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  1. 12 points
    Free money for the operator. I wouldn't be mad. Just pull the brake, call it in to console and chill. Screw it.
  2. 11 points
    Could've swore the TWU fought (as in, filed a lawsuit) against commandeering MTA buses, back during that Occupy Wall Street demonstration..... In any case, although I could give a damn about any of these protesters, simply put - it's not a city bus driver's place to do the work of a police officer.... Unions protect workers against shit like this.... Had the b/o transported those rioters that got apprehended & got into some accident or something, the NYPD would not be liable..... I mean honestly, NYPD would most certainly feel some type of way if we had vigilante b/o's interfering in any pursuit of some offender of some crime..... I would even argue that the b/o's life would've been further put in danger by transporting those protesters.... I put nothing past NOBODY. Bus op' did the right thing AFAIC......
  3. 11 points
    Whats going on folks. Its been a hot minute since I have posted on the nyct forum. Was on quarantined status and now I'm fully back to work. B41 today had 2 wild cats service where Articulated buses were in service doing passenger pickups from Kings plaza to Downtown Brooklyn and to Bergen Beach. Expect to see articulated buses at certain time of the day when operation expects more rider ships during certain time peak.
  4. 11 points
    Let me know how that turns out for you...
  5. 11 points
    This post has me cracking up LMAO. Dude called overzealous fanners a simp for constantly bothering the NYCT Twitter account about an R32 final trip. Being the person behind the NYCT Twitter account gotta be one of worst jobs to have.. regular passengers constantly cursing you out when there's a service disruption, railfans asking railfan related question, like where a certain car model is at on a particular route, R32 final run, etc. Someone should ask NYCT Twitter if 76th Street really exists, I'm curious as to what their answer would be lol
  6. 10 points
    Anyway, just for shits & giggles, I'll answer that survey: (hopefully the spoiler tag works)
  7. 10 points
    Point blank, no codes are "top secret", nor are they that hard to decipher. Eventually, they will come out in full(hence how TTMG had a code list)....Most people on here have a general idea of what the codes are and what numerical sequence is for what borough, local or express. Stop making it sound like they are top secret government codes or something. And stop tagging us in almost every single post you make.
  8. 10 points
    Want me to have Harry change your name to “St Jude” since you’re taking up a lost cause?
  9. 9 points
    The union is refusing to transport ANY arrestees in solidarity with the protests (good for them)
  10. 9 points
    Maybe they hope you will get off the bus and go right into the Chevy dealer to buy a car and never need the Q12 again
  11. 9 points
    Honestly after over 100 of my fellow co workers dead from this virus.. I could give a rats rear end what any homeless person or any other person who might be "inconvenienced" thinks... Seriously...
  12. 8 points
    The first doesn’t jibe with the second. Faster & Cheaper =/= Good and right. Suppose those polymers fail the next time a significant storm floods the tunnel? Now a new tunnel wall has to be built AND the cables replaced, vs if they just rebuilt the whole thing and repositioned the cables. Shortcutting a critical piece of infrastructure is no way to get to a state of good repair. It’s like having a leaky oil pan on your car and just putting on gorilla glue hoping you don’t have to replace the gasket. The leak will return soon. Semi-temp fixes cost more in the long run.
  13. 8 points
    That's good, because perfection won't be necessary for the state of New York to not have you forever be its Governor.
  14. 8 points
    I've been trying to think of something constructive to say about this all morning but I just keep going back to: par for the course... The facts are that New York (city and state) have become the fiefdom for two incompetent morons who have a power complex and no competent leader of his or her field would want to come here and want to deal with either of them. It has become painfully clear after watching live cameras, train rides and night walks of other cities around the world during this quarantine that our city and state is nowhere near world class in anything and we are the quintessential example of resting on our laurels. The best chance to fix this was just driven across the Atlantic Ocean by a megalomaniac who somehow receives positive press even after completely botching the response to this pandemic and then boldface lies about it on multiple occasions, scapegoating anything he can think of to avoid casting any blame on himself. Good luck New York, you'll need it.
  15. 8 points
    I remember flying out here in ‘95 and seeing folks riding on the rear bumper of RTS’ by putting fingers in the hook at the bottom of the grille/black vents. They didn’t do that in LA, Detroit, SF, or anywhere else RTS’ ran supreme. Thats when I knew NYers are different.
  16. 8 points
    I'm sayin though.... If you have something & want to share it to the public, have at it.... If you don't want to publicly share whatever it is you have, don't publicly post that you have it.... Simple concept, really.... This is that whole, beg me for what I have, on some attention seeking crap..... If you're going to dangle something over my head like that, then you can keep it....
  17. 8 points
    Stop the exaggeration....they're not top secret.
