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  1. 3 points
    It's not really that visible from the platform so here's the best I've got.
  2. 3 points
    The way you went about this was not productive at all. There was supposed to be a meaningful discussion and then it had to be cancelled because your opinion that there should be accessibility across the board while I think that should be the case trumped what the MTA head wanted to have, to have a discussion regarding ways to improve things across the board. As @Union Tpke indicated earlier, what you have done created more harm than help.
  3. 3 points
    This forum is not the place to push your agendas it is a fan forum
  4. 2 points
    The person who updates the previous post does not post on these boards anymore.
  5. 2 points
    The Q58 is not going artic at this time. No announcement as to when it will happen..
  6. 2 points
    6208 delivered to Hale. 6153, 6155 from Quill to Hale.
  7. 2 points
  8. 2 points
    At least they are getting more from MCH.
  9. 2 points
  10. 2 points
    i wouldn't be surprised. if/when the demand for worth street grows, it'd be kinda convenient to have the M2 there as well, as opposed to only locals serving worth
  11. 2 points
    You really think JG/WF/CP/SC are decommissioning their CNG stations?? I highly doubt it’s the end for CNG. You might see the end of straight diesel(Outside of Express for now) & Hybrids though.
  12. 2 points
    Another FYI... The 5:10 will likely be serving Fresh Meadows as well very soon... As you know, that Fresh Meadows complex is quite large, and more and more QM5s are running via Fresh Meadows. We also make sure to check to see that it runs. We have David Weprin on our side too. He's a bulldog. There's a lady that takes the QM5 and she told all of the folks in her co-op about that 5:10 trip once we posted the flier in our group and told her she was free to print it and hand it out.
  13. 2 points
    Really? stop posting about this,i think everyone here knows how much you like the R42.just stop because you're trolling at this point.
  14. 2 points
    Construction work almost finished around the Worth Street area. At the least by the courthouse.
  15. 2 points
    Stupidest thing I've seen this week. Way to alienate people who would, generally speaking, be on your side. Not to mention that the person who makes these videos must be illiterate, a third-grade dropout, or both. Let's read this one over: "The MTA has claimed it can't afford to add elevators. FACT: The MTA owes $35 billion to the banks. That's why we shut down the MTA's PR stunt." I'm sorry, what?
  16. 1 point
    Average Weekday Ridership: http://web.mta.info/nyct/facts/ridership/ridership_sub.htm Average Weekend (Saturday + Sunday) Ridership: http://web.mta.info/nyct/facts/ridership/ridership_sub_weekend.htm Annual Ridership: http://web.mta.info/nyct/facts/ridership/ridership_sub_annual.htm
  17. 1 point
    The recent community software update broke a few things. I have to fix things one at time so it doesn't break something else. The next time you login you should be good to go.
  18. 1 point
    In Flushing, the Q27 uses Holly Avenue and is a pretty high frequency route. However, that street isn't really conducive to two-way traffic, and elsewhere, where possible, the MTA has routed buses off of narrow streets onto wider streets (such as the Q10 Local from 131 Street onto 130 Street in Ozone Park). The MTA likely might have considered the same for the Q40, but the wider 143 Street dead-ends before Rockaway Boulevard, and completing it to Rockaway Boulevard would require the DOT to condemn property between 120 Avenue and Rockaway Boulevard. Likewise, the Q65 uses the ultra-narrow Bowne Street, which is also not really suitable for two-way traffic between Franklin Avenue and 45 Avenue (south of 45 Avenue, Bowne is a one-way street). Thus, I would propose the following changes: 1. A route swap between the Q26 and Q27 through Flushing, given that even without the Q27, Kissena Boulevard is already well-served (north of Holly Avenue) with the Q17, Q25, and (weekdays only) Q34. The Q26 would assume the Q27 segment west of Parsons. 2. The Q65 would not turn off Sanford onto Bowne, instead operating along Sanford to Parsons Boulevard. 3. Service on the Q17 short-turn segments would be increased, and the last stop on short turns shifted downward to 69 Avenue and 188 Street. 4. To facilitate these short turns, the Q17 stop would be moved to the current stops of the Q25/34 and Q65, since some short-turns would be dispatched from Stengel, allowing for a bus starting from Stengel to make a right turn onto Main from Roosevelt. The Q25/34 southbound stop would move to the far side of Main and 39 (current Q27 stop), while the Q65 stop would take the near side of Main and Roosevelt (current Q17 stop). The Q17 would take the stop between Roosevelt and 41, with the Q26 sharing the stop. 5. As for the Q27, it would take the current Q26 stop, with the Q12 stop being moved back and lengthened. Advantages: the Q65 and Q27 would be sped up by not being bogged down by double-parked cars or contraflow traffic (Q27 on Holly, Q65 on Bowne). The Q26 being sacrificed on Holly is needed because of the Gold City Supermarket at Holly and Kissena, and riders along the western part of the historic Rocky Hill Road (which consists of present-day 46 Avenue to Utopia, Hollis Court Boulevard to 47 Avenue, 47 Avenue to Francis Lewis, that short street still named it, 48 Avenue to Luke Place, all of Luke Place, 56 Avenue from Luke to Springfield, Springfield to Braddock, and all of Braddock) that would shop at Gold City and need that link. Also, Flushing Hospital gets more service.
