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  1. 6 points
    That says a lot more about Cuomo than it does anyone else (even Lhota, who should've known better).
  2. 3 points
    @Union Tpke — both of those things are true. More frequent and consistent express service also should help with and riders, potentially freeing up a bit more space on those trains as they head towards Williamsburg. There are also, of course, significant developmental pressures in Fort Greene, Bed Stuy and ENY now, and it isn’t like we can do much beyond making s 10 cars.
  3. 3 points
    The and is overkill. A much simpler solution is alternating between Far Rockaway or Rockaway Park (peak) or Howard Beach (off peak) Lefferts Blvd all times (shuttle to Euclid late nights) ------- I've already explained my opinions on Nassau but I do not believe extending the to Bay Ridge is a good idea since it would make the routes longer and introduce more opportunities to delay the existing service and cause the same problems the already has. A new separate route from the south, ideally an to Essex Street (why is the brown R not an available bullet?) terminating on the middle track is a better idea IMO.
  4. 3 points
    Why are we keeping 59 St interlined? That's a painful junction -- so important is it to ops that B division service is essentially scheduled backwards from it.
  5. 3 points
    I dunno...I feel like the four politicians mentioned in the OP in this thread are actually taking some real initiative by contacting Andy Byford directly with theirs and their constituents’ concerns about the current service. Whether or not the result measures up to their satisfaction is anyone’s guess, but you can’t say they aren’t at least trying to get something to change.
  6. 2 points
    If you’re suggesting we move the merge at 59 somewhere else, I have a whole bunch of bridges to sell you. If you’re obliquely referencing the 50 St upper level issue, that’s neither the only way to deinterline CPW nor IMO a dealbreaker — sometimes, believe it or not, things have to change. I want to challenge your notion of ‘need.’ Dunno how frequently you ride the subway, but any frequent rider would gladly tell you how yes, they want to get to their destination simply, but they also want to do so quickly, consistently, and on a frequent service. These are all super important inputs to ridership that arguments of “but muh one seat ride” fails to capture, and are inputs that generally are delivered on a line or systemwide basis when merges are eliminated, contrasting with the line segment scale benefit of one seat rides. We certainly should strive to improve operations, but the fact of the matter is that without rationalizing service patterns, that can be exceedingly difficult. To the specific case of CPW, the merge at 59 powers a lot of variability and delay on all involved lines (but especially the and ). You may well end up with some dwell time issues, but I both believe that those issues are much more controllable than merge delays, and that they will have much less of an impact than said merge delays (+5 or +7 on dwell time pales in comparison to the capacity and runtime losses wrought by +60 or +90 merge delays). Can’t say I totally follow this line of reasoning. Eliminating all but 2 of the merges on the line will cause...consistency issues? For sure it’ll lengthen the route, but if you believe that service performance is a 1:1 function of route length, I again have some bridges for sale. To the overnight issue, I assume you’re referencing the yard runs that were cited in the original to 168 change? If yes, yeah, depending on how car staging shakes out, we may have to run some transfers. At least in my eyes, though, that’s a small price to pay for the preservation of one seat express service to both of CPW’s northern corridors. Just throwing it out there: “I have more to say but won’t” isn’t all that constructive of a discussion strategy. On the Broadway-Fulton issue, there are plenty of riders who need Lower Manhattan south of Fulton, SoHo, USQ area, Flatiron, etc from Fulton. provides that connectivity, as well as the generally improved transfer access that comes with BMT routings. I would imagine there’d be plenty of demand for such a route, but again, that’s just me.
  7. 2 points
    It is bad for any bus. I mean, the value of those gets ruined. It also increases intense cleaning out of a depot, plus the signs around the floors like "Watch Your Step" gets peeled or scrap faded. Even the electricity will get cut leading to break downs as by the lights on the floors like in the Xcelsiors that have lights either behind the seats even the driver seats(facing wheel wells) gets effected too.
  8. 2 points
    And this is when buses like RTS' and O5's win because they have high floors.
