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  1. 21 points
    I want to thank all of you for the overwhelming support from here and throughout social media. In light of that, and by popular demand I have decided to come out of my ever so brief retirement. I didn’t realize how many people actually still wanted me around. That being said, I have a MAJOR post coming soon that’s going to knock all your socks off!!!!! Stay Tuned! East New York is about to light it like I once did! Y’all are NOT gonna be ready for this one!!! 😁🔥
  2. 20 points
    Shoot me a message at followENY@gmail.com I would ask anyone who wants to follow me and this next major chapter in transit. Again I want to thank everyone. My inbox is “full” and I’m ready to make my public announcement. Effective immediately, I will be teaming up with @The Real to create an all new transit information platform that will be unrivaled anywhere in America. This blog will have the original transit enthusiast flare of TTMG, with a new fun way to introduce what’s going on within the industry. Remember the good old days of ENY’s NYCTF Breaking News Exclusives? Well expect that again, and even better! Combined, @The Real and @East New York know ever corner of the transit industry from top to bottom. I have consulted with every major component supplier, transit equipment manufacturing firm, and 47 of the top 100 transit agencies!! I do have receipts and references if anyone need them. So that was my big announcement. Yes, I am coming out of retirement within the next few days. I would again like to thank everyone who co tiniest to support, and I feel like I owe it to some of you to continue what I do, and advocate for better transit for the employees and customers alike. That being said, this will be my final post at NYCTF. If you be placed on the email list for information and invitation to the launch of the new blog, or to just get in contact with me in general, Please shoot me an email at followENY@gmail.com Anyone who recently sent me a PM, please email me there, tell me who you are and what your NYCTF handle is is you have one. I really look forward to this next chapter and want to again thank you all! Its definitely time for a Transit Media outlet for a “Fast Forward” Era. As MTA and other agencies around the country move to new technology, and old buses die, its time 2 of the greatest transit bloggers officially join forces. I mean let’s be honest, who’s gonna provide more accurate information on Transit than @The Real or Myself? Now together under one platform, will be a seamless experience that none of us are used to! I’m excited! I hope you all will join us! With all the new buses coming in and projects planned, you are are going to want to keep up! Bronx and Queens Bus redesigns are among the first topics. Again, please direct any comments, questions, concerns, and blog inquiries to followENY@gmail.com and don’t forget to let me know who you are! Everyone’s welcome!! -ENY out!
  3. 19 points
    If Byford goes, that's really the end. Already, most competent folks at MTA are/are thinking about running away. His departure would, IMO, forever shatter the wall between the political and the managerial, and would send a signal to the world that New York doesn't want powerful, independent visionaries. I have my fair share of qualms with what Byford does, but its undeniable that he has done more to shake up NYCT than anyone in a long time. It's just a shame he's come to an agency which has in fact lost so much credibility that a governor can interfere with political cover. NYC is facing a critical period. We have a housing shortage, a transit crisis, an equity issue, a reactive political climate, and the ever present threat of climate change bearing down upon us at approximately the same time. And when I look around, I don't see anyone in power who seems to have a true vision and passion for solving these things. That's scary.
  4. 18 points
    New pic of the R211 mockup in Japan... This thing looks SHARP as hell
  5. 18 points
    Boy, you extreme foamers just love begging for attention. Since when is writing an article about RTS buses and then scrapping said buses a "Criminal Action". Let me just give you a quick and much-needed trip back to reality... 1) MTA's RTS's have been around for 38 YEARS! FAR longer than any other major transit agency (including MBTA, NJT, SEPTA, etc...) 2) Even if that article never came out, these buses were gonna be gone by the end of the year. 3) Not ALL of those RTS's were "perfectly serviceable"...some were on their last legs...(example: the last RTS #5240 died on its last night) 4) Remember when the Orion V's ran for the last time? Sure we were sad, but we've forgotten about them after a few weeks... 5) Buses are not HUMAN BEINGS, you're sounding like MTA and this reporter committed murder or something. Instead of whining and complaining, how about celebrating the legacy that these buses had...and as for the "reporters and transit execs going to prison" thing...🙄 What's next? You gonna say that the MTA execs should go to jail for canceling the L train shutdown? (Oops, shouldn't be giving out any ideas lmao).
  6. 18 points
    That shows how little some folks know about the M35 and the areas it serves. 1. So we are just going to forget that the line also uses 40ft buses too? The only reason artics tend to be out on the line often is because that's what's often available at the depots for pullout. There's a higher spare factor of artics, so they can spare 4 of those or 4 40ft buses for the line. The artics also do not run 7 days a week on the line. You'll often see a mix of both fleets on the line, it's a matter of what they pull out for the line. 2. Where do we begin...... (A): Randalls Island & Wards Island are a lot more occupied than most people think, people actually live and work out there for starters. (B): Homeless shelters, hospitals, a wastewater treatment plant, over 50 athletic fields for training/events, police & fire academy training facilities and much more are out there. Lots of people go to those areas for work and other things. (C): Let's not also forget about the Electric Zoo and the other festivals that occur out there. Yeah, the X80 goes out there for those, but people also use the M35 for that too.... Some of you fans need to stop looking at maps and explore outside of your comfort zone to understand WHY things are the way they are.....most of you fans only come up with these ideas by looking at route and system maps....and that has to stop, quite honestly. That suggestion is basically emulating what the MTA did with the M5....and look at how that turned out. Could you imagine how some of these routes would look if they were all extend based on looking at how short one route is and merging it with another, longer route and by looking at maps? That would be torturous to a degree!