  18. 8 points
    Excuse me, I've been commuting almost daily by express bus for over 10 years, and have rarely complained about the service. I have never seen the B/Os play games like they are doing now. Since March 16th, ive been working 15 hour days maintaining critical medical equipment in our hospitals, so PARDON ME if I get upset when I spent nearly $14 per day to get a quiet, comfortable express bus ride but the B/Os play games and don't want to do the work they are getting paid nicely to do. I don't particularly enjoy having to go to work either, but I don't play games at my job.
  19. 7 points
    But it’s a Chevy - you’ll be back on the bus waiting for that replacement tranny to show up, get installed, and work close to properly.
  20. 7 points
  21. 7 points
    Yeah....about that..... 2265 was on the Q46 earlier around 1am, in service. ----------------------- On another note, this looks pretty sweet on the Q60 honestly lol. It's a still from my video.
  22. 7 points
    At the end of the day they have constitutional rights and are entitled due process like the rest of us. The vast majority of this country is one surprise medical bill away from flirting with homelessness. With COVID causing mass economic distress, I wouldn't speak so soon given that you don't know if you might become homeless.
  23. 7 points
    With what methodology & on what grounds?
  24. 7 points
    From the story: “Last night, 139 homeless individuals out of 252 who were engaged by our outreach workers and by the NYPD officers especially trained in homeless outreach … agreed to accept support, accept service and come in off the streets,” said de Blasio in a City Hall press briefing. “We’ve never seen so much success in a single night before.” Well, no shit. Nobody has ever tried addressing the problem before!
  25. 7 points
    Lol.... Let me guess, those federal dollars should go towards Transport Azumah instead?
  26. 7 points
    Are you serious with that statement. Your very disrespectful with that. I guess plagiarism is a thing you enjoy doing quite well. Just a word of advice for you. Taking pictures that are not yours without a person’s permission and not credit it is called plagiarism. I won’t go on a back and forth with you since you are the same king transit. No one is not fooled by that new name of xcelsior man. Your prolly the same one that said you are an apprentice dispatcher from East New York depot. Ha. You don’t fool me kid. 😂😂😂😂😂😂. #carryon.
  27. 7 points
    Here's some videos of what would turn out to be the very final R32 run as many of us know a memo was sent out mentioning that the R32 car class has been retired as of April 27. This R32 was put into service around 9 AM on March 23, 2020 to / from Far Rockaway then ran to / from Lefferts for the rest of the day. This set was put into service on the line to help out as the line was suspended that morning due to someone in the crew room having covid-19. Here's a few videos of that R32 including Interior Footage, and it leaving Jay Street after being taken out of service due to an "unsanitary condition". Enjoy! Bonus:
  28. 7 points
    With the current events putting people in precarious situations, it's hard to imagine anyone being concerned about anything but their own socioeconomic well-being. People become much less charitable as they wonder about their own employment prospects or the cutting of social safety nets. It certainly sounds great to talk about helping the homeless, but given that neighborhoods citywide object to the erection of any homeless facilities, it’s obvious where the real priorities lie. Nobody wants to walk the walk, but everybody wants to talk the talk. “Got a dollar to spare?” “F*** no. Gonna need these dollars to stretch into 2021 with this diminishing economy.”
  29. 6 points
    "Trump looks far more mature" I had to do a double take before I realized this was coming from the usual fountain of nonsense.
  30. 6 points
    Stop listening to false information.
  31. 6 points
    My friend would bring that R62A down to Livonia yard daily and my C/R and I would bring it back north to Dyre every afternoon. R62A equipment was cut and used by the Dyre shuttle service on the midnight tour. It was actually a Pelham train that was loaned to the specifically for the shuttle. At one time there was a crew that made a trip down to Brooklyn Bridge and made a return trip back to Dyre as a . That's how the equipment was swapped out every night. Saved a trip for the transfer crew every night. Carry on.
  32. 6 points
    No bus operator should ever operate a bus commandeered by the police with detainees on board--ever. That is not in the job description. Point blank end of discussion.
  33. 6 points
    The is NOT in the prison transport business, period. If the NYPD wants to transport their own officers to a certain area (or use the bus as a staging area) that’s one thing, but a bus operator should never transport any perp on their bus, let alone a bus full of perps. 1. That’s not their job, 2. It’s a safety issue because you have “criminals” on your bus, 3. If the bus gets into an accident while you’re performing duties outside your job description, odds are the NYPD, the MTA, the union will not protect you, and unfortunately you’ll need to find a new line of work.
  34. 6 points
    The bus drivers in Minneapolis were the first in refusing to move them. I'm not even understanding why they "asked" in the first place. Don't they have their own schoo- I mean Rikers Island buses?
  35. 6 points
    Good shit. Insane they would commandeer a bus like that and even more insane they'd ask the B/O to drive with 40 people packed in a contained space. Proud of the union.
  36. 6 points
    The transit experts should hold their own conference and tell people to "forget Cuomo". Then escalate the dispute to the appropriate medium if need be; WWE or whatever...