  9. 2 points
    At least 2 of those most likely will stay. Yukon is a 7 day training depot and the NG is the standard training bus. They have to have at least 2 for that purpose.
  10. 2 points
    https://www.wsj.com/articles/mta-has-a-target-list-of-accessible-stations-but-stalls-release-11564618823 List of stations Beach 67th Street — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals Rockaway Boulevard — Ozone Park Group Briarwood — Elevators already exist between Mezzanine and Surface Woodhaven Boulevard — Rego Park Group Steinway Street — Jackson Heights Group Broadway — Addition, likely due to community opposition of ESI renovations without elevators New Lots Avenue — East New York Group 2 Junius Street — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals Livonia Avenue — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals; — Funded by NYC in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Broadway Junction — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals; — Funded by NYC in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Broadway Junction — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Broadway Junction — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Norwood Avenue — East New York Group 1 Myrtle Avenue — Bushwick Group 2 Metropolitan Avenue — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals Lorimer Street — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals Grand Street — Bushwick Group 1 Classon Avenue — Bedford-Stuyvesant Group Hoyt—Schermerhorn Streets — Addition, important transfer point located in Downtown Brooklyn Seventh Avenue — Carroll Gardens/Park Slope Group; Note, this station has been pushed for by the community for some time Avenue I — Borough Park Group; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Kings Highway — Bensonhurst Group 2; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Neptune Avenue — Bensonhurst Group 2; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Kings Highway — Bensonhurst Group 1 36th Street — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals Church Avenue — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Sheepshead Bay — Brighton Beach Group Delancey Street — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals Essex Street — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals 14th Street Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program 14th Street — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Sixth Avenue — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program 42nd Street—Bryant Park — Addition, tied into Times Square Shuttle rehab?? Fifth Avenue — Addition, tied into Times Square Shuttle rehab?? 81st Street—Museum of Natural History * 137th Street—City College — Harlem Group 168th Street — Washington Heights/Inwood Group; already accessible between street and mezzanine Brook Avenue — Mott Haven Group East 149th Street — Mott Haven Group Parkchester — Parkchester/Soundview Group Tremont Avenue — Tremont Group; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program; construction to be awarded July 2020 Mosholu Parkway — Woodlawn Group Van Cortlandt Park—242nd Street — Addition; makes sense because it is the end of the line and is a bus hub for routes to Westchester New Dorp (SIR) — New Dorp Beach/Richmondtown Group Huguenot (SIR) — Woodrow Group Additional stations not on the map Dyckman Street (Northbound) — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals Borough Hall (Southbound) — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals Avenue H (Northbound) — Priority stations to meet Fast Forward goals; Design funded in the 2015—2019 Capital Program 77th Street (R) — Funded by NYC in the 2015—2019 Capital Program 95th Street (R) — Funded by NYC in the 2015—2019 Capital Program; construction to be awarded December 2020 East Broadway (F) — Was to be funded by NYC, will be funded by developers Union Street (R) — Funded by NYC in the 2015—2019 Capital Program; a developer has shown willingness to fund it for FAR increases Vernon Boulevard–Jackson Avenue (7) — Funded by NYC in the 2015—2019 Capital Program 170th Street (4) — Funded by NYC in the 2015—2019 Capital Program Queensboro Plaza (7) (N) (W) — Funded by NYC in the 2015—2019 Capital Program 96th Street (B) (C) — Upper West Side Group Stations that are under construction/in planning Chambers Street (J) (Z) Rector Street (Southbound) (R) (W) First Avenue (L) Bedford Avenue (L) Times Square (S) Grand Central (S) Greenpoint Avenue (G) Court Square (G) Court Square—23rd Street (Southbound) (E) (M) Astoria Boulevard (N) (W) Woodhaven Boulevard (J) (Z) Eighth Avenue (N) 86th Street (R) 59th Street (N) (R) Eastern Parkway-Brooklyn Museum (2) (3) 68th Street —Hunter College (6) 57th Street—Seventh Avenue (N) (Q) (R) (W) 149th Street—Grand Concourse (2) (4) (5) Bedford Park Boulevard (B) (D) Gun Hill Road (5) Westchester Square (6) Stations that likely will become accessible Mets—Willets Point; due to Prince Andrew's AirTrain LGA Stations that will be left to be accessible in one direction only Wilson Avenue (L); Northbound only Court Square (E) (M); Southbound only Rector Street (R) (W); Southbound only 50th Street (C) (E); Southbound only 49th Street (R) (W); Northbound only 28th Street (6); Southbound only 86th Street (6); Northbound only Stations that could be made accessible due to zoning bonuses provided in the East Midtown Rezoning Fifth Avenue/53rd Street (E) (M) Lexington Avenue–59th Street (4) (5) (6) Lexington Avenue–59th Street (N) (Q) (R) (W) Fifth Avenue (7) 42nd Street–Bryant Park (B) (D) (F) (M) Lawsuits to look out for Station rehabs on the Flushing Line Station rehabs on the Jamaica Line * No stations were chosen within the Upper West Side Group (103rd Street, 96th Street, 86th Street), from what I have heard, possibly due to the difficulty of construction, and also to serve the AMNH. Unless one of these three stations is made accessible, the 103rd Street station will not be two stops away from an ADA-accessible stop, breaking Byford's promise. 96th Street is shown in Blue as a station where "Accessible station or station where work is underway" ** Inexplicably, no stations were chosen within the Upper East Side Group (110th Street, 103rd Street, 96th Street, 86th Street); this was likely mistakenly left off the list. The uptown platform at 86th Street will become accessible. Because of this, the high ridership at the station, and because it is an express stop, my bet would be that this would be the stop selected from the group. Otherwise, Byford's goal of no two stations away from an ADA-accessible stop would not be met. *** No station from the Fox Hills/Rosebank Group was chosen, and unless this is an error, the Clifton station will not be two stations away from an ADA-accessible stop. MTA Has a Target List of Accessible Stations but Stalls Release List shows that MTA recommends adding elevators or ramps at 49 stations across four boroughs and on the Staten Island Railway Several disability-rights groups have sued the MTA in state and federal courts over issues ranging from poor maintenance of elevators to failing to add elevators during station renovations. PHOTO: MARK KAUZLARICH FOR THE WALL STREET JOURNAL By Paul Berger July 31, 2019 8:20 pm ET New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is sitting on a list of dozens of subway stations officials want to make wheelchair accessible, even as disability-rights advocates demand its release, according to an MTA official. The holdup has come from New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s administration, the official said. “It’s so frustrating,” said the official. “We’ve had this list finalized for months but we’ve not been allowed to release it.” A review of the list by The Wall Street Journal shows that the MTA recommends adding elevators or ramps at 49 stations across four boroughs and on the Staten Island Railway. The official said New York City is supposed to pick the 50th station, though city officials said Wednesday that the stations are solely determined by the MTA. A spokesman for Mr. Cuomo said accessibility upgrades will be included in the MTA’s next five-year spending plan, which runs from 2020 to 2024. The state-controlled authority runs the city’s subway and buses, two commuter railroads and nine bridges and tunnels. Mr. Cuomo’s spokesman said this year’s state budget mandated that the spending plan be reviewed and audited before its release “This process is currently under way and the MTA will make their list available at the appropriate time following the completion of the capital plan review,” the spokesman said. “Despite what sources may say, this list won’t be final until its incorporation into the capital plan, which is not due for several months,” an MTA spokesman said. About one-quarter of the MTA’s 472 subway stations are accessible. Several disability-rights groups have sued the MTA in state and federal courts over issues ranging from poor maintenance of elevators to failing to add elevators during station renovations. In 2018, the authority’s head of subway and bus systems, Andy Byford, announced the aim of making 50 further stations accessible during the next five years. The goal was to place riders no more than two stops from an accessible station. MTA officials consulted advocates and considered factors such as proximity to senior centers and hospitals to decide which stations to target, Mr. Byford has said. But subway officials missed