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  1. Expanded BusMoji Please?

    I find the bus emoji helpful in my posts, but there seems to be a limited set. Can more designs be imported to accomodate Queens routes, and can they be sorted by busmoji and regular emoji? They're unsorted at present.
  2. Select Bus Service Discussion

    I believe those are for a SBS candidate, the Q52/53. They're also doing road rehabilitation, widening sidewalks and paint jobs near the Woodhaven Blvd station on the .
  3. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I do intend to infuse humor but not confusion, but you have a point. Sometimes, it's less straightforward.
  4. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Crowding spikes make it more difficult to maintain order when officers are spread thin. It causes a strain on resources that makes it easier for the less reputable to get away with things if the cops are preoccupied with fanning out fans. Attention spans have a limit. I'm sorry if you find fault with my choice of words but there are all kinds of messed up people in that area. That's why a TB HQ exists there.
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  6. The difference between weekdays and weekends is D I S A P P E A R I N G

  7. Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    You have an excellent point. If I may ask, I believe the shares a similar path. Maybe it could cover local stops where it coincides with the and the latter make limited stops? I'm certainly aware of the long headway and would be supportive of a pit stop approach where operators waiting along the way, switching out after ten miles. No local stops would be made in Queens except for LGA. I would also suggest altering the side parking rules along Tremont Avenue to accommodate higher speeds for buses and commerical traffic. It may seem long, but don't forget that the city doesn't make the road hospitable to buses and that bus agencies elsewhere would finish the route sooner even if it was longer. The key to a functional bus route is more than length and frequency. It's also dependent on the cooperation between entities which currently does not exist. But you're probably right. This would not work under current circumstances.
  8. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Whenever you invite a crowd uncharacteristic of a neighborhood into town alongside its less reputable populace, it creates a recipe for disaster. This applies to sports game attendees, hipsters and tourists alike, which I all lump together into a single designated mass.
  9. Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    @Vtrain brought up extending the to LaGuardia Airport. Since that's within Queens, I felt the conversation should be here and not a separate thread. I think the would be a better candidate as it's geographically closer (Throgs Neck vs The Hub) and it is an east-west route, while the is a north-south route along Webster that doesn't terminate near a bridge that connects to Queens namely the Throgs Neck.
  10. Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    Perhaps altering side parking rules on certain roadways and enabling TSP on the Queens Blvd service road?
  11. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    @Around the Horn ^
  12. BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    I have been told this when I suggested it for the B41 Kings Plaza version. Not only the long headways, but it becomes harder to maneuver as many along Flatbush Av are half-ass at parking or idle in the middle of the road.
  13. MTA task force fails to stop fare-beaters on buses

    An article was in the paper about the B46 Stabbing Incident today. http://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/driver-safety-rider-speed-easy-board-nyc-buses-article-1.3572448 I am supportive of more off bus paying so that drivers aren't wedged into scenarios like the one they talk about. But I also feel if operators are too passive it sends a signal that they're easy to overpower and backstab, as was the case with the B46 incident. I can understand why SBS for this route is so deserved and mostly symbolic. However, an operator can still keep their lips zipped and call 911. Don't city buses have call pads that can dispatch the police? Regardless of the backstory, anyone who farebeats tends to have the least appreciation for buses and operators should never let their guards down. I think the B49 can be redrawn to another avenue if it is to be saved, as the area it goes through is nothing short of depressing.
  14. Planned Subway Service Changes

    Hey guys, I'm sure you've seen the new service change guide redesign, which is very refreshing. DO you think, on the weekday version at least, that they should maintain the title bar colors from the old design (Purple for NIghts, Yellow for Days, and Blue for All Times)? It's kinda hard to sift from a distance even with dependable spectacles like mine.
  15. SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Yup. And that's why I am so concerned. I ran into them on the . The most gullible, elated tourists ever. Who said about going in? I meant going out. That's the hard part.


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