  19. 1 point
    "The local buses come more frequently"...try telling that to people on the South Shore, especially along the S55/56
  20. 1 point
    The double-time pay is an anachronism and it's good that it's going away. There's also nothing wrong with contracting IMO, because not having this ability assumes that the MTA is the best at running literally everything possible in its domain, which is patently false.
  21. 1 point
    Noticed that also I've been on the road since last Tuesday and some boards are off and you have to point diagonally and all doors are abreast of the station. Some of these stations were just never fixed and the boards were put up when trains only had single cabs and not transverse.
  22. 1 point
    Quite to the contrary sir. 2 trains are laid up at 111 St. overnight 7 nights a week. They USUALLY lay up R42's there. So since there is no J service between Jamaica and "the Junction" this weekend, those 2 trains will stay there all weekend. The yard will have enough R160/179 to use them as morning put-ins on Saturday/Sunday.
  23. 1 point
    If we had a mayor who didn't fantasize over ferries and a governor who gave a sh*t we could maybe have some reasonable fare structures within the MTA (local bus and subway $2.75, express bus $5.00, ferries $6.50)...
  24. 1 point
  25. 1 point
    Just for wishful thinking a M15 local terminal restoration at City Hall. I don’t know if the demand is there again to resurrect that terminal. A perfect interline with the M103.
  26. 1 point
    This is nitpicking, but I wouldn't call a $25-per-person dinner to be "fancy". This ain't a political fundraiser at Cipriani's lol. Also, what does 'stop racist policing ' have to do with the MTA? Your messages are all over the place.
  27. 1 point
    I don't know if I showed them here but we created QM5 and QM7 fliers for riders in our group and they spread the word WELL before the did to let people know about that 5:10 trip. Here is the flier:
  28. 1 point
    While going to meet a friend at Jamaica, I saw an M9 just as I got to the station! Enjoy!
  29. 1 point
    Or maybe scrap transfers in favor of a time-based pass. Just dip/swipe/tap once and get your run of the whole "base" system for a set amount of time.
  30. 1 point
    This person isn’t even in the crew rooms yet, still in training. More like a Yard/Trailer lawyer lol. Someone has to be crazy to let that sway their decision on a job like this, but hey there’s 30 thousand people behind you that would love your spot...
  31. 1 point
    NYC including All Five Boroughs would be a complete disaster we would depend on Local and Express Buses, Taxi, Cab and Van service, and use the Metro North and Long Island Trains.
  32. 1 point
    Dude, enough with the R42. We all know East New York has them, we know what they look like, we all know Transit utilizes them WHENEVER NECESSARY. Please Stop Trolling.
  33. 1 point
    Yeah, thanks. You screwed up my attendance of the event for nothing. They were going to engage in a thoughtful and thorough of the discussion. How often do you hear the Chairman of the MTA attending and speaking at an event? While I believe that every station should be accessible, and while I agree with the work that groups advocating for accessibility have done, I think what you did here was idiotic and counterproductive.
