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  1. can someone write down at what time it leaves Astoria and on which route, so I can time my commute home?
    8 points
  2. So y'all are going ballistic over a rolling stock swap but the (frankly criminal) lack of accessibility on the Astoria line doesn't bother you? That's where you draw the line of your outrage?
    6 points
  3. But here's the thing: WHO CARES!?!?! Can everyone stop acting like children and please MOVE ON.
    6 points
  4. Me looking at everyone throwing a fit for some reason over R46’s being trains and running on tracks. So can we: 1) stop dragging folks for having feelings about the swap 2) stop losing minds over fabricated metal and electronics being somewhere it wasn’t before but not causing environmental or economic damage - since complaining about them being in Astoria is not going to get Cuomo to order them back to Ozone Park and Elmhurst en masse; 3) Let @darkstar8983 be in his feelings over brown and tan panels matched with orange bucket seats; and 4) Let everyone have relief from your feelings regarding the aforementioned, @darkstar8983? Or I can close comments for a few days. (I know how to use that button.) Because this was beyond a stupid and pointless fight.
    5 points
  5. Good. Incessant, scab-picking, fact-averse discussions such as this make people with limited free hours but a wish to share real knowledge feel like these forums aren't worth the time. I would categorize myself as one of those people.
    4 points
  6. Cool. I guess I am angry afterall. Hope you call me when you can ride the or without getting a heart attack because it's an R46. I'll stop getting angry and cool down for the rest of the day.
    4 points
  7. 3 points
  8. I, for one, think it's fun to see the 46s where they haven't been for practically my whole life. Just the other day I managed to snag a great shot of 2 R46s under a Northeast Regional at Ditmars!
    3 points
  9. The shit works in every other system that has it. You're acting like this is the only subway system with tight curves LMAOO. Go explore the world, you'll be surprised at what actually exist. The only thing the MTA needed to test was how well people can walk through the cars given that MTA cars have been closed off for a LONG TIME, especially on the BMT, and because some of the curves can decrease the walking space between cars, other than that...there's no other safety issues that prove they're a problem here. All those ethical issues about homeless, etc (which are all temporary issues, shouldn't isolate something that promotes CAPACITY in a city that's constantly growing. Especially for subway cars that are built to last 40years...these R211s/R262s should've been ALL open-gangway...the R179 should've had a test set in that batch...but that's the MTA not thinking into the future.
    3 points
  10. He is done until he presents his next idea on how to avoid old N trains or have them removed from the N.
    3 points
  11. Oh yeah trust me, he is being 110% serious. A few pages ago him and another dude were bashing the R46’s talking about how they are causing lots of delays and they also talking about how they will take the and do a half hour walk. All we can do now is pay it no mind.
    3 points
  12. https://gothamist.com/news/andy-byfords-interim-replacement-cuomo-ally-who-led-push-new-subway-cops?utm_source=WNYC+%2B+Gothamist&utm_campaign=cb58b0b6d2-RSS_EMAIL_CAMPAIGN&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_65dbec786b-cb58b0b6d2-88659097&mc_cid=cb58b0b6d2&mc_eid=5ccfc13abe Beloved New York City Transit President Andy Byford, whose last day was Friday, will be replaced, for now, by MTA board member Sarah Feinberg, who chairs the MTA Transit Committee. Feinberg, a former head of the Federal Railway Administration during the Obama administration, has built a reputation for her focus on quality of life concerns in the system, such as fare evasion and homelessness. She was appointed to the board by Governor Andrew Cuomo, and is widely seen as an ally to the Governor's Office. A leading proponent of Cuomo's calls to add 500 MTA police police officers, Feinberg consistently claimed that the hiring spree would not amount to a fare beating crackdown, despite the agency's own internal statements indicating otherwise. She frequently sparred with opponents of the plan, saying anyone doubting the need to spend $249 million on new subway cops needed a "reality check." Feinberg has also suggested that repeat criminals should be banned from the transit system, and floated the idea of publicly shaming fare evaders. “I would like to see us capture this behavior on camera and then posting it publicly...on our YouTube channel," she said at an MTA board meeting last year. “It’s clear from her public statements that she’s in lock stop with the governor and police being one of the issues,” said Rachael Fauss, a senior research analyst at the good government group Reinvent Albany. It’s not clear how long she’ll serve as “interim” president. Bridge and Tunnels has had an interim president for over a year, and Buses for the past six months. “It’s going to be critically important to continue the progress over the past two years, and that may be more challenging with the new transformation plan underway,” Fauss said. Speaking at the Fulton Street