  7. 17 points
    @RR503 @Around the Horn @Via Garibaldi 8 @BM5 via Woodhaven @QM1to6Ave @Lance @S78 via Hylan @LaGuardia Link N Tra @RailRunRob @checkmatechamp13 @DetSMART45 @Lawrence St @RollOver @Calvin @R68OnBroadway @GojiMet86 @Lil 57 @bobtehpanda @CenSin @Deucey @T to Dyre Avenue @trainfan22 @mtattrain @NoHacksJustKhaks @Coney Island Av @B35 via Church @Cait Sith @MHV9218 @Daniel The Cool @MysteriousBtrain If there is ever a time to speak to your elected officials, now is the time. All the progress that President Byford has worked for will go into the trash if this goes through, which seems likely. MTACC is a complete disaster, and transferring planning there, and splitting the buses and planning away from Byford will mean the end of FastForward as the top to bottom modernization of transit and the beginning of Pause while the plan is politicized and changed at the whims of our childish governor. This is why I refused to vote for the Governor like a lot of other Democrats. We need to stand up and let our voices heard. We need to save our transit system and save the leader of the renaissance of transit in the city, President Andy Byford. Fear and loathing at MTA as Andy Byford expected to be stripped of major responsibilities A cost-cutting overhaul is about to shake the MTA to its core, sources familiar with the plan tell the Daily News. Departments will be consolidated, employees will be canned and many expect the changes will undermine one of the agency’s most important bosses: NYC Transit President Andy Byford. Under state legislation passed in April, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is required to produce a money-saving reorganization plan by the end of June. A recent draft of that plan included measures that would drastically reduce Byford’s influence at the agency, say several sources familiar with the recommendations. AlixPartners, the firm hired to consult on the reorganization, proposes separating New York City’s subways and buses into two different operating agencies. Both services are now part of NYC Transit and are run by Byford. The draft plan leaves Byford running only the subways. Byford is also expected to lose control of subway construction projects. If that change goes through, he would no longer oversee big ticket initiatives like upgrading the subway’s signal system or making stations more accessible. Sources said the reorganization plan would move those projects to the purview of the MTA’s Capital Construction department and its head Janno Lieber. Gov. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the MTA in mid-2017, and in January 2018 brought in Byford — who won accolades for turning around Toronto’s transit system — to run NYC Transit. Byford was tasked with putting in effect Cuomo’s $836 million Subway Action Plan, which was meant to rapidly fix the system. This year, as subway on-time performance rates hit five-year highs, he and Cuomo have jockeyed for credit for the improvements, sources with knowledge of the situation told The News. Cuomo’s program to quickly make up for years of neglect — like clearing 10,000 clogged subway drains ― has helped curb delays. Byford’s day-to-day management of the system and his initiative to reconfigure faulty signaling equipment and remove cumbersome subway speed limits have also helped better service. But sources say Cuomo is frustrated by pushback against his rework of NYC Transit’s plan to repair the L-train East River tunnel — and by Byford’s quasi-celebrity status. Some MTA officials fear Cuomo is using the reorganization plan to pull one over on Byford. “There is a strong suspicion that the report was already mostly written by the time AlixPartners came in,” one high ranking MTA source said. Many parts of the AlixPartners reorganization plan — like the consolidation of the MTA’s seven different finance offices, seven legal departments and seven human resources divisions — have been considered by Cuomo, other politicians and agency officials for decades. “We have spoken about it (the reorganization) for months and commuters and taxpayers have had enough delay and the path forward is clear,” said Cuomo spokesman Patrick Muncie. “The Subway Action Plan has demonstrated the system’s failings and the necessary corrective actions.” AlixPartners — which in April was awarded a 12-month, $4.1 million contract to complete the MTA reorganization plan — is well-versed in major corporate overhauls. It oversaw the reorganization of General Motors when it filed for bankruptcy amid the financial crisis in 2009, and has consulted for other large companies like Enron and KMart. But critics say the firm seems flummoxed by the MTA’s Byzantine workings. “It didn’t appear that they (AlixPartners) have a lot of large transportation agency knowledge,” said Lisa Daglian, executive director of the Permanent Citizens Advisory Committee to the MTA, one of seven advocacy organizations who met with AlixPartners this month to speak about the reorganization. “Restructuring Enron and restructuring the MTA are two different animals.” Several MTA officials who have dealt with AlixPartners told The News that its employees don’t understand civil service laws that protect public employees. Breaking up subway and bus services poses a series of legal and logistical issues. MTA buses are run by three separate organizations: Manhattan and Bronx Surface Transit Operating Authority and NYC Transit Bus, which run local and select bus services, and MTA Bus Company, which runs most of the interborough express routes. Splitting up the operation of subways and buses would require the MTA to restructure its collective bargaining agreements with its bus operators, who are represented by four different unions. If they attempt to consolidate the three bus organizations, it may also require the state Legislature to amend provisions of civil service laws that would block such a change. [More New York] Boy, 5, stabbed while walking with mom in Bronx, attacker nabbed after cops get tip » “They (AlixPartners) initially didn’t understand the distinction between non-civil servant and civil servant bus operators at the MTA,” a source who met with its consultants. “They thought they were going to be able to create a bus company without regarding that roughly half of the bus operators are protected civil servants, the other half are not.” AlixPartners declined comment. MTA spokesman Max Young defended AlixPartners as “a world class management consulting firm.” AlixPartners is required by law to submit the plan Sunday. It will go to the MTA board for approval in July, and will be posted on the agency’s website by August 31. The plan will be executed by a new “director of transformation,” who will report to the MTA board. Transit advocates and analysts worry about the plan’s lack of transparency and to changes in Byford’s role. “I think the fact that we’re talking about these radical changes and adoption is just days away and no one knows about it speaks to the deficiencies of this process,” said TransitCenter spokesman Ben Fried. “These aren’t decisions that should be made lightly and they need to be deliberated on publicly.” Riders Alliance spokesman Danny Pearlstein said that Cuomo’s main role at the MTA should be to “recruit and retain the people who can get the job done.” “What riders want most from the governor and his MTA is a clear focus on the plan to fix the subway and bus systems,” said Pearlstein. "That means faster trips and more reliable commutes, modern signals and hundreds of new subway cars and station elevators. That’s the real deal. The rest is distraction and noise.”
  8. 17 points
    This is quite unfortunate to hear about. Gov Cuomo has a reputation of usurping the very people he has hired to improve the MTA and then 'gives additional powers' to yes men and women on his crony-filled board. Perhaps this form letter can be used when communicating with the various elected (and perhaps appointed) officials who might be able to influence or keep in check the very unilateral moves of Gov Cuomo: Dear Honorable ((name of rep here)): It has come to my attention through an interview of Governor Cuomo by Brian Lerher on WNYC radio that the Governor is seeking to reduce the decision-making and management capacity of NYC Transit Chairman Andy Byford. Mr. Byford has taken many steps to improve the quality of service of the NYC Transit system. He has generally received positive reviews from commuters and MTA employees, alike. Mr. Byford's past work with the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC) has been quite laudable. As a lifelong New Yorker, I'd like to see Mr. Byford continue to make improvements in the NYC Transit infrastructure (in the same way Mr. Byford helped to improve the TTC) without any interference or negative character influence from Gov. Cuomo or his board members. As a constituent in your district, I hope you can help in allowing Mr. Byford to continue his work, while also taking steps to monitor and control any negative activities the Governor or some of the MTA board members might take. I am genuinely concerned about the underlying plans which may come about from outside consultants like Alix Partners in undoing the achievements of Mr. Byford, while also bringing about the possibility of staff reductions and service reductions within the NYC Transit system. It is at this time that I ask you, ((name of rep here)), to monitor, influence and speak up about this matter so the achievements obtained thus far are not lost to the one-sided actions of Gov. Cuomo and his board. Please feel free to reach out to me at ((insert email here)) or at ((insert phone number here)) regarding any additional information you may need from me. I look forward to hearing from you soon regarding this urgent matter. Thank you and kind regards, ((insert your name here))
  9. 16 points
    Your comments are disgusting. In the 21st century, people with disabilities continue to be shut out of the system, and I for one agree with the judge. The seems to have plenty of money for unnecessary mezzanines, but they refuse to find the money to make their stations accessible. Disgusting!!
  10. 16 points
    From the FB Group "Transit Photos and Vidoes" via Mr. Edwards. Originally from Kawasaki: Looks like they'll occupy the 4000s.
  11. 15 points
    Sooooooooooooooooo......... I'm currently looking into this, but, we have a 9510 in the system....XDE40. Surely this cannot be the start of the new hybrid order, I'll post more information when I can. -EDIT- So it appears that the RFP was due today(or yesterday), so I think it's obvious that New Flyer got the contract.
  12. 15 points
    5249 was spotted heading to Quill about an hour ago and it looks great!
