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78 via Stew Leonards

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  1. Does anyone think the nonstop section of the route should be at the driver's discretion? Whichever way they feel will be faster should be the way to go?
  2. What are the petitions against the supposed re-routes?
  3. The nostalgia is kicking in, remembering the Bx26's turn left on Jerome from BPB heading south, and running nothing but RTS's.
  4. I seriously don't know where the SIM routes go anymore? None of it makes sense.
  5. Anyone think they should extend the Bx26 back to Fordham Center like it did in the 90s?
  6. That's something MTA bus should really allow. The rule of the nonstop section of all routes should be go where the traffic doesnt. The new buses may look nicer but those old MCI classics were speeding bullets.
  7. All buses need to be ungoverned, service would improve, and drivers need to step on it whenever they can. There's no need for buses to be crawling down Riverdale Avenue with no traffic around them
  8. the MTA world looked so different in 1995. I think most of these changes were for the worse.
  9. I've been using the BxM1 a lot for work lately, its more like you crawl off the HRD at a slow speed, and crawl down 5th Ave taking 15-20 mins from 143rd to 125th, and then turn off 5th at 124th, sometimes taking another 10 min to 116th, and so on. Sometimes, they use Park Ave-132nd-5th Ave which is a little faster. But I wonder if Park-131st-Lexington would be any good?
  10. Maybe it can use 5th SOUTH OF 110th then. 5th Ave is a nightmare in Harlem.
  11. The BxM1 should not be touching 5th Ave at all. It adds at least 15 min every time they get off the 5th Ave exit and have to crawl through Harlem before getting to Lexington/96th St.
  12. I've been advocating that the BxM2 remain the West Side express for awhile, and use the HH Pkwy from Dyckman St. (I've been on some Manhattan bound runs that do that when I'm the only one on board, going to 34th st. Its a 30 min ride tops). Also the M98 should be a full time route that runs down to 34th St again, or even 23rd. I'd also advocate for a new route, M99, to run between Inwood and Lex/3rd Avs via the HRD, thus eliminating all BxM1 inwood service
  13. sounds reasonable. The always operated on its own in a way and not tied together with the in terms of fleet and TPH
  14. Which will be the first line to get the new trains? Which was the first to get the R142/A's? and which were the last to give up the redbirds, (other than the ) ?
  15. The neoplans are retiring and this makes me feel old. Does anyone remember when the were the NEW buses in the fleet. Around late 2001 they made their first appearances looking very modern as they replaced the older than dirt MAN artics. Time goes by so fast
  16. This makes me feel old. I remember when the Neoplan Artics were the brand new thing to the Bee-Line System. They were amazing to see at first. Now the times are changing, and not for the better.
  17. The service also won't really be improved until you insist on the drivers hauling ass with these buses. Express buses aren't meant to be slow and many of the drivers are driving like old ladies now.
  18. Weekday night northbound BxM3 trips after 10:00 always switch off with the BxM4 in which ones the MTA will send out and which ones they won't. Friday night, the 10:05PM northbound BxM3 never showed up and on Sunday afternoon, the 3:30PM southbound BxM1 never showed. Mid-late afternoon southbound trips tend to have this problem from time to time on the BxM1/2, especially on weekends. also, outside of Rush Hour, no express buses should be going through Inwood at all unless they are making stops there. The whole process to get to the HRD can take 15-20 minutes.
  19. nyc buses, especially express buses should not be governed at all. unleash them and feel the power as they zoom down the highway
  20. When there's not a lot of passengers on an express route, the driver should take short cuts to the specific stops that the passngers need. Example, if nobody is using Inwood on a Riverdale bound BxM1, the driver should skip Inwood.
  21. Get these express bus drivers to get to their destination as fast as possible. During the nonstop section, GO WHERE THE TRAFFIC ISNT. If there's not a lot of riders on the bus, ask them where they're getting off, and go off route to get to those stops quicker.......! Also, dont be afraid to drive fast
  22. I've seen bee-line buses make the stop at 242nd, drop everyone off, and swing over to the eastern lane to VC Park south many times.

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