  37. 6 points
    Not for a good 6-8 months, assuming people have fears of riding mass transit and decide to take other means (cars). Less ridership = the being temporarily axed.
  38. 6 points
    I think you are being very optimistic about the near future. Read the business section of the major newspapers, local, regional, and national, and the prospect of a return to the old economy in any form isn’t being mentioned. The new projection is for less businesses, needing less employees from what I’ve been reading. Look at the business closures already and the downsizing of employee count that’s gonna take place at the remaining companies. Online ordering and package delivery is going to be the new normal, IMO. I don’t believe that mass transit ridership is ever going to reach the recent level. Business is a bottom line first thing. I know the is a reactive agency for the most part so I think the older buses, subway, and rail cars are history no matter how you look at it. There might be a farewell trip for some of the equipment but there’s no justification for spending money to maintain older equipment, period. The , NJT, MARTA, DC Metro, Amtrak are all broke and counting on Congress for help. Mass transit and Amtrak don’t matter to most Americans in the best of times so I’m not sure running farewell trips is the smartest thing to do. Maybe a paid, private excursion would be the best way to proceed without stirring up opposition. Just my opinion. YMMV. Carry on.
  39. 6 points
    I believe it's called "Covid-19 caused people to stay home and/or lose their jobs"
  40. 6 points
    What part of that bus looks freshly repainted lol?
  41. 6 points
    What if NYC named their rolling stock like London where it's by year? Here's what the names would be, from 1964 to now using the year they went into production. R32: 1964 Stock R38: 1966 Stock R40: 1967 Stock R42: 1969 Stock R44: 1971 Stock R46: 1975 Stock R62: 1983 Stock R62A: 1984 Stock R68: 1986 Stock R68A: 1988 Stock R142/A: 1999 Stock R143: 2001 Stock R160A/B: 2005 Stock R188: 2011 Stock R179: 2016 Stock R211: 2020 Stock
  42. 6 points
    The marginal cost is twice as much. Even if you magically handwave costs away with "cut-and-coverTM" you still basically need to double your excavated volume for stations and the right of way. There is a reason why the last set of express tracks, the 6 Av ones, took a few decades to actually come online, and why overruns on their construction torpedoed the Second System. This is a historical artifact that could be fixed with infilling; indeed, every proposal for LIRR RBB reactivation has involved infilling Rego Park station, we're infilling Sunnyside, and we were supposed to start infilling Elmhurst. Once you do that, the only major gaps compared to an express line are basically a missing stop at Utica, and a Woodhaven stop on Atlantic. LIRR capacity will double overnight when ESA opens and we do not have the tracks to fully utilize that capacity on Long Island anyways. Also, implied with this project would be the procurement of a new rolling stock with more standing room and 2+2 seating for regional metro services. To put in context how much more efficient commuter rail's layout could be: LIRR 12-car M7 (1050 ft): 1272 passengers Thameslink 12-car Class 700 (795 ft): 1754 passengers; extrapolated to the LIRR size, 2316 passengers, an 82% increase in capacity This regional metro would take over today's Far Rock, Long Beach, West Hempstead, Port Washington routes. With restoration of RBB (restoring LIRR Main Line to Rego Park as six tracks) and a fifth, possibly sixth track to Floral Park, you could also add the Hempstead branch. Ultimately, all LIRR Branches would have capacity improvements vs today.
  43. 6 points
    At the expense of being criticized by the BusChat Police, a post like this belongs in the "Random Thoughts" section. This section is for moves and transfers THAT ACTUALLY HAPPENED, and not for speculation.
  44. 6 points
    I don't even know why they're bothering with getting a scrap contract when the first R211 isn't even here yet. they're gonna have to remove R46's as well when they retire. It makes no sense.
  45. 6 points
    Artificial intelligence & mental retardation are two very different things.
  46. 6 points
    Alright, you a little bit too close to this site... Social distancing dude...
  47. 6 points
    Homeless ppl riding express buses is some grade A F***ery. Spending a night on the express bus is like spending a night in a royal suite compared to the subway.
  48. 6 points
    What i saw the first night if they continue it will be helpful.. Every train that pulls in is discharged the residents are shown the street.. Train is closed train line except the Crew Doors are keyed open by the CRs.. Every inch of each car is mopped and scrubbed as well as operating cabs.. Ten to 12 minutes Job is done.. Train relays for the next interval weather its lite or in service.. They already got a system in place.. MTA thinks big picture years ahead... Lets see how this goes.
  49. 6 points
    If they are in fact retired, it will be because of diminished ridership in the months before the R211 order, no longer needing as many cars. But many of us are dubious about the math on this in terms of equipment availability. The half cab issue is the reason they're stowed away during the crisis itself.
  50. 5 points
    As they tell us at Zerega: "You're just paid to move the bus. That farebox shouldn't be your concern. Hit F5, let 'em ride"
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