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  1. 3 points
    They need to reef those trains already. 2/3 of my trips today on the 6 I had to switch operating positions because of hot cars. It’s ridiculous. I feel sorry for 1 line crews this upcoming Saturday, it’s going to be torture.
  2. 3 points
    Received email for medical this morning. 7/25. Being considered for next month’s class.
  3. 2 points
    You do realize how outrageous that sounds, right? Not only would the backlash by just about everyone would be insanely bad publicity, but that would set up a terrible precedent (hint hint, look who's in the White House). It's a good thing you aren't in charge.
  4. 2 points
    Not yet, but from what I gather, it might be split... See below. Nope. That's not the reason at all. Nova has had problems meeting with delivery schedules.
  5. 2 points
    So long as Lincoln Tunnel traffic is using 42 St the M42 will be a victim and no amount of SBS will do anything.
  6. 2 points
    Bring a raincoat and check weather radar to try to return from the station at a time at which it isn’t raining as hard/at all.
  7. 2 points
    How in the bloomin' hell can any local bus operator in NYC be running hot or get slapped for reckless driving when the average bus speed can't even get into the double-digits? Especially since @Axis was referring to the Main Street corridor, one of the many 'parking lots' in Queens? I'm taking a big risk in making this assumption, but I don't think the OP was on a slow bus at 2:17 am when deciding to air their grievance -- most likely it was 2:17 PM. We've all been on buses where the operator isn't even approaching a stale green and decides to poke along, leading to getting caught in the red-light cycle from then on down the road. That is what I think was happening in this incident. A major problem is that other drivers have no "respect" for the bus. Even though there's been a good generation of Detroiters that have been raised within the car culture (whereas previous generations would primarily rely on the buses to get around), there's still a residual overall respect for the buses within Detroit. DDOT drivers of the 70s-80s-90s were taught (unofficially, but "officially") that the buses owned the roads -- and the public basically followed that thinking as well. Part of the reason was that if your hooptie bit the dust, you knew you'd be relying on the buses to get you around. Plus the fact that you knew you weren't going to win in a bus-and-your-little-car game of chicken. Even today along some of the busiest Detroit streets, when a DDOT bus is looking like it's going to have to slide through a stale green or late yellow/red light because it's going to pull-into a stop, people cede the roadway. Plus DDOT operators have the police on their side: One time, an operator had the right signal on before going through an intersection (going eastbound) on a late yellow (to pull in for a stop with about 8 people waiting, plus others going to get off). Woman westbound decides to slide through light doing a left turn in front of the bus on that yellow (just missed clipping her ass). We get through the light and into the stop, DPD comes through intersection from the north before a full green, flips overheads on, pulls woman over. We all watch while people boarding finish paying their fare, and you could just tell that chick was not going to have a good day from that point on.
  8. 2 points
    You do realize that you’re talking with a person who knows all the permutations of the line? 😁 😁😁 . 5:00 Utica to 241st, 3:45 Atlantic to 241st, 3:54 Franklin to 241 st, which returned from 241st as a to Flatbush in the afternoon. The terminal “ cutback “ was done to alleviate the congestion at 241st which was delaying the service and reduce the amount of moves needed to lay up trains up there. That’s why some trains would run express from East 180th to Gun Hill middle and terminate there and line up for yard access. The regular riders knew the routine and they figured out that if they wanted to go to 241st they took the train. Even then, depending on the equipment, a train signed up for 238th would sometimes end up being sent to the terminal if needed. I gather the situation with the is similar. Boils down to the crew assignments and the CED equipment requirements. Maybe it appears confusing to some people but if they read the signs and listen to the announcements 9 times out of 10 they’ll be okay. I say that as a person who made a Dyre to Utica trip every night for 15 years , from the pre-Redbird era to the NTT with a correctly signed up train yet there was always the person who got to Utica and complained about me taking the wrong lineup . My regular riders would point out to the person that signs were right and the correct announcements were made. The real old timers like myself remember when the never went to Flatbush at all. It all boils down to being aware . My experience., YMMV . Carry on.
  9. 1 point
    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.
