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  1. There will be no change for a sizeable percentage of riders in my area.
  2. The interesting thing is between the Pathmark closing on on Lexington and the parking garage between 7th and Lenox, there were garages to use. People do drive to 125th as you said, bu getting them to pay for parking when they would park on the street (possibly for free). It's the double parking between mainly 8th and 5th that really hurt since the creation of the buslane. What you say about the M103 in the southern part of Manhattan, people north of 96th complain about with the M102. So see a sea of M103s and M101s going north before a M102 shows up is annoying and then what's further annoying is that it will be usually a bunched M102s meaning if you miss that batch, you have to wait again. The other thing is this past Saturday morning before 8 AM, I'm waiting for a M116 to go to home and in the span of 7 minutes, I see 2 M102s going uptown in a time when there's barely anyone out. Even the M7 doesn't run that often on a Saturday Morning and any other time on Lenox you will more likely see a M7 come (unless it's those bunched M102s)
  3. I just got off a 4200 series bus from MHV advertising OMNY being available starting May 31st at Noon. Of course there was fine print, but I carrying groceries plus the person sitting next to the sign so I couldn't read it closer. It couldn't be an old sign since it was placed right across from the rear doors.
  4. My opinion of the 101 (and the whole Lex / 3 Av routes) would be: 101: Ft George - 96th St 102: Limited south of 116th and Lex / 3rd 103: Unchanged Of course with the shortening of the 101, I would reallocate those buses to the 102 and 103. Those buses bunch too much and with a shortened 101, you don't need the same headways on it anymore. Sidenote: I also get rid of that 116th and Park stop for NB 102s / WB 116s
  5. Last few times out I've seen uptown M2 buses signed up as saying M2 Limited / M2 Worth St via 5th / Bway
  6. Is there some future plan to send the M2 to Worth St or just some special occasion code I've been more recently seeing?
  7. If NJT gets involved, is it possible that SEPTA could join? I'm just thinking that OMNY could become the E-ZPass of Public Transit in the region
  8. I just have this feeling when it comes to the Manhattan redesign and the Lexington Avenue routes, the 101 will be shorted to either 96 or Hunter College, the 103 becomes the limited, and the 102 doesn't change. But there's no real direct path for the 101 to get front Amsterdam to Lex/3rd without using 125th. So the 125 and the 101 have to be the local to the 60. As for the Bx15 going to Lex, it will still suffer from the Triboro. So I can understand why they would leave it in the Bronx. But true Bus Lane enforcement of 125th is needed and the 60 should have been one of the routes that have cameras to issue tickets as well.
  9. Back when I worked on the East End JC for the city, I would use the M100 to work and the BX15 from as I knew both would be mostly empty. Nice way not to stress coming or going to work. But I can tell, especially on the PM rush, the Triboro will kill reliability on all the buses coming going east past Lenox. It doesn't help that even now with the bus lane, that enforcement is minimal. So this is pretty much the MTA's way of dealing with both issues. M100s won't have to short at 5 Ave, Bx15s won't have to end at Lexington and more room for the M60, M(1)25, and the M101 Most people just say last number for 125th, 135th, and 145th. So a M25 would have made more cultural sense but only to those who live in the area (espcially how all the other crosstowns equal the street number. Speaking of which, when they do come to Manhattan, I feel like a lot of the through-Harlem N/S routes will suffer. The M101 being split will be good. But I can also see them taking the M3 & M4 off of 5th/Madison for expanded M1/M2. The M7 being shorted to Times Sq or Columbus Circle seems highly likely as well since a lot of those buses already end there during the rush.
  10. I'm still content to say that the M2 should have the extention to Worth just to remove justification of 15 minute midday headways on the all day LTD 5th Ave corridor. It's like they just want to fix one problem by cause by them instead of thinking outside of the box.
  11. I use the M60 more frequently going to and from work on the east side during rush hour and those buses are usually packed leaving Lexington going to Queens. I wonder though if it's related to the bunching, especially on the 106th St trips. I can almost always guess there will be at least 2 at Lexington during the evening rush hour coming back from the airport and at least one will from SRO to available seats I didn't even think an extension of the mall back in 2012. I was just thinking it was a closer put—in.
  12. Bringing a classic back: Due to water erosion, 2 service is suspended between 149th St and 96th St. This brings back the return of the L1. However, the circle at 110th and 8th Ave is closed for reconstruction. Buses effected L1, M10, M3, and M4. Note: the L1 must connect 110th - Lenox, 110th - Broadway, and a 8th Ave line Station.
  13. And the same can be said coming from Lexington going west (especially if no bus has come in a while on the on any othe routes). There has been so many times I got an empty M100 or Bx15 leaving 3rd Ave and once we left Lexington, it was packed. Outside the ends (2nd/3rd going west and 12th/Broadway going east), any of those buses are due to being crushed. Lenox isn't the only place and more often than not, is not the place where they are crushed.
  14. Today is the last day that the original first stop for the M60 (125th/7th Ave). Of course I wish they kept it for legacy reasons but I know why it's gone in 77 minutes. Maybe that B32 has the potental to be the next breakout M60 if treated right.
  15. So I leave McDoanlds this moring around 930ish thinking oh, an M2 shouldn't be that long away. I check Bus Checker (modded) on Z10 and see 24 minutes. I say, that can't be right. I check the moblie bustime app and sure enough it was right (155th and Edgecombe Ave). I decided to walk home. Around 1005 I hear said bus go by from my window (which isn't that far from the McDonalds). This is the thing that infurates me about how ran into the ground the M2 has become.

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