can see why they’re losing riders,” said Reyes, a Tottenville resident. “They’re pretty unreliable.” Two commuters waiting for the SIM24 — which like the SIM23 reaches Staten Island via the Lincoln Tunnel to New Jersey — complained that unlike MTA buses, the Academy routes lack GPS tracking that can tell riders when the next bus will arrive. “There’s no way to track buses, so if I miss a bus there’s no way to track it,” said Lisa Angelo, a 31-year-old Huguenot resident. “So there are no updates except for from other riders on Facebook, and you just have to keep checking that.” Angelo and another commuter both recalled the time that a SIM 24 bus broke down in New Jersey during an evening commute last month. “They break down a lot,” said Ivan Martinez, 54. “I was on the side of the road on the highway and everyone had to get out and wait for another bus to come.” EDC is about to renew the Academy contract for one year in September, while preparing to hand over responsibility to the city Department of Transportation next year. With DOT approval, Academy Bus has made several adjustments to the two routes since New York City Transit’s August 2018 launch of Staten Island’s redesigned bus routes. In Manhattan, they once again run along 34th Street to and from the Lincoln Tunnel, after running into snarls on congested 42 Street. An MTA spokesperson acknowledged that ridership on the two private bus lines has declined since the redesign launched last August, even as the authority reports that bus ridership rose boroughwide. “The Staten Island Express Bus Redesign has been a resounding success that has attracted riders to new routes, increased reliability, added more service, and sped up trips, saving a significant amount of time for customers and saving resources that we have reinvested into making the service better,” said Amanda Kwan, an MTA spokesperson. According to the MTA, ridership on the SIM 23 and 24’s previous iterations, the X23 and X24, was on the decline before the redesign. “We continue to monitor the network closely and keep an open dialogue with all of our stakeholders to improve service, including discussions with the City on how to improve performance on the SIM23 and SIM24 routes so that those customers can also benefit from the improvements resulting from our network redesign,” said Kwan. Route ridership numbers, released annually to the MTA board, are not yet publicly available for the period following the launch of the remapped Staten Island lines. Staten Island was the first of the boroughs to undergo a bus-route redesign at the behest of New York City Transit President Andy Byford, a process rolling ahead in The Bronx and getting underway in Queens. South Shore Councilmember Joe Borelli told THE CITY that he wants the MTA to take over operations of the two bus lines, which service Annadale and Prince’s Bay on Staten Island. “I’m more concerned that this is still the last place in the city that doesn’t have actual MTA service,” Borelli told THE CITY, alluding to past MTA takeovers from private companies of numerous routes in the boroughs. Another effect of the private service, he notes, is that SIM23 and SIM24 riders cannot take advantage of the MTA’s new OMNY contactless fare payment system, which recently rolled out on all other Staten Island buses. “MTA service has been better than private service, and it’s not going to improve much unless the MTA takes over.”
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