  13. 14 points
    Galaxy brain solution: Get rid of the door
  14. 14 points
    The aggressiveness, immaturity and ignorance of some people on this forum is astounding...
  15. 14 points
    Good afternoon fellas! After a long hard decision, I have decided to retire from NYCTF for multiple reasons. I’ve been extremely busy lately, and have a business to tend to. I will try to comment here and there and help out with information when and if I can. It’s been a great 11 years, and I want to thank everyone who helped and contributed to making this place what it is today. I did say long ago that I would retire when the RTS did. I guess that time has finally come!
  16. 14 points
    At this point I couldn’t care less. Yeah it’s a somber moment but they are 20 and 21 years old. I have one of my own anyway so I’m content. It was a good era. Just means it’s almost time for me to retire. Nothing will ever beat The Master of The Snow. It will definitely go down in history as the most durable bus ever made. Other than the fact that 90% of that article is inaccurate, it is what it is. FYI, Hybrids actually break down at a higher rate than the RTS.... That’s clearly why they are still here..... If it was up to MTA and the engineering department a small reserve fleet would have been here for a while.
  17. 13 points
    It’s that time!!!! The all new Insider Guide @ TTMG is live and in effect! Myself along with @The Real have relaunched the iconic TTMG blog with a new flavor! You are are not ready for this! Standby for a string of exclusives, the way only we can do it! The roster has also been merged into the new platform as seen linked above! The Original Administrators are back!!! Welcome to the next gen of “Real news!” The new TTMG. “We Know Transit” Lets go!!!! http://ttmg.org/insidersguide
  18. 13 points
    I juts love how everyone expects public transit to create profits while highway systems routinely have huge subsidies to avoid even bigger losses.
  19. 13 points
    The mockup car does have some functional components, but it is not fully functional. The purpose of the mockup is to prove as many static tests/designs as possible, so HVAC, software, doors, etc. In addition to build quality and TS compliance, the MTA also looks for maintainability of certain components. The mockup does not have propulsion equipment included (no traction motor, no inverter). Only the boxes for where the components would go are included, to ensure everything fits together and can be accessed easily. Just wanted to clear that up in case anyone thinks that car will see service, or run on its own power.
  20. 13 points
    This is blatantly false
  21. 13 points
    This is actually the non-operational mockup, similar to the very first photos of the R179s that were leaked in 2014. So this particular car won't see service, it's just used to confirm maintainability, build quality, spec compliance, etc. Also, this is the first of three similar but functionally different mockups (this one is for the R211A, and there will be one for the S and T, since there are functional differences between the three classes). Mock-up review for the R211A is underway and continuing through next week. After that comes climate room testing in May. So far so good!
  22. 13 points
    MBTA and MTA are in talks to do a fleet swap between the Red Line and Crosstown as CRRC cars are delivered to Boston as a budget move for Fast Forward. R68s will goto Q and W, R46 reefed, and R179s to Franklin Shuttle and H train.
  23. 13 points
    Thing is, these buses were already up for replacement, not to mention the failure to conduct more substantial research in order to have accurate reporting. For one, the guy that wrote the original article claimed that Flatbush Depot is in a poor neighborhood. While there are certainly poor people in the neighborhood, Flatlands is not a poor neighborhood, nor is the nearby Mill Basin (an even wealthier one). East New York only had them for so long because some of the drivers basically threw tantrums, not because of malice. Jackie Gleason Depot was mentioned as one of the depots to get Xcelsiors while failing to even mention why. The last time that depot had any significant diesel fleet was over 20 years ago, as it ended up being fully converted to CNG operations. Unfortunately, the tanks have explicit expiration dates (diesel tanks don't expire the same way CNG tanks do), so the only options are to rebuild the buses with fresh tanks and simply replacing them. The latter is more economical than the former, especially since Orion went belly-up years ago. Moreover, the B35 was targeted for articulated buses, and the XN60 proved to be the only suitable option at the time of replacement. Even this piece has a glaring flaw. Except for school trippers on certain routes, Flatbush Depot does not have a single route in East New York or Brownsville (again, failure to conduct research, as even the closest one is still outside of Brownsville's boundaries). That's not to say that it's a bad thing that the RTS is being replaced, but the utter failure to accurately report is still there, and the Daily News ought to retract the original article.
  24. 12 points
    Haven't had to do a multi-page purge in a while. Yay me. While the average member age leans younger, a certain degree of maturity is expected from everyone here on this forum. If that cannot be done, posting privileges can and will be restricted without warning. Civil discourse is very much welcome here; immature name-calling and other related nonsense is not tolerated.
  25. 12 points
    Geez guy I liked the RTS buses too but that reporter does NOT belong in prison lol. It's not that serious.
  26. 12 points
    Perhaps he can apply for a cabinet position in the White House. Seems like a job apt for him. Plus, they pay.
  27. 12 points
    I can't say I'd be surprised if he left. In fact, I've been saying this for a while now. Who wants to work for someone that won't listen to any of your proposed solutions? Or worst, do the exact opposite of what's suggested? That nonsense gets very old very fast. The pay rarely makes up for the headaches and annoyances. The point behind bringing Byford onboard was his transit expertise and his ability to turn a failing transit system around. Even before he started his tenure here in New York, he was touted as the guy that would fix the subway. Now, it seems like every time you turn around, Byford is being sidelined in favor of someone else who Cuomo likes more. What's the point of bringing in the expert if Cuomo's just going to defer to the C&C crew for every solution? I'm not knocking Columbia or Cornell, but when we have a transit expert in our back pockets, why do we keep deferring to outside engineering experts that may not all of the information for every solution lately? The mishandling of the changes to the project is one glaring example of Byford being pushed aside (he was reportedly not even consulted regarding the changes to the project before the press conference). However, this has been an ongoing problem for since Byford's tenure began last year. When he began, Byford laid out his plan for fixing the subway and the cost of doing so, and aside from a couple of token mentions, there has been little to no action in doing anything substantial about actually fixing the myriad of subway problems. It's a hefty cost, no argument about it, but that's what happens when general maintenance and infrastructure upgrades get deferred to the point of failure. I imagine the costs of the major car overhauls and infrastructure upgrades in the 1980s were comparably just as high back then. And if I hear one more thing about ultra-wideband radio signaling as a replacement... I'm all for innovation and being the best around, but when we have proven technology used the world over, forgive me if I'm a little hesitant to be the pioneers on an unproven signal system. We already have an exclusivity problem when it comes to component replacements for signals because our system is one of a kind these days. We don't need to exacerbate this by bringing in another signaling system that no one will be using for the foreseeable future (because most major transit systems have or are in the process of upgrading to CBTC or something else widely used across the globe). The person who needs to go is Cuomo, but the only way that's happening is if he pulls a Weiner. I just hope that, should Byford jump ship, we get someone to head Transit that will continue to challenge the status quo. It's been decades since the first major speed reductions were enacted following the Union Square and Williamsburg Bridge crashes, but we haven't seen any removals of those artificial speed limits in nearly 30 years until just a few months ago. Even when Prenderghast was MTA chairman, there was no push to raise the speed limits where they made no sense being so low. We don't need to revert back to that kind of leadership, not when there are so many problems, both major and minor, that need to be addressed.
