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  1. It seems that some people don't know the reasoning behind the combo. They are a direct replacement for the BMT Jamaica line A and B service from 168th St to Eastern Parkway. It was originally created to relieve the overcrowding and resultant delays on the line during the rush hours. Some stations like Sutphin Blvd would be severely crowded because of the LIRR or 160th, 168 because of the buses discharging in the vicinity. The A-B service, like today's combo was created to relieve the jams by having selected trains skip some stops with the followers stopping at the passed stops. Absent a third track on the line this is the best that can be done. The is a train, period. It's not a separate line. Eliminating the just recreates the problem that existed beforehand. BTW that A-B combo I mentioned did run express to Manhattan in the rush. We had local service originating at Atlantic, Eastern Parkway, and a few coming from Rockaway Parkway that used the flyover from the Canarsie to the Broadway ( Brooklyn) lines. That was the # 14 service to Canal St while the Jamaica trains were #15 and the Canarsie was #16. Of course with the changing demographics of today's and the demolition done at Atlantic Ave it looks like today's service pattern can't be modified much. Just my opinion and history lesson. Carry on.
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  2. It’s always amazing, at least to me, that so many people misunderstand what CBTC is supposed to do. When the subject was broached to some of us in the A division we pointed out the obvious things we encountered during the PM rush northbound from Brooklyn. The CBTC system in conjunction with the ATS overlay was supposed to allow trains to run closer together, period. The signal system in place at that time was not a limitation on train spacing heading from Brooklyn to points north. The only limit was the amount of trains and ridership involved. I literally followed my leader from either Utica, Franklin, or Bowling Green every day for years. I remember telling my rabbi and another Supt. from O&P that whomever sat in the room while this was proposed without questioning the premise as it pertained to the IRT Lexington line should have been bitch slapped and their bank accounts investigated by the prosecutor, Federal and local. I mentioned going to the Village Voice, too, but calmer folks spoke to me about it. It seems that many supporters ended up retiring from NYCT, were shuffled around in-house, or became consultants. The two gentlemen that I mentioned would ride with me, one to Grand Central, and the other to East 180 or Dyre almost daily. They knew that my motorman friend on the would leave the Bridge with us, beat us to Union Square, and pull into Grand Central with me most of the time. Somehow some forum posters have the impression that CBTC speeds up service. It doesn’t and it wasn’t given as a benefit when I was first made aware of it. Timers, train traffic, passenger load and terminal capacity are the real restraints in my opinion. . Without a wholesale rebuild of the signal system in lower Manhattan from Bowling Green n/b I, personally, can’t see a CBTC installation taking place until north of the Brooklyn Bridge station. There’s a space between Fulton and the Bridge that might hold one train. My take. Carry on.
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  3. Try using Adobe fill and sign or print the pages out and scan them to your email and send it like that
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  4. No ticket #. There was one lady working in the HR department and she was just calling names off of the list that you initially signed when entering and speaking to them. Then another lady came in and she said she will not be calling names off of the list, rather would tell people sitting all the way in the back to come see her. I waited 2.5 hours to be seen in the HR dept, then was told to finally go to lab room. Lab room I waited 3+ hours to finally get my name called for a drug test, then was told to go home.
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  5. That was the original route at one point. Might as well make it permanent since the bus lane is what they use most times.
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  6. 7643 has wrapped in the Local Scheme. I rode it on the B46
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  7. Don't worry about the pass number that stays blank that only pertains to people who work for the MTA already.
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  8. Pass # you leave blank if you don’t already work for transit.
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  9. I'm just saying in general. Not specifically to you.
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  10. Contact them letting them know you need extras and they'll send you more by email
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  11. There is something called "buses getting maintenance". That sometimes takes well over a week and that most certainly does not mean they are retired even is it's around their retirement date. For instance, 4739 from GA has not seen service for at least 2 weeks (and probably longer than that). It has been sitting at Zerega as recently as yesterday.
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  12. As an advocacy group, what NYC commuter even cares what they have to say anymore? Their claim to fame were those goofy pokey/schleppie "awards", and news12 (______), let alone news programs of major TV stations, only mentioned the past few years' "winners" of those awards in passing.... They're not all that relevant in the eyes & ears of the public & you can thank social media for it... Lol....
