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  1. MTA website is reporting delays on B/6,B/44,B/44 SBS are being delayed due to an MTA accident at Glenwood Road and Nostrand Avenue.
  2. I seem to remember many years ago, a reporter checking on how many times did MTA board members use the free Metro card that was given to them. I think that the answer was close to zero. MTA board members are not expected to know anything abou the system as after all, they were chosen by their political benefactor to what he says. The problem here is if he phony media ever did their job, we would not be in this mess in first place.
  3. Thank you for the information as I was so used to going to the station agent and giving the person the money and the card. I have to go to Manhattan and plan to use the express bus so I have to put additional funds on my card .
  4. I have a problem as I do not like to use credit card for adding money to my Metrocard and when I tried to refill it using cash at the subway a couple of weeks ago, I was told by the agent it could only be refilled using a credit card. Will the station agents be able to refill the card using cash again when the buses start charging fares?
  5. It seems that Ms. Feinberg'scomments have been picked up by the dailycaller.com which means that it is now national. On the site scroll down to the second part about midway through, it is there.
  6. Andy Byford was chosen based on being the best candidate for the job but being the best candidate without having the political support that is everything for a job like the one that he held here. His big mistake was Cuomo's ego in other words, Byford was doomed from the start. Think of this way, Byford got out of the MTA just at the right time before Andrew and his syncophants in the media would have blamed him for everything that he had nothing to do with in the transit system including the closing of the subway from 1 AM - 5 AM. Even if Andy Byford had any political support from the beginning of his tenure, the emperor Cuomo would pulled the strings like he did with having the legislature giving him dictatorial powers during this year's session which he used to dictate to us over the last couple of months unchallenged. As far as Feinberg is concerned, it seems she found an issue where she would not get under Cuomo's skin but give it time, she will be gone and the phony media that is love with him will not even report it.
  7. This just proves what I have been thinking all heset years that everything when you reach out of the civil service is political and who is responsible to wohom is based on political loyalties. I was taught in te myriad of managemtn courses that there were two organization charts with the official being the one which shows who reports to whom and the unofficial which was who really has the power and who does not even though they are in a high position. The latter are the people who have the position because of their political connections and most of the time not based on merit. Those are the ones who keep their jobs as long as their politicial person is either in office or when he leaves office still retains power through friendships and favors. What usually happens when the political support is withdrawn for some reason then the person either finds another person politically or leaves the job. What has happened here is I presume is when this happened the person still kept his job and they hired someone else to do the work at a higher salary with allegiance to another poliitical person to do the other persons work. In the meantime, the first person remained on the payroll until retirement esentially doing nothing but still getting paid at the salary level that was set along with all the raises that came with the job.
  8. Before I retired (it is 10 years ago this September), I had a medical appointment on 64th street and 8th Avenue in the early afternoon and I decided to try out the B/70 routing instead of taking the subway. It was for the most part interesting and what I learned at that time still applies with a modification. The B/70 should be left alone, however, service imust be reatined on 3rd Avenue in Bay Ridge.. It should be a stand alone route beginning at 59th street and 4th avenue then via 60th street, 3rd avenue inread of Bay Ridge Avenue like the B/70 rerouting was in 2010. This keeps the portion south of the expressway where there is significant ridership and retains the connections with the staten Island routes without having the traffic problems of Bay Ridge Avenue.
  9. Quite honestly, I do not trust Cuomo or Deblasio on ths question as all appointments to the MTA board has to go through Cuomo's office before they will be approved by the legislature including Deblasio's appointments to the MTA Board. Cuomo is looking for Congress to come to his rescue even though I sincerely doubt that the president will sign it . Cuomo will blame him for the termination of service between 1 am and 5 am as it is all about him. As far as both Cuomo and .DeBlasio are concerned, they both achieved their goals. Cuomo with having his face in front in the media for three months. Cuomo has been lucky as the phony media never asked him the key questions about why he acted in the way he did with the nursing home patients even though it was known as early as March 25. DeBlasio has got his wish of destroying his predecessor's legacy which is what was his goal ever since he was elected.
  10. 4/10/20 1:14 AM 2 and 3 service delayed as weremove 2 suitcases from the tracks at 125th Street (MTA Info)
  11. The MTA website is reporting now that there is no B/16 or B/37 service.
  12. the Bay News and the Marine Park/Mill Basin Courier has this information on its front page in the issue that was issued this past Friday The complete article is on page 14.
  13. I am in agreement with you as I do not use a credit card to add money to my metro card as i prefer to pay in cash. My credit cards are for purchases of items that I want to purchase and where I can pay it off as soon as the bill arrives, not for a subway or bus ride. Pardon me, but I am old fashioned when it comes using technology and with the exception of the Metro Card which produced a trememdous cost saving for me when I was working (the total cost of going from where I live to where I work was $1.75 each way. and I rode 5-6 different lines),I am one of the skeptics.
  14. I spent 12 years of my life working under Pataki's so called "Commissioner" and to say the least, i was one of those who felt that three terms were more than enough, let alone two terms.m He was succeded by Eliot Spitzer and he appointed the best commissiner that I worked under during my entire tenure in the department. In one year, the department processes were bought up to date and our complaints were heard and resolved.The difference in the department was like night and day as he was a hands on administrator. It is quite likely that if Andy Byford would have held the position under Spitzer not Cuomo, things would have been different,

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