  28. 11 points
    If you all on here believe that professional — rather than political — management of transit systems is worth anything, this is your time to write/speak/call. That, or forever hold your peace. Decisions are made by those who show (or speak) up, folks!
  29. 11 points
    I love acting like a train at home but my mother says to me that "if you want to act like a train, go to Grand Central Station".
  30. 11 points
    Even *I* would never have proposed THAT one!
  31. 11 points
  32. 11 points
    New strategy for hunting R179s on the ? Just tweet @NYCTSubway, lol
  33. 11 points
    This weekend I got quite a few shots of the R179s and R32s on the (I mean )... This was the first time that not just the R179s, but also NTTs in general have run on one of the shuttles. The R179s actually looked good running on the shuttle for once. Anyways...
  34. 11 points
    I get it, the RTS is gone for good, but I swear some of ya act like your parents got shot or something. Its not a big enough deal to make prison threats either.
  35. 11 points
    Absolutely No-One : You :
  36. 11 points
    As for the fans coming up with conspiracy theories for Flatbush..... Late 2007 into 2008, Flatbush gets selected for their first order of brand new hybrid buses 2008, they receive a couple of 3800s from Castleton for training, they received brand new NGs afterwards. 2009, they got brand new NGs. Late 2009 into 2010, they got brand new NGs. 2011, Flatbush was selected to get articulated buses. 2012 into 2013, Flatbush receives 5800s for training and operation usage, they receive brand new Nova Bus LFS Artics afterwards for Hurricane Sandy shuttle work and B44 service. 2013 into 2014, Flatbush gets selected for brand new buses. 2015, Flatbush gets brand new XD40s for local and SBS service, also got 7483(I forgot what year) 2017, Flatbush gets selected for brand new buses. 2018, Flatbush gets brand new SBS XD40s, sending only 4 year old XD40s onto local service duty. 2018, Flatbush gets selected for brand new articulated buses. 2019, Flatbush receives 6100s from Quill for training and operation usage, currently receiving XD60s to push out 6 year old LFSAs to other depots. So....I must be missing something as to how Flatbush has been treated unfairly as of late, when they've consistently have gotten new buses over the past few years.....not to mention, the only time Flatbush DID NOT receive any new local buses was during the period when the 2003-2007 Orion VIIs were being ordered and delivered.....
  37. 11 points
    And yet, with all this mounting evidence of interference, there are still those that insist that Cuomo does not control the MTA.
  38. 11 points
    No disrespect, let’s leave this area to the professionals and business managers. Who cares how long it lasts? Anyone who knows how to effectively run a business. They were the best buses overall in EVERY category except the wheel chair lift, driver comfort and rear seat comfort. They perform best on the road, had the best suspension, and nothing will ever perform as good in bad weather or torrential rains. They are the most durable and longest lasting buses ever made, and have a higher reliability rating than any new bus to date. They had the most powerful and most optimized engine/trans combo of any coach to date. They are the easiest to maintain, and cost the lowest to maintain. Many of the parts are not made anymore and have not been for a while and maintenance was still the lowest cost of any bus in the fleet. If you were to build a brand new RTS low floor with with new face, and new style it would still outperform anything on the road right now hands down. My person RTS runs circles around ANY bus in the MTA fleet including MCI’s and Prevosts. You may not understand the significance of this America Icon, but we all do, especially MTA maintenance and management. Hence why we still have so many, why there are so many in the fleet, and why it’s the main topic on the Bus IQ Test on every Information screen on all these new buses. The Orion V only had more space for the driver and the in the last row. That’s all. Even though I like them a lot, the structure was trash and they were nowhere near as reliable. MTA likely would have never gotten them if it wasn’t for the Flxible disaster. An upgrade is not always an upgrade. Maintenance records have been unable to match the ones of this to this this day in 2019 and this bus is a 1976 concept. The only other bus that will last ALMOST as long is a Nova LFS and that’s because it uses the exact same body design philosophy. The Cummins will just never last as long as a Detroit Diesel, or be as easy to maintain. I mean the engine leaks oil by design for Christ sake. Pure Detroit genius just like the RTS, Old Look, and New Look buses. Thats a classic era of transit that unfortunately too many of you are too young to remember or appreciate. Sure all these new buses are pretty, but if you knew anything about maintenance and value there would be a different opinion. Another fun fact of the day, Altoona stated publicly that they will miss the bus dearly as it was to date the easies bus ever to test and certify, and maintains the best in-service uptime record, and ease-of maintenance status. And the closing fact, 5249 will go down as the most historic RTS now inducted into the Museum Fleet. Looking pretty in 1999 delivery colors, she was the last model designated the RTS T80-206 ever made. As to modernization, as Lil Wayne would say, “it ain’t broke, don’t break it.” Because it was a fact. The RTS was born from that very bus and later assumed it’s title as best. Sales, satisfaction and maintenance records hail them the King and Queen of transit. What in the word are you talking about? Gleason doesn’t have any buses to spare. Have you been somewhere under a rock? The XN60’s didn’t just come in yesterday, or anytime recently for that matter, and quite a few buses were ALREADY transferred to West Farms from Gleason. Leave this to the MTA and the professionals please, because nothing that you said there makes logistical or monetary sense. Incentivize the NG? You can’t be serious..... But you are serious..... 😴 Not only is it not possible, but it’s also a waste of money. We don’t own any chargers or electric buses yet so they’re is nothing to fill in a gap. These are engineering test buses that do not belong to us, and we will soon have our own anyway. In the meanwhile it’s not just that simple to just up and move chargers like legos or something. Maintenance is not trained on them, MTA mechanics cannot work on them. Any agency/person that leases buses/cars have to have mechanics that are mandated by the manufacturer to perform all maintenance. An entire maintenance program is being designed around these buses because they are unlike anything we have when it comes to the power train and the batteries. We don’t have enough duty cycle data to loan these buses out either. If they didn’t need them why would they have them? You gotta learn the inner workings of these things. Spares, preventive maintenance, scheduled maintenance, unscheduled maintenance, accidents...... Buses don’t just run every day of their lives. They have to be pulled from service. Not to mention we are in the biggest fleet overhaul cycle in a very long time. Buses need to be upgraded to WiFi and have Info screens installed on top of all that. SC for example just got 9 OG’s on loan. The have 56 C40’s to be exact. All of which are needed for service and spares. At rush it’s actually about 42 in rotation which leaves room for only 14 buses to be for spare on in the shop for maintenance. 9 of them are now out of service for maintenance. For example on Friday just past, every bus was in service except 4 C40’s at some time during the day. Yes JG needs all of theirs as well. The B35 requires all its artics and 4 standards. It’s 8pm on a Saturday and there are currently 118 C40’s and XN40’s in active service as I type this. Now ass that up and tell me how many they need at rush. Same for CP, with 73 in service right now out of 157. Not only that, they had at least 3 buses that were road called. That’s unplanned. Now they need to go in the shop and have 3 to replace them go out on the run line.
  39. 11 points
    Alright, no sweat "Supervisor Apprentice" King Transit. PM me with your last name and pass # Anyone wondering about the real reason, this is the terminal of the M9.
