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MassTransitHonchkrow

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  1. MassTransitHonchkrow

    Student Metrocard discussion thread

    What I wished they did was put those students on the EasyPay program and simply have educational institutions subsidize the cost. This way you can have a card that works with Bee-Line and NICE and can be replaced if it's lost or stolen with the balance you previously had. I wish they streamlined it so that people didn't have to wait ten days, and that full fare customers could benefit from the dual use mode that seniors enjoy. However, they will not work with PATH or JFK AirTrain (unlimited version). Upstate, a system like that is already in place, called "Universal Access." My suggestion is more ad-hoc though. At the February 2015 public meeting at the Westchester County Center, I mentioned the above idea.
  2. TransDev is now Transport of Rockland's bus operator. The change occurred earlier last month.
  3. I thought this might be useful to leave here. An entire folder dedicated to all the buses I ever rode and hope to ride. I update it every few months, but if anything is out of date, let me know. Folders listed by Agency. It's public. No login needed, although it would help, because you'd be able to save it to your own OneDrive.
  4. MassTransitHonchkrow

    Amtrak suitcase symbol

    You're allowed to carry two. I asked an attendant at ALB, and she said if it's two backpacks like the one I was carrying, it's okay. (the backpack was a Russell 20 gallon barrel backpack, which I got for $20 at Marshall's. I necroposted, I know, but I answered a question that was asked but not answered.
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    Bee Line Stop Balancing on Route 13

    Good to know. I haven't rode the Bee-Line network extensively since that inflated record I mentioned when I first joined. Check my recent status for the correct number. It certainly IS NOT 10K. I mentioned TSP earlier. Modules have been embedded under NY-119 for the Lower Husdon Transit Link, which started service this Monday.
  6. MassTransitHonchkrow

    Bee Line Stop Balancing on Route 13

    It's the same thing with the 6/6U near the Exit 17 overpass. That signal creates nasty rubbernecking at rush hour.
  7. I'm back for another ride.

     

    Based on past feedback, it seems that I might have a better time avoiding the random thoughts thread, since that's where most of the ire was drawn.

    I should also note: There are people on this forum who are far more dedicated to public transit than I am. And even though I didn't say it then, I envied your know-how.

    Let's be honest - my 10K swipe remark was clearly a call for attention. I only rode 219 times that month. Checked my statement after I made that remark. In an era where news is too often oversensationalized, that's something I will try to avoid.

    If I don't have enough knowledge on a subject, I will abstain answering.

    I will avoid necroposting. It's as much a no-no here as it is on DeviantArt, XDA and some Discord servers. I'll limit my input to the last thirty days from the date I last visit. Older comments will be reacted to, but not quoted.

     

    Thanks for having me!

    -Eric

  8. MassTransitHonchkrow

    Bee Line Stop Balancing on Route 13

    I'm surprised the 20/21 hasn't been a candidate for TSP. I think it would benefit hugely from it.
  9. MassTransitHonchkrow

    Enhanced Station Initiative

    That's a good point. They probably did. Guess they don't mind bleeding $300M a year. They'll make the hipsters pay for it.
  10. MassTransitHonchkrow

    The Official CDTA thread

    Several charters besides the Northway Express serve the capital region: Trailways in Schenectady (no ridership data from me) MegaBus at Collins Circle - UAlbany and Albany-Amtrak, Parking Lot B. Trips from NYC cost about $17 ($20 for preferred seating) Greyhound in Albany. Trips from NYC cost about $17. Haven't rode in about 20 years.
  11. MassTransitHonchkrow

    The Official CDTA thread

    Latham Farms [Stop ID: 07178], West, near Lowe's. the 370 to Downtown Sch'dy, and the 182 to Downtown Albany.
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    The Official CDTA thread

    Mohawk Road and Glen Avenue, East [in Scotia] (reminder - Transit app allows you to search for bus stops and train stations based on their ID) These two bus stops have one other intersection in common: Rt 50 (North Ballston Av in this area) and Dutch Meadows Lane, and Liberty Park Station (the next and last stop from the above-pictured).
  13. MassTransitHonchkrow

    The Official CDTA thread

    As promised, now that I live up here, I'd be happy to provide you guys with updates on what's going on up here. Here are a few photos from this past summer: 3rd Street and Congress St in Troy, NY Blue routes are trunk - they run all week and most frequently. Route 22 operates largely along NY-32. Green routes are neighborhood - they run every day except Sunday for some. The 182 runs on Sunday, just once every hour. It operates largely along NY-378. I have rode the 224, just not into Troy. Yellow routes are express. I have not yet rode such a route.
  14. Long time no post!

    There are three infrastructure failures that are imminent in the next six years if the projects don't start soon.

    -The BQE Cantilever. If it isn't repaired soon, by 2026 all commercial traffic will divert into Downtown Brooklyn, creating the ultimate traffic nightmare far worse than Midtown could ever be.

    -the Northeast Corridor tunnel. By 2024, it will no longer be safe for trains to continue operating through it.

    -The (L) train shutdown. Unfortunately, I've heard that some afflueza-afflicted New Yorkers have hijacked the meetings, and have even threatened to sue to stall the project because it didn't get an environmental assessment (it was waived).

    How is everyone?

    https://cdn.minds.com/fs/v1/thumbnail/895397541069754368/xlarge

  15. I live upstate now. I'll send some CDTA-related photos soon.

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