station announcing the position, flanked by MTA Chairman Pat Foye, and recently appointed Chief Operating Officer Mario Péloquin, Feinberg made her pitch to the public for how she'll operate. "To our millions of riders, I hear you, I see you, I'm one of you. And I want you to know every single day you can count on me to advocate for you. And to be honest and transparent with you, about the challenges we face and what it will take to address them." Adding that she'll seek to continue Byford's Save Safe Seconds work, and, "improving the safety and security of the system is also crucial to our success. These gains in performance are all for naught if riders and employees don't feels safe. The added police officers the MTA is adding will be deployed strategically throughout the system and will be focused on deterrence, protection, and assistance. And our number one goal is all New Yorkers feel a sense of safety and security when they ride with us." Feinberg will be responsible for the 48,000 workers that make up subways and buses. Tramell Thompson, an MTA conductor and founder of Progressive Action, a popular Facebook group among union activists, congratulated Feinberg but proceeded to question her judgment. "I don’t know how much she knows our jobs or how dangerous our jobs are when she exhibited unsafe behavior by putting on a MTA vest with her child strapped to her casually doing work on the L line platform," Thompson said. "In my opinion she minimized the true conditions thousands of women workers face who cannot bring their child to work for obvious reasons and lost promotions because of the MTA refusal to provide light duty work for expecting moms. Also, her resume contains absolutely no experience in any capacity working in a transit worker title ever, unlike her predecessor." Thompson said he hoped the MTA would would find leaders with hands-on experience. "It's almost like the MTA would hire a hockey coach to coach a basketball team all because the hockey coach plays a sport. Until they start to hire from within, or from people who have actual experience working some of these rank & file positions, with a great moral compass, this company will continue to have issues on a executive level." But the Riders Alliance, which campaigns for mass transit improvements, is optimistic about the hire. “Sarah Feinberg's long experience in government and transit are a boon for riders,” Riders Alliance spokesperson Danny Pearlstine said in a statement. “New Yorkers should look to her to continue the progress of the past two years by cutting delays, speeding up trains, and delivering transformative new bus networks in each borough.” “We’re thrilled to have Chair Feinberg lead New York City Transit at this important time in the MTA’s history,” MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye said in a statement. “I am confident she will carry forward the progress we have achieved to bring performance to record levels, modernize our system for customers and build on the success of the Subway Action Plan.” Outgoing president Byford cited his reduced role under the MTA’s transformation, in which subway construction projects will fall under the purview of the MTA’s construction company, as a reason for his resignation.
    2 points
  13. Ahhhhh I misunderstood what you were asking haha. Yeah, I got it from the very north end of Astoria Blvd
    2 points
  14. Oh, good, then I expect to not see any more complaining about 46s on Astoria, or asking where 160s are.
    2 points
  15. I remember R46 trains speeding through the 60th St Tunnel. Don’t know if they hit 65 or even 60, but it sure felt much faster than any other segment of the line, including the rebuilt Montague St Tunnel.
    2 points
  16. Rude! and FYI, I only did that once, during ONE AM Rush hour because I didn't wake up on time. The others I have waited for the or have just walked to my office (or to the ) (a great deal of exercise which I'm glad to say is definitely showing results). I'm not a fan of cabs And I'm done adding fuel to this fire. Any additional gas-lighting or angry/bashing comments are on all of you
    2 points
  17. How about no and go catch another Uber and waste money you obviously have?
    2 points
  18. What type of nonsense are you on? Just for that, I hope you catch that R160 and it breaks down.
    2 points
  19. I honestly like the current fleet swap, at first it was like uhh okay but now I'm already used to the using old fleet again. they'll be upgraded again soon anyway, or so I hope.
    2 points
  20. All that's happening in that board clip is that the board member is slightly misreading the chart. The chart says that by 2023, the 32s and 42s will be gone. That should be obvious according to any plan, 179s and 211s together could do that. The board member is saying shouldn't the cars be retired earlier? And the answer to that is again yes, the 42s were always expected to be retired once the 179 fleet had entered consistent service. The remark about 'phased out' is not the same as 'retired.' Going down to 110 R32s is phasing the cars out; as in, phases. That's a phase done for the first quarter of 2020. I'm yet to see evidence that the entire R32 fleet will be retired Q1 2020, and if anything that board material just proves that the MTA's only goal is to have them fully retired by 2023.