  40. 10 points
    Here are the service changes that will go into effect on Sunday, except for SI routes. I was unable to review SI routes because of the MTA decided to go all apeshit on the amount of summer changes, and I pretty much got fed up after Manhattan and Queens. Not only did the amount of routes on summer schedules increase, but the amount of changes/messing around has also increase (just compare the amount of changes below to that of last year). Not only that, but the MTA decided to release these later than usual, without any warning that they were on the new website only. Anyways, here the changes the boroughs I reviewed: The Bronx Bx1: Summer Service Reductions, LIMITED Service Reduced Early AM service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 6-10 minutes. LIMITED service will start later: at 6:18 AM instead of 5:52 AM (from Riverdale) & at 7:00 AM instead of 6:50 AM (from Mott Haven). Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes during midday hours on weekdays. Service will operate every 10 minutes during the PM peak shoulder instead of every 8 minutes. Northbound LIMITED service will end earlier- at 7:33 PM instead of 7:54 PM. Bx2: Summer Service Reductions, Additional AM service from Riverdale Two buses between 6:30 AM and 7:00 AM will originate at W 231 Street & Riverdale Avenue instead of at Fort Independence Avenue. Service will operate every 8-9 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes during the AM rush. Service will operate every 7 minutes during middays instead of every 8-9 minutes. Service will operate every 10 minutes during the PM peak instead of every 9 minutes. Bx5: Summer Service Reductions All WB service before 7:20 AM will originate in Pelham Bay. Service east of White Plains Road will operate every 6-12 minutes instead of every 10-20 minutes. Frequency West of White Plains Road will operate every 4-7 minutes instead of every 3-5 minutes during the height of the AM peak. Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 9 minutes during the PM peak Shoulder. Buses will operate every 14-20 minutes during middays instead of every 20-24 minutes east of White Plains Road. Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes during the early evening on weekdays. Service during the afternoon on Saturdays will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 9 minutes. The last bus from Bay Plaza on Saturdays will depart at 12:15 AM trip instead of 11:58 PM. Saturday evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 20 minutes. The last bus from Hunts Point on Saturdays will depart at 1:12 AM instead of 12:50 AM. Sunday evening service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. Bx12 Local: Summer Service Increases, Through Service to/from Orchard Begins Service will operate every 10 minutes throughout the day on weekdays (instead of every 12 minutes during middays and evenings). The first local bus from Bay Plaza will depart at 9:21 PM instead of at 10:15 PM (Weekdays), and at 8:24 PM instead of 10:00 PM (Saturdays), Increase over last summer. Local Service will operate every 12 minutes during evenings instead of every 15 minutes. The first bus from Inwood will departs at 10:29 PM instead of at 10:55 PM (Weekdays). Weekend service will operate every 3-6 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes during the day. Certain late AM, midday, afternoon, and early evening trips on weekends will be extended to Inwood. Bx12 SBS: Summer Service In Effect A new 5:00 AM trip from Edson Avenue & Bartow Avenue will be added (weekdays). A new 5:50 AM trip from Inwood has been added (Weekdays). Service will operate every 4-5 minutes instead of every 6 minutes during most of the midday period. Service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of every 6 minutes during the evening period. The last trip from Bay Plaza on weekdays will now depart at 9:50 PM instead of 10:00 PM. Service in the early AM between Bay Plaza and Pelham Bay will operate every 13-33 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes (Saturdays). First trip from Bay Plaza on Saturdays will depart at 6:11 AM instead of 6:00 AM. The last trip from Bay Plaza on weekdays will now depart at 10:12 PM instead of 10:25 PM. The first Saturday departure from Inwood at 6:45 AM will be discontinued (first departure now at 7:00 AM). Service from Pelham Bay to Bay Plaza on Saturdays in the early morning will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. Service in the AM and PM on Saturdays from Inwood to Bay Plaza will operate every 4-6 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes. Service during midday hours on Saturdays will operate every 5 minutes instead of every 7 minutes. The last Sunday trip from Bay Plaza to Inwood will be at 10:30 PM instead of 10:00 PM The last Sunday trip from Inwood will be at 11:25 PM instead of 10:55 PM (Sundays). Bx22: Summer Service Reduction Service during the rush hour will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 6-7 minutes (frequencies double north of Fordham Road in the AM rush). Bx29: Weekday Service Decreases, Weekend Service Increases Weekday service from 5:40 AM to 6:40 AM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. Two trips from City Island to Pelham Bay will be added at 12:15 AM and 12:49 AM on Friday nights. Two trips from Bay Plaza to City Island will be added at 11:51 PM and 12:22 AM on Friday nights. Evening service on Saturdays will operate every 20 minutes throughout instead of every 30 minutes. Bx40,Bx42: Weekday Summer Service Reductions Combined Midday service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes (frequencies double for individual routes). Combined late PM rush service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes (frequencies double for individual routes). Brooklyn: B1: Summer Service Reductions The Weekday 6:08 AM & 7:03 AM trips from KCC to Bay Ridge will now originate at 86 Street & 25 Avenue at 6:30 AM and 7:30 AM, respectively. AM rush service will operate every 8-10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes. Additional short-turns between KCC and Brighton Beach will be added during the midday and evening periods Most PM short-turns between KCC and Brighton Beach will be discontinued. Late evening service will operate every 5 minutes east of Brighton Beach & every 15 minutes west of Brighton Beach in the WB direction, instead of every 10 minutes. EB service will operate every 12 minutes during early evening hours, instead of every 10 minutes. B3: Cost Neutral Practices EB AM rush hour service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. EB PM rush hour service will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. B4: Additional Evening Service on Saturdays Service will operate every 20-27 minutes instead of every 25-30 minutes. B6 Local: Weekday Service Reductions Early AM service will operate less frequent Midday service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. Early PM service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. Evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes. B6 LIMITED: Service Reductions Service will every 6-10 minutes in the AM rush instead of every 3-9 minutes. Service east of Canarise in the westbound direction will operate every 6 minutes during the AM rush instead of every 10 minutes. Late PM service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 5 minutes. B7: Trip Combinations and Service Reductions The 6:08 AM trip from Kings Hwy/Flatbush Ave & the 6:13 AM trip from Coney Island Avenue (arriving Flatbush Ave at 6:26 AM) will be consolidated into a 6:04 AM trip from Coney Island Avenue, arriving Flatbush Avenue at 6:14 AM. Service in the early AM will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes. AM rush service will operate every 12-15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. Early midday service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes. PM rush service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes. B9: Summer Service In Effect EB service will operate every 7 minutes instead of every 10 minutes throughout the route, instead of every 5 minutes east of 5th Ave/10 minutes west of 5th Ave. WB service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes during early evening hours. B16: Summer Service In Effect All Weekday Short-turns will not operate. Service will operate every 15 minutes during the AM rush and most of the PM rush instead of every 10-12 minutes. SB service will operate every 12 minutes from 4-5 PM instead of every 15 minutes. B38: Overnight Trip Time Changes Overnight service will depart Ridgewood