  34. 1 point
  35. 1 point
    I cannot agree with this, because I believe there does need to be some north-south link in that area for connectivity purposes. The Q76 is too far east (even at 46th Avenue), and doesn't even serve some of the current ridership generators on the Q31. I believe that the turn off of Utopia onto 47th Avenue does hinder some ridership. For starters, it misses commercial Northern Boulevard to serve mainly residential areas enroute to the more commercial section of Bayside. IMO, the Q31 should remain running on Utopia until Northern, then go up Northen Boulevard to Bell Boulevard. I would also sent it to Bay Terrace shopping center (after serving Bayside HS) in order to provide service to/from Bay Terrace to points south of Northern Boulevard. Whatever trips are needed for schoolkids going to/from 29th Avenue can continue running, but I would have that as a part-time branch. I don't expect to see loads of ridership on many of the easternmost NE Queens routes going north-south (since most of the travel is towards Flushing or some nearby subway station). The further east you go, the more people are using their cars, so routing buses to Flushing because of demographics and because it is a major destination is not going to cut it. The only exception to that is the Q27 along Springfield Boulevard, but that's because Springfield Boulevard has a mix of commercial and (dense) residential zones, along with with multiple schools located near the throughfare. The other areas near Utopia Parkway and Francis Lewis Boulevard are mainly single family homes. The Q31 spends way too much time trying serve those residential areas which clearly are taking Q26 and Q27 buses without hesitation. If it served a mix of commercial and residential areas in that section of NE Queens, you might see more ridership. I would also consider having the route serve 188 Street & HHE so people from the north can get to that area as well, but IDK how I feel about routing buses off of Utopia Parkway between 46th and HHE.
  36. 1 point
    Sometimes, I just wish transit from the very beginning had never connected the 60th Street Tunnel Connection tracks (splitting off to/from the Queens Blvd local tracks) to the actual 60th Street Tunnel tracks (to/from Astoria). I think I remember @Around the Horn saying that the Queens Boulevard Line was never meant to connect to Broadway in the first place (hence part of the reason why 59th/Lex is two tracks and a single island platform rather than two side platforms just in case). Because it was only Astoria that was meant to feed into Broadway without any connection from other trunk lines from Queens. This is part of the reason of why the is severely delayed no matter what it says on its official printed schedule written in black and white, combined with the aforementioned merges with the other lines and the poor-terminal setup at 71st Avenue-Forest Hills. All of these really hurt the alot. I know I do not ride the daily and I don't dislike the current routing design of the entire route either. However, do I dislike all the delays and irregular service on the line that I've been hearing about all along? Yes, I absolutely do and something has to chance sooner or later. They could have let the two 60th Street Connection tracks run side-by-side with the two tracks to/from Astoria, but they chose not to presumably because 60th Street itself is far too narrow for a wide-open four-track subway along that stretch, so they didn't have a choice but to let the 60th Street Tunnel Connection merge with the 60th Street Tunnel itself.
  37. 1 point
    “ Limousine liberals “ or what ever term you use to describe the board overlooks the obvious problem. Most of the people have no expertise in rail or bus operators, period. Doesn’t matter which politicians appointed them. This is why over the years many proposals are voted on and accepted by the board solely on the recommendation of some staff who accepted some ideas from outside folks with a financial interest in these plans. The same think tanks, the same bidders, the same suppliers, and variations of the same ideas offered to transit systems in North America and, frequently, worldwide . Let’s just retrofit it or graft it on an existing system. If it doesn’t work initially then increase the contract length and keep the money train flowing until it’s figured out. Perhaps one day theory and real world will come together. Just my observations. Carry on.
  38. 1 point
    They’re also modifying the interior cab window handles that us C/R’s have complained about for damn near 2 years.
  39. 1 point
    I say this proves you don't know what you're talking about...
