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  2. I never understood why out of the two White Plains Road Lines, the was the one to have a reduced weekend frequency and normal weekend operation to end at Bowling Green. The serves 7th Avenue which isn't nearly as busy as Lexington Avenue, so why is the the one to always get the boot when theres a G.O?
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  4. You hit it right on the nail!
  5. You get small 20 question quiz's through out school car those are 80% or better if you get below that you get marked and have to talk to a superintendent. Most likely just a talk and review and your back to learning. A second one below 80% they are liable to let you go. Midterm and final is 80% or better or get the boot. You have 2 signal tests one about 1/3 through at the simulator, and one about 2/3 through at the school. First one is 15 multiple choice and 10 write outs. Second one is all write outs. Easier then you think but you do have to know your signals.(A bit of advice, stick you the definitions you are taught, and no matter what anyone tells you stick to that. Don't write more then what your taught cause you could be opening more avenues for them to exploit you). If you get any wrong you are called in to the Managers office where you will have a chance to redeem yourself. So long as you can explain your good. If you can't and they feel you have no clue, you gets the boot. You have 2 yard practicals. 1 for Prep for yard movement, another Prep for service/Brake Pipe Rupture. Those are pass/fail. If you mess up during it and realize the mistake and go back and fix it they will cut you some slack cause you recognized the problem and troubleshooted it. They like it when you can troubleshoot.If you don't and they have time the TSS giving your yard practicals will give you a small tutoring session at the end of the day to help point out what went wrong and prep you for your make up. Yes make up. You will be scheduled to do the practical again if you fail. You will be scheduled at the Superintendents discretion since you will be doing the Yard practical retest with them. You have 1 road practical at the very end. It can be you making anywhere form 7 to as many as 15 station stops depending on how the person giving the practical feels about your station stops. It could be the Manager a superintendent or a TSS giving the road practical. By this time you would have made thousands of stops with different equipment across your entire division A or B. You should be able to hit them all. This one is pass/fail with no second chance if you fail. You stop way to short or you blow out a station your toast. I'm currently 6 months in today was in the 12/16/19 class and started road posting(training in passenger service) this past Monday. I have come up short some and overshot a foot or so but so long as your in the area you can smooth it out. Hey its only my first week lol. Most of they yard stuff and signals looks and sounds hard to begin with but once you start doing it repetitively it really does stick. Hope I helped!
  6. Here's stuff that I've forgot to share, along with some other shots and videos. They range from about a year ago, to about a few days. Better late than never, I suppose. Enjoy! 2007 MCI D4500CT 7156 on the 198 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19076 on the 193 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2001 MCI D4000 7628 on the 197 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19076 on the 193 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2007 MCI D4500CT 7166 on the 197 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19166 on the 194 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19156 on the 193 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19156 on the 193 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2002 MCI D4500 8235 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Fairview Avenue & Broad Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2002 MCI D4500 7425 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Fairview Avenue & Broad Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2018 MCI D4500CT 18115 on the 166T (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Avenue & Columbia Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2017 MCI D4500CT 17027 on the DON BOSCO service (Coach USA/ShortLine) at W 42 Street & 8 Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2017 MCI D4500CT 17057 on Line 300 (Coach USA/Suburban Trails) at 42 Street & 8 Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2010 NABI Model 416 5627 on the 66X (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Street & Academy Street by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2010 NABI Model 416 5605 on the 59 (New Jersey Transit) at Watchung Avenue & East Front Street by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2015 MCI D4500CTH 4038 on the 114 (New Jersey Transit) at Watchung Avenue & East Front Street by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2015 MCI D4500CTH 4013 on the 114X (New Jersey Transit) at Front Street & Terrill Road by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2015 MCI D4500CTH 4013 on the 114X (New Jersey Transit) at Terrill Road & Front Street by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2015 MCI D4500CTH 4008 on the 113X (New Jersey Transit) at Midway Avenue & Terrill Road by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2007 MCI D4500CT 7135 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Avenue & Elm Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19125 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Avenue & Elm Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 20190613055729_IMG_6491 by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2018 MCI D4500CT 18115 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Avenue & Remsen Place by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2002 MCI D4500 8236 on the 320 (New Jersey Transit) at North Bergen Park & Ride by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2018 MCI D4500CT 18111 on the 321 (New Jersey Transit) at the Vince Lombardi Park & Ride by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2018 MCI D4500CT 18111 on the 129 (New Jersey Transit) at Secaucus Junction by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2007 MCI D4500CT 7162 on the 192X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19086 on the 192X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19086 on the 191X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19105 on the 192X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19152 on the 192X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Road Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19181 on the 191X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr
  7. Even taking the horrific topography around Jerome Avenue (street and line) into consideration, the 's route is still more accessible than the bulk of the and in the Bronx. Not trying to half-ass everything with an overlay from harder-to-reach (read: out of the way) areas in the Bronx also translates to not screwing over Brooklyn, particularly those trying to reach stations along Nostrand Avenue (again, harder to reach, albeit in a drastically different manner), as well as giving Brooklyn more of the preferred service (Lexington Avenue). In addition, a 5/5 overlay on Jerome would make it easier to travel between 149th Street and points north for everyone, and while those with mobility issues would have longer-than-normal waits between trains serving Manhattan, it would not be as severe as for those experiencing that 3/3 overlay.