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  13. Honestly, I'm amazed the agency doesn't get sued more often than it already does. For their leadership to be so out of touch with riders that they'd ignore something as basic as the possibility of MVMs being down or Metrocards malfunctioning, it really speaks volumes that most of their big-shots probably don't even take the subway at all. Frankly, I'm surprised the Straphangers Campaign didn't tear them a new one over this plan.
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  14. Here are my photos taken today in Brooklyn and Staten Island while attempting to get photos of those new NovaBUS LFS buses on every Yukon depot route (S44, S57, S59, S61, S62, S79 +Select Bus Service+, S89, S91, S92, and S94): MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8720 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8575 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8574 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8722 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8590 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8719 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8579 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8289 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8115 (S44) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8238 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8219 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8139 (S55) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8308 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8192 (S59) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8160 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8123 2 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8232 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8639 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus Orion VII Next Generation 7071 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus Orion VII Next Generation 7054 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus Prevost X3-45 1570 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus Prevost X3-45 2514 (SIM1C) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus Prevost X3-45 2745 (SIM1C) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr Hope you enjoy and stay tuned for more! 🙂
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  15. It's not about overweight per say. It's neck measurement plus other health issues ie: high blood pressure. They will put you on medical hold and have you complete a sleep apnea test. I went to isleep very fast and I was in the next class. I'm posting next week. Next class is in July. Good luck
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  16. Yeah because they got heat from advocacy groups, elected officials and the riding public. Good... They need to start thinking more about the riding public and less about their pockets.
    1 point
  17. A express between Eastern Parkway and Marcy would not be faster than the current skip-stop , which runs express only between Myrtle and Marcy (and has to merge back onto the local tracks to stop at Marcy)? A while back, I was in favor of starting/ending the at Eastern Parkway making all stops to Marcy (alongside the between Myrtle and Marcy), while running the peak express between Eastern Parkway and Marcy. But that will require running more rush hour trains than what the and currently run, which Transit won't want to do. I can see that as a valid reason for the 's creation (would have preferred they used a letter closer to J instead of skipping all the way to Z, but it is what it is), although Transit did attempt to sell it as way to speed riders between Jamaica and Lower Manhattan back in 1988. Most Manhattan-bound riders didn't go for it and took the overcrowded from Parsons or Sutphin and still do today. I mean, if they really wanted to make the competitive with the , then they would have built the third track/Jamaica Ave bypass and ran a service through the Chrystie Connection. They also run the only for an hour in the morning and less than that in the evening, instead of running the for the entire duration of morning and evening rush. I've always wondered why don't they run it for the whole of rush hours (the platform signs would have you believe they do). Is ridership on the line so low during rush outside of that one hour in the morning and evening rush, that the isn't need for the rest of rush hours? Is there some sort of "sweet spot" that ridership on any given line has to meet for skip-stop service to be justified? It was considered for the line, but ultimately shelved, while service started less than a year after service did. But the was scaled back to rush hours only in 1993, then was eliminated in 2005. From discussions I've read here and elsewhere, it sounds like it was considered, but not seriously, for the and lines, but not elsewhere. What kind of ridership do you need for skip-stop and how much is too much (the reason the was eliminated)?
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  18. I'm not sure if you are looking at the same picture that I am. The reason for the service's creation was to avoid the delays on the Jamaica line. All it takes is one train taking on a heavy load and that train and it's followers are automatically late. If you've ever ridden the northbound IRT in the morning rush hour the same thing happens at Atlantic Avenue with the subway transfers and the LIRR arriving at the same time. I'd liken it to bus bunching except on the Jamaica line trains are at the mercy of the overcrowded one. Of course RCC could skip the train and bypass some stops but it's easier for them to run the current setup. If you ran nothing else but trains and had to skip a few stops here and there you just screwed over a passenger who needed a bypassed stop. With the present system at least passengers can use their selected intervals by planning ahead. The general idea is to take the riders from point A to point B with minimal disruptions. That's what I was taught at least. Carry on.
