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  1. 4 points
    Got a drunk conductor on the train? He called Fort Hamilton Parkway “Fordham Road” and called Bay Parkway “Bedford Park Boulevard”. 😒
  2. 3 points
    The is a public agency and it cannot go explicitly bankrupt in NYS. They would be well underfunded and changes within the agency would have to occur, but they cannot file for Chapter 7 or 11.
  3. 3 points
    It’s kind of a moot point now because the Metrocard is dated technology. I was talking about it during a conference call yesterday with the . It came out in the 90s, but the planning and all of that started much earlier. One thing I was discussing was if the technology wasn’t so old that the fareboxes could be programmed to simply deduct the correct fare of $6.75 instead of people dipping and paying say $3.00 or whatever is on one card, only to still be charged $6.75 after dipping a second time. We shall see if the technology is too dated to fix that glitch or not, but on the subway end, all of the talk about OMNY. The has invested a lot in this new payment set up and they are looking at other transit agencies globally and their payment systems. The consensus is that it will bring a ton of flexibility to the system that currently doesn’t with the Metrocard. I may ask for an update on where things are in our next meeting. The last time we discussed it, they were very happy with the progress, and it being on-time for implementation.
  4. 2 points
    Someone who thinks starting a new thread in NYCTF with 5 consecutive posts is like opening a Facebook account with 13,200 friends all interested in the drama on his new Wall™ (if they still call it that).
  5. 2 points
    https://www.nytransitmuseum.org/holidaynostalgiarides/ Enjoy!!
  6. 2 points
    Or you end up with the problem we had at Lenox Yard where you had to cut many of the trains to lay them up because many of the yard tracks couldn't hold a full length train when the went to ten car trains. Perhaps AY yard wouldn't have that problem though. I don't remember the actual layout of that yard.
  7. 2 points
  8. 2 points
    The other reason I would like the to go to Williamsburg via a new tunnel is that you can see here, that it would basically be impossible to connect from Jamaica and Myrtle services to South Brooklyn. At least if the Nassau Line serves the WB you could still build a connection between Bowery and Grand. Yeah, I feel like full revamping of the Jamaica el would necessitate a full-scale reconstruction of the el akin to what Philly did with the Market-Frankford el. And given MTACC's penchant for blowing out the cost of literally any construction project I'm sure this would be estimated at something ridiculous, like $10-20B.
  9. 2 points
    Don't get your hopes up. The Bx46 was retained, and the M12 hit a higher total ridership level last year than the former did two years prior (the Bx46 dipped since that peak).
  10. 2 points
    Stay off the Manhattan-bound if you can help it. There's a delay going northbound. I'm stuck at Church Avenue and it seems there's another one at Parkside Avenue. EDIT: 31 minutes to get to Canal Street from Church Avenue, and no acknowledgement of the delays anywhere on their website!
  11. 2 points
  12. 2 points
    bases: pretty much all Quill 3800/3900s [3800-3827, 3905-3921, 3941-3944], 4137, 4399, 4524, 5500, 6731, 6736, 6753, 6780 readers: 4674 There's more OGs with bases. I just haven't been keeping track.
  13. 2 points
    Latest news: - Met with the this morning regarding express bus service and the Bronx express bus proposals. -It has been stressed that these are proposals and that they have received A LOT of feedback about several of them and they are trying to see how they can address some of them. - We made it clear that the spans are not acceptable. The continues to argue that they cannot run empty buses and that the ridership isn’t there to justify the service. -We argued that service is poor during off-peak periods and that discounts should be offered to entice people to ride more. -We will be providing feedback in writing as well. -Other topics covered: -BusTime and Wi-Fi: If you cannot use WiFi, they would like to know the bus# and they will look into it. Same goes with BusTime. -Customers who are being overcharged... The Metrocard is dated technology, and so currently, there is no fix to splitting up payments so that customers are charged no more than $6.75. I hope to have more particulars on this as they continue to investigate, but I can confirm that OMNY will allow such a set up and the plan is to have it fully implemented on express buses by late next year. -Bus stops and bus shelters are still being looked at. -Discussed particular trips that have been problematic. -We have an interview lending with Bronx News 12. Moreto come...
