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  1. Kawasaki is managing better on its orders then Bombardier. Since Bombardier is manufacturing at a fast pace that makes alot of mistakes is no wonder why delivery delays keep happening. Bombardier should follow Henry Ford's assembly line pattern like Boeing did when building the 787 dreamliner, that if they got the space and time to reorganize.
  2. Does anyone knows that the B train does not go to the Montague Tube only the Manhattan Bridge and also if clearance in the tube is an issue the MTA should of made sure that every fleet could go through when they rehabilitate the river tunnel.
  3. What about digital advertising, it would be better then the old fashion ads we see currently on the fleet
  4. The R68/A should of been having the LED after the R62A finished theirs LED testing. Does anyone thinks GE would the candidate for the R211 or CAF from Spain since Kawasaki will be the only one to win the contract if the M9 order will be on time in its delivery. Maybe Boeing will go back on building subway cars since they built light rail cars and Chicago's rail cars in the 1970's. This is my opinion.
  5. I don't understand why the MTA didn't upgrade the interior lighting on R188 from florescent to LED like they did to some of the R160, it's much brighter and doesn't turn yellow when it nears its end life. Also the when the C car was install to the existing set, the view of a brand new car with 13 or 14 year old cars is an eyesore during the night.
  6. Like the "Woodside-61 St" & "Flushing-Main Street" stations as an example.
  7. 34th Street Station is not opened yet because of "construction delays"
  8. I wonder why the MTA didn't upgrade the exterior signs to LED instead of LCD when they order 88 new cars, LCD isn't very bright and get messed up when not maintain (6 train fleet)
  9. Well, when the first R188 set 7811-7821 was in service as an express train, the conductor notice why the interior signs was not showing the express sign but the people in charge of the train said that there was a glitch in the software and soon will be fix. Well then it took long to fix a 3-8 minute software change, especially when the 7 train fleet is near becoming all R188 line.
  10. How about eliminating one of the express tracks and have the Howard beach station rebuilt as side platform, track, island platform, track, island platform, track and side platform. The two Island platforms will serve as a crossover transfer for the Manhattan bound A train during AM rush hour and Rockaway Park-Beach 116 Street bound H train (if it gets revived) on the center tracks North of the center track at Howard Beach splits in two toward the existing two center tracks with switch tracks coming from the side tracks, north of the Aquaduct Racetrack is track overpass coming from the old Rockaway spur heading south, two diamond crossover switch tracks near the Aquaduct Racetrack station. those two proposals is not possible to built, but we will see how the MTA wants to do to the Rockaway spur and its accessibility.
  11. Strip maps on the 7 Line already has the station printed it is just covered by a black strip to ensure that the passengers not to get confused. When the 34th Street station opens, the black strip covering the station on the strip map will be removed.
  12. How about the H line 2nd revival, from Rego Park to Rockaway Park Beach 116 St which means eliminating the Rockaway Shuttle.
  13. I forgot that the tracks was replaced during fastrack, the MTA track workers must of solve the tracks swaying since the cars were rebounding a lot at high speeds
  14. Must be the suspensions springs and shock absorbers that reduce buckling of the cars for a smoother ride, the suspensions during that time was wearing out similar to a car's suspensions and shock absorbers when the car is rebounding more often than normal.
  15. There was a plan that an extension to LGA Airport from Jamaica was included, that was scrapped and only built the JFK to Jamaica route. Because of a budget the idea is scrapped. Another problem with the Willets Point Station, the MTA has to rehabilitate both Mets- Willets Point station to ADA regulations, which means getting rid of the side platform of the Flushing bound by making the station in a 2 side tracks, 2 island platforms, and a center track configuration, adding a new walkway for the LIRR, 7 Line and LGA Airtrain separate from the walkway going towards Flushing Meadows Park, and building under or over the Roosevelt Ave Overpass which carries the Flushing Line with a flying express track that descends towards Mets-Willets Point station

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