their self-imposed deadline of releasing the list of 50 stations at the end of June 2019. At a July 24 MTA board meeting in Manhattan, more than a dozen disability advocates addressed officials about the subway system’s lack of elevators. They noted that poor accessibility also burdens people with luggage and parents with strollers. And they brought along a life-size cutout of Mr. Cuomo, a Democrat, to address some of their concerns directly to the governor. Colin Wright, a senior advocacy associate at TransitCenter, said in an interview that advocates fear that by missing the June deadline, the MTA’s commitment to accessibility is wavering. “I think that the cardboard cutout is a really effective tactic to remind people who ultimately controls the subway system and who ultimately has the power to fix accessibility,“ said Mr. Wright, who leads a coalition of groups fighting for accessibility. After the advocates spoke, Larry Schwartz, an MTA board member appointed by Mr. Cuomo, said he wants to accelerate elevator projects. Mr. Schwartz said that while the advocates were addressing board members, he had consulted the MTA’s managing director.Mr. Schwartz said he believes that some accessibility work could be incorporated into the MTA’s current five-year spending plan, which ends in 2019, using unspent funds from delayed projects. Asked about the MTA’s 50-station list after the meeting, Mr. Byford said the authority is “running final checks” on it. MTA Chairman Patrick Foye said the list is almost complete and would be released shortly. Mr. Wright said Wednesday that he looks forward to seeing the list incorporated into the authority’s spending programs for New York City Transit, which operates the subway. “Before we have a firm commitment from New York City Transit to make the 50 stations a reality, nothing is guaranteed,” he said.
  11. 2 points
    I know there is a lit of automatic resistance to the idea of racism playing a role in everyday life. But I will introduce an idea to the audience: who is more likely to be arrested an LIRR who boards the train without a ticket fully intending to not pay if they arent caught or someone at Rockaway Ave who ducks under. Id say fare beating is farely evenly split in terms of who does it within the MTA.
  12. 1 point
    I forget what page it's on but if you go back to September or October of 2018 in this thread, there was a pretty long discussion just about this.
  13. 1 point
    No need for a repeater, curve is to the left. This is much more people not wanting to come flying into a ST timing section.
  14. 1 point
    Not mentioned in this but also good is that they added ST signs at a bunch of locations on Crosstown that previously didn’t have them. Obviously unimportant at today’s service levels, but if we want to increase the ...
  15. 1 point
    This could attract riders from the along Eastern Parkway going to Lower Manhattan, reducing crowding.
  16. 1 point
    The point of the to Euclid is not really for Broadway access but to increase service that is currently limited by the Cranberry segment- sending the to Hoyt after Whitehall is the easiest way since you have provisions and Bay Ridge is fine with losing direct Manhattan local service since they transfer anyways. With the City Hall curve you end up with 24 tph of service which I'd say is good considering future development along the corridor. You'll also be able to have Fulton be less isolated with the transfers downtown. From here you can also get some decent service to all the branches in Queens and encourage development along areas like Aqueduct since it'll now have halfway decent service. Can you do the same with extending the ? Sure, but it'll be much more expensive since you'll need to tunnel through several streets in Manhattan since WTC is too close to Cortlandt for the track to be extended. Note: this would be in combination with the plan and a deinterlined 34th-Broadway. As for 59th, I'm with you on that. Trying to deinterline CPW presents issues of higher crowds at 59th and also screws up runtimes- sending 6th via the local doesn't help the since the only other true express segment would be 4th and sending 8th via the local would create runtimes that rival the worst bus routes (Inwood/Washington Heights to the Rockaways via CPW local is painful slog and it's not like you can swap it out for the since the ride to Jamaica would be terrible too).
  17. 1 point
    Truthfully has a 6 year procurement with MCI to build D4500CT’s. Right now they are on year 4. Procurement ends in 2021/2022. TA doing things backwards.
  18. 1 point
    68/68A. It serves the B and D.
  19. 1 point
    Not sure if this is a stupid question or not but isn't that bad for the bus? Too bad it's a new bus.
