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Union Tpke

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  1. Union Tpke

    Penn Station Improvements

    Project: L70206VR Description: Penn Station Complex Improvements Category: Stations This project will advance early initiatives identified as part of the Penn Station Visioning effort.
  2. I had to wait 30 minutes for a train this afternoon at Lex-63 before an came. Ridiculous.
  3. I was stuck on this mess. My went via 53rd. I saw a track worker at 36th Int. I was in the first car near the cab and heard from the cab radio about this change as the train was crawling through Woodhaven. The C/O, who according to a Platform Conductor was a rookie didn't tell anyone until Roosevelt, and had trouble making the announcement.
  4. 2018 Apr. Sunnyside Station Schedule impacted by the reprioritization of the Harold schedule. This scope was deferred to next 2020-2024 capital program. CurrentRegional Investment to Support ESA: Sunnyside Station
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    42nd Street Shuttle work will start in December ADA UPDATE: Now the whole complex will be ADA accessible Project: T7041330 Description: ADA Accessibility at 14 Street - 6 Avenue / 7 Avenue Station Complex - Design Only Category: Passenger Stations Element: Passenger Stations xxxxxxxxxx ... This project will provide design funding to make this station comp lex fully accessible per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act. The stations included in the complex are 6th Avenue on the BMT Canarsie Line, 14th Street on the IND 6th Avenue Line, and 14th S treet on the IRT Broadway-7th Avenue Line, in the borough of Manhattan. Some schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development. Design Start 6/18 Finish 7/19 This was hinted at but is now explicit: Project: T7041332 Description: ADA / Station Capacity Enhancements at 170 Street Station on the Jerome Line Category: Passenger Stations Element: Passenger Stations xxxxxxxxxx ... This project will assess the feasibility of select passenger capac ity and accessibility improvements at 170 Street Station on the Jerome Avenue Line in the borough of the Bronx. Some schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development. Project: T7041327 Description: ADA Accessibility and Station Improvements at Westchester Square Station on the Pelham Line Category: Passenger Stations Element: Passenger Stations xxxxxxxxxx ... This project will provide full ADA (Americans with Disabilities Ac t) accessibility at the Westchester Square Station on the Pelham Line in the borough of the Bronx. The project will also repair select elements within the station, including the repair of structural deficiencie s, and improvements to architectural treatments. Schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Project: T7041423 Description: Fare Control Upgrade at Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport on the Archer Avenue Line (SBDP) Category: Passenger Stations Element: Passenger Stations xxxxxxxxxx ... As part of a larger MTA initiative, the fare control area at Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue-JFK Airport station in Queens is to be reconfigured to more easily allow luggage-bearing customers to enter/exit the NYCT station. Construction of this project is part of the MTA's small business development program. Some schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development. $3 million New York City Transit Project: T7041417 Description: Planning & Engineering Study at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av Category: Passenger Stations Element: Passenger Stations xxxxxxxxxx ... The project will undertake a feasibility study and other planning and design efforts for improvement of the interconnection between the Sutphin Boulevard/Archer Avenue/JFK Airport subway station, located on the Archer Avenue line in Queens, and the adjacent LIRR Jamaica Stati on and JFK AirTrain facilities. Improvements to be considered include the addition of elevator/escalator vertical circulation capacity, replacement/upgrade of some station finishes, and system enhancements. Schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development. $7 million
  7. Union Tpke

    How fast do expresses actually travel?

    @RR503 What do you think of these project? Project: T7080319 Description: Modification to Signal Control Lines - Phase 6 Category: Signals & Communications Element: Signals & Communications xxxxxxxxxx ... This project will bring 380 signal locations systemwide into compl iance with the latest design standards. Work may include the extension of control and operation of wayside equipment, installation of grade timing and station timing, modification of signal control lines, or in stallation of new signal locations. The work will vary at each location depending on specific needs and/or conditions. Project: T7080323 Description: Modification of Signal Key-By Circuits - Phase 4 Category: Signals & Communications Element: Signals & Communications xxxxxxxxxx ... This project will upgrade signal locations systemwide by incorpora ting a signal key-by timer into the existing circuits of all automatic and approach signals at the leaving end of station platforms.
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    LEX, QB CBTC Update

