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  1. 6 points
    You have to be one dumb person to believe anything that the Idiot-in-chief says about anything, period. Does anyone inhale the crap he spews? He's going to help Prince Andrew like I'm going to have a threesome with Alicia Keys and Rihanna tonight. I know kittens and puppies that have higher IQs than the clown in DC. He's still trying to con the public. Carry on.
  2. 5 points
    You really shouldn't be trying to moderate a moderator...
  3. 3 points
    The trick is that they didn't Dan Doctoroff, the deputy mayor who spearheaded Hudson Yards, is basically just a huge developer shill. Choice quotes: And this wonderful gem: The Bloomberg administration did lasting damage to the long term planning in this city; all this because they needed someone to stroke their egos after they couldn't drag the Jets to the Javits Center.
  4. 3 points
    There's many vendor locations, not just one. Excuse you? lol.
  5. 3 points
    I'll help you out @MysteriousBtrain As of August 25, 2019:  Ver. 1 (Strategic) (OUT OF SERVICE): 2014-2015 New Flyer XD40: 7304-7314, 7316-7351 Ver. 2 (Vianova): 2010 NovaBus LFSA: 1234-1279, 1284-1285 2011-13 NovaBus LFSA: 5264-5266, 5799, 5822-5823, 5896, 5901-5935, 5965-5966 2011-13 New Flyer C40LF: 193, 201, 206, 229, 233-234, 236, 238-239, 241-242, 249, 256, 259-353, 355, 357, 359, 362, 364-366, 370-400, 403-404, 406-407, 409, 411-412, 415, 417, 428, 432-433, 437, 439, 441, 445, 456, 495, 508, 521, 526, 545, 567, 581 2011 NovaBus LFS: 8001, 8013, 8017, 8020, 8049 2014-2015 New Flyer XD40: 7315, 7444-7455^, 7467-7482^ 2015-2016 NovaBus LFS: 8090-8125, 8127-8503 2017-2018 New Flyer XN60: 1000-1109 2018-2019 New Flyer XD40: 7484-7850 2018 New Flyer XDE40: 9500-9509 2018-2019 NovaBus LFS: 8504-8754 2018-2019 NovaBus LFSA: 5531-5602 Ver. 3 (CleverDevices): 2008 Orion VII NG: 3800-3912, 3914-3948, 3951-3959^ 2009 Orion VII NG: 3967-3975, 3977, 3979-3981, 3983, 3985, 3987-3988, 3990, 4019*, 4020-4036, 4038, 4063, 4065, 4070-4095*, 4115, 4117-4119, 4122, 4127, 4137, 4140-4143, 4145, 4152-4153, 4245-4278*, 4433, 4442, 4447, 4451-4452, 4483, 4486-4488, 4490, 4509, 4516, 4520, 4529, 4532, 4635, 4642, 4646 2014-2015 New Flyer XD40: 7140, 7152, 7154-7155, 7158-7159, 7161, 7169, 7180, 7189, 7256-7257, 7259, 7261-7262, 7265, 7267-7269, 7275, 7277, 7279-7280, 7292, 7296, 7298 2016-17 New Flyer XN40: 673-810 2018-2020 New Flyer XD60: 6126-6278 Ver. 4 (Luminator): 2011-13 New Flyer C40LF: 570-580, 582-658 Test units: 2014-2016 Prevost X3-45: 2729, 2788 Notes: Buses with (*) may feature an older version of the specified model. A small number of these units (^) do not have screens installed and will be installed at a later date. If anyone knows which units don't have screen please post the number below. Until otherwise fully confirmed, the symbol will appear on units nearly complete with screen implementation. Thank you @Snorunts for summarizing some of the fleets. Everything has been double checked.
  6. 2 points
    Yesterday, 3563 (The lone diesel Orion at JFK) was on the 1 shuttle. Buses from four different borough's was working the 1/2/3 shuttle yesterday, QNS was repped by MTA Bus LGA/BP and JFK. Even SC was working the shuttle yesterday.
