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  1. I rode it last weekend as a 117 on my way to the Crossgates Mall. I really like the deat design. It's catchy and hypo-allergenic.
  2. Remember that Subway delay mapper I made based on the standard service chart? Well, I updated it. Download it here. No login needed.
  3. 🛒Raisin Bran, with a mix of Nature Valley peanut granola 🛒The new Oat Crunch Cheerios (which is now available in generic) 🛒Frosted Mini-Wheats, the strawberry generic version
  4. About 3-4 MPH. It depends on whether or not I'm in a flat or hilly area. I run at about 6 MPH at best. I'm in better shape than I was in 2013, but not in 2008. When I enter the city, it takes me about ninety seconds to get from coach to subway, and another one hundred seconds to properly load my MetroCard and use it.
  5. and given this Governor only won a third term by the hair on his city-chin-chins**, he should try not to upset the largest constituency in the state (Kings County). ** - Why the Mother Goose reference? I mean this.
  6. Hoping you all had a safe and happy holiday season.


  7. Brooklynites' input be damned. This is what happens when we pander to irrational mobs. My statement on Mastodon: This is also on my Twitter, but that is private. https://mastodon.cloud/@masstransitkrow/101354843094595387
  8. that makes sense. I've heard that the train arrivals line up worse with the buses at 86th St.
  9. There's a reason MTA construction costs are the largest in the world. Weatherproofing shouldn't be that intensive of a task. Putting grates over underground stations without diverting the flow of their contents was a bad design choice from the start. I'm just glad they're including elevators in some of the stations they plan to shut down.
  10. It looks gorgeous. I hope it smells gorgeous too.
  11. Someone mentioned about the timing between trains terminating at South Ferry and missing the ferry by a few minutes because of the offset. Do they plan on adjusting the Ferry or times to compensate? Also, I previously mentioned that the (via 86th St in Brooklyn) can be used to connect to buses headed to Staten Island. While this may add as much as half an hour to commuters from the Bronx and Manhattan, the difference might be less if you're commuting from Brooklyn or Queens. What are this community's thoughts on that now? And if you have a final destination in Staten Island, how do you cope?
  12. 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.
  13. TransDev is now Transport of Rockland's bus operator. The change occurred earlier last month.
  14. 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.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. It's the same thing with the 6/6U near the Exit 17 overpass. That signal creates nasty rubbernecking at rush hour.
  18. 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!


  19. I'm surprised the 20/21 hasn't been a candidate for TSP. I think it would benefit hugely from it.
  20. 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.
  21. 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.
  22. Latham Farms [Stop ID: 07178], West, near Lowe's. the 370 to Downtown Sch'dy, and the 182 to Downtown Albany.
  23. 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).
  24. 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.
  25. 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?


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