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  1. Here are some more pics Photo_1619909018711 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568819872 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568824915 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568763398 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568732576 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568752712 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568695005 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568703501 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568656348 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568673634 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568642788 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568608549 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568618487 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568580667 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568569135 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619568563570 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619036020523 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619036029342 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619036038775 by Metatops7, on Flickr Photo_1619036033785 by Metatops7, on Flickr
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  2. https://new.mta.info/agency/new-york-city-transit/subway-bus-ridership-2020 The ridership statistics are out. Some changes: The Bus Ridership tables (NYCT and MTA Bus) are now in the same chart. You can now see all the Express Bus Routes (BxM, BM, QM, SIM, X) together, as well as all of Queens bus routes. (The B100 and B103 is with the rest of the Brooklyn bus routes and the Bx23 is with the rest of the Bronx bus routes.) There was a surprise move in the Top 10 busiest routes by bus. (One route that's been on the list for years has dropped off the list, but another route that hasn't been on the list for a while has returned.) I'll let you figure out which one was which. No surprise here. Every bus route lost ridership mostly due to the pandemic. The surprise: how much did each bus route lost in ridership. Some routes lost big. Others did not. Keep in mind that this might not reflect the actual numbers due to the fact that Local buses were free during a point of time in the pandemic. (They count passengers through the farebox) Passengers were rear door boarding and exiting the bus due to the MTA blocking the front part with chains, seatbelts or plastic partition to ensure safety for their drivers, and since the farebox is located near the driver, passenger had no access to pay on the bus making the ride free. Enjoy.
    3 points
  3. I see it carry air when it goes up riverside drive. Cant remember the last time i saw anyone get on at those riverside stops
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  4. Exactly, not to mention taking the ferry is actually faster then taking the .
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  5. Technically it is not a two-fare zone. The meetings that I attended for work prior to the rollout, some communities got a free shuttle bus to run to the ferry. If the shuttle bus was used, then it was kept. Other areas did not get one, as one was not needed. It varies by neighborhood. Keeping the fare separate keeps the ferry from becoming overwhelmed. The City already had to scramble to run extra ferry service because of how successful it was. They did not anticipate getting such high ridership so quickly, so they had to have new boats built as quickly as possible. The Rockaways for example was quite upset when the Bloomberg administration removed the ferries. They were by far one of the most vocal areas. There was a guy from the Rockaways that showed up to just about EVERY meeting, even the ones in the Bronx. It was hilarious because as soon as I walked in, he would come over and greet me. lol
    1 point
  6. Yeah, negatives galore.... We get it. For the sake of not wasting the post here, I'll bring up some food for thought: The overnight subway shutdown definitely assisted in some of these routes' percent-losses in being well below the median that they are.... I can speak to some of those routes, because I was out there fanning during those hours quite heavy during the first few weeks of the operation of the "99's" & some of the other routes throughout the city got that temporary extra overnight service... ...speaking of which, although all the "99's" were created within the timeframe when the base fare was temporarily lifted (as in, before the end of August), they should still have *some* numbers on the B99/Bx99/M99... FFS, I hope they didn't throw their stats in the "B OTHER", "Bx OTHER", and "M OTHER" category, respectively..... Shit shouldn't be a thing anyway.... One category I'd like to see though, is an F5 category at the end tally for each borough !
    1 point
  7. Since the NEC subsidizes Amtrak ops for all those unprofitable long haul routes politicians want so sundown towns have train service but few of those residents ride, that's a bit out of our control as NYers. But folks do complain. They just happen to be folks who want to cut others' service and subsidy but keep their own.
    1 point
  8. The Franklin Shuttle also sees few people use it, but was it discontinued?
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  9. That's funny., who did say that? This is all I had to say: If you feel hit by what you're reading between the lines in these statements, that's not my problem. The problem is that, particularly for the ferries, we are spending hundreds of millions of dollars we don't have and cutting service elsewhere. NYC Ferry has cost $637M to date. Those disastrous 2010 service cuts cost $90M.
