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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    That one's just straight up torture. The mere thought of getting off the at Broadway Junction and heading down to the platform to wait half an hour for a shuttle to Canarsie is enough for me to not even bother with it. There's been GO's on the last summer where I avoided the line entirely and I simply took the instead. If I'm gonna wait 15+ minutes for a train there better be seats available because if there isn't, I'm not using the line, period.
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    Here's a new one.... a service cut to accommodate f**king schoolcar training. Whatever it takes to run less trains, huh? OPERATOR TRAINING Dec 17 - 21, Mon to Fri, 11 AM to 3 PM Trains run every 12 minutes between Myrtle-Wyckoff Avs and Rockaway Pkwy in Brooklyn
  3. Single tracking and a supplemental schedule: PRE-CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION OF THE UNDER RIVER TUNNEL BETWEEN MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN Dec 14, Friday, 12:01 AM to 5 AM All trains from 3 Av, 1 Av and Bedford Av board at the 8 Av-bound platform PRE-CONSTRUCTION INSPECTION OF THE UNDER RIVER TUNNEL BETWEEN MANHATTAN AND BROOKLYN Dec 14, Friday, beginning 12:01 AM Trains run every 20 minutes
  4. There's rumblings that Cuomo may or may not hold up the shutdown and may put his two cents into the shutdown plans. There's also something about him personally inspecting the tubes later this week also... More to come...
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    What the heck kinda reroute is this?
  6. paulrivera

    Museum Car Discussion Thread

    The 12-9 at Columbus Circle didn't involve the museum train though, right? The service changes alone is making it not ideal to even try to ride it today. If it's still even running, it's probably crush loaded with regular riders (the D is suspended in Manhattan at the moment) just trying to get to and from places.
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    Planned Subway Service Changes

    ATS is coming back online.
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    MTA Spells Out Service Cuts for Express Bus Service

    And even if you did convince disabled/elderly people to use the subway, how the hell are they going to have a half-decent ride in a packed subway car with their 150% loading guideline BS. Hell, they're not even going to use the guidelines for the weekends, they'll likely hard-cap service to like 15tph on each trunk, which is what they've already done on Queens Blvd.
  9. 8 billion in a year on NYCT alone.... I'm guessing Access-a-Ride is in that figure also but damn, that's a big red flag.
  10. Over how many years does this chart reflect?
  11. The operating deficit is partly Cuomo's fault also. Cuomo raided $30 million from funds for these blue and yellow tiles ("blue and gold" my ass, those tiles are yellow) for the Midtown and Battery Tunnels.
  12. paulrivera

    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    What's the scoop on these new Cuomo cans at Union Square? (yes, i know the pic is sideways, but it's too much work without Photobucket to change them. I refuse to pay Photobucket for a service that used to be free.)
  13. paulrivera

    MTA Spells Out Service Cuts for Express Bus Service

    Absolutely. After a while, it’s going to be more and more viable for us Bronx folks to go to the freaking Palisades *in ROCKLAND COUNTY* via mass transit (empty Metro-North train to an empty Hudson Link bus) than it is to go to the Bay Plaza in your own borough (packed to the gills train to a sardine can of a Bx12 bus.)
  14. paulrivera

    MTA Spells Out Service Cuts for Express Bus Service

    The BxM6C? Nah, they're waiting on the borough redesign for that one. I saw these cuts coming for about a couple of months. They said at a previous board meeting that they targeted cost savings of about $20 million from cutting express bus service over the next 2 years. You don't save $20 million without some serious cuts. The wants every seat filled (express buses) / 125% (local bus/subway) loading guidelines within NYC limits. So, when everything's running right, having about 10 or 20 standees per vehicle with a $3 fare will be the norm, while having all 50 seats filled on the express bus at all hours. Of course, when everything's as unreliable as it is now, you won't have the excess capacity to absorb any delays, so now you'll have even more crushloaded buses and trains if your ride is so much as 2 minutes behind schedule. This will start driving even more people away (especially the VG8's of the world, where people with higher incomes can use Uber or even drive into work), then more service gets cut, and eventually the bus system in particular will need to be privatized out of necessity because they won't be running any buses anymore.
  15. paulrivera

    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    On the Bx12, you can tell when the Eagle Team is out when it's anytime after 7am, the bus isn't crowded, the buses aren't bunched up, and if the B/O's are all hauling ass. I think everyone gets tipped off when the Eagle Team is out and about, from the fare beaters to the drivers 😄

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