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  1. It prevents it only on the same device, but not by IP, unfortunately. Thanks, and glad to hear you're enjoying them! Regarding Question 2 on Queens Quiz 2, I've checked again, and there is only one correct answer for that question. ------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I'm releasing four quizzes. Two of them are the Queens bus route history Quizzes, and two of them are Manhattan bus route Quizzes (no history). Queens Bus Route History Quiz 1 Queens Bus Route History Quiz 2 Manhattan Bus Route Quiz 1 Manhattan Bus Route Quiz 2 I'll be working on the Manhattan history Quizzes, plus the four quizzes for each of the other three boroughs left (Bronx, Brooklyn, Staten Island), so I'll post that along with some stats from the quizzes next time. It'll be some time though, because I haven't started any of those.
  2. I'm not saying that there are great amounts of people looking for Bronx travel, but there's a few areas which would use the service if provided. However, I believe having more than one route currently would be too much. Having one route which isn't too far but close enough to those areas IMO would fill up more, because not only do you have those riders but anyone in East Elmhurst/Northern Jackson Heights that's transferring off buses (either the Q19, Q66, or M60). The only way I see this changing is if the South Bronx area south of 149th gentrifies enough (IDK where they come from, but there's hipster types already strolling around in the area along 138th and Third), and if those people choose to or desire travel towards Western Queens (or from Western Queens to the Bronx). Otherwise, having multiple western Queens-Bronx routes is overkill. Theoretically If two routes were to be created, with one of them being a route like bobtehpanda drew, the other I guess would be either a 21st or 31st Street route (or some hybrid of that) , but then that would need to be reworked into the Queens network. While your points are true regarding an extension up to Fordham Plaza, it wouldn't be such an issue if there were dedicated bus lanes on most or all of Third Avenue.
  3. Here's stuff that I've forgot to share, along with some other shots and videos. They range from about a year ago, to about a few days. Better late than never, I suppose. Enjoy! 2007 MCI D4500CT 7156 on the 198 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19076 on the 193 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2001 MCI D4000 7628 on the 197 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19076 on the 193 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2007 MCI D4500CT 7166 on the 197 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19166 on the 194 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19156 on the 193 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19156 on the 193 (New Jersey Transit) at the Willowbrook Mall Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2002 MCI D4500 8235 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Fairview Avenue & Broad Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2002 MCI D4500 7425 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Fairview Avenue & Broad Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2018 MCI D4500CT 18115 on the 166T (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Avenue & Columbia Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2017 MCI D4500CT 17027 on the DON BOSCO service (Coach USA/ShortLine) at W 42 Street & 8 Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2017 MCI D4500CT 17057 on Line 300 (Coach USA/Suburban Trails) at 42 Street & 8 Avenue by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2010 NABI Model 416 5627 on the 66X (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Street & Academy Street by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2010 NABI Model 416 5605 on the 59 (New Jersey Transit) at Watchung Avenue & East Front Street by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2015 MCI D4500CTH 4038 on the 114 (New Jersey Transit) at Watchung Avenue & East Front Street by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2015 MCI D4500CTH 4013 on the 114X (New Jersey Transit) at Front Street & Terrill Road by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2015 MCI D4500CTH 4013 on the 114X (New Jersey Transit) at Terrill Road & Front Street by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2015 MCI D4500CTH 4008 on the 113X (New Jersey Transit) at Midway Avenue & Terrill Road by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2007 MCI D4500CT 7135 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Avenue & Elm Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19125 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Avenue & Elm Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 20190613055729_IMG_6491 by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2018 MCI D4500CT 18115 on the 166 (New Jersey Transit) at Broad Avenue & Remsen Place by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2002 MCI D4500 8236 on the 320 (New Jersey Transit) at North Bergen Park & Ride by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2018 MCI D4500CT 18111 on the 321 (New Jersey Transit) at the Vince Lombardi Park & Ride by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2018 MCI D4500CT 18111 on the 129 (New Jersey Transit) at Secaucus Junction by BM5 via Woodhaven (Main), on Flickr 2007 MCI D4500CT 7162 on the 192X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19086 on the 192X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19086 on the 191X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19105 on the 192X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19152 on the 192X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Road Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 MCI D4500CT 19181 on the 191X (New Jersey Transit) at Allwood Park & Ride by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr
  4. Some of the comparisons in headway between then and now are insane, particularly in Manhattan. The M10 ran every 5 minutes during the evening back in 1995, which is 300% more service than what is provided currently (24 years later). The M27/M50 combined portion ran every 2 minutes during the rush hour, which is 750% more service than today.