    Project: T7090423 Description: New Negative Side Feeders on Lexington Ave Line Category: Traction Power Element: Traction Power xxxxxxxxxx ...Start 6/2018 end design 1/19 $1.5 million This project will fund design for the upgrade of the negative cables on the Lexington Avenue Line to improve power distribution and support higher train throughput eventually made possible by Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC). Project: T7090422 Description: New Low Resistance Contact Rail on Lexington Ave Line Category: Traction Power Element: Traction Power xxxxxxxxxx ... This project will fund design for the replacement of selected segm ents of existing 150 lb contact rail with low resistance 84C contact rail along the Lexington Avenue Line to improve power distribution and support higher train throughput eventually made possible by Communicat ions-Based Train Control (CBTC). Project: T7080341 Description: Install Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC): Lexington Ave Line and Interlockings Category: Signals & Communications Element: Signals & Communications xxxxxxxxxx ... This project will fund design for the installation of Communications-Based Train Control (CBTC) and modernization of signal interlockings on the Lexington Ave Line in the boroughs of Brooklyn, Manhattan, and the Bronx. The extent of the project is from 149 St Grand-Co ncourse and 3 Av-149 St to Nevins St. Design Start September 2018 $3 million Project: T7080340 Description: Install Communication-Based Train Control (CBTC): Queens Blvd East and Interlockings Category: Signals & Communications Element: Signals & Communications xxxxxxxxxx ... This project will fund design for the installation of Communicatio ns-Based Train Control (CBTC) and modernization of signal interlockings on the Queens Blvd East Line in the borough of Queens. The extent of the project is from Union Turnpike to 179 St and Jamaica Center.< /div> Design start 9/18 End 7/19 $2 MILLION Construction on Culver CBTC south of Church and 8th Avenue CBTC will begin in December. 8th Avenue to be completed 4/24; Culver 1/22 Related: Work on Ditmas Interlocking will begin in December
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    A month and a half late, the Capital Program Dashboard was finally updated. Here are some interesting updates: Project: T7090418 Description: Protection of Cables on the Dyre Avenue Line Category: Traction Power Element: Traction Power $9 million This project will protect negative cables on the Dyre line from theft by burying them in duct banks. Schedule dates are not available, due to project being under development.
  10. Project: T7100441 Description: New Railcar Receiving Facility Category: Shops And Yards Element: Shops And Yards xxxxxxxxxx $25 million... This project will construct improved facilities for the intake and testing of new railcars in preparation for the high volume of railcars to be delivered in coming years. http://web.mta.info/capitaldashboard/15_19/agencies/t/t7100441_project_narrative.htm Start Nov 19/End Dec 21
  11. Streets around Hunter were completely gridlocked. I have NEVER seen anything like this.
  12. Reduce Passenger Environment Survey data collection and eliminate bus schedule information that is periodically replaced in bus stop signage stands. Alternatively bus schedules are available on Bus Time. These savings can be achieved by updating survey metrics and redeploying remaining staff. Reduce Traffic Checking Operations through staffing and overtime reductions. V-314 Background Details: Department of Security is streamlining SBS fare evasion staffing by changing its eagle team staffing assignment from dedicated teams for each SBS route to a borough based geographic coverage deployment plan. Each team consists of 7 positions - 6 Special Inspectors + 1 Supervisor. Program Description/ Eliminate two SBS eagle teams in the November Plan.Implementation Plan: V-337 Historically, SBS eagle team staffing was added by route. In an effort to streamline fare enforcement, Security has moved to a borough based plan. Security will reduce three teams without a significant increase in expected fare evasion. Each team consists of 7 positions - 6 Special Inspectors + 1 Supervisor. Program Description/ Eliminate 3 eagle teams. V-338 Background Details: The SBS budget assumes 2 new routes per year. Following implementation of the B82, defer new routes to 2021. Program Description/ Defer new SBS routes until 2021. V-343 On average, the mobile sales unit conducts approximately 190 site visits per month, with limited additional revenue generated. Total site visits will be reduced to approximately 95 per month. Program Description/ Reduce mobile sales van visits by 50%. V-347 Eliminate Police Fare Evasion Overtime Background Details: Since 1995 NYCT has reimbursed the NYPD $4.0M annually for extra fare abuse patrols in the subway. Funding was reduced to $3.6M due to budget constraints after the 2008 recession, though restored to $4.0M in 2010. Program Description/ The relatively small number of patrols funded by the $4.0M and a decline in TOS (theft-of-Implementation Plan: service) arrests and summons (due in part to recent public concerns on the equity of the program) suggests that the program may not be as effective in reducing TOS. V-348 2 Train Service Supervisor (TSS) positions to monitor an increased population of probationary conductors are no longer required, and efficiencies identified in the Tower Operator pick will result in a reduction of Tower Operators in 2018 and 2019. Program Description/ Eliminate 2 TSS positions for probationary conductors, because this one-year period hasImplementation Plan: completed. Tower Operator pick efficiency will save 3 positions starting July, 2018 and an additional 3 positions starting January, 2019. V-349 The 2019 BUDGET REDUCTION PROGRAM (BRP) - includes the following primary reductions:  Express Bus Service – Ridership based weekday and weekend service adjustment resulting in savings of $10.0 million in 2019, $21.0 million in 2020 and 2021 and $21.1 million in 2022.
  13. Union Tpke

    LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    Metro-North will close three ticket offices at three train stations along the Harlem Line. These closings will result in the abolishment of three ticket seller positions and the associated utilities costs for these locations. The ticket office locations identified for closure are Mount Vernon West, Scarsdale and Brewster.
  14. Union Tpke

    Select Bus Service Planning

    In another effort to save money, the cash-strapped agency wants to delay the planned launch of Select Bus Service on 96th Street in Manhattan by a year. https://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/MTA-Fare-Hike--500594481.html?akmobile=o&amp;fbclid=IwAR3NJDmcBJGdGkYME3SiSvxTiq4nWSLlMkPyw4lFc-RIIqw_WoVmqzoMVGk
  15. In another effort to save money, the cash-strapped agency wants to delay the planned launch of Select Bus Service on 96th Street in Manhattan by a year.

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