  14. 2 points
    No worries. I appreciate the feedback. I've actually used it to modify my last plan I put out, such as modifying the service plan for Nassau-8th Avenue connection to shorten the to Essex Street and replace it with the train, changed up Lower Manhattan service by replacing the with the . I've also looked into reimagining the Queens Bypass from the 1960s and making it into a relief line, in addition to a reactivated Rockaway Beach Branch (if Richmond Hill and Rockaway resident still insist on getting it), but both will run into problems for reasons I will explain another time. However, even with these revisions, the plan has received negative feedback from one particular demographic, which is YouTube Railfanners. With the exception of one person, who said it was well though-out, all of them have reacted negatively to the plan, with reasons from causing confusion, being too complex, service cutoffs. I've even heard one person say that they will stop using the subway once the R32 and R42 cars retire, since my new plans does not include. The worst part, and possibly the last straw, was when someone accused me of gentrifying East New York, Richmond Hill, and other neighborhoods, because of the removal of just ONE bottleneck that slows down subway service (the Crescent Street curves). At that point, I actually snapped. As far as that new Queens Tunnel, I will say that you are correct that we do need one, because as you said, if we can have a 4-track SAS, then might as well have a new 2-track tunnel to Queens. The first question I though of was: where should it go? Because of this I started to think on where to send the line. One of the ideas that popped out of my head was the old Northern Blvd proposal I bought up a while back. I was thinking "What if we could use this for a new SAS line to Queens?" It not only avoids interlining with at-capacity trunk lines, but it also serves a whole new area of the city. Would that be a great idea for a SAS-Queens Line?
  15. 2 points
    to be honest, I'd hope so. i personally haven't seen every unit, which is why I mentioned those 2.
  16. 2 points
    There's nothing really to suggest that anything of the sort is happening with those routes down there in NJ.... Anecdotal, sure, but on occasion I ride those routes in/out of Red Bank & the b/o's to me are helpful & are chill as f*** on top of it (like, how the PBL drivers out here in NYC used to be before the takeover)..... I consider myself to be a good judge of character & those drivers out there don't strike as that of being in a situation/workplace where there's poor employee morale.......
  17. 2 points
    The 2005, 2006, and 2007 Orion VIIs are all scheduled to be replaced by the upcoming hybrid order.
  18. 1 point
    That's a combination of banging into shit (cabs, fences etc) and the fact that they are no longer new lol
  19. 1 point
    They also made Manhattan bound service start running local in Queens a bit earlier than before.
  20. 1 point
    You know, I really don't understand this common assertion on the internet where people start with "I don't understand why X doesn't do Y, they need to just <highly reductive, over idealized solution>. As it stands, the LIRR has a number of colleges that use the line for one reason or another, for instance this year extra service was run by LIRR and NJT for the NYU graduation because NYU called, they have the information on where there students are from and how many people will be attending. The same way SBU knows who signed up for what classes (students pick classes around this train so they have a really good idea of how many people are lined up for the train plus some people cutting classes). The MTA can't bear the burden of examining a bunch of transient ridership events throughout the system. Thanksgiving and Xmas are obvious, but Mid-Fall break is highly variable, some schools are doing 3 day weekends, some have a whole week. If SBU cares about its student QOL they can pick up the phone and deliver the information, the MTA even has a group rate program so SBU could organize the travel and possibly get a discount. For the record this train has 2 extra cars, as it was scheduled for 3 C3s + 1 ENG at the time of this video, and they've boosted it since this video so Thanksgiving and Xmas will probably have 6 cars. So it isn't as though no one realized there were extra people coming, but without exact count its just throwing darts as to how much is enough, and you can believe that if you rob 3 C3s from some other branch and it wasn't necessary the person who made that decision is getting kicked in the balls. The problem is putting more than 5 cars on a train requires 2 engines since the HEP requirements are too much for one engine. So the MTA can't "just" summon an engine if it doesn't exist, as LIRR uses 95% of its available engines, so 1 or 2 failures really puts the chokehold on service.