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    Did a tribute video of my Favorite Bus lines which the Bx55.While doing this ,I found lots of interesting stuff in terms of pictures..Long story short.I t took lot of time doing this,and also have imput of fan videos/and pictures as well like a little twist.Wish there were more coverage on this iconic route more .So Hope you enjoy the video you guys
  11. 1 point
    Take a look at this video just to get a glimpse We won’t be on no CBTC being new but i find this video to be helpful in giving a small glimpse from an internal point of view to people like me that came from the outside
  12. 1 point
    Actually this is a great weekend to go fanning, especially if you don't have A/C at home like I do. Temperature wise its more comfy to be on public transit than at home. I'm talking rides though not standing outside taking photos of transit vehicles. I look at transit vehicles as mobile cooling centers lol
  13. 1 point
    yes, you will be sworn in that same day.
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    It’s a great map. I do see that there are some big bottlenecks on the 60th Street Tunnel, so going by that map, I’m going to guess that making the 60th Street Tunnel connection to the Queens Blvd Line has now become a mistake that never should’ve happened.
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    Afternoon, Those that work at LIRR, does this proposed restructuring plan affect the hiring of engineers? I know it has been said that the department is short, but I figured I ask to possibly remove doubt. Thanks!
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    The bus that got into an accident at Jay Street was 4064. The bus had VERY minor dents on the side of the vehicle. It looks like it will be fully repaired by the weekend or next week. Message me on my Instagram (same username) if you want to see the pics I took. I still do not know how to share them on this site.
  18. 1 point
    Buy an umbrella and take a bus or an Uber....
  19. 1 point
    In addition, bring an umbrella if you have one.
  20. 1 point
    I really am not, and I do apologize for being unclear. When I said "but with RTO culture being as impermeable as it is....well, at least the thought is there" I was referring to the tendency of TSSs to not follow applicable rules, not the tendency of TOs to react rationally to a toxic discipline culture. If you look at throughput numbers over the years (NYMTC, older capacity studies), or read old timer's posts/talk to them, you'll notice in the first data set, higher delivered capacity, and in the second, a seeming greater attention to what is best to do in certain areas, and a greater knowledge of the ins and outs of train operation and their territory. A lot of this seemingly has to do with 'reforms' made to schoolcar in the intervening years. As to the distinction between quality and laxness, that's a good point, but I take it you do see how more aggressive train operation anticipating less discipline helps capacity in key areas. Maybe quality was the wrong word. Yup! I don't know whether I agree with your assumptions about follower distance. If you're running up on your leader during the off peak, sure, but during the peak you totally could have someone close on your tail. That's the essence of the conga lines that develop there and reduce Lex capacity. As for the issue of benefit, it's worth noting that a few seconds on a 27tph railroad will lose you a train per hour, which increases crowding, increasing dwell times, etc etc etc. Once again, I'll defer to those with more granular stats and to those who can do risk calcs here, and I really do agree with you that discretion in those "leader is taking forever" situations is important, but all the same, I think that at least from an academic viewpoint, it's worth being aware of the costs of not using ST.
  21. 1 point
    this is absolutely abhorrent. next local 100 union meeting, I'm bringing this up, because in all honesty, i haven't read one piece of literature pertaining to any of this, regardless of the fact that this "restructuring" will affect employees directly in certain cases... I'm pretty sure of the reasoning why this hasn't been addressed as yet, being that certain entities within the union believe Cuomo to be our "friend"
  22. 1 point
    Amen, bro, amen. Busiest DDOT route used to be that way with bunching galore, now it's a very rare occurrence -- and it's just like your MTA routes, with pick-up/drop-off at 98% of the stops the entire length. All about "attitude" all around -- farebeating is tolerated, bus operators don't care because they're getting paid, supervisors look the other way, all the complacency and the "not my job"-syndrome, even when practically everything nowadays centers around customers and retaining them. "Works" at the MTA because, for lack of a better phrase, "they're too big to fail." Let me tell ya, pre-bankruptcy when the DDOT routes got HACKED to death (and then through bankruptcy), customers simply WALKED AWAY -- and it wasn't until Mayor Duggan (who actually ran a bus system--SMART) came in, KNEW how important buses were to a vibrant city, and ADMITTED PUBLICLY how people were let down for things to change. Brought in his successor at SMART to right the system, and made it a PRIORITY that changes WERE going to happen. There's absolutely no excuse for what you're describing to occur, especially at 2pm on a weekday (surmising). Until the MTA simply implodes and someone with REAL experience comes in, it's sad to say but this cycle is not going to end. Today, over 85,000 people a weekday (on average) use DDOT. A mere 4 years ago, it was under half that. That's what happens when the public knows they can depend, once again, on their bus system. (And once you factor in the minor population gains during that time, it's practically ALL from the same residents from 4 years ago to today.)