    1 point
  10. OMG. Thank you for that information. I was reading through so much on that spreadsheet that I didn’t notice that the B39 had actually increased not decreased. I just went through it again and the B39 is the only route that increased out of all the routes. That is definitely quite a surprise.
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  11. I think what was pretty surprising was how the B39 actually INCREASED in ridership (which they didn’t have a lot of). I assume it was because a lot of people didn’t like taking the subway during Covid so they use subway duplicates (Bx1/Bx2, B39, Bx4, M10) to avoid the subway as much as possible
    1 point
  12. Oh please. The Hudson Yards project was a gift to developers. Of course they'd get that done. The City has poured BILLIONS into that project of taxpayer dollars, with the hopes of making a profit in the long run from the tax revenues they would get back from the new businesses and residents. That place is a money pit, and it still isn't completed yet. Get back to me when the City invests to improve transportation in the outer boroughs.
    1 point
  13. There are currently 6 2021 MCIs at Suburban Transit. They are 21213, 21211, 21209, 21234, 21225, and 21212. Here are some photos of them. Enjoy!
    1 point
  14. I didn't know either till I took a look at 1562. Read the training docs and saw that it was American Seating (like the older buses) for the MTA Bus units and 4Ones for NYCT.
    1 point
  15. Suffolk County’s bus redesign has a concepts report out now. There is a coverage proposal and a ridership proposal inside. Overall it doesn’t look bad. https://connectli.org/RTUpdates.html
    1 point
  16. The alternate procurement strategy plans for Oradell bus fleet replacement is still pending. one option is to setup a temporary remote operation post at one of the park and rides to house the 45 footers. That’s is my take on that. Stay tuned
    1 point
  17. DING DING DING! You can't "force" people to use transit. You can withdraw all car subsidies and see where things fall, but you aren't going to force people to use transit. Instead, offer transit that is appealing, reliable, and reasonably affordable. The car is an important part of the transportation system and we had better hope that no one changes that too radically or they might trigger an economic collapse. Most of what we eat and wear is delivered by various types of cars and trucks and I don't think people can afford the results of breaking that system.
    1 point
  18. Apparently NICE has put these changes on hold (which is why the links are now dead), but I'm not discarding or amending this post I already started last night, so be there as it may: --------------------------------------- - I wouldn't stop there (doing away with direct service to LIRR Valley Stream & Green Acres during peak times) with the n1.... I would decrease the amt. of peak service running south of Merrick rd, to increase the amt. of peak service that'd terminate at Merrick/Central on top of it.... Something else I would do with the n1 in general/at this point is to do away with service to/from LIRR Gibson; may as well have buses taking Rockaway av. to Roosevelt av.... The whole n1 to Green Acres bit I would give it the Bx5 treatment; service to the mall during weekends only and THAT'S me being generous.... Nobody's really thinking about taking n1's there from points north; it is what it is & it's been what it's been for years, as far as that goes.... - The f*cking irony to eliminate stops in Queens on the n4, while having (temporarily, supposedly) done away with the n4x.... The real issue isn't the amt. of stops in Queens, the real issue is the fact that there are too many trips throughout the day running a] to/from Freeport, period & b] running locally to/from Freeport.... They were trigger happy with splitting the n24 at RFM & splitting the n22 at Mineola terminal due to runtime issues or whatever, but buses remain running locally b/w Freeport & Jamaica.... I'm not saying that to implicate the n4 be split (there's really no where within Nassau County you could pull that off anyway; there's no RFM or MIC equivalent along the n4), I'm pointing out the hypocrisy.... At minimum, there should be trips running no further east than RVC, over there by Long Beach or Oceanside rd..... - Ever since the Brewer routes got articulated, the terminal/layover situation of the Q113/114 along Seagirt (just off B. 20th) in Far Rockaway is & has been a mess... When there are more than two artics at the last dropoff stop (which is often enough), Q113's/114's park in the right-most