  21. 1 point
    I mean, you can easily accomplish the same approximate connectivity by making the Bay Ridge service be Essex Middle-95 via Nassau, Montague, 4th local. Or by transferring to Culver.
  22. 1 point
    Don't write to us. Write to the MTA! Even better, ask the school admin to contact the MTA.
  23. 1 point
    Hi everyone. I got this notice to start the process in june but did not follow through because i got an offer with DSNY (Sanitation mechanic). Few months prior to this. I really dont like the job anymore due to its ethics and practices. I called the number on the hire packet and they said im no longer on the list. I had to go to DCAS in the city to get reinstated. My list number is 9**. They said im getting reinstated and how it will take a week to be put back on. My question is do you guys think they will hire again off the 7612 list again in the near future? Also where would i stand on the list to get an offer again? I see they are up to 1400 on the hire list.
  24. 1 point
    This probably has to do with G.O's taking place. The train is occupying the middle track at 145th st during the first two weekends of this event, probably that's why on some weekends the holiday train runs to 125th st, and on others it runs to 145th st. Also Uptown trains run via 8th ave, hence the reason why the holiday train is using the 8th ave line going uptown during the first two sundays.
  25. 1 point
    There is another impediment to extending the platforms along the Eastern Division, especially the and lines from Marcy eastward. Any Bus Operator, truck or car driver who has traversed any distance under the Broadway Brooklyn el can point out that the street grid was never considered during construction. There are pillars along the underside which block the existing intersections at many points and I wonder if platform extensions would make the situation worse with new supports installed in newer locations. I haven't made many trips under the Myrtle Avenue segment recently and I don't remember the street grid from there up to Fresh Pond so maybe someone else can comment on that situation. Same question for the B/O and Surface fans who travel under the el including those who travel toward Sutphin or on the to Canarsie. Just something to ponder. We are talking about heavy concrete platform installation here, not lightweight walkways replacing rotted wood ones. Carry on.
  26. 1 point
    I am happy to follow-up to see what the story is. Also keep me posted on the evening QM1s. The last few nights now they have been running a QM1 on the QM5, so they must be short or short drivers or both. Either way, we keep track of it daily. I was promised that if they did that, the QM5s would run via Fresh Meadows, and on bus time you can’t tell, but the sign on the bus will often say “Glen Oaks via Fresh Meadows” when you see it in person. If we need to reach out to elected officials again to remedy that situation, we will, but supposedly part of the issue is the run times that they have in place have not changed in DECADES, and they can’t change them! I almost fell out of the chair in the conference room when I heard that one. They inherited the run times from the private companies, and due to a series of issues (one being budgetary constrains) they’ve got things like buses having 10 minutes to go from 34th to 57th Street at all times. I mention this because we were talking about that express bus audit from 2015 and them having realistic schedules and runtimes.
  27. 1 point
    Yeah, and perhaps this can be more cost efficient than those bus stops with the countdown timers, while displaying more information.
  28. 1 point
    They'll probably start calling more peeps in 2020
  29. 1 point
    And we're only months away from the expected arrival of the first R211s...
  30. 1 point
    Running the every 16 minutes is a violation of NYCT policy. No matter what the situation is on the road, you keep the headways to a minimum of 10 minutes. They did not reroute any 6th Av Express trains (under your scenario - the ) via Rutgers St and Culver Local since they would just get in the way of the . The issue was on the Brighton Line anyway, and the 4th Av Line was the only other South Brooklyn BMT four-track mainline corridor to reroute Brighton Line trains to. Simple solution was to keep the via tunnel or bridge, 4th Av local to Gravesend-86th, the suspended (any leftover s out remain in service via 4th Ave Express and West End to Bay Parkway then out of service for the night), and the via 4th Av Express and West End to Coney Island. Your scenario spreads the Brighton Line issue at Prospect Park to every South Brooklyn lettered line instead of just the 4th Ave line and make the even less reliable than it already is.