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    No problem with your questions. Believe me I worked in RTO and I questioned many things. As was pointed out there are many questions posted by our members and we all try to answer them as best as we can. That's how we all learn . No apologies necessary on this end . Carry on
  24. 1 point
    Just because you don't understand something doesn't mean that it needs to be changed. Ask for clarification as to why something is done as so. There are no stupid questions on here when it comes to learning about transit operations. A bit of insight: It's not a good idea to lecture a transit vet like @Trainmaster5 about the lines that he made a living on. One's youth should be highlighted as being humble.
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    Same here my dude, July 25th!! 115x
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    Something funny came up on the intercom overnight from a Grand Concourse conductor, when he was getting close to Kingsbridge Road on the train, and before I got on the 16 to my place. This is what he said from the intercom that made me laugh out loud: "If for any reason you're dissatisfied with this train, the countdown clock indicates that another one is going to come in the next five minutes." Let me tell you this: I haven't heard this one before from like any conductor.
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    Yeah all the NTTs are designed to operate in 4 and 6 car consists just in case. Until the MTA officially exercises that option, there are "no plans" for 4 car R211s. It's just semantics really. That's also why the press release only mentioned the base 535 cars IIRC.
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    Well he didn't leave because of me I'll let you know that right now. You're making a problem because myself and others are trying to figure things out logistically, and getting mad. I'm not sitting here asking everyday what's going where. I don't ask anyone nothing, if something isn't clear across the board that's where I come in and try to figure it out. All I said was now that ENY isn't here, we don't get spoon fed the information anymore, and that he's probably laughing at us. I'm not trying to stop people from doing their everyday livelihood things for an update. I don't usually talk like this but I don't see why everyone tryna come at me for making a few suggestions. Also the suggestions I've been mentioning weren't updated assignments like you first said, so idk why a little discussion can't go on in a thread.
  29. 1 point
    Until someone breaks it down we're allowed to make predictions. That's what this site is for. Thanks for the update, that wasn't so hard right?
  30. 1 point
    SERVICE RESTORED Effective 5:01 AM Monday, Jul 29 Trains resume express service in Brooklyn running non-stop between 59 St and 36 St in both directions Reminder: Late night trains run local in Brooklyn and Manhattan.
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    I have no words for this. Because sports are somehow far more important than the infrastructure needed to get people to/from the arenas/stadiums/whatever, among many other destinations. Seriously, give it up. We need the work done, so the staff need to have as much access to the infrastructure as possible in order to make it happen. Placing a single venue (with alternatives!) as the whole reason to do piecemeal work is nothing more than a bullshit excuse to avoid doing what needs to be done in order to maximize efficiency. I know the people who rely on it for more than just that one landmark would appreciate it, as they would actually be able to gain some certainty while the work is done and after it's done.
