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  1. 5 points
    "this topic is now locked" -nyc transit forums owner
  2. 3 points
    Here are some from those dates April 21 DSC_2521 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2524 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2533 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2542 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2546 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2555 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2566 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2574 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2578 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2582 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2586 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2596 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2611 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2615 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2631 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2643 by MattTrain7, on Flickr April 23 DSC_2674 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2671 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2667 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2690 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2697 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2767 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2774 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2817 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2816 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2963 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_3034 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_3105 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2482 by MattTrain7, on Flickr DSC_2486 by MattTrain7, on Flickr
  3. 3 points
    Unionport is a storage yard. East 180th is a maintenance facility and yard. They are/were bisected by mainline tracks the last time I was up there. When the yard dispatcher tells you that your put in is located on 24 track that means Unionport yard but if your train is on 8 track that means East 180 yard. Carry on.
  4. 2 points
    A couple of things to note: - The bus will be running out of Charleston, and will be relegated on the Lincoln Tunnel express lines, most likely the X17J. - This is not built to MTA specs, per the Alexander-Dennis people. It was built as a demonstrator for GO Transit in Toronto, Ontario. As such, the bus does not have a farebox upfront. I heard the farebox will be placed behind the front right wheel for this demonstrator. If the MTA does order the SuperLo, the farebox would be in front as is the norm...if they find a way. - The headroom in the upper level is low 5'7" and that is LOW. I'm 5'8", and my head was touching the ceiling. Many people had to crane their necks. I've never had to do that on a bus. - It was made in Nappanee, Indiana or so I was told. - The MTA plans to have off-board payment "concurrent" with a Smartcard, along with "robust" fare-evasion restrictions by 2020. IMG_6234 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6239 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6243 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6246 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6251 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6252 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6254 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6256 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6262 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6266 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6271 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6280 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6282 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6300 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6306 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6311 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6317 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6319 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6328 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6333 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6335 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6336 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6346 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6353 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6356 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6364 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6365 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6368 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6370 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6371 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6379 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6382 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_6383 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  5. 2 points
    It should also be noted that this is one small town banning people who don't also live in their small town. It isn't state discrimination. But leave it to Staten Islanders to make an issue about themselves.
  6. 2 points
    Must we rehash this every day? The added transportation value of sending s up 2nd Avenue during off-peak hours is basically nil. The should have added service, and to facilitate better transfers to 6th Avenue - for all those on the east side who so desperately need to be at 57th and 6th instead of 57th and 7th - service should get a boost too. Sending trains to Forest Hills is certainly a possibility, though. The is pretty sad.
  7. 1 point
    Hello, everyone. Here are a stack of images that I collected while riding the line from A to B before March 31st. Enjoy 42 St Now then And a bonus More to come soon
  8. 1 point
    Times Square Shuttle Station, Reconfiguration and ADA Accessibility, Manhattan NYCT Contracts # A- 35302 & A-37116 Public Notification of the resolution of adverse effects upon historic property from the reconfiguration of the Times Sq. Shuttle Station impact determination, in accordance with 36 C.F.R. § 800.6 governing Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966, as implemented by the regulations of the Federal Advisory Council on Historic Preservation, “Protection of Historic and Cultural Properties.” The Times Sq. Shuttle Station portion of the Times Sq-42 St Station complex is listed in the National Register of Historic Places (NR04001016). Description of Times Square Shuttle Station in Manhattan Built and opened in 1904, the Times Sq. Shuttle Station area, within the Times Sq-42 St Station complex, is a New York City Transit Subway Station at the terminus of the IRT 42nd Street Shuttle line. The Shuttle line services the ‘S’ train, also referred to as the Times Sq. Shuttle, that runs along 42nd Street between the Times Sq-42 St and Grand Central-42 St Stations from Broadway and Park Avenue through Manhattan, New York. NYCT plans to implement the reconfiguration and ADA accessibility of the platforms at Times Sq. Shuttle Station that was originally constructed as part of New York’s first subway line in 1904 according to the designs of Heins and LaFarge (architects of the original subway stations), and later reconfigured as a shuttle stop after the completion of the 7th Avenue-Broadway Line Times Square Station in 1917. The Times Sq. Shuttle will remain in operation during construction for public use except for a planned two-week closure to complete the work. The reconfiguration project includes the alleviation of deficiencies, such as lack of egress and circulation, and the lack of accessibility for disabled riders. This affects overall operations, station circulation and customer safety. This will be achieved by eliminating a portion of the curved track and platform and providing additional egress through the installation of a new station entrance and a second entrance at mid-block