  31. 1 point
  32. 1 point
    Imagine those crowds adding onto the already-crowded , , and with some spilling over into the for Prospect Park/Parkside Avenue. The Brighton Line is in serious need of some kind of redundancy whether it’s another parallel Brooklyn trunk or another pipe into Manhattan south of Prospect Park.
  33. 1 point
    Are you cleared for the next class?
  34. 1 point
    I was traveling on west end. Pretty major delays northbound from 9th Avenue to Barclays . 4th ave express was backed up from 36th to at least Atlantic. I got off at 36th for the (R) cause was suspicious would be big delay i was right ! We passed 3 express trains! Was crazy . Also i have a video of Some chaos at Barclays . Maybe I’ll post it later on .
  35. 1 point
    what's your list number if you don't mind me asking? ( don't forget to hide the last digit or two)
  36. 1 point
  37. 1 point
    Well Im sure it will work out. If not whats another month or two. It has been a long time since we paid for the exam. Good luck!!! let us know whats up.
  38. 1 point
    It was a quick day that day I did my medical and another drug test and was out by 1300.Best of luck!
  39. 1 point
    Went to P/E Tuesday the 11/12/19 got there at 7am and was done by 11:30am. Hopefully get a call for medical soon!!!
  40. 1 point
  41. 1 point
    and between 116th Street and 42nd Street. Trains both local and express operate at pretty fast speeds on that section. Also: - Mets-Willets Point and Queensboro Plaza (both AM and PM rush) and - Roosevelt Avenue and Forest Hills-71st Avenue (you will see alot of fast express train flybys at the local stops between those stations. and - 34th Street and West 4th Street - 21st Street and Greenpoint Avenue - 145th Street and Dyckman Street
  42. 1 point
    My train this morning was a Jamaica set of R160s which threw me off. The side sign on the last car was blank and I thought it was an on the express tracks for a second.
  43. 1 point
    The thing that sucks is that unlike the proposed Bronx cuts, you can't make the argument that running the buses both inbound and outbound will be virtually similar in runtime as deadheading them, because of the route and run structures. Of course, that doesn't justify cutting service, but I don't have any faith in them maintaining existing service levels. If they did that nonsense to the Bronx, we're gonna have to all be ready to call out everyone (including any of our politicians who turn a blind eye to three things).
  44. 1 point
    Well, if they want to do that. They need to deal with the extreme transit deserts of Brooklyn, Queens, and NE Bronx and stop the bleeding of Übers, Lyfts, Juno, Via and Dollar Vans.
  45. 1 point
    Technically, both the subway system and NYC in general are located within the 12-county MTA district, so they have always had jurisdiction. Maybe the MTA is planning to scrap its patrol contract with NYPD in favor of the in-house police force.
  46. 1 point
    After the 10 day training, you're working everyday Monday to Friday. If you're not in class, you're line training. Sometime after graduation, they will have you on your own.
  47. 1 point
    Why do I get this feeling that someone hasn’t been paying attention. Long Island Bus has been dissolved since 2012 under the old magano administration. May I add the most corrupt administration out on Long Island. The has no intention to reinvest on Long Island Bus. In the good words of Jay-Z. “Dig a hole, bury yourself”.
  48. 1 point
    Pre-orders will start tomorrow (friday, Oct. 25th) at nyctrackbook.com.
  49. 1 point
    This has already been discussed basically to death, and I don't believe this proposal contributes anything new. Brighton is better served by its current service than by what you suggest. DeKalb Junction has operational inefficiencies that can be remedied without modifying service in that area. Broadway, on the other hand, needs deinterlining and your proposal is consistent with earlier ones.
  50. 1 point
    IMHO this thread is not a good idea. Once this thread balloons to at least 20 pages, who is going to use it, except for posting x train is via the y line? Most incidents that get posted on the forum (except for a few) are discussion worthy and are talked about in their respective threads. This thread will just create a big mix of posts about disruptions and posts discussing them. The discussion may even stretch through several pages and have many, newer disruption posts in it. The worst part will occur when two major unrelated disruptions occur at the same time.
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