  7. 2 points
    There's nothing wrong with it. Like I said, I have given the enough of my money where their machines were busted, and I was overcharged, either for an extra express bus fare or another local bus fare for the SBS. Never bothered to get a refund for those. Then there are all of the express bus passes that I had to send in. They are prorated when they send you another card or refund you, so I've lost money on those too. I used to get the express bus pass without blinking to be honest back when it was $41 dollars a week. It was $164 monthly. That has increased to almost $100 now at $248 monthly, assuming four weeks of course. Five weeks we have a few times a year so it's over $300 at $310. The rate of the fare and other things have shot up (e.g. college tuition) is just crazy. Hell for my one semester at a private school abroad it was $20,000 which is cheap by today's standards. Look at those things or the cost of healthcare, and yes, most people's salaries haven't shot up in the same way. I pretty much always get a pass now because at $13.50 a day with no bonus, it really doesn't make sense to get a pay-per-ride unless you a riding just a few days. For me I think it's more about how NYC has changed in terms of the prices for everything. Everybody wants a tip now, esp. in Manhattan. Good coffee is $5.00 or more minimum with a tip. Add in a snack and it's basically $10 for two items, so saving a few bucks here and there on occasion is nice. lol
  8. 2 points
    This just isn't true. 59 St has some of the fastest switches in the system with a curve beyond that operators are able to take quickly and still is messy enough that the entire B division is scheduled backwards from it. And not for nothing, but the geometry in the Franklin area isn't some walk in the park either... Flatbush is an issue with either alternative, but is easily mitigable whether it be by constructing tail tracks or just routing overflow trains to Zoo Lots. Reading into what is and is not mentioned in an off the cuff engineering study from 2009 is not worth your time. I think it'd be beneficial for the forum to see track maps of what is being discussed, so here you go: Look closely at the Manhattan-bound direction in Alt 6 (the one you seem to want): it doesn't get rid of the 3-way merge. Unless you're willing to add yet another merge to the complex (ie have the and enter Franklin on the same track) you're stuck with all running through the area on a single track -- and now they're all platforming together, too. Mark me down as extremely skeptical that this will come close to the capacity delivered by Alternative 4. Regardless, capacity isn't the only way to measure junction performance: as Jsun alluded to above, one of the big issues with Rogers is that it instantly makes a problem anywhere on the A division's express corridors into an issue everywhere else. The better you can segregate services, the better off we are as a system. These are all tangential points to your main argument, though, and they all have been well established in past discussions. Your main concern seems to be that running Rogers better will...encourage MTA to make service cuts. I hate to break the news to ya, but they can do that either way -- extending the to replace the in Brooklyn is as possible today as it would be with a different service configuration at Rogers. Holding infrastructure improvements hostage for the sake of this sort of paranoia just doesn't cut it. And yes, I know I didn't convince you of anything -- just felt this was worth elucidation.
  9. 1 point
    You are supposed to get off at the one of the transfer points listed or the driver may give you a hard time. The transfer points are Madison and 29th, Madison and 44th and Madison and 56th and it is usually strictly enforced.
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    Be on the lookout if 354, 356, 358, 360-361, 363, 367-369 have on-board screens installed yet because every other bus in the #300’s have them. 233-234, 236, 238-239, 241-242, 249, 256, 259-353, 355, 357, 359, 362, 364-366, 370-400, 403-404, 406-407, 409, 411-412, 415, 417, 428, 432-433, 437, 439, 441, 445, 456 from West Farms and Jackie Gleason all have Version 2 screens installed. We really need another update soon!!!
  12. 1 point
    Did one of yall hack into his twitter account. There are plenty of better things that you could say if you hacked it.
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    @Wallyhorse no longer has to dream... 2005-2010 Alstom R160A-1 8380 on the at 86th Street-Central Park West by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2005-2010 Alstom R160A-1 8380 on the at 145th Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr Enjoy!
  15. 1 point
    So this happened on Thursday evening. I don't know the entire backstory to this, but based on gaps in service on bustime and the run number, this bus appeared to be pulled off the Q53 and did two round trips on the Q33 from Jackson Heights. Enjoy! 2017 New Flyer "Xcelsior" XD60 6058 on the Q33 at Victor Moore Arcade by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2017 New Flyer "Xcelsior" XD60 6058 on the Q33 at Roosevelt Avenue & 82 Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2017 New Flyer "Xcelsior" XD60 6058 on the Q33 at Roosevelt Avenue & 82 Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr
  16. 1 point
    On the rare occasions that I use such a set up, coming home, I just stop at subway, go down, swipe, and then get on the express bus, this way I don't pay the full $6.75. It has been some months since I have bought a regular unlimited, but when I buy a Metro-North pass, I have done that since I wasn't taking the express bus that much, but still needed the shuttle bus.
  17. 1 point
    I’m not sure if this was mentioned but 508 has version 2 signs (I think it’s version 2).
  18. 1 point
    CBTC AWS installation. All 1930s signals must be replaced for CBTC's AWS backup block signals. Whatever signals arent upgraded will have their blocks combined & heads & trips removed.
  19. 1 point
    Ironbound. It’s currently working the 59.
