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Deucey last won the day on October 27

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  1. 90 minute wait for buses at St George. puts snow chains on for 1 inch of snow, but not this time. One thing to be wrong on forecasts, but feels like NYC and said "Oh well."
  2. Deucey

    If Kawasaki is gone who will we go to?

    Who's building fleets for Paris and London? Aren't those 1k orders?
  3. @RR503 if anyone told him he's good at his job, I need to hire that person as a sales rep cuz Weinstein actually believed it despite all evidence to the contrary.
  4. http://gothamist.com/2018/11/09/mta_tiles_subway_paint.php#photo-1
  5. Nope. Lots of court opinions in NYS that made 'Home Rule' as a concept drastically different from reality. (43 states have, to use a britishism, devolved control of Home Rule to municipalities, but NYS is more committed to emulating the UK model of central government control than the rest of the US would even consider.)
  6. IIRC, the legislature can propose an amendment and put it to voters.
  7. Deucey

    On-Time Express Bus Metrics Employed by the MTA

    Sign of a shitty organization (or person) - they always say what they're gonna do, why they can't do something else, and get angry when you have a smarter method. That's why the fails - they piss-poor emulate and retaliate instead of trying to innovate and appreciate.
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    R32 and R46 going to the B Line???

    Okay. I'm wrong. ¯\_(ツ)_/¯
  9. Deucey

    R32 and R46 going to the B Line???

    And where do the 's R46s come from?
  10. Deucey

    R32 and R46 going to the B Line???

    If both use the Concourse and Coney Island yards to ensure fleet swaps and parts & purchasing commonality/efficiency - which, IIRC, was the reason swapped uptown terminals, explain how dropping R68As for R32s and R46s would make any sense? It'd make more sense to put them on since it swaps cars with AND the latter uses R46s regularly.
  11. I just wish they didn't bring suburban values to the neighborhoods they gentrify. But I feel the same way about them in every city I've lived in - Atlanta, LA, SF, Detroit... And I also wish they'd curb their dogs.
  12. Deucey

    Which line is the fastest in general?

    Context: Total runtime? Average Speed? Compared to route length and ridership? Etc. What is it you're asking?
  13. If he was a better governor/POTUS candidate, he would've offered incentives if they moved the HQ upstate - Rochester or Buffalo - just because that'd boost either local economy and stem the population loss.
  14. You can't get mad at a union looking out for it's members - that's what it's there for. That's why members pay dues - job protection and wage security. Who you should be mad at is management for 1) not being smart enough to out-negotiate unions and 2) not being smart enough to have an alternative plan.
  15. That's where if you break up the boss system, it's harder to do. How hard would it be if you had 5 borough presidents on the board reviewing every contract and casting a public vote - knowing that a) they sign off on a contract with inflated costs they're voted out and/or prosecuted and b) that to get it to work, all 5 have to be corrupted? There's always one person on a committee that will not buck to pressure. And get rid of the governor's (or mayor's) ability to order changes by eliminating the ability to appoint, you boost accountability. Then if you make these tax streams narrow in scope - California and Oregon's sales tax for transit measures prohibit releasing funds for anything but transit projects and improvements (meaning they can't be used to make up for budget shortfalls since any bonds issued tied to that revenue stream have an automatic repayment requirement the minute that happens), you enact the lockbox twice. That's the problem here with the commuter and communication tax - it's general purpose money versus specific purpose.


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