lane of WB traffic - as in, adjacent to the parking/curbside lane... I've personally seen 5 buses on layover (2 in the parking lane & 3 in the adjacent lane) the last time I took the full Q113 out there a couple mos. ago - and that was on a Saturday night, so I could only imagine how things are during the weekday rush.... Some of you may have seen more, IDK - but the point is, it is an issue.... But yeah, the SB n31/32 & WB Q22's hang that right turn off B. 20th to get to Seagirt & it can be quite a time waste with all the other traffic making that same turn around those buses (Q113's/114's) occupying the 2 right-most lanes on Seagirt at that corner.... Come to think of it, the last time I took the full n31, the b/o parked in that right-most lane of traffic as well - albeit further down the block... Long story short, this n31/32 change would have buses avoiding all of that.... ======================== I gotta separate these four changes.... I literally laughed out loud when I saw them...... The n15/n16/27/35 changes, not that I wasn't before, but I'm still convinced there are spies on this forum.... That said, there is zero reason to have n15's ending at Mineola terminal in any facet when the n40/41 already runs b/w HTC & Mineola.... There are more than enough n40/41 trips during the weekday rush that can be diverted along County Seat Dr. to serve those county offices.... With the construction going on at LIRR Mineola, I see some buses park along 4th av. now (left curbside/parking lane) - which is the street where all the buses leaving Mineola bus terminal empty onto.... I'm willing to bet that they're going to have these n15's drop folks off in the n23 lane (lane 3 I believe it is).... As far people getting all into a tizzy about the n15 being packed leaving RFM, people aren't realizing or assessing why that is.... I mean honestly, there is not this dire need to maintain connecting the n15's portion south of Hempstead/HTC with the portion north of it.... The same people crowding onto n15's at RFM, large in part, are the same people tanking out at HTC, so people need to stop it.... Acting like there's little turnover at HTC on the n15 or some shit..... Speaking of needing to stop it, this nonsensical notion that service should be left alone as to not having to xfer at Attica... Dannemora... Rikers... Hempstead Transit Center (have some people tell it) to catch a bus to get to RFM, most certainly fits that bill.... They're a day late & a dollar short with increasing service on the n27; a lot of that ridership has been lost since they've decided to cut overall service (including all weekend service)..... What's going to happen is that buses will be less crowded with the increased service; n27 isn't bursting at the seams like it used to be... So the Glen Cove folks & those folks coming off n20H's at Northern better take advantage of this added n27 service while it lasts.... FWIW though, it does make sense to throw more service on the n16 than to have the n16 & the n27 running b/w HTC & RFM via 60 Charles Lindbergh (Social services bldg.) & dedicate more service on the n27 at & north of RFM..... Hate to put it this way, but the n16 from the south needs (to serve) HTC than the n27 needs HTC from the north..... One thing I'll say though is, having buses run via RFM to/from NCC on the n16 would've been interesting during pre-covid times..... Lastly, I get that the demand for the n22 in Westbury is quite high, but I still believe NICE continues to underrate the demand for the n35 in Westbury... Most of that added service they're giving to the n35 should run to Westbury (meaning, those buses should run b/w Westbury & HTC... not just having buses running back & forth between RFM & HTC)....
    1 point
  19. But the people in Malvern on the n31/32 will still have to change at Hempstead, people from Hempstead Tpk east and west also needs to change at Hempstead as well, should their bus be extended to Roosevelt Field as well so they wouldn't need to change at Hempstead? My point is, you can't design a network just so people can AVOID a area. I never had a problem at HTC. It's safe enough for me, as there are always commuters transferring there. If NICE bus is putting more money in the system, I wish they would pour money into improving the frequency of the routes instead of restoring routes that are duplicative and wasteful.
    1 point
  20. It is safe to change buses at Hempstead, it's a silly reason to to keep N15 to RF because riders are supposedly scared to transfer buses at Hempstead Transit terminal.
    1 point
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