  20. 1 point
    Can’t say I follow how replacing one of the worst merges in the system is “not a solution,” but hey, what do I know, right? FWIW, deinterlining 59 doesn’t mean you have to deinterline 145. You could easily send the to 205 to replace the so that both northern branches keep express service.
  21. 1 point
    I was debating whether i should do pd or not because i was being considered for the October class but pd is not like it use to be. Its still a great opportunity though. I have an uncle and 4 cousins who are in pd, my uncle is a detective in intel and is about to retire, one cousin just turned sgt, and the other 3 has at least 2 years. Pension is great, benefits are great, but they mess around with your pay for the first few years until u get ur top pay. Overtime is limited also, i think its 40 hrs every 3 months max. What i like about PD is that theres a vast amount of depts; if u dont like one thing u could move to another dept, with transit u cant, ur options r limited. ur either a conductor, operator, dispatcher, or supervisor.
  22. 1 point
    Just a random thought I had and I guess this is a question for the industry folks here: Would the new express bus order be delivered faster if they were normal D4500s instead of the D45CRTLEs? Like is there a time penalty for going with the new technology? Would it be in the MTA's best interest to possibly spilt the order and have the first 100 buses be D4500CTs than the new CRT LE especially if the green sign MCIs start crapping out soon?
  23. 1 point
    I think you all are mistaken. I am NOT proposing Local service to Rockaway Park. That is Ludacris. Instead, with the proposed connections between Whitehall on the Broadway BMT and Hoyt-Schmerhorn on the Fulton IND, and the connection between Bowery on the Nassau BMT and Spring Street on the IND, the would become the and operate the same route as today, except along 8th Avenue. 6th Avenue service would be covered by the Culver Express via 63rd Street. Both services would use the Queens Blvd IND local tracks out to 179th Street, thus eliminating the need for the on Queens Blvd. The would be moved to Astoria in Queens and onto the IND Fulton Street Line in Brooklyn, and boosting its frequency to 15 trains per hour, more than current Service in Brooklyn. Both the and in Manhattan and Brooklyn respectively would allow the south of 59th Street (with new switches) to Euclid Avenue to run EXPRESS. With the express on the Fulton Street Line, this will allow for the extension of service to Queens without scheduling impacts. Essentially, the would be an enhanced version of the 5 trains that run between Rockaway Park and Manhattan, except that the service would be more frequent and run all day and weekends, which does not exist with current service patterns. I am also enhancing Q53 SBS service to quell any further concerns. Building on what I wrote yesterday, here are the final service patterns: 207th Street - Far Rockaway. 8th Avenue-Central Park West Express. Fulton Street Express. Rockaway Local. Late nights service operates entirely local. Lefferts Blvd service rebranded . Bedford Park Blvd - Brighton Beach. Concourse Local. Central Park West Local. 6th Avenue Express. Manhattan Bridge. Brighton Express. No late night and weekend service. Use . Rockaway Park Branch of the .168th Street - Rockaway Park. Central Park West Local. 8th Avenue Express. Fulton Street Express. Rockaway Local. Late Nights Euclid Avenue - Rockaway Park. Transfer to the and at Euclid Avenue. Norwood-205th Street - Coney Island. Concourse Local (Express rush peak). Central Park West Express. 6th Avenue Express. Manhattan Bridge. 4th Avenue Express via West End Jamaica Center - World Trade Center. Queens Blvd Express. 8th Avenue Local via 53rd Street. Late Nights operates entirely local. Jamica-179th Street - Coney Island. Queens Blvd Express. 6th Avenue Local via 63rd Street. Culver Local. Late Night service operates entirely local. Court Sq - Church Avenue. Crosstown Local. Culver Local. Lefferts Branch of the . 207th Street - Lefferts Blvd. Central Park Express, 8th Avenue Express, Fulton Street Express. Late nights no service. Use . / Jamaica Center - Bay Ridge-95th Street. Jamaica Local. Nassau Street Local. 4th Avenue Local. Weekdays peak direction skip-stop with , then express Myrtle to Marcy Avenues. No service nights and weekends. Jamaica-179th Street - Metropolitan Avenue. Queens Blvd Local. 8th Avenue Local via 53rd Street. Jamaica Local via Myrtle. Late Nights and weekends Queens Plaza - Metropolitan Avenue. 