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  1. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    No, I'm in the Brooklyn Division...5 mins away from home to my respective depot. That's great, just keep in mind that you have to let that 10 years go during the 10 day training. The Supt can careless if you were an driver instructor or 19A instructor for example how rough they will be. 10 years driving a big commercial vehicle to them means 10 years of bad habits that has been develop. Just go there knowing that you are starting from scratch and do it the way they want it to be done. The good thing for you is that you already have driving experience which is a plus to you, but you have to adopt to the transit way. As long you listen and execute what they are asking for, you will do fine.......
  2. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    Negative........ You still dont have the job until you pass the two weeks intense training. If you have vacation weeks from your current employer or short term absent, use it.
  3. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    Medical is the final process in order to move on the next stage which would be hiring process. After medical and the TA doctor clears you, the next step is finger printing, photo taken for your ID pass, and you sit with the hr manager going over some paper work and telling you a few instructions and what day you have to report to the School room “The Bronx”. All of this happens the same day after clearing medical
  4. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    Just saw a training bus #4235 pulling out my depot at my relieve point on Utica and Filmore.
  5. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    To be honest with you, its best to get your license on your own and at least out of the way with stress. The MTA training is not a CDL training school, its a training to see whether or not you can professionally and safely execute the job through the boroughs under mass traffic and execute defensive driving skills under pressure. The Supt Instructors has zero patience and will be directing you on how to do things but expects on the qualifing day you execute everything perfect to obtain the job. Its like walking into a training academy to get a position.
  6. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    Now that the General system pick for Brooklyn, Manhattan and Bronx division is finished 12 probie at my depot were bumped out, and it looks like the bronx currently the only location that has spots open for new operators. Good luck to you all on the upcoming classes
  7. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    Bare with it. Soon you wont see that place until your yearly visits.
  8. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    Majority of their routes runs through narrow roads.
  9. MTA bus union supports all-door boarding

    Sorry Pal, the farebox doesn’t pay our salaries. If that was the case, with the amount of fare beaters we get every single day, MTA wouldn’t be hiring as much operators they’re hiring per year if we depended on the $2.75 per passenger. We have rookies operator who are actually already in 70k gross and the year still not over. If we depended on those fares,we would be limited to do a certain amount of hours and our pay would’ve been crappy. I agree with more ridership opens up more runs for that route which equals more $ available.
  10. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    Lol they’ll make you keep doing the line over and over with different run times to get use to different driving theme. Dont be surprised they’ll have you do line training hawk hours too since your depot only has 4 lines. If your depot has school trippers that split with other depot they will probably have you learn that too
  11. Bus Operator (TA) Exam 4600

    4 weeks
  12. MaBSTOA B/O Exam # 7105

    Im my honest opinion, I think you should take it. You just never know what the future lays ahead for you. You may want to change career and at least you’ll know where you stand to make that decision.
  13. I heard you can’t have any violations
  14. MaBSTOA B/O Exam # 7105

    My wife received her letter today, shes in the 15** range. Like I advised her, it will take years until they move to this exam. At the moment exam 4105 is still active and has 3 more years till it reach its limits to expired. Keep your license clean, and keep your health on check. By the time they move to this exam, you will be surprised how quick it has reach to the hiring stages.
  15. MaBSTOA B/O Exam # 7105

    Wow, congratulations for receiving a tremendously low list number. If everything goes well and assume you pass the BOSS exam which you will take sometimes in December, when its time to hire from this exam, you will mostly be called within the 4th to 6th month range depending on vacancy.


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