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JAC1

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  1. Yes,hypothetically they could perfect it if they did come together. However, these entities coming together seem highly unlikely. Coach USA sued Rockland County to get the TZX and TOR back from Brega Transport but lost the case. As far as I know, Trailways has no interest in bidding for a contract for Rockland or Westchester.Again, a low bid would be required to secure the contract from Rockland in 2018. Another one of the requirements that Rockland has now is that the operator of TOR and TZX be located in Rockland County: another reason why Brega won the bid, so that eliminates Trailways out of the picture. Trailways is making plenty of money operating within the pool that has been formulated between Peter Pan, Greyhound and themselves. NYC DOT has far as I know have nothing to do with transportation between Rockland and Westchester. The MTA does have an interest in Rockland....... and that interest is in the taxes they collect from the residents of Rockland & Westchester. I agree it would be nice if they did come together to get the system perfect, but again, all the moves that these companies,agencies and municipalities make are financially motivated.
  2. Im sure Bee Line would do a better job, but it's a moot point. Rockland County is locked into contract with contract with Brega Transport till 2018. I don't think Westchester would have an interest in operating TZX, because they would have to come with a low bid to secure the contract. This is how Brega secured it. So it's all about the bottom line$$$. However, I think Rockland and Westchester may come together on the BRT. when the bridge is complete. Unfortunately, light rail and rail are futuristic plans at best. BRT is probably the only hope for any improvement in the transit system for Rockland.
  3. I agree. There should be rail service. The bridge is designed to handle it. However, the plans are to operate BRT as soon as the bridge is opened. We probably won't see rail service on the Tappan Zee in our lifetime.
  4. In 2018, the New Tappan Zee bridge will be completed. Along with the completion of the bridge will be two dedicated Bus Rapid Transit lanes to accommodate a new transportation system that will serve Rockland,Westchester and the Bronx. Funding for this project remains a question mark and also who will be running this operation. Will the MTA get involved? Will Bee-Line or Transport of Rockland(TOR) run it? Will they formulate a new agency altogether? I would love to hear your feedback regarding this topic. Thanks. Here is a link to more info about the project.
  5. In 2018, the New Tappan Zee bridge will be completed. Along with the completion of the bridge will be two dedicated Bus Rapid Transit lanes to accommodate a new transportation system that will serve Rockland,Westchester and the Bronx. Funding for this project remains a question mark and also who will be running this operation. Will the MTA get involved? Will Bee-Line or Transport of Rockland(TOR) run it? Will they formulate a new agency altogether? I would love to hear your feedback regarding this topic. Thanks. Here is a link to more info about the project.
  6. I believe NICE requires 6 months to a year of experience driving a motor coach. Also, they start you as a P/T operator.
  7. Academy will most certainly give you a call back first. Don't worry about the experience part, they will train you. However,the pay is not the greatest.
  8. BRT by itself wouldn't do the MTA any good. Unless the traffic lights are actually coordinated with the system. Does Not seem feasible to do this in any of the boroughs.
  9. I would like to hear any feedback regarding the proposed new transit system that will be operating once the new tappan zee bridge is completed in 2018.
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    The MTTF recommends a new Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) system that is simpler, faster, and more reliable than what is provided today. The BRT system will expand and enhance the existing transit system and will take advantage of extra lane capacity on the NNYB. The transit system proposed by the MTTF for the I-287 corridor fundamentally changes transportation options in Westchester and Rockland Counties. While the proposed system maintains connections to Metro-North Railroad (MNR), it goes far beyond just connecting commuters to the rail system. Many people don’t realize that the travel markets within and between each county are significantly larger than travel from either county to Manhattan. The proposed system aligns with these travel markets while still serving Manhattan-bound commuters. The proposed BRT network is customized for the region with rapid deployment capability, allowing it to be in place when the NNYB opens. It is complemented by an infrastructure program that allows transit to move quickly and reliably through congestion and stay on schedule. The routes will connect more people to more places in both counties and across the bridge, whether traveling eastbound or westbound.
  11. JAC1

    Hello

    Brega Transport,Valley Cottage,NY. They operate TOR and Tappan Zee express up in Rockland County. Sent from my M865C using Tapatalk 2
  12. JAC1

    Hello

    I have just joined this forum and I am definitely looking forward to participating in the various discussions and topics talked about. I am bus operator, and I have been in this business for about 18 years,driving for various companies throughout the tri- state area. If I know something or have heard news about something, I will definitely share it. Thank you for allowing me to be part of this forum. Sent from my M865C using Tapatalk 2
  13. Does anybody know the current status of the negotiations between Brega Transport and UTU/SMART?
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