  8. If you pass Boss for 9618 then that's the exam they will recognize and call for you. They cannot use Boss 9618 pass for your 7612 fail that was administered last year.
  9. last night q12 had an artic on it
  10. I have a feeling maybe that might have been since there is no crew office there or something? I guess since it was 7pm already they just thought they would call it a day.
  11. Some of the comparisons in headway between then and now are insane, particularly in Manhattan. The M10 ran every 5 minutes during the evening back in 1995, which is 300% more service than what is provided currently (24 years later). The M27/M50 combined portion ran every 2 minutes during the rush hour, which is 750% more service than today.
  12. I mean yeah, you could run 5tph of Bronx shuttles, but is that honestly a good use of resources given alternative plans exist? Remember, weekend crewing arrangements are extremely complicated given the number of CRs sucked into flagging — you have to pick what you’re gonna spend crew hours on wisely. Anticipating the argument about the shuttle being shorter than the and the crew issue thus not being as clear cut, the frequency difference (5tph vs 3tph) would require the shuttle to be 60% or less the length of the . This is not the case. Last I remember, running time from 149 to Woodlawn is around 20 mins, and 138 to Dyre is 28 or 29. That’s at best 69%. Once again, I want to go back to the larger problem of value here. What does this service pattern gain riders? Jerome loses 2.5tph of its only Manhattan service so that WPR can gain 2 on its second. Is it worth making yet another corridor suffer when you can add an overlay and call it a day?
  13. I feel your pain. The is annoying now compared to before. Most of the time on the weekends when I transfer at Broadway Junction from the , I always miss the by a few seconds to a minute and then there is a 10-15 minute wait usually. I still think they should have shut down the line in Manhattan and cut the to Bedford Ave. I feel like the extra service provided by the is a waste, because most people take the train to Lorimer Street and wait for the next . However I do think it’s nice having third service along 6th Ave on the weekends and removing the need to transfer from the to the .
  14. Good luck scheduling a 2.5tph overlay onto a 5tph service without creating all sorts of strange gaps in Manhattan. 3/3 is quick and easy that way. This would also get complicated whenever all service is on one track in Brooklyn. Relaying s on the upper level, fwiw, is not at all complicated. All the switches are there, and scheduling a 6/7.5tph merge is doable even for the most incompetent schedulers at NYCT. Then you have legible service patterns (every other to 149, all s through), you don’t have people walking down to the deep platforms at 149 just to crawl back up, and you get slightly improved frequency for intraboro/ transfer riders on WPR. I say a win.
  15. Now you know how it feels like when the was still about cuts in the 90's.
  16. I could've phrased that better, but the shuttles are supposed to run in addition to the trains serving Brooklyn.
  17. The problem is that attempting to will result in running headlong into a routing issue.
  18. Running shuttles in the Bronx solves nothing because just about everyone riding is going to Manhattan.
  19. 90% of B/O’s tend to haul major ass with their buses when they know the Eagle team is active, so they’re actually good for something. The only thing is they don’t issue as many summonses because they can and do use more “discretion”. For instance you’ll never see them writing up a ticket to a minor.
  20. I think that if you want coverage and connectivity, you actually want two separate routes, because one route doing both does not work out too well. I kind of said "the Hub" as a northern endpoint, because making the route go to say, Fordham Plaza, would make such a route even using my more limited routing 10 miles long, through lots of congestion. I would rather not create crazy-ass unreliable Frankenstein routes doing a poor job at many things. That being said, it would be pretty similar to the Bx50 proposed by DOT at one point, which was Fordham Plaza - LGA via Webster.
  21. Looking at Old Fulton St and Water St. Seeing it as a two way street by the Bridge. When the buses leave during the past festival, all the cars got to make that U-turn. Also, Surf Av by Stillwell Av, the streets were restored (happened a while back). The streets, however, the two way has a higher elevation (or a small hill) than it has before.
  22. I won’t give it no week I’ll be on the phone first thing Monday lol
  23. Surprised that the MTA didnt consider adding any new local routes. Theres some bus route proposals in the existing conditions report (e.x. Throgs Neck to Harlem) that could have potential.
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