at :25 instead of :20, every hour. Overnight service will depart Downtown Brooklyn at :06 instead of :35, every hour. B41 Local: Weekday Service Adjustments The 3:47 AM trip from Bergen Beach and the 4:04 AM trip from Kings Plaza will depart their terminals 11 minutes later, at 3:58 AM and 4:15 AM, respectively. AM rush service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. During the height of the rush hour, additional service will be provided between Kings Highway and Empire Boulevard. Midday service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes. B41 LIMITED: Weekday AM Trip Combinations and Service Reductions, PM Service Increases The 7:13 AM trip from Kings Plaza to Empire Boulevard & the 7:21 AM trip from Kings Plaza to Downtown have been consolidated into a 7:17 AM bus running to Empire Boulevard. The 7:27 AM and 7:35 AM trips from Bergen Beach to Downtown Brooklyn will be consolidated into a 7:30 AM bus running only up to Empire Boulevard. The 7:44 AM and 7:52 AM trips from Kings Plaza to Downtown Brooklyn will be consolidated into a 7:49 AM trip. AM peak service on the combined portion will operate every 5-6 minutes instead of every 4 minutes south of Empire Boulevard (with more uneven service north of Empire Blvd). AM peak service to Bergen Beach will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes. NB PM and evening service will operate every 8 minutes (instead of every 10-14 minutes). B44 Local: Summer Service Adjustments, Addition of an Evening Trip AM service will operate every 7-8 minutes north of Avenue U instead of every 6-7 minutes (frequencies double south of Avenue U). Midday service will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 10 minutes in the NB direction (frequencies double south of Avenue U). PM shoulder and PM rush service will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 10 minutes in the SB direction (frequencies double south of Avenue X). All Fulton Street put-ins will be discontinued. An 11:05 PM trip from Emmons Ave & Nostrand Ave to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza will be added. B44 SBS: Service Reductions Early AM service will operate less frequent. AM rush service between Avenue U and Flushing Avenue will operate every 6-9 minutes instead of every 5-10 minutes (service doubles north and south of those points). AM peak service between Knapp Street & Avenue X will operate every 6-9 minutes instead of every 10-20 minutes. Less frequent service in the evening. B49: Service Reductions Midday service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes. Late PM rush service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes. Weekday Evening service will operate every 25-27 minutes instead of every 15-22 minutes. The 6:44 AM and 7:24 AM buses on Saturdays from Foster Ave & Rodgers Ave towards Fulton Street will be discontinued. Two new trips from Foster Avenue & Rodgers Avenue on Saturdays (towards Fulton Street) will be added at 5:14 AM and 10:16 AM. The 8:35 AM and 8:59 AM buses on Sundays from Foster Ave & Rodgers Ave towards Fulton Street will be discontinued. Two new trips from Foster Avenue & Rodgers Avenue on Saturdays (towards Fulton Street) will be added at 7:41 AM. B49 LIMITED: Service Reduction The 6:38 AM, 6:46 AM, and 6:54 AM buses will not operate. The 7:03 AM bus from Empire Boulevard will depart at 7:00 AM. Service between 7 and 8 AM will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. B63: Weekday Cost Neutral Practices There will be less frequent service from 7:50-8:30 AM & 4-5 PM in the northbound direction. Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes from 5-6 PM in the northbound direction. Service from 5:45 PM to 6:45 PM will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes in the southbound direction BM2: Minor Adjustments to Downtown Service Downtown buses will now depart 3-5 minutes earlier from Spring Creek. BM3: Saturday Adjustments Buses on the inbound direction will pick-up in Brooklyn up to 16 minutes later than the current schedule. Up to 15 minutes additional time has been allotted for Inbound trips. Buses on the outbound direction will pick-up in Manhattan up to 15 minutes later than the current schedule. Up to 38 minutes additional time has been allotted for outbound trips. Manhattan M1 Local: Net Service Reductions, Increased Span to SoHo AM rush service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes. Service from 9-11 AM will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 12-15 minutes. Late midday service in the northbound direction will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes. PM rush service will operate every 8-20 minutes SB instead of every 5-15 minutes. Evening service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes start from 9 PM SB/10:35 PM NB. The 6:05 AM bus from the East Village will begin in SoHo at 6:00 AM. The 7:00 PM bus from Harlem to the East Village will be extended to SoHo. M1 LIMITED: Service Reductions Service will operate less frequent (-2 buses in the AM, -1 bus in the PM) M2: Cost Neutral Practices LTD service operates less frequent in the PM rush. Early midday service in the northbound direction will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes. NB service from 7:35-8:20 PM operates every 10 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. Evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. M3: Weekday Net Service Reductions, Service Span Increases/Decreases, Sunday Adjustments A 5:50 AM trip from 125th Street to the East Village will be added. Late AM rush service operates every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes. Early midday service and late PM rush service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. Late evening service south of 125th Street operates every 34-37 minutes instead of every 30 minutes. The last bus operating south of 125th Street departs at 11:02 PM instead of at 11:19 PM (from St. Nich & 125th). The last SB bus will now depart Fort George at 1:10 AM instead of 1:26 AM. The last bus from the East Village will now depart at 12:30 AM (instead of 12:00 AM), running to 125th Street. (Sundays) More frequent service in the AM (Sundays) The last bus from Fort George will now depart at 12:55 AM instead of at 1:04 AM. M4 Local: Weekday Trip Combinations, Cost Neutral Practices, Increase in Service in Upper Manhattan The 6:28 AM trip from Central Park North to Midtown will now originate in Washington Heights at 5:45 AM. The 6:02 AM and 6:09 AM trips from Washington Heights will be consolidated into a 6:05 AM trip. Service in the early AM, late AM rush, and midday hours will operate less frequent Evening service between Washington Heights and Manhattanville will operate every 5-7 minutes during the evening instead of every 8-10 minutes. M4 LIMITED: Service Reductions Service will operate less frequent (-1 bus in the AM, -1 bus in the PM). M7: Weekday Service Reductions, Service Extended to 14th Street AM rush hour service will operate every 10-15 minutes instead of every 8-12 minutes. Less frequent midday service will be provided. PM service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes. Early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes in the SB direction. Service south of 18 Street (previously discontinued due to construction) will be reinstated (not shown on timetable). M14A/M14D: Introduction of +SBS+ Service, M14A Late Night Branch Discontinued Buses will be converted into SBS operations, with all-door boarding. M14A overnight buses will no longer serve Chelsea Piers, all service will terminate at Abingdon Square at all times. Redistribution of late night M14A service will occur so combined service on 14th Street is an even 10 minutes throughout the night. M31: Elimination of Trip on Saturdays The 9:36 PM trip from Clinton to Yorkville will be discontinued. Alternatives are either the 9:28 PM trip or 9:51 PM trip. M55: Weekday Service Reductions AM rush service operates every 20-30 minutes instead of every 15-20 minutes. Midday and early evening service operates every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. Late evening service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes. M101 Local: Weekday Trip Truncations, Service Reductions, and Service Span Increase The 5:02 AM trip from 125th Street & Lexington Avenue to the East Village will now originate at 100th Street & Lexington Avenue at 5:07 AM. Service between 125th Street & 100th Street will run approximately every 20 minutes instead of approximately every 10-12 minutes between 5:30 AM and 6 AM The 5:37 AM trip from Fort George towards the East Village will