  40. 1 point
    More service changes for the month of August: No service between E 180 St and 3 Av-149th st. Trains split in two sections: August 31-Sep 1 Between 241 st and E 180 st Between 3 Av-149th st and Flatbush Av No service between 149th st-Grand Concourse and E 180 St. Trains split in two sections: August 31-Sep 1 Between 149th st-Grand Concourse and Bowling Green every 20 minutes Between E 180 st and Dyre Av trains reduced every 20 minutes in Manhattan: August 31-Sep 1 Manhattan Bound trains run express from Pelham Bay Park to Parkchester: August 31-Sep 2 trains reduced every 16 minutes between 3 Av-138th St and Pelham Bay Park: August 31-Sep 2 trains run local in both directions between 168th st and 59th st Columbus Circle: August 30-Sep 3 All Uptown trains express from Canal st to 42nd st Port Authority: August 31-Sep 2 Euclid Av bound trains run express from Broadway Junction to Euclid Av: August 24-25 No trains between 145th st and 168th st: August 31-Sep 2 trains run local in both directions between 145th st and 59th st Columbus Circle: August 30-Sep 3 No service between Broadway Junction and Jamaica Center: August 24-25 No service between Chambers st and Broad st: Aug 30-Sep 2 All Brooklyn Bound trains express from 34th st Herald sq to Canal st: August 31-Sep 2 Manhattan Bound trains run express from Roosevelt Av to Queens Plaza: August 24-25, 31-Sep 2 trains run via the in both directions between DeKalb Av and Canal St: August 31-Sep 2
  41. 1 point
    Let me just say, if you are working for Local 6 HTC, you will be shocked at how the MTA runs. The Union here is almost non-existent, no presence, and always on the manger's side. They literally work side by side. When you work with Local 6 HTC, you get good pay, you have delegates, employee meal, guaranteed breaks, access to bathrooms. The moment you start going to School Car for Conductor, you will most likely be written up for pettiness. In my conductor's class, multiple people got G2's (MTA's Write Up Form), which was either for lateness, not having your books, the list goes on. You cannot come in late, you cannot call out, and the whole school car experience has been a disorganized nightmare. People already quitting and we are not even halfway done in school car. Trust me, if you are working in hospitality and you have Local 6, STAY where you are. You will regret coming here, I know I did. Yes MTA has a good pension, but any little mistake and you're gone, bye bye to that pension. Local 6 may not be perfect, but the quality of work is much healthier and better. MTA break rooms and bathrooms are disgusting. Its shocking that the MTA Union allows these dirty facilities to be available to their employees. If you wanna come try the MTA, take a LOA from your job, because trust me, you will be going right back once you get a taste of reality. Oh, and the pay here for conductor is very poor. And MTA is cutting back on overtime since the heavy scrutiny took place a few months ago. So if your intention is to make loads of overtime to make up for the low wage, trust me, we were already informed that MTA is making an entire overhaul on the availability of overtime offers. They've cut it completely unless deemed necessary. At least with Local 6 HTC, if someone calls out, overtime will be offered by seniority. here, whenever they decide its necessary to offer overtime, they do not offer it based on seniority, the managers can choose who to offer it to. Think twice about this agency my HTC brothers.
  42. 1 point
    Here is another batch of proposals: Make woodhaven blvd on QBL an express stop Create a crosstown on 59 St Create a LGA running from Astoria-Ditmars , through Laguardia Airport, to Jackson Heights - Roosevelt Av Create an opeating as follows: Kingsbridge Rd (build a passageway to Fordham Plaza Belmont - Arthur Av Bronx Zoo (Southern Blvd/Bronx Pk S) W Farms Sq 174 St/Bronx River Av Elder Av Morrison Av/Story Av Soundview Av/Randall Av Laguardia Airport
  43. 1 point
    Extend the out along Nothern Blvd to Little Neck Extend the up 10 Av to 72 St Make stops on Roosevelt Island for the and Extend the up 21 St, then as a crosstown on 125 St Make a tram that would operate as follows: Riverside Park - 96 St Bway - 96 St CPW - 96 St 5 Av - 96 St Lex Av - 96 St 2 Av - 96 St RUN DOWN YORK AV 90-92 Sts 86 St 79 St 72 St York Av - 63 St (Build a connection with York Av - 59 St (Build a connection with Sutton Pl - 53 St (Build a connection with 46 St/1 Av - United Naions
  44. 1 point
    No, I mean railfanning thst you can get to easily from the city, whether it be by bus, subway, MNR, LIRR, NJT, PATH, whatever.
  45. 1 point
    Does anybody know any EASILY ACCESSIBLE places to railfan within 1.5 hours of NYC that have RELATIVELY FREQUENT service? MNR, LIRR, Amtrak, freight, I'm fine with all!
  46. 1 point
    I’m a conductor that plans on applying for the exam too, and every ATD, TD, TSS I’ve spoken too all tell me the same thing. Study the rule book and bulletins. You can try joining some RTO groups on fb for more detailed information.
  47. 1 point
    Is it still legal to take the through the City Hall loop and the (on weekends and nights) through the South Ferry loop? Also, is there a way to go through the OLD south ferry station on the ?
  48. 1 point
  49. 1 point
    Greetings. Here's what you see in half ---- -- I And an extra
  50. 1 point
    Today I was waiting for the M5 at 72 St/West End, had just ran to make the transfer from the M57, and the driver saw me running, I was waving the bus down, and he just breezed by the stop. We then had to wait *16 min* for the next M5. Bus #4233 M5 Northbound 72 St/West End Av
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