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  1. A GIF of my desktop. Theme is Butterfly Spirit by Ingalill Creations, beautifully remastered for Windows 10 users to enjoy. Check the description for more goodies. Get it here.
  2. I should read back before I post, but I believe it's this. A similar post is on my LinkedIn and Minds pages. Only in New York can such a sadist exist. But if anyone has other stories of this happening elsewhere in the country, I'd love to hear about it.
  3. There is a dangerous nut job sabotaging service on multiple lines for the lulz. More below. © Jalopnik | story by Aaron Gordon | 5/22/2019 https://jalopnik.com/new-york-has-a-supervillain-pulling-emergency-brakes-an-1834936243
  4. New York City Transit. Still at the mercy of heartless NIMBYs. 😔 These people can literally afford to jet. Even if I became well off, I can't imagine ever living below I-287 ever again. I can't coexist with that many egos.
  5. Brooklyn gets stiffed too much and they could use the most improvements. When B35 mentioned their political incompetence, he wasn't kidding. Why do 2.5 million people stay in the company [at the mercy, I mean] of such incompetent representatives?
  6. Happy #ScreenshotSaturday, NYC Transit Forums! Today's featured theme is Gladiolus by Ingalill Creations Get it here.
  7. Subway. It's least likely to give me gas and a bad time on the john. I prefer Dominos, but I know Papa John's tastes better.
  8. Oh, I know they're ignorant, but I'm shocked as to WHY they are. Upstate frequently refers to the oversaturation of Kings County in the legislature. That's not by accident. It's the largest of the 67 counties. Absent the Greater New York Merger of the late 19th century, it'd be the third largest city in America. if they're that incompetent as you say, well -
  9. I'm shocked. They're practically dominant in the Assembly and every committee head in the State Senate is from Brooklyn.
  10. This week's screenshot is of Mystery 2.0, a theme based on the cult classic from Windows 98, remastered for Windows 10. Its High Contrast equivalent retains the recognizable palette from days of old. You can get it here.
  11. Good night, #CapitalRegion!

    A reminder to riders - never cross in front of the bus when you exit unless you have the right of way.


  12. Good evening, NYC Transit Forums!

    Today's suggested story is a Sidewalk Talk Q&A between Eric Jaffe and Candace Brakewood that explains the benefits of GTFS and how it results in smoother transfers between buses and trains. When I go to NYC, I typically take a bus down, but I take a train back. If I rely solely on one operator, I become prone to a single point of failure (if a train derails, then there's no way I can make it there and/or back).

    © Sidewalk Talk on Medium | story by Eric Jaffe | 6/15/2018


  13. Queens Boulevard is definitely a place that could make use of CBTC. How many of you get stuck for 45 minutes on end in the stretch between Parsons and Continental on any given Thursday?
  14. That's good. I've heard that the (J) can run trains at 26 TPH. Is that still accurate? I noticed CBTC infrastructure (namely those yellow signs) on the Culver section of the line in February 2018. Are they considering that corridor for CBTC? If so, what's the timeline for activating it? Reader Note: I haven't rode any train into Brooklyn since May 2018.
  15. Isn't there a certain cap to how many trains you can squeeze per hour? That sounds like a bad idea. But I could be wrong. What is the TPH limit for the crosstown?
  16. Good morning, #CapitalRegion!

    It isn't because of the weather. It's because it's expensive.

    © Empire State Weekly on WTEN | 4/21/2019


  17. A photo taken during the 4th of July celebration in Empire State Plaza. Free transportation was available for revelers that covered all possible trunk routes. Taken by my HTC One m8.
  18. There's this wonderful thread for desktops I stumbled upon. I hope my submission inspires its revival...


  19. Inside Flower by Ingalill Creations Windows 10 build 18343 using Light Mode
  20. Now that they've axed the shutdown, will they still lengthen trains? They always seemed overcrowded anyway, and I know the feeling** of coming down to the platform on the staircase that's too far away to the train as its doors close. Are they still going to fix the tunnel using the 3-year plan? **Although it's been a while since I've had this feeling.
  21. See Bold for context This explains why we have New Flyers up here. It seems they don't like building big. Thanks for the awesome insight and welcome back! Also, NYC is set to run out of NG in the next six years. A fracking project that has the support of some tenant associations is actually being stalled. I'd have to look more into it, but it's based on this story. I think there's more sides to this story.
  22. A number of 30-foot (3---) and 40-foot (4----/4----H/5----/5----H) CDTA routes are Gilligs. The 60-foot buses are New Flyers used on the 905, 12 and 1 due to their near-to-past-million-person annual ridership.
  23. That's a good way to sum it up. Kinda like moving fast and breaking things.
  24. The fact that this bus can be in a museum and in operation is appalling. Accommodating wheelchairs on these buses adds 5 minutes to the trip every time. It isn't fair to them, and it isn't fair to able-bodied riders on a tight schedule. Flatbush deserves better and I hope they get better equipment.
  25. This thread is a fantastic window into the transit authority's difficult-to-shed past. Those rollsigns were something else.

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