become a LIMITED trip (see below) The former 5:47 AM LIMITED trip from Fort George to the East Village will become two local trips: a 5:51 AM trip from Fort George, and a 6:44 AM trip from 100th Street An 8:28 PM trip from Fort George to the East Village will be added (former LIMITED trip). Service south of 96th Street towards the East Village after 10 PM will operate every 18-27 minutes instead of every 10-20 minutes. The 4:51 AM and 7:06 AM trips from the East Village towards Fort George will now begin at 97th Street at 5:08 AM and 7:51 AM, respectively New put-ins from 97th Street to Fort George will be added at 8:08 AM, 8:33 AM, and 9:07 AM. Two new short-turns will be placed from the East Village to 97th Street at 7:54 PM and 8:21 PM. All local bus service departing the East Village between 8:30 PM and 9:00 PM will be converted into LIMITED trips. M101 LIMITED: Weekday Net Trip Eliminations, Service Reductions A new 5:41 AM trip has been added. Late AM rush service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 5 minutes north of 96th Street, and every 10 minutes south of 96th Street. PM service will operate approximately every 8-9 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes. Additional service in the NB direction will be added from 8:30 PM to 9:00 PM M102: Weekday Service Reductions, Overnight Service Changes Service during the AM rush operates every 10-15 minutes instead of every 8-12 minutes. SB service during the late PM rush will operate every 15 minutes north of 96th Street instead of every 7.5 minutes. Evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. Overnight service after the 1:12 AM departure from the East Village will depart at :02 instead of :12. Late evening service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes in the NB direction. M103: Weekday AM and Midday Reductions, Net Increase in PM Service The 4:20 AM and 4:40 AM trips from East Harlem towards City Hall have been consolidated into a 4:34 AM trip. A 4:53 AM from East Harlem to City Hall will be added. The 5:03 AM and 5:15 AM trips from East Harlem toward City Hall have been consolidated into a 5:09 AM trip. Slightly less midday and PM shoulder service. Service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 15 minutes during the PM rush. Service between 9-10 PM in the NB direction will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. M116: Weekday AM Trip Consolidation The 7:27 AM and 7:32 AM trips from the Upper West Side have been consolidated into a 7:30 AM trip. Queens Q3: Overnight Service Improvements, Summer Service Reductions Buses will operate every 30 minutes overnight, departing Jamaica & JFK at :10 and :40, instead of operating on a 35 minute headway, daily. Less frequent AM rush service will operate on weekdays. All put-ins from 179 Street will not operate. Q5 Local: Weekday Summer Service Reductions AM service from 4:00 AM to 5:30 AM will run approximately every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. AM service from 8-9 AM will run every 10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes. Combined Midday and early PM rush service will run every 8-10 minutes instead of every 7-8 minutes. PM peak service will operate every 7-8 minutes instead of approximately every 3-5 minutes. Weekday overnight trips will operate up to 5 minutes than current times. Q5 LIMITED: Summer Service Reductions Service from 5:58 AM to 6:36 AM will operate approximately every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. Service from 7:00 AM to 8:43 AM will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes. Service during the height of the PM rush will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 7 minutes. The last bus from Jamaica will depart at 8:03 PM instead of 8:43 PM. Q7: Weekend Trip Adjustments The 4:22 AM bus on Saturdays from Euclid Avenue Station will now depart at 4:16 AM. Trip times have changed/elongated by up to 10 minutes. Q20: Weekday Service Reductions, 14th Avenue Branch Span Reduction Combined AM rush service operates every 7-10 minutes instead of every 6-7 minutes (frequencies on each branch are doubled). Combined PM rush service operates every 9-10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes (frequencies on each branch are doubled). The last Q20B from College Point to Jamaica will depart at 10:05 PM, instead of at 10:35 PM. The 10:35 PM Q20B trip from College Point will be converted into a Q20A. Q26: Cost Neutral Practices A new 5:10 AM trip from Fresh Meadows to Flushing will be added. Service from 7:20 AM to 8:14 AM will operate approximately every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. The 9:06 AM trip from Fresh Meadows to Flushing will be discontinued. The 3:20 PM trip from Flushing will now depart at 3:10 PM. Service from 4-5 PM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. Q27: Weekday and Saturday Reductions, Sunday Service Improvements Service towards Flushing will operate every 10 minutes from 4:00-4:30 AM instead of every 15 minutes. AM peak service will operate every 6-7 minutes throughout the route instead of every 3-5 minutes north of Horace Harding Expressway (and slightly less frequent service south). Midday service south of Jamaica Avenue will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 12 minutes. PM peak service operates every 6 minutes north of Horace Harding Expwy (every 12 minutes south) instead of every 5 minutes ( & every 10 minutes south of HHE). Early evening service operates every 12 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. Reverse-peak service in the early AM hours will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 7.5 minutes. Saturday service between 9:20 PM and 10:58 PM towards Flushing will operate every 12 minutes throughout the route, instead of every 10 minutes north of Jamaica Ave (and every 20 minutes south) The 11:19 PM trip from Jamaica Avenue to Flushing will be discontinued. Alternatives are either the 11:09 PM and 11:29 PM departures. Evening service from Flushing will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes. NB evening service south of Jamaica Avenue on Sundays will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 20 minutes. Q28: Weekday AM Service Adjustments, Reductions Trips between 4:12 AM and 6:00 AM towards Flushing have been adjusted to operate up to 22 minutes earlier. Buses in the AM reverse-peak direction approximately every 4-6 minutes instead of every 2-4 minutes. Q30: Weekday Service Reductions There will be less frequent service from 7-8 AM. Midday service will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 7.5 minutes. Early evening service will operate every 10-12 minutes instead of every 9-10 minutes. Q31: Weekday Summer Service Reductions Service operates every 15 minutes during the height of the AM rush and during the PM rush, instead of every 10 minutes. Evening service will operate every 30 minutes instead of every 20 minutes. Q43 Local: Summer Service Reductions Overnight trips will depart terminals up to 5 minutes earlier than the current schedule. Less frequent service during the early AM on weekdays will operate. Local service will resume earlier in the morning, at 8:41 AM instead of 9:00 AM. Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes during the late midday and early PM rush hour. Q43 LIMITED: Summer Service Reductions Service between 5:54 AM and 6:46 AM operates every 7-8 minutes instead of every 3-5 minutes. The last bus in the morning to Jamaica LIRR will depart Floral Park at 8:37 AM instead of 8:55 AM. The 4:02 PM trip from Jamaica will not operate. The alternative is the 4:07 PM trip from Jamaica. Service from 6-7 PM will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 4-5 minutes. Q44 SBS: Net Addition of Short-turns on Weekdays Less frequent service south of Flushing from 3:30 AM to 4:30 AM. Trips from 39th Avenue to Bronx Zoo will be added at 5:45 AM, 6:09 AM, 6:50 AM, 1:41 PM, and 2:11 PM. Trips from Jamaica to 39th Avenue will be added at 6:27 AM, 9:26 AM, and 9:46 AM. The 5:57 AM trip from Whitestone to Jamaica will be discontinued. Alternatives are the 5:49 AM or 6:06 AM departures. Q46 Local: Weekday Reduction in Service Service operates every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes between 5:30 AM and 6:00 AM (frequencies double on the branches). AM peak service will operate every 9 minutes instead of every 5-6 minutes from 6:00-6:45 AM. Reverse peak service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. Service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 5 minutes during the height of the rush hour. Service will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 