  20. 1 point
    4442 - Version 3 • That makes 3974, 3990, 4019, 4063, 4065, 4070-4095, 4115, 4117-4119, 4122, 4127, 4137, 4245-4278, 4433, 4442, 4447, 4451-4452, 4516, 4520, 4529, 4532 (NYCT 2009’s). There’s more 39xx’s, just can’t recall the numbers. You can check the last update to see what’s on the list.
  21. 1 point
    Haven't checked (any of my) e-mail account in months before this..... Figured I screenshot this BS; amazing how people still fall for these e-mail scams... (Never mind I don't even have a Paypal account to be "temorarily" locked !)
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    I saw the infighting firsthand and both my C/R and I had personal conversations about the issue with our regular riders. We also had sources in Operations and Planning so we were aware of the plans before the public was. The idea looked great on paper from the perspective but sometimes people forget whom the service is supposed to benefit. When you have politicians who control the money flow and happen to chair or sit on the appropriate committees you damn well better cater to them. Real world hardball is/was played up there. Those who fail to see the big picture lose every time. Many people forget that the was the original Dyre line when the connection to the mainline was made. Most riders abandoned ship at the East 180th Street station and transferred to the which originated at 241 St at the time. This I learned firsthand from the supervision at the East, the older generation who broke me in as a C/R, and my rabbi, who all worked up there and resided up there even before the connection was made. What many people overlooked is that the Dyre line has many people with skin in the game. It's a diverse group that I have noticed over the years. The Morris Park folks, the Pelham Parkway residential and hospital crowd, the rest of the Dyre line up to the terminal, and the Co-op and the Mount Vernon folks. Think east of White Plains Road and both sides of the northern border. These folks and those who ride the AM from 238th or Dyre want Lexington service and don't suggest overcrowding the platforms at East 180 while people make the transfer from a Dyre West side train. Surveys taken back then suggested that the ridership south of East 180th were more likely to have West Side destinations compared to the northernmost ridership. Perhaps the demographics will change and the proposed changes will be implemented but I will caution everyone that the is a political entity first and foremost. A think tank or a low level civil servant might think the plan is wonderful but anyone else involved without protection of some sort is putting their career on the line by pushing the plan on the public. Just my opinion. Carry on.
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  26. 1 point
    Great catch! 👍 I added it on my list. So far these are the current ones that were reported to have Version 3 screens: 7140, 7152, 7154-7155, 7158-7159, 7161, 7169, 7180, 7189, 7256-7257, 7259, 7261-7262, 7265, 7267-7269, 7275, 7277, 7279, 7292, 7296, 7298 If you get chances too, please try to get more rides on these buses from Ulmer Park/Fresh Pond Depots and lookout for any on-board screens.
  27. 1 point
    7292 has Version 3 Screens. I rode it on the B7 Tonight
  28. 1 point
    233-234, 236, 238, 242, 249, 256, 259-353, 355, 357, 359, 362, 364-366, 370-400, 403-404, 406-407, 409, 411-412, 415, 417, 428, 432-433, 437, 439, 441, 445, 456 : These buses have Version 2 screens. I added 353 BTW. I saw that bus today on the B63. 451, 453, 464, 472, 662, 665, 671 DON’T have any on-board screens at the moment.
  29. 1 point
    8401 (JA) has screens. Uncertain of the version. Saw it this morning while driving thru JFK cargo area on layover.
  30. 1 point
  31. 1 point
    7180, 7257 at Ulmer Park also has version 3 screens
  32. 1 point
    7261 - Version 3 —————————————————————— 7140, 7152, 7154-7155, 7158-7159, 7161, 7169, 7189, 7256, 7259, 7261-7262, 7265, 7267-7269, 7275, 7277, 7279, 7296, 7298 All were reported to have Version 3 screens. These buses are from Ulmer Park and Fresh Pond Depots. Please be sure to check UP and FP’s 2015 New Flyer XD40 buses if they have on-board screens installed.
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  36. 1 point
    I think I accidentally reported 4064 having Version 3 screens.... That bus hasn’t had any screens installed yet however 4063 has Version 3 screens. Apologies.
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  40. 1 point
    4145 has screens. I'm pretty sure most of JFK's NGs have screens.
  41. 1 point
    7262, 7267, 7279 - Version 3 7285, 7295 - NONE 😔
  42. 1 point
    Just when I thought every 2015 New Flyer XD40 at Fresh Pond had the Version 3 screens on-board, 7285 still doesn’t have any screens yet. I was a little disappointed since I let a 2019 New Flyer XD40 go just so I could ride a bus which I thought would have Version 3 screens.
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  47. 1 point
    The announcements on 2788 are active, screens are still off.
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