8th Avenue - Rockaway Pkwy. 14th Street-Canarsie Local. 96th Street - Coney Island. Broadway Express via Second Avenue. Manhattan Bridge. 4th Avenue Express via Sea Beach. Late Nights entirely local via Montague Street Tunnel. 96th Street - Coney Island. Broadway Express via Second Avenue. Manhattan Bridge. Brighton Local. Late Nights entirely local. Astoria-Ditmars - Euclid Avenue. Broadway Express via Astoria, New Tunnel, Fulton Street Local. Late Nights Astoria-Ditmars - Lefferts Blvd. Franklin Avenue Shuttle. Franklin Avenue - Prospect Park. Jamaica-179th Street - Kings Hwy. Queens Blvd Local. 6th Avenue Local via 63rd Street. Culver Express. Weekends Jamaica-179th Street - 2nd Avenue. No late night service. Use . Folded into . B37: Increased service Between Bay Ridge and Barclays Center to connect to Broadway Lines to replace service. B63: Increased service Between Bay Ridge and Barclays Center to connect to Broadway Lines to replace service. Q53 SBS: Extended to Riis Park for riders who would normally ride to Rockaway Park for service into Manhattan. Q105 and Q106: New free circular shuttle bus service linking Queens Plaza with Court Sq , 21st Street-Queensbridge , and Queensboro Plaza to compensate for loss of 6th Avenue and Broadway services at Queens Plaza. Maps: Routing map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=10kqSyWR3XxaVjT9kIjqzOkHZkHHFWwmK&usp=sharing Q105 and Q106 map: https://drive.google.com/open?id=1BvoyfRUmsFZdc7ed-CRrpJokcOH1gYjI&usp=sharing
  24. 1 point
    How about this: Weekdays splits RPK/Far Rock. Weekends/late nights runs to Far Rockaway only with the / running between from Broad to RPK. It’s not that hard guys...
  25. 1 point
    More photos can be found here. Enjoy!
  26. 1 point
    ...and that's why it pays to not skip leg day . Keeping your legs in that position for a prolonged period aint easy..... Anyway, I've also been on a flooded bus, but it wasn't anything remotely close to that .. It was on the B61 out in Red Hook, over there along Beard st (just short of IKEA)..... It also wasn't on a Nova, we were on a O7 Hybrid (luckily for me, I was already in the back of the bus.... was funny to see people scrambling towards the back of the bus though)....
  27. 1 point
    What they could do is between 207 St and Far Rockaway, between 207 St to Lefferts Blvd, between Rockaway Blvd and Rockaway Park, remains the same between 168 St and Euclid Av. Note: to Lefferts Blvd is now and same frequency.
  28. 1 point
    It's not the first time he's pushed for something utterly bonkers...
  29. 1 point
    I swear everytime I go thru the wash, I think I'm gonna come out without a mirror.
  30. 1 point
    Sadly, it's entirely possible for children with no notable ties to MTA employees to have a better idea of how to navigate the system than MTA employees.
  31. 1 point
    Hi, I'm Tony. I'm a daily writer of the New York City subway. I'm also a cartoonist, socialist, and activist with a group called The People's MTA. We formed in 2017 after New York's "Summer of Hell" to create a campaign to take back public transportation for the people. The People's MTA has been fighting especially hard an issue of transit accessibility, only about one in four of New York City subways has elevators and the ones that do exist constantly break down, this makes subway travel nightmarish and oppressive for mobility-impaired riders or anyone who can't use subway stairs, parents with strollers, older riders, people with luggage, people who don't feel well. We all remember the preventable death of Malaysia Goodson, the young African-American mother who fell to her death was going down the subway stairs. carrying her baby and her stroller at the same time. The People's MTA is also fighting to end the racist police profiling and harassment of Black and Latino riders. This is not a new problem, it's basically "Stop and Frisk" in the subway. The great "Swipe It Forward" activists did manage to reduce subway arrests with their campaign of swiping in riders for free, but now the MTA has announced a campaign against "fare beaters" putting 500 more cops on the subway. What is this but another racist war on the poor? So if you want to do something about constant delays, getting elevators and ramps installed, constant delays, racist police harassment, elevators that don't work, getting stuck in an elevator, constant delays, then support this campaign by sharing it far and wide! I look forward to discussing with all of you ways we can take back the subway for the people!
