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  1. I just found out that Great Neck will be getting it's own LIRR commuter shuttle starting this Monday. The bus operates within a small section of the community not served by the n57 and costs $10 for a one way weekly bus pass. I'm not so sure about the $2 switch to Train Credit, did they notify the LIRR about this? https://www.greatneckbuzz.com/ Apparently it's a three month test that might be expanded if successful. https://www.newsday.com/long-island/nassau/lirr-great-neck-shuttle-1.25784793
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    New 2019 Winter Schedules

    The Shore Road Shuttle was made possible with some funding from Nassau County, and a push from a couple of seniors living at the retirement community off West Shore Road. https://theislandnow.com/news-98/county-approves-shuttle-bus-for-west-shore-road/
  3. I don't think that's possible unless Albany is willing to weaken the Govenor's control over the MTA and allow Downstate to have more say on the tolls, and transit projects.
  4. I hadn't considered the toll because every attempt at building the Cross Sound Tunnel, or Bridge has been rejected by North Shore residents on the grounds of environmental and quality of life concerns. On the state's side of things, of course Albany would put a toll on the crossing to generate revenue.
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    New 2019 Winter Schedules

    Sending the n78/79 to Roosevelt Field along Old Country Road runs into the same problem as the n24 being split: people not willing to transfer at Roosevelt Field to get to Westbury Plaza coming from Queens, or Mineola coming from Hicksville.
  6. Long Islanders must pay to cross bridges because they didn't want the Cross Sound Tunnel in their backyards. Every attempt at proposing a tunnel that links Upstate with the Island has failed due to opposition from locals who don't want the character of their neighborhood changed, or deal with traffic.
  7. NICE should consider restoring service on the n54/55 back to the Amityville LIRR station, or the very least have the 55 terminate at Sunrise Mall while the 54 goes to Amityville. Service has been looking really unbalanced they truncate the route at Sunrise.
  8. According to this article, The Shore Road Shuttle was funded by the 2019 Nassau County Budget. There's also some funding to restore Saturday Service on the n78/79. http://manhassetpress.com/money-finally-found-to-reopen-sixth-precinct-and-more/
  9. They're most likely going to retain the n41 until they can figure out what to do with it.
  10. NICE released their winter schedules, which will take in effect on January 20th, 2019. Key changes include: Straightening out the n40/41 in Roosevelt and having the n43 run along Babylon Trunpike and Grand Avenue. Splitting the n24 in half at Roosevelt Field Mall during the weekdays. The n22x now running between 179th Street Subway and Hicksville during the rush while the n22 local runs between Mineola and Jamaica Bus Terminal. The n22x stopping outside of the Intermodal Center at Mineola Blvd and 2nd Street Their new shuttle service along West Shore Road running between Roslyn LIRR and Port Washington LIRR. Their graphics in the link below will explain the changes much better than I can because it sounds like they're frustrated with the n22 and n24. https://www.nicebus.com/Passenger-Information/Summer-2018-Schedule-Changes
  11. I'm not sure if the shuttle can sustain itself during the midday hours. The only market for it are seniors living off the retirement community on West Shore Road and people bound for the Industrial Park in Roslyn. They're only looking to cover that really tiny area not served by the n23, or n20H.
  12. NICE is operating a new shuttle service between Port Washington and Roslyn LIRR starting January 20th. It must be for those seniors who live out of the n23 and n27's range in the North Shore. https://www.nicebus.com/Passenger-Information/Shore-Road-Shuttle
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    The RTS is the only reliable fleet in the system with the Orion Vs coming second.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Are you sure? This past week the agency has been terminating the at 121 Street and busing people over to Jamaica-Van Wyck on the for service to Archer Avenue overnight due to construction.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Q43LTD meant that the agency will simply truncate the Q3 at Rockaway Blvd, not eliminate it completely if they ever replace it with the Q9 to JFK.


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