  5. I believe both coverage and connectivity need to be addressed. There are Queens residents who do go up to the Bronx (but there's a lesser amount of Bronx residents going to Queens). Like I mentioned before, it doesn't have to be a local bus route, if it is not going to be point-to-point. It can be a limited-stop route, so that way it doesn't actually steal off riders on the local routes it would run along (and slowing down service), and so that the bus isn't making a whole bunch of stops. The particular route I had in mind would have five additional stops compared to bobtehpanda's route. The main issues with such a routing would for the most part be the area around Steinway & Broadway. I do agree that though that such a route should go past The Hub, if it were to also serve more areas in Queens. I was thinking of having such an alignment run in conjunction with the Bx15 LTD on 3rd Avenue. It would provide 3rd Avenue with additional bus service as well, and allow for connections to crosstown buses.
  6. I've made two new quizzes, both on current Queens bus routes (to see how it compares to the mixed quiz). I'll be releasing two purely historical quiz soon as well. Queens Bus Route Quiz 1 Queens Bus Route Quiz 2 ---------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Hi, here's a little update regarding the other quizzes: Brooklyn: Out of 42 responses, the average is 22/100. The highest score is an 88. The hardest question is Q7, with 7% right, and the easiest question is Q9, with 36% right. Bronx: Out of 26 responses, the average is 32/100. The highest score is a 79. The hardest questions is Q10, with 8% right, and the easiest question is Q1, with 58% right. Manhattan: Out of 17 responses, the average is 34/100. The highest score is a 67. The hardest question is Q2 with 6% right, and the easiest question is Q5, with 71% right. Queens: Out of 25 responses, the average is 32/100. The highest score is a 48. The hardest question is Q6 with 0% right, and the easiest question is Q9, with 68% right. Staten Island: Out of 18 responses, the average is a 36/100. The highest score is an 78*. The hardest question is Q1, with 6% right, and the easiest question is Q2, with 72% right. *The highest score went down because I deleted the previous high score because that person went again and tried again after getting it wrong. Please don't try to cheat, I can tell when one quiz score is low the first time, and then the very next time get almost everything right in less than a minute. I can also compare I.P addresses just to confirm as well, since it gives that info as well.