  32. 1 point
    If you farebeat, you should be cited for it. End of story. This whole thing with racism is a crock of shit.
  33. 1 point
    Anything for a view & a sub, huh? Yeah, just hold the mayo (and everything else) What you're doing here is plain as day & it's disgusting...... You just had to throw in Black & Latino riders & concomitate them as the poor that the MTA is supposedly waging this racist war on.... This sensationalist spiel specifically structured to emotionally appeal to those sect of riders for the purpose of you even posting this on here, is racist in of itself.... You know you couldn't give a good god damn about them, outside of trying to amass numbers for your little campaign here..... One of the last people I would invocate or collaborate to do something about all those issues you point out, is someone that resorts to the tactics you have here.... You speak of cartoons, well I got one for ya.... Go away... I say go away boy, ya botha me
  34. 1 point
    Sorry. I get $127.00 taken out of every month’s paycheck to pay for my share. There’s nothing racist with enforcing farebeating. This is not a race thing, and ironically, claiming that it is a race issue is itself racist; you yourself presume that only certain kinds of people farebeat more than others. As a daily patron of the subway system, I see all sorts of people farebeat: the professional dressed in business casual who couldn’t bother to get in line to swipe himself in the opportunistic law-abiding citizen who “just happened” to get caught in a torrent of farebeaters and got sucked in through the emergency exit the showtime dancers who somersault their way over the turnstiles the Chinese grandmothers who crowbar their way in with their canes the yuppie who thinks it’s hip to misappropriate farebeating Sure, some ethnicities/ages do seem to farebeat more than others: Coney Island has a large population of Asians and blacks. But I have only ever seen black people farebeat or ask for swipes in Coney Island. Chinatown has a lot of foot traffic. Going by impression it’s elderly Chinese, other non-Chinese peoples (of any age), and some frustrated tourists who farebeat. However, arresting for farebeating is still fair game, because it’s it’s based on what they already did and not what they are: hopping/ducking the turnstile or sneaking in through the emergency exit. Nothing like profiling in this business. If someone like me hops the turnstile, I’d be stopped—not let go because I don’t fit some profile.
  35. 1 point
    A large part of the problem is not fully understanding what fair use means.... It doesn't mean you just take & disseminate anyone's shit for your own reasons..... Fair use is not free use.
  36. 1 point
    Imma put my two cents on this matter while I can. It's been a while since I actually even took consistent videos of transit and yes I was one of the people that did reviews from time to time (but with subway cars, not buses/depot because everyone beats that sh!t to death). And yes, it was partially to see (more test out) if I could get a lil bit of boost in subs and views. Now that I have 6/7 days of the week where I'm working my ass off I don't have time to do as much as I did before. And I do notice a few people that harass me to keep up with my reviews, do live streams, meet up with them etc. Point being that these people act like it's gonna be a career and you actually get something great out of this. For some people yes, but making money by making bus/subway/depot reviews for a living? No thanks. Rather be engaged in activities that will make lives better for me, the environment and anyone else I encounter. I'm probably going to get 4 1/2 hrs of sleep tonight. #doingsomethingproductive #reviewsdontgiveyouthemoney #worklife #illbeplayingcatchupherelater
  37. 1 point
    Instagram as well. If that counts as a photo source.
