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  1. Be the change you want to see in the world, or convince other people who you think might be a good fit. A bartender upset the fourth-ranking Democrat in the House.
  2. Q17/27 - ends at former Union St muni garage. Q65 - early left onto Union from Sanford, use either Northern (today's route) or 35th to reach College Point Blvd. This actually reduces the amount of turns on the route. Q25/34 - Union > 35th > Linden. None of this is particularly challenging. In fact, Main St might be a more challenging routing, given that it just dead-ends at Northern; if you're willing to put buses on 35th, making a left turn at a less congested crossing is easier. Main St and Barclay are both 54 feet wide curb to curb, as is Union St at Roosevelt Av. Union St narrows south of Roosevelt Av, but is no narrower than Kissena, which also has two moving lanes and two parking lanes. The streets are just configured differently today, but that doesn't preclude changing the street lane layout. And there are left turns - so what? There are left turns today, at Northern and at Main/Kissena. There is no way of increasing bus priority on Main St short of actually closing Main St to cars, which is far more radical and also probably not feasible given the fact that the next north-south through road from the LIE to Northern is 1.5 miles east at 162nd.
  3. Babylon isn't very far out. It's about as far out as Huntington.
  4. The turn isn't awkward if you completely close Kissena between Barclay and Main. The point is to get buses in and out of Flushing faster. They're also building a massive mall/apartments/mixed-use complex where the old parking garage on Union St was. As a side effect, Flushing gains some plaza space, because there isn't a single public space to sit in the entire area other than the steps of the library. Anecdotally speaking, on northbound buses a lot of people walk from Sanford and Kissena because the slog into Main St is so slow; on your average Q27 you'll have approximately six people remaining on the bus. That's a 1100 ft walk from the subway stop. Union St is 535 ft from the northern entrance of Flushing-Main St.
  5. Flushing has had a bus lane for a long time. Maybe not all the way to Northern, but a bus lane. The main problem is that the stops on Main St are so frequent that they really need a double bus lane, like on Madison, but there's not enough room, because Main has a total of four lanes. They should actually dead-end Kissena at Barclay entirely, turn Barclay into a two way busway with one additional car lane, and then route all Kissena buses onto Union.
  6. I wouldn't be surprised if this was an intentional leak. This kind of stuff happens all the time in politics; Cuomo is just not used to being able to deal with an appointee who's even moderately media savvy. That being said, it speaks volumes that Byford probably had a better time working under a literal crackhead.
  7. This is, de facto, how the bus routes operate today. With some limited exceptions like the Q58, Q64 and Q88, these would be logical separations of the bus network, clustered around a major geographic dividing feature like a subway line (Queens Blvd, Hillside Av), a highway or park (Corona Park/the Van Wyck). The landmass of Queens and Brooklyn is so large that you should not bother trying to create long-ass routes serving the entire length of the borough(s).
  8. What signals are you getting through if the bus stops every two blocks?
  9. The logical networks to me are Queens north of Queens Blvd, west of Van Wyck Queens east of Van Wyck, north of Jamaica Queens east of Van Wyck, south of Jamaica Brooklyn/Queens between Queens Blvd and the Jamaica Line Rest of Brooklyn
  10. Part of why the LIRR's P&R fixation is so necessary is because the LIRR put all of its eggs in the Ronkonkoma basket and severely neglected the other lines. If you had electrification and decent headways to Oyster Bay, Patchogue, and Port Jefferson, this likely would not be a major concern.
  11. Just gonna leave this here and point out he's been the governor for two terms already, going into his third. A day late and a (billion) dollars short, or a few.
  12. A conga line is not a literal billion-dollar problem.
  13. What would be the point? You're not saving anything on capacity because there are still only two tracks from 72 to 96.
  14. There are two segments, with a gap where a station at 106 St would be. The part below 106 St are the current tail tracks of SAS Phase I. This is talking about the part above 106 St.

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