on 42nd Street. The Times Sq. Shuttle Station will be made compliant with ADA requirements by bringing components (such as lighting, communications, security, platform finishes, etc.) up to current standards and rehabilitating finishes – including repairing and restoring existing historic finishes. Impact of Project to a Section 106 Historic Property The Times Sq. Shuttle Station reconfiguration work will necessitate the removal of Track #3, the extension and widening of the platform, and the removal of several steel columns in phases of construction, while maintaining public access to the ‘S’ train Shuttle service. It has been determined that this NYCT project’s reconfiguration work will cumulatively have an adverse effect upon the historic Times Sq. Shuttle Station. Independent of the NYCT project is a proposed private developer project that may require use and occupancy of a portion of the Times Sq. Shuttle Station in order to install elevators and an escalator to the cellar of its building to access the observation platform at One Times Square building. In conjunction with the construction of the observation platform, the private developer would install an ADA-compliant elevator from One Times Sq. Plaza to the Times Sq. Shuttle Station for use by NYCT passengers. If this independent project is undertaken by the private developer, it has been determined that the northern termination of the original 1904 west platform wall cannot remain in-situ and be incorporated into the proposed design at its present location in a portion of the historic Times Sq. Shuttle Station. Resolution of adverse effects upon Section 106 Historic Resource pursuant to 36 C.F.R. § 800.6 As the Times Sq. Shuttle Station is listed on the National Register of Historic Places, NYCT has executed a memorandum of agreement (MOA) in accordance with 36 C.F.R. § 800.6(c)(1), with the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) and New York’s State Historic Preservation Office (SHPO), to ensure compliance with Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act of 1966 and this MOA shall govern the NYCT project undertaking and all of its parts. These parties have developed an MOA that outlines the agreed-upon mitigation required by the determination by SHPO that this project will cause an adverse effect on the cultural resources. The MOA implements mitigation measures including, but not limited to, the following: repair and restoration of the original southwest platform wall finishes and southwest control area wall finishes; repair and restoration of original cast iron columns, ceiling plaster ornamentation, cast iron guard rails, etc.; continued protection of the east platform walls that are located within Transit back-of-house space not accessible to the public; and replication of the damaged Knickerbocker marble lintel located at the west platform control area in the historic Times Sq. Shuttle Station. If the independent project is undertaken, a private developer may construct its elevators and escalator at the One Time Square Building. For this purpose, an Amendment to the MOA is to stipulate that the private developer is responsible for the documentation, careful cleaning and removal of the northern termination of the original 1904 west platform wall in sections with the least amount of harm to the historic finishes. Documentation, with architectural drawings and professional photographs of the 1904 west platform wall, will be furnished to the New York Historical Society and the New York Transit Museum. The private developer is then to protect, package and deliver the removed historic wall sections to the New York Transit Museum. This information is being provided for public notification, comments and review as the opportunity for members of the public to express their views concerning historic preservation issues and the nature of their effects upon historic properties by this undertaking. Please send us your comments Based on the aforementioned information, which involves the resolution of adverse effects upon historic Times Square Shuttle Station for reconfiguration and ADA accessibility, NYCT invites you to submit comments. Comments will be accepted until May 06, 2018 - 10 days after the posting of this message here. http://web.mta.info/mta/news/notices/pdf/MOA_Times_Sq_Shuttle_notice.pdf http://web.mta.info/mta/news/notices/pdf/Amendment-to-TS-Shuttle-MOA-for-Jamestown.pdf
  9. 1 point
    I actually don't remember the details. I joined before 2008 ended and never logged back in until 2010. I was very active for those 2-3 years or so and I stopped being active by 2014. I dunno, maybe I may come back here? I guess it all depends on my mood now.
  10. 1 point
    Ah, my favorite section. It has been a long time since I was last here and my collection started growing this year after stopping back in 2015. At the moment, this is incomplete as I have 18 more to be delivered within the next week and a half. I have more than this, but I will not list anything that can be found digitally online. PS: I want more Bronx bus maps so if you guys have any that I don't have in my possession, maybe we can negotiate?
  11. 1 point
    The lines through Brooklyn - which were once basically ghost trains on the weekends - have ridership that is growing rapidly today. That isn't going to change after the shutdown - if anything, it'll continue at an even higher pace, since real estate near the line will have been growing in value faster than places closest to the . Anything to provide riders an alternative to the L - which is often crowded on weekends - will be welcome. Until Queens Blvd CBTC is completed, though, I think the best solution may be simply running the as a full-length train to either Essex or Chambers, and increasing service on intersecting lines, mainly the . After CBTC, though, I'd prefer Queens Plaza as the destination for the weekend , to better serve riders on 6th Avenue (which most centrally serves Midtown) as well as on the 53rd Street line and in Long Island City.
  12. 1 point
    I'll be the one to say it - the M101 is overrated & the M103 is underrated.... What you're saying here regarding splitting the M101 is what a couple of us discussed a couple mos. ago in either the [Manhattan bus proposal thread] or the [Bus random thoughts thread]..... Up in the more northern part of Manhattan, I remember when folks used to shun the M100 & bombard the shit out of the M101 back in my HS & early college years (mid-to-late 90's/early 2000's) & I could never understand it..... Then, (whenever the role reversal of sorts happened), the M100 became the more sought after/prevalent route north of Harlem.... I say that to say, yes, split the M101 & divvy up some of that extra/leftover service b/w the M100 & the M103.... The M101 b/w 2nd/125th & Ft. George/193rd is still a route that could hold its own as far as justification goes, but I would still provide the M100 more service than an M101 of sorts..... I, on occasion, take the M103 from the E. 30's (streets) to Chinatown - and nothing grinds my gears more in this regard, than seeing [3-4 M101's] and [2-3 M102's] minimum before an M103 shows up..... I wish I could honestly say that's an exaggeration, but sadly, it's not.... That ridership in/out of Park Row itself & along Bowery isn't near as weak as it used to be back in the say, the '90's & before the fact..... i fully agree. equivalent to the B5/B50 set up before the combination & creation of the B82. I'm not saying that the overlap should be 'x' amount of miles, but there should be some sort of adequacy standard if lines are to be split. I don't have a problem with an even split (meaning, with no overlap) of some route, if the riderbases from either end of the route has that midpoint as a ridership generator..... Well let's hope that Byford isn't John Simpson 2.0..... I'd like to be optimistic, but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't concerned about the ultimate outcome of it all.....