  32. 1 point
    Just used OMNY today at Atlantic using Google Pay. Minor flub initially, possibly because the phone wasn't unlocked, but man it felt great not having to fumble my metrocard out of my wallet to swipe it. I only did it because there was no further transfer needed to get to my destination, of course in that case I'd have to stick to the legacy system. A tap in and tap out system could be great for the railroads, and I'd love to see that be implemented. I do see one potential issue though. These readers would be installed on platform. Let's say a commuter is taking a train from Penn right after PM peak concludes (8 PM) but taps into the platform at 7:59. Would he then be charged more because his tap in was during peak? This is the same principle for anyone who taps in anywhere on the system, and the same for morning peak, although for the morning the passenger would get the advantage pricing. OMNY would know where and when you start and and, but not necessarily which train you take. I know Septa has peak hours to an extent, but not sure how they work it out. Any possible solutions to this? For implementations on other systems, of course on NICE and Bee-line they are a must. Suffolk Transit actually already has a fairly robust farebox that can take many different payment methods, as well as an actually effective app that you can buy every ticket type on. However, especially if OMNY has widespread use on the LIRR, that could be beneficial to encourage bus to train transfers, which currently has no price advantage, having to pay full fare on both (side-note: has anyone actually used Metrocard to pay for a RR ticket? I know that option is there, but have legitimately never seen anyone use it.). This could be a first sign of really being "One Metro" and pulling SCT into the regional connections. I think the more important discussion for cross-agency efforts here is NJT. Trains, yes, please make it the same system that LIRR and MNR use. Actually, while we're west of the Hudson, what about Transport of Rockland (TOR)? A smaller agency, yes, but they are currently cash-only, and could use some upgrades. Besides, they're operated, along with NICE, who will be getting the system, by Transdev, so I'd wonder if it would be extraordinarily difficult to make that happen. Actually, they need upgrades as a system, too. To my knowledge, they don't have a GTFS feed for app developers, which in turn means no live tracking. Basically, TOR needs some TLC in general. I digress, back to it. New Jersey Transit buses. They have an app, yes. The only other option for single ride tickets seems to be cash, exact. Looping their buses in statewide could be hugely effective in practice, making commuters' lives much easier. It could also be hugely symbolic. The "One Metro New York" name got some eyebrow raises at first mention, but I think it is a fantastic initiative to strive for. NJT buses is a must if that is the goal. Who knows, maybe one day even CT Transit? That's definitely reaching further than one would, but it would further creating a system where a person could get anywhere in our metro area with one payment system. Whether you're on the Jersey Shore, in the Hudson Highlands, along the Connecticut River, or at the meeting point of the Twin Forks, you are part of One Metro New York. And that's freakin cool.
  33. 1 point
    Streetsblog has a contest every year or so to twitter nominate a worst bus stop bracket, this was last years winner: Y'all should submit, the NY metro area could use some naming and shaming.
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    My personal favorite is the one at route 9a/route 117 on the BL-14
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    Although Bee-Line does not have too many of these (at least in southern Westchester), ones like this are just plain absurd. Pick your poison: risk getting hit by some idiot driver, or potentially tumbling down onto the NYS Thruway. ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Going back on-topic: This should have been the case beforehand for all Q10 trips, especially since short-turns already make (one of the) proposed stops and run along that path as well.
  36. 1 point
    Wow, someone should tell NJT that it is important to care about whether bus stops are safe, and you shouldn't have stops on the shoulder of highways LOL
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    I'm bored, so I thought it would be a good idea to share my thoughts of every Xcelsior that we have, in order of favorite to least favorite. 2012 XD60s: Started the artic Xcelsior, they sound amazing, and they remind me of the D60's a little bit with the way the transmission sounds like on the Allison buses. The ZFs sound well too. Sad to see them leave the Bronx, plus, they are beat to shit too. 2016/2017 XN40s: They sound very unique, and usually I'd favor the artic version of these, but these sound way better, and the hydraulics go crazy on these buses too. 2015 XD60s (ZF): They ride very nice, they are possibly the smoothest sounding Xcelsiors that we have, but they are only in MTA Bus, and there's only 75, so they are usually scarce. They are VERY fast however. 2019 XD60s: The L9s are some very nice sounding engines, besides that, they are basic, unless if MTA Bus gets ZF 2019's. 2011 XD40s: Sounds VERY nice, but, just like the 2012 and 2015 XD60s, kinda scarce, since they are only in one borough, or two depots. They ride very nice though. 2017 XD60s: They sadly replaced the LFSAs in Stengel, which broke my heart, but they remind me of Voith transmission buses (personally, I don't like Voiths, but they sound good.) 2018 XN60s: Eh.......they have some loud ass backfires, but besides that, I'd rather have an XN40. 2015 XD40s:.............................................................................................................................................................GET RID OF THEM They need work, the general consensus probably agrees that they are the worst performing/preferred Xcelsiors in the city, there are moments though, where they sound nice.
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