  7. A bunch of stuff I haven't posted from previous months. Enjoy! 2015 New Flyer XD40 7453 on the Q70 SBS at Roosevelt Avenue & 75 Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2018 New Flyer "Xcelsior" Articulated XD60 6117 on the B44 SBS at Nostrand Avenue & Avenue H by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 1999 Nova Bus RTS 5239 on the M42 at East 42nd Street & Madison Avenue by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2011 Nova Bus LFS 8080 on the M55 at 5th Avenue & E 41 Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2016 Prevost X3-45 2725 on the SIM2 at Broadway & Fulton Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2015 Prevost X3-45 2637 on the SIM32 at Broadway & Barclay Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 1999 Nova Bus RTS 5219 on the M21 at Columbia Street & E Houston Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2016 Nova Bus LFS 8389 on the Bx9 at East Tremont Avenue & Boston Road by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2019 New Flyer XD40 7737 on the Bx21 at East Tremont Avenue & Boston Road by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2017 New Flyer XN40 703 on the Bx6 SBS at Yankee Stadium by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2006 Orion VII Hybrid 3572 on the Q47 at Woodhaven Boulevard & LIE Exit 19 Ramp by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2017 New Flyer XD60 6075 on the M15 at Whitehall Street & Water Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2018 New Flyer XD40 7579 on the M66 at West 65th Street & Broadway by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2011 Nova Bus LFS 8073 on the M20 at Columbus Circle by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2014 New Flyer XD60 4796 on the Bx12 SBS at Wilkinson Avenue & Bruckner Boulevard by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2007 MCI D4500CL 4324 on the SIM31 at 5th Avenue & W 42nd Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2008 MCI D4500CT 2227 on the SIM33C at Park Avenue & E 21st Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2002 MCI D4500 2902 on the BxM10 at Madison Avenue & E 26 Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2017 New Flyer XD60 6111 on the M14A at East 14th Street & Irving Place by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2017 New Flyer XD60 6109 on the M14A at East 14th Street & 4th Avenue by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2017 New Flyer XD60 6097 on the M14D at East 14th Street & Broadway by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr 2017 New Flyer XD60 6097 on the M14D at Grand Street & Columbia Street by BM5 Photos 2019, on Flickr
  8. I disagree with having the route be point-to-point. The route isn't just about Jackson Heights. There are other communities (parts of Astoria, LIC, Woodside) which would also be interested having a faster trip towards the South Bronx (at the very least). The to NB (and the reverse) is a more common transfer scenario than one would think. With the unreliability of the (especially on weekends), having a bus essentially compete with the can work. Plus, it makes it easier for those residents to catch said bus. There's demand from Western Queens for Bronx travel, but it isn't necessarily concentrated in certain areas like in eastern Queens with the Q44. Demand levels also aren't as high, so having a point-to-point route would essentially make it inconvenient for potential users because it's far from them, or still requires a bus ride (where the bus frequencies aren't the best). Ideally, you'd have to serve as much as possible, without being slow or too circuitous.
  9. You can upload your picture to an image hosting service (like Flickr; you would need to make an account if you don't have one), and then share the image link.
  10. No, those are the CLs. The 22xx and 23xx are CTs. Either way, IDK, perhaps it is Yukon having a shortage , or perhaps it wasn't. Unless you have a screenshot or something, does anybody else know anything about this?
  11. Looks like the jitney buses are stepping their game up by using actual coach buses on their trips. Fuji bus in particular is using MCI D4500CTs instead of the traditional jitneys. I guess they're trying to make themselves look more appealing than NJT or something.
  12. Are you seeing them at the terminals? If so, that's most likely some error.
  13. The n78 now officially runs on Saturdays. They shifted the periods the n79 runs about 1 hour earlier. If they're gonna add n78 bus service on Saturday, they could have added midday and evening n79 service (which would have been more beneficial).
  14. Well, it would be something along the lines of shortening the 114. I thought about terminating the 114 in Plainfield while extending the 113 out to Bridgewater (rerouted via the 114 west of Plainfield), and then expanding the service hours of the 65 to provide midday, reverse peak, and Saturday service (extending out to Bridgewater). There would still be rush hour service originating/terminating in Dunellen.
  15. Multiple Impacts Posted: 06/11/2019 5:01PM There are delays and service changes on the line because of a switch problem at Queensboro Plaza. Starting tonight at 6:30PM, line service will be significantly reduced, and run local-only, as our crews perform urgent repair work on a switch that allows our dispatchers to route trains along the express track. If possible, consider traveling early or take alternate service options, including the LIRR or transferring between nearby and lines and crosstown buses. If transferring between subway alternatives and bus service, see a station agent to receive a courtesy pass to continue your trip and see http://bt.mta.info/ for real-time bus arrival information. The LIRR will accommodate MetroCard holders at no additional charge in both directions at Penn, Woodside, and Flushing/Main St. For bus alternatives, see here: http://bit.ly/2RaQZV1

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