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  19. You are correct. Broadway ( Brooklyn ) locals from Canarsie (rush),Crescent, Atlantic or Eastern Parkway terminated at Canal. Myrtle terminated at Chambers along with some BMT South service using the Manhattan Bridge and the Jamaica line terminated at Broad. This was the basic rush hour service from 1957-60 that I'm familiar with. People would wait for those Canarsie/Broadway trains from Rockaway Parkway to Sutter to avoid that long transfer at Broadway Junction back then.
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  20. Here are my photos taken today in Manhattan and the Bronx while attempting to get photos of those new NovaBUS LFS buses on every Kingsbridge Depot route (Bx3, Bx7, Bx10, Bx13, Bx18, Bx20, and M100): MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8670 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8554 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8567 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8685 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8544 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8569 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS 8568 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus New Flyer XN40 739 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS Hybrid 9648 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFS Hybrid 9668 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFSA 5822 (Bx1) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFSA 5865 (Bx1) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFSA 5291 (Bx2) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFSA 5915 (M101) by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr MTA New York City Bus NovaBUS LFSA 5459 by Jeffrey Gomez, on Flickr Hope you enjoyed and stay tuned for more! 🙂
    1 point
  21. I really hate taking the on weekends. it makes me miss living in Jamaica More and more each day
    1 point
  22. Not going to. It already is... Been a mess for months now.
    1 point
  23. I'm telling you, I do NOT trust that signaling system...
    1 point
  24. I guess that means the and use R46s, then. They had the same alert for the pair within the past few days, to say nothing of the past few months.
    1 point
  25. You sir are a certified clown, the shortages are all over the system. Not just the . I'm not the biggest fan of CI's r46's but this is a very dumb take.
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  26. No; it's to detract from the fact that a boatload of us retired last year, many of whom were freaked out by covid. That, ⁷plus they iced out hiring last year. So they wanna blame us rather than their own screwups. And a lot of us are restricted medically for silly reasons. It can be Hella challenging to come back from restriction bc this company is full of nonsense. I work the W frequently and while the MBDF for the 46s may not always be the best, I don't often hear on the radio about trains going oos bc of mechanical issues. Now granted, that could be a different story on the B or D but I also work the latter on a semi-regular basis and hear similar.
    1 point
  27. It's not a mask. They are still SIGNIFICANTLY short on workers. I don't know how people are getting around in this forum, but I guess they are staying home or not impacted by the long waits, etc., but it's been in the media A LOT, and was discussed yet again yesterday. For all of the fans, this whole situation has been terribly handled. Source: https://nypost.com/2021/06/20/subway-worker-shortage-threatens-nycs-office-reopenings/
    1 point
  28. I'm definitely not CBTC qualified having been an A division C/R and M/M for 30 years and retired for over a decade 😳. The point I was trying to get across was that the ATS/ CBTC ideas were first released to the RTO folks in O&P and scheduling was that it wasn't a magic bullet for speeding up all service . Remember that early in my career , even before the GOH Redbird fleet, our trains were faster. The accidents and the removal of the inshot valves to compensate for the old signal system slowed everything down. The reason why many of my mentors were skeptical about parts of the proposal was the rebuild of the signal system in the location that I referenced. The existing plant, switches, signals, and the infrastructure of the 100+ year old system in that area was determined to be an impediment compared to what was in the works for the Canarsie and the subsequent Flushing systems. I'm all for speeding up the system safely. The last General Superintendent I had in the IRT used to tease me about how little cab time I spent daily. When my mentors pointed out that I spent even less back in the day he understood where I was coming from. I'm pointing out what my mentors in O&P and scheduling showed us about all the factors involved in running time and scheduling. No argument intended. Carry on.
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  29. The mistake that many people are making is that CBTC speeds up the system when actually the premise is that trains can operate closer together with the newer system. The trains aren’t going any faster it’s just the spacing of the signals making it appear that way. In my experience it’s the variants that I mentioned that determine the running times of the intervals throughout the day. Hope this makes sense. That’s why specifically mentioned the Lexington Avenue line. Carry on.
    1 point
  30. https://new.mta.info/document/42401 Delivery of the R211A in July, 30 day test in August 2022, production cars in September 2022. R211S pilot delivery in August 2022, 30 day test in September 2023, production cars in October 2023. R211T delivery in June 2022
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