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Union Tpke

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  1. Screen Shot 2019-06-24 at 6.07.15 AM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr
  2. There were a lot of Es via the R to Whitehall. I have some brochures for many of the early 2000s changes. Just a general piece of advice, but for questions like this, you would get a quicker response and a more thorough answer on subchat. From January-December 2001, during off hours E F and R trains ran via 63rd.
  3. Cuomo enabled the Republican party by supporting the power-sharing agreement with the IDC. He is not happy that the Dems control the State Senate. Someone in a few of my classes at MHC at Hunter ran for State Senate. I could see myself running for office in the future, but that is not the path I wish to go on. If things get really really bad, I might just have to at some point...... https://gothamist.com/2019/06/20/cuomo_rent_reform_deal.php
  4. Exactly. It is a smoke-screen. There is a reason that people who know a lot about politics have a very different view of Cuomo than the average voter.
  5. Her district is unique, and will likely be eliminated with redistricting as NY will lose 1-2 House seats. Just look at the shape of the district. It is split between The Bronx and Queens and is only connected by the Whitestone Bridge, meaning that you cannot get between the two districts without taking a car or going on the subway through Manhattan and the Bronx in other districts. In addition, other Dems would love to get back at her. If you didn't know already, I am a political junkie. I am one of the actual leftists that can't stand him.
  6. I don't see it. This would be a state-wide race, which would require a lot of money, which the Governor has. The Governor did not take Nixon's challenge lightly and soundly defeated her. He has the unions, he has the party establishment, he has(d) real estate, etc. An AOC-type candidate would not do well upstate, and would not do well in SI, most of Queens, and LI. In the weeks approaching the race, friends of mine in the district told me that Crowley had not showed up but was scrambling to stop her. In the end, I was not surprised that she won, but was surprised by the margin.
  7. One of Mayor DeBlasio's nominees didn't get through and one of his picks is an idiot.
  8. You say that he won't get a fourth term. There is no bench of Democratic talent, if you can even say that, lining up for the seat. Our joke of a Lt. Governor Kathy Hochul, our MIA Mayor that nobody likes, and so on. There is no credible candidate that can run against him. I voted for Nixon largely as a protest vote against Prince Andrew. If someone with actual political experience and someone who knows how Albany works ran, the race would have been much tighter. Who do you suppose would run against him?
  9. A reason to get Columbia County into the MTA region and restore the Upper Harlem Line to Chatham!
  10. @RR503 Do you know what this is referring to? What is your thought of the UWB pilots?
  11. I heard this from two trustworthy people, but a different figure is given in this report from the FTA: @RR503 Supposedly, current service is 20 TPH, and capacity improvements will increase it by 10% to 22. Something looks fishy here. We are upgrading the substations to get to 22. This claim seems to be incorrect:
  12. That is true, and I agree. I was wondering about a short-term way to increase service further.
  13. Agreed. Could Mets-Willets be reconfigured as a similar short-turn terminal for the Flushing Line? Screen Shot 2019-06-21 at 3.08.32 PM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr
  14. Can't wait for more riders in LIC to attempt to get on a crushloaded train of sardines!
  15. Increased power, more cars, and perhaps terminal improvements at Atlantic would do the trick.
  16. Our definitions of regular use differ. It is regularly used during late nights and weekends. An interlocking not in regular use would be the interlocking at 34th-Penn Station.
  17. It is still used on weekends by the and during late nights by the .
  18. @BM5 via Woodhaven@B35 via Church Notice the 4 minute decrease in running time when you compare the June 23 timetable and the June 30 timetable. It is happening.
  19. When you put 12:47 a.m. on 6/30 Screen Shot 2019-06-23 at 4.35.16 PM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr When you put 12:48 a.m. on 6/30 Screen Shot 2019-06-23 at 4.35.31 PM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr Screen Shot 2019-06-23 at 4.35.25 PM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr
  20. This change will permanently discontinue service at two bus stops at Brookville Boulevard. Brookville Boulevard and 147th Road bus stops by Union Turnpike, on Flickr Brookville Boulevard and 148th Road Bus Stops by Union Turnpike, on Flickr At most, this will add 10 minutes to the commutes for the few people using these two stops (if they are heading toward Jamaica) + the need to transfer to the Q114 for faster service or the additional time on the Q111. Screen Shot 2019-06-23 at 4.01.47 PM by Union Turnpike, on Flickr This route really is flooded and is very narrow. Commence Flooding by Union Turnpike, on Flickr Stopped by a garbage truck, there goes bus service! by Union Turnpike, on Flickr Splash! by Union Turnpike, on Flickr Splash again! by Union Turnpike, on Flickr From what I can read on the low quality image of the poster, it says "Route and bus stop changes along 147 Av and Brookville Blvd" Then I can't read the following paragraph until "will be using Rockaway Blvd to/from Rockaway Tpke and Five Towns." "To/from Jamaica, take the Q111 along 147 Av, To/from the Rockaways, take the Q111 along 147 Av and transfer to/from the Q113 or Q114 on Guy R Brewer Blvd at 147 Av A limited-stop variant of the Q111 called the Q115 should be implemented to speed up service along 147 Avenue to make up for the loss of Q114 service along the corridor. Also, get rid of the stupid Q111 trips into Cedarhurst!
  21. I plan on speaking out against this at the NYCT meeting on Monday. I hope my other fellow members consider attending meetings at speaking out. It is June, and may of the members of the forum are high-school/college aged and don't have school right now-take advantage of the opportunity. We talk about stuff all day on the forums, but that isn't causing change. Speak out. Let your voice be heard.

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