  38. 1 point
    appreciate the statement. key word: distortion. people who are in positions of higher knowledge (be it a @East New Yorkor others) for obvious reasons must show discernment regarding the release of "relevant" info... it's a level of maturity & responsibility that comes with experience. just because you can blurt some things out, doesn't mean you should. there's alot of irresponsible running of the mouth as of late due to entitlement, as you explained. everyone feels that they're entitled to a podium, be it social media or widespread immaturity, i can't call it. but, i personally, take enough pride in myself and my employment that i can't sit idly by and "allow" certain levels of disrespectful behavior to gain traction. nothing was ever "given" or gifted to me on this job. even at graduation, my badge wasn't given to me... i EARNED it! every piece of knowledge I've gained or shared, even in the most moderate way, i earned the right to know what i know, to be in a position to be in the know. what's missing in these so-called op-ed blog video reviews or whateverthef**k is the pride & confidence that is obtained thru dedication & hard work. i know if individuals that don't work for transit (and may not have a desire to) release info, reviews and opinions based on fact and can speak with pride & confidence because they put in the work to know what type of engine is in a bus, how that engine works, how it's supposed to sound when it's working properly or improperly, etc. i take high offense to anything that is slapped together just for the sake of a person hearing their own mediocre voices pontificate incessantly without direction or discernment.
  39. 1 point
    Just want to say, I've got no personal axe to grind with Mr. Man. Haven't watched his "videos" or really paid attention to his wandering babbling. But when @Cait Sith calls out a post hyped by Mr. Man that contains Shane's OWN work uncredited and no caveats are offered (even something like, "I'll get back to the creator because that's just not cool"), it says a lot by omission. Yeah, minor shit like that matters to me, reputation-wise.
  40. 1 point
    You have got to be f**king kidding me... 7 PM out of Forest Hills means a service cut for anyone leaving Lower Manhattan at the tail end of rush hour (AKA the shoulder period; the scheduled 7:06 gets to Cortlandt at 7:56) and those trains are packed enough already...
  41. 1 point
    yeah to make more inaccurate review videos filled with assumptions & gobshite, attempting to speak from a place of knowledge. I'm not contributing to the delinquency or charade. #FiyahFiDat
  42. 1 point
    I don’t believe you. You don’t sound convincing. #theend
  43. 1 point
    11:42pm at 14th St. Ferry leaves at Midnight. : We’ll make Track 4 the one this train terminates at. Track 1 is empty; track 4 has a train in it. : hold at Rector Street Guess who’s on the 12:30 ferry...
  44. 1 point
    A few of us were told 30+ years ago that the MTA, the parent agency, couldn't run a Lionel train around a circular track successfully if left on it's own. What ever happens in downstate transportation I, personally , would trust the individual components, bus, subway or railroad before I'd trust anyone else. As some of my older generation would put it the MTA would buy "a pig in a poke". Prime candidates for anyone who has a bridge to sell. Just my opinion. Carry on.
  45. 1 point
    The question is, is this an example of: A) A vendor bilking the taxpayer knowing they have them by the short hairs. B) Nepotism where some influence lands a favorable contract in a favorable district C) A totally justified freemarket price adjustment based on economies of scale caused by cost per unit price increasing due to numerous intangibles. I'll give you a hint, the answer is hidden in the sentence "and the urgency in obtaining this equipment all warrant a non-competitive award"
  46. 1 point
    Speed indicators, not speedometer, or so we were told when a test pair was installed in cars 9022-23 Redbirds. I noticed that a poster mentioned a hand brake on a NTT. Those cars have parking brakes, not hand brakes. Just a little correction. Keep up the good work and information. Carry on.
  47. 1 point
    Smart thing would be a new express route with a stop in Union City to the Mall just like the current 111 route to Jersey Gardens Mall
  48. 1 point
    Here is the modified version of my Vignelli-inspired map illustrating the accessible stations and those that are in the planning or construction phases as of the latest update to the Capital Dashboard. Click on the image for a full resolution PDF. As you can see, even with the new additions, we still have a lot of work to do to make the subway more accessible, especially on the Crosstown and Jamaica lines.
  49. 1 point
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    If all this were to happen, may as well bury the Jamaica Line under Broadway so Bushwick and Bed-Stuy lose an eyesore viaduct.
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