    2 points
  21. For the love of god. stop spamming this thread...
    2 points
  22. 2 points
  23. The B83 doesn't go into New Jersey, and it's stint on the Belt is much shorter than the S89's stint over the bridge and along Route 440. The discussion was primarily about New Jersey, where the way they handle things is different. I'm pretty sure if something happened within New York City, it would've been common knowledge by now. Operators and such have argued about the 40MPH govern limit being unsafe for deadheads and other situations, but both the MTA and the city were like....meh. Let's get back on topic.
    2 points
  24. Cuomo, Trump, Giuliani, Bloomberg, Boss Tweed, Malliotakis, Robert Moses, Spitzer - must be the water because it seems like a lot of mediocre NYers with ginormous egos get elected or appointed to important positions and then do dumb stuff.
    2 points
  25. ....I can tell you've never been on the line. Speed limits at that part of NJ is over 50mph(55 I think). Buses doing 15 below that is unsafe along a high-speed roadway and can create hazards for other motorists. The police had every right to pull them over.
    2 points
  26. That’s a great shot. Looks like that picture is really worth a thousand words.
    1 point
  27. Wait, so no one is going to point out just how steep the trackbed is leading to the terminal there at Ditmars Boulevard???
    1 point
  28. @Enjineer thats a great pic! Where'd you get it from?
    1 point
  29. Not for nothing, it's good for Jamaica's 46s to have fresh air outside aside from being underground all the time on the (with the ). Mostly, the is outside with the short in distance. Meanwhile, 160s at C.I: they tend to deep clean the cars a lot. With most of them at Jamaica, the appearance will be different (similar to ENY). 68/As: Mainly on the as the has 68s to have 1 class type train on 6 Av Exp/Grand Concourse. Currently, they are all over. Previously, counted 6-8 sets on the Astoria line. Sometimes, there's one of the rollsigns left blank. Also, flaws on those cars being on the is that most cars take away parts of the space for passengers to board on 2nd Av.
    1 point
  30. I just needed to close that on a high note. I’m done with senseless comments (unless they are direct insults towards me). Now I’m ready to move on
    1 point
  31. It’s strange. Maybe those two units were in worse condition....
    1 point
  32. I've seen 67 on a siemens 160 manhattan-bound. Long time ago before they dialed back performance.
    1 point
  33. 1 point
  34. Why are they so quick to order open gang way cars when they havent even arrived yet for testing?
    1 point
  35. This comes via the horses mouth. I just read the board materials an hour ago. The 949 is both base and option 1.
    1 point
  36. The opposite of it is, 'I can tell you to do anything, of course you ran that for me', or more disappointingly...one hand washes the other but when it's time to reciprocate suddenly there's no soap.
    1 point
  37. It wasn't part of Fast Forward. It was added afterwards due to high ridership, and to deal with the merges in the 11th Street Cut.
    1 point
  38. From Railway Age: https://www.railwayage.com/passenger/commuterregional/mta-plans-to-develop-purchase-up-to-949-next-gen-cars/ Once again sounds like is the plan (with some appearances on the due to the lines sharing a pool of cars) All cars will have CBTC, open gangways and hearing loops
    1 point
  39. Just for fun, I challenge you all to bus fan from the staircases of els. I tried it last summer and I like the angles and views. For ex: 4468 from 82 Street I'm always trying to find new views to switch it up. Anyone got other suggestions?
    1 point
  40. The Jersey boys run the Turnpike bus lane between 70MPH and 80MPH. So, if you are going to plod along at 55MPH, don't be one lane off of the bus lane. Stay to the right with all the trucks doing 55MPH. If your bus is turned up to 65MPH, then you can stay close to the bus lane in case you need to dive in.
    1 point
  41. He's not really snitching. Staten Island(specifically Yukon) has their buses over 40 because of the S89(which has also benefited the S79). NJ State Police have pulled over MTA Buses for driving too slow in New Jersey. As for the M60 fleet...they're somewhere between 40 & 45.
    1 point
  42. Shakes magic 8 ball ”Ask Again Later.”
    1 point
  43. For some routes, it's practical such as the Queens SBS routes. It's most practical for deadheads, especially on Staten Island and operators that have to deadhead to different boroughs for subway shuttles. Driving on the expressways at 40MPH is both impractical and unsafe.
    1 point
  44. Isn't the Astoria terminal pretty low capacity? And hasn't the MTA only kept the absolute minimum amount of cars on hand? It takes him an hour because he's one of those people walking along the tracks causing the delays.
    1 point
  45. 1 point
  46. They're so worried about losing revenue for useful trips and transfers that people simply jump the turnstiles instead, LOL good job MTA.
    1 point
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