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  2. This is a good point; I would expect the very obvious candidate for a NICE express bus to be Roosevelt Field/"Nassau Hub" - Midtown. In fact didn't they run that during the "Summer of Hell" nonsense?
  3. True. Maybe this could be the first D45 CRT LE in NYC! edit: maybe an enviro500 would be better, those are low floor
  4. What plan? The Bay Ridge one? I believe so... This is a different set up entirely. I would like to see coach buses on these lines ideally. We'll have a conference call tomorrow to discuss particulars.
  5. Wasn't the plan to use an old RTS? (I think coach buses - or at least artics - would be better)
  6. I think NYMTA is the first ever TA to operate the XE60, so that adds more teething issues as those XE60s at Quill are the first of their kind to run out in the real world. I think the NYMTA would have been the first to operate the restyled MCI as well, I was worried about that if MCI won the express bus order, but Prevost ended up winning the order so it's moot
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  8. If you mean the new order of Hybrids, that's primarily because of Cuomo. We were supposed to get more diesels until he wanted the MTA to order more hybrids.
  9. First generation. It was on his IG story.
  10. The "tramlink" is completely unnecessary. No need to be cute (see the joke that is eBART) just extend the damn train. Hillside Avenue widens just west of Springfield Blvd for the Second System line out to the city line. I personally would build this underground with WTC Cortlandt-like stations close to the surface.
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  12. They never really test equipment correctly hence they whole Hybird Debacle. The XE should have test In all Boroughs under normal conditions if you intended to run it anywhere in NYCT. It’s not rocket science and you are most likely right, but if you know this board they will call Shit Water Hennessy 🤷🏾‍♂️
  13. Where do you guys propose the portal can be placed for this to happen?
  14. I couldn’t find their post. Was it a 2004/05 hybrid or a 2009?
  15. Those tracks could be raised as the line is being expanded
  16. In terms of Speculation, I think that those extra 2-3 TPH will go to the . Mainly because of the Culver Express Service pattern and what not.
  17. Judging by the track elevation north of 179 Street - Jamaica on the inner tracks, there's no reason why it shouldn't be an elevated extension. Note that the outer tracks there, which go down to a lower level, were always meant to be for relay purposes.
  18. Do you think this expansion should be underground or elevated?
  19. THEN MAKE MY R42 Then! Here's My Display: 179 St, Queens WTC, Manhattan and Jamaica Cener, Queens Roosevelt Av, Queens
  20. I proposed a Queens TramLink which would partially serve as an extension (and maybe you could extend the Streetcar Shuttle to 179th) See here for the proposal:
  21. No can do - R42s only have 2 sections!
  22. Yes, please. I’ve long been in favor of an extension further down Hillside. With the tail tracks extending as far as they do, that’s probably one of the easiest places to break ground on the extension.
  23. Make The Same As My R179 Wantings On A R42.
  24. -I have been approached on at least three occasions about a private carrier starting up express bus service. The first time, the person wanted to start a route in Bay Ridge similar to the one that ran along 3rd Av back in the day. That never got anywhere because I was expected to get the ball rolling. Not my company, not my problem. I expect the people that want to start a service to have a business plan just as I would if I were starting this up myself, which has been part of the problem, and then I can offer my comments on what I think can and won't work. -I expect any operator to do their due diligence - that means securing and filing all paperwork necessary to start the service, etc. I'm not putting out any of my own money for this, but I am offering my own time and input free of charge, which is enough as it is, as I could charge a consulting fee as I normally would, but am not in this case, as I think it's for a good cause. -The latest idea is by far the most aggressive one yet. The carrier and I have only spoken via text, as I am having a wait and see attitude. Right now I have asked people to provide feedback on the website. After that, I will arrange a conference call with a series of questions that I as an express bus commuter have, along with other questions that people in the advocacy group have asked. We already exchanged numbers, so when I'm ready, I'll give a buzz. -This particular carrier seems to be open to the idea of having a number of different lines in the outerboroughs, which could consist of several lines. -All of the questions you have I have and then some. I can say that I really wasn't going to say anything about this until I saw that they were serious about this. Since they've taken the time to create a website, that shows me that they have some intent on doing something and aren't just BS-ing. -Your last question is a funny one. For any business, you need working capital. I'm assuming this party has enough to get the ball rolling (perhaps a mix of savings and even investors who were willing to invest in this) and then some because when you are just starting out, you usually don't make money right away with most ventures. It takes a while to get out of the red and into the black, as there are expenses that you have to cover before you see any ROI (return on investment).
  25. large: To Jamaica - 179 St Via 6 Av/63 St Lcl Queens Blvd Lcl another large: To Roosevelt Av Queens Blvd Lcl Shuttle
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