5 minutes during the PM rush. WB service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10-12 minutes during evening hours. WB service will operate every 20 minutes during the late evening hours instead of every 15 minutes. An LIJ trip during the evening will instead originate in Glen Oaks at 10:23 PM, towards Kew Gardens. Q46 LIMITED: Cost Neural Practices Service will operate every 5-6 minutes during the early AM rush instead of every 8-10 minutes. Service will operate every 7 minutes instead of every 4 minutes during the height of the AM rush. Two later AM trips to Lake Success will be added at 9:43 AM and 9:58 AM. PM service will operate every 6 minutes instead of every 3 minutes from 4:30 PM to 5:40 PM. Service after 7:48 PM will operate every 6-7 minutes instead of every 5 minutes. Q54: Net Service Reductions, Additional EB Midday Service All WB non-evening short-turns on weekdays will be discontinued. Service will operate every 10-15 minutes during the AM rush instead of every 7-10 minutes. Service will operate every 15-20 minutes during the late midday hours instead of every 12-15 minutes. Additional put-ins will operate from Fresh Pond to Jamaica during midday hours. More frequent service will be provided from 6-7 PM. The 1:27 AM trip from Jamaica to Williamsburg will depart at 1:23 AM and will be extended to Williamsburg Bridge Plaza. Q58 Local: Net Service Reductions Early AM service (before 6 AM) will operate every 15-25 minutes instead of every 7-10 minutes. More frequent service from 8-9 AM. Less frequent service in the PM rush. Late evening service will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 15 minutes. Q58 LIMITED: Span Increase, Service Frequency Reduction Service will operate every 6-10 minutes during the AM rush instead of every 3-5 minutes. Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 12 minutes during the post-AM peak. An 11:07 AM trip from Ridgewood to Flushing will be added. An 12:18 PM trip from Flushing to Ridgewood will be added. Flushing-bound LIMITED service between 3-4 PM will be added. Service in the PM rush will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 9 minutes. Service between 7:53 PM and 8:25 PM to Flushing will be discontinued. Q76: Summer Service Reductions AM rush hour and PM reverse peak service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. Service during the PM shoulder will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 12 minutes. Q83 Local: Service Reductions, PM Short-turn Path Revision Service operates every 10-12 minutes in the early AM hours instead of every 7-8 minutes. Local service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 6 minutes during the AM rush. Evening Service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. PM short-turns now terminate at Murdock Avenue & Springfield Boulevard instead of at Colfax Street & Springfield Boulevard. Q83 LIMITED: Service Reductions Service will operate every 8 minutes instead of every 6 minutes during the AM rush. Service will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8 minutes during the PM rush. Q85 Local: Summer Schedule Service Reductions Overnight departures will operate up to 5 minutes earlier. Trips between 5:19 AM and 7:00 AM from Bedell Street will now originate at 243 Street & 147th Avenue in Rosedale. AM rush service will operate every 12 minutes instead of every 8 minutes. Service throughout the midday and afternoon will operate every 10 minutes instead of every 8-9 minutes. Q85 LIMITED: Summer Schedule Service Reductions AM service operates every 6-10 minutes instead of every 4-8 minutes. PM service between 2:30 and 3:50 PM will operate every 20 minutes instead of every 10 minutes. PM rush service will operate every 7-10 minutes instead of every 6-8 minutes. Evening service will operate every 15 minutes instead of every 8-10 minutes. Q114: Service Change in Rosedale (Schedule Not Out Yet) Service along 147th Avenue and Brookville Boulevard will be discontinued. Service will run along Rockaway Boulevard in both directions. Use Q111 service for 147th Avenue.
  41. 10 points
    I'm not going to wade through the myriad of proposals and instead just touch upon the actual service change announcement. For those complaining about the extreme limitedness of the service, I'm surprised no one has realized that this is the intention. Transit knows this service will fail, which is exactly why they plan on implementing it as such. Few people if any are going to rearrange their schedules and commutes to catch one of the two inbound express trains during the AM rush or the outbound ones in the afternoons, because as we all know, railroad style scheduling does not work on the subway. Transit also knows that they cannot run additional express trains without screwing over Windsor Terrace, Gowanus and Carroll Gardens. When this inevitably fails due to low ridership similar to the Jerome pilot back in '09, Transit can "truthfully" say they tried, but cannot do much else without negatively impacting service elsewhere.
  42. 10 points
    ARE YOU FOR REAL? WHO THE f**k ARE YOU TO ADDRESS IN ANY SHAPE, FORM OR CAPACITY? It wasn't a prediction, assumption or outlandish fantasy bullshit like you repeatedly do on here, cocksucker. unlike you, I'm speaking and have been speaking from a place of knowledge, bitch. get on my level hoe, and make sure this is the last time you ever address me. eat a dick
  43. 10 points
    The R46s in their original paint were far and away the best looking cars ever run in the subway. I wish we had that level of design on contemporary orders. Thanks for cross posting!
  44. 10 points
    I just don’t understand why they don’t just look at a line, say “this is everything we need to do to restore its usefulness for 20-30 years”, and then just shut it down and fix everything. Plenty of places have shut down lines for extended periods just to get them as close to brand new - even LA shut down the Blue Line this year to rebuild it after 28 years of heavy service - yet here we do everything haphazard and piecemeal and basically keep construction workers on a single project from hire to retirement. But then, did say it hires corrupt folks just to help straighten them out. So I can only conclude things are how they are here because the folks on top are delusional.
  45. 10 points
    I know the S52 serves the ferry, but this is ridiculous !!
  46. 10 points
    Yet you're passing this off as a fact....how exactly do you know that they were in bad shape? Even the folks down at the ceremony who have driven and worked on those buses have said that these buses could've lasted for a couple more years.....the frames of those buses were in good shape, so they could have taken more abuse. What made them look bad was just their appearance, that was it. Hell, there were groups of people that preferred those over the low floors(i.e M66 & M72 passengers that complained about the lack of space in the low floors). And a bus shouldn't last as long as an RTS, Fishbowl or any of our old high floors have? I don't think you understand what that means. It's a testament to how well those buses have performed on our messed up streets 24/7/365 during their lifetime. We'd be surprised if any of our low floor buses can last as long as any of those. If they're still in good shape structurally and mechanically after their 12-15 year retirement schedule, they can keep on trucking, and the RTS has technically been the only fleet that has consistently proven that time and time again. Yes, obviously, they needed to go, they were here for 5-10 years longer than they should have been. But they have proven time and time again that they were made for New York City and they were the true workhorses of this city, whether people like it or not. -EDIT- Also, why do you have two accounts?
  47. 10 points
    Typical. Cuomo just can't let himself look good by being hands off. Him doing literally nothing would be better than this.
  48. 10 points
    Jesus Christ it's just numbers. It's not a big deal. Do you hear others complaining about where the OGs/NGs go in order to keep them sequential? Buses go to depots that need service. Assignments are not based on unit numbers at all. Swear this is really annoying to read every other day.
  49. 10 points
    Considering that I'm rebuilding 1851 pages on the MAIN site of ttmg.org, Watermarking nearly 25,000 photos all while working a full time job and taking care of two buses... I'd say relax and wait a sec.
  50. 10 points
    We still got some horse drawn carriages out here
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