  13. 1 point
    I only meant the photo to serve as an example of the kind of physical separation which I was referring to, not necessarily an explicit template for every road in New York.
  14. 1 point
    That’s not why riders are being lost to taxis, Uber and Lyft. They’re being lost to taxis, Uber and Lyft because of the endless delays/reroutes/service suspensions, excessive overcrowding, not to mention the continuously worsening experience of riding the trains in general - thanks to the ever-present homeless folks who treat the subway cars like their own personal mobile homes on rails, the garbage everywhere except the garbage cans, the mentally unstable loudmouths who feel they need to share the misery they call their lives with everybody else and of course, the self-centered morons who bring their non-service dogs onto the crowded trains during rush hour and risk injuring their fellow riders, as well as their own dogs (yes I’m referencing the thread about the pit bull who bit the woman on the train last Friday!) That’s why people would ditch the subway in favor or taxis, Uber or Lyft. Not because Transit is going to take people’s one-seat rides. For the longest time I was in favor of the , because like many on here, I felt always having a choice was the best way to make the subway more convenient for riders. But with the incessant signal, switch and mechanical problems that cause so many ripple effects systemwide, I’ve reconsidered that. And that’s why I favor the . Why is it so necessary to give Broadway-Brooklyn riders 6th Avenue service at all times? And please bear in mind I’m talking about after the train tunnel work is finished.
  15. 1 point
    Oh, I'm not proposing that at all. The lane nearest the curb and the lane next to that would be separated from the main roadway. The space between the bus lane and the curb can be used as loading zones, as well as bus bulbs at local/limited/SBS stops. This means that deliveries can be kept on avenues (because, yes, banning deliveries on avenues would be asinine), and that limited/SBS/express/not in service buses could overtake local buses, since locals will be able to pull in to the curb and leave the bus lane open for faster services. Where is my proposal to ban deliveries? Quote me. If you're referring to the picture, then fine, maybe that wasn't the best example - but I said later that the separated lane should be wide enough to include space for deliveries to pull over.
  16. 1 point
    Not at all.... A single store that doesn't have a loading dock? Pretty much, yes. It's how deliveries are often made to a lot of these dollar tree's, family dollars, and (the major chain) fast food spots.... Shipments coming in on 18 wheelers & all.... The driver & his helpers going (back & forth) & (back & forth) & (back & forth) inside the establishment.... I have the same question.....
  17. 1 point
    Someone had better procure an 8K camera to get these videos down in the maximum resolution for decades to come.
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  19. 1 point
    A few days ago...I saw this at 59 St-Columbus Circle. It's an uncovered sign, which depicts the old style in which subway signs were manufactured. The former service patterns of the to 168 St, 21 St-Queensbridge or Coney Island and to Rockaway Park or Bedford Park Blvd were taped over. Just a nice throwback to the old signs.
  20. 1 point
    This comptroller's report is alarming to say the least. Maybe the City should stop having so many damn fairs. Sunday I was on a BxM3 that went via Second Avenue. We CRAWLED from 96th down to 57th. I don't see how the M15 could've done any better. Cars parked all over the bus lanes on just about every block. It's a joke. I'm getting so tired of having to contend with people parking in the damn bus stops. It says no standing, yet every time I need to get on the bus, I have to go into the damn street to do so because some Uber or cab is parked in the bus stop waiting for someone to come out of some office building somewhere and they just sit there forever. Check out this letter though. I'm really interested to hear Darryl's response to this to because I agree that a lot of these machines don't work, they steal money if you have a pay-per-ride and so on. https://comptroller.nyc.gov/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/04.2018-Letter-to-Darryl-C-Irick-MTA.pdf
  21. 1 point
    (Taken & posted 4/23/2018) Here's the Alexander Dennis and the Electric Buses at MTA headquarters that were a part of an announcement to overhaul the whole bus network. Nice seeing so many transit fans present. Great vibes today. Enjoy the pics!
  22. 1 point
    What part of "These double deckers are express buses" do you not get?
  23. 1 point
    10-13 years is LONG time. It doesn't take long to install. Also, disregard my math from earlier. The other pics Union Tpke posted hadn't leaded for me lol.
  24. 1 point
    Also, sending the to Brooklyn screws with the rush-hour skip-stop service. That is unless you extend those runs down there as well.
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