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  1. Finally finished probation. The longest year I ever had. Congratulations to 3/20/17 class who completed probation...
  2. As for the starting pay goes, TWU 100 members get $23.26 and ATU 726 in Staten Island get $22.69. The reason is the ATU 726 has not signed the new contract yet hence the old rate. Once signed hopefully this month, starting pay will rise to $23.26 retroactive March 2017...
  3. BOSS is for MaBSTOA (OA) bus operator position only.
  4. You'll be serving few bus stops as well..don't hit or skin the curb..automatic disqualification..( the bus stop on 86th st. soon after you make the right from Lex to 86th and the one before turning to Madison on 86th, If I remember correctly.)
  5. I went to day 10 myself in March and knew what to expect. Reading all the post on this forum made me confident. It helps to go there thinking that you can do this. I knew I was a good driver and the mistakes I made on previous qualifying days were unfortunate but can be avoided. Go with a positive attitude. That will help you not to be nervous.Apart from driving, you'll serve few bus stops. Call out everything you see..You really have to do something serious to fail on day 10 like hitting a curb, running a yellow light etc. Good luck...
  6. Does anyone know out of which depot they do the line training in Staten Island? I've been granted my request to transfer to SI starting next week.(only after 3 weeks on the job.. :) ). I was told that I will have to train in one depot and transfer to the one I want, but nobody is still not sure how this process work. Can anyone shed some light on this? Thanks.
  7. Once you reinstate, wait for two weeks and call Ms. Chesnut. That's about how long it will take Livingston to get the updates list from DCAS. If there's a class starting soon, she will call you for medical. Next class might be after summer if what I hear is correct. Good luck to you. 4/3 class is not going to Zerega tomorrow. Their graduation is on 5/17. Already had their GI day few weeks ago.
  8. Graduation day tomorrow...Excited. Had a Beeki (an undercover ride) on my bus today. Said I did really well and I passed. What a way to end the line training.
  9. Surprised they didn't call you. Last class was 4/17. Next will be after the summer as I heard.
  10. Did the line training on M14D and M23 SBS on the Artic..Now I got the hang of it. (For the benefit of those who are not in the MTA yet, Artic for short is Articulated double buses with an accordion type bellow in the middle).
  11. Congratulations. I just had Supt. Hamlin for Artic training today. What a nice guy. You will not start line training at least till Thursday. Monday at Zerega you'll train to operate other type of buses. RTS, Nova and Excellsior Tuesday you'll go downtown Brooklyn to the Union office for orientation. Some of your classmates may have DMV road test that day. Wednesday is General Information (GI) day at Zerega. This is a big day since you'll pick your depot after lunch. They will post the available depots on the white board. If possible, take a picture of it and post it here. If you already have the CDL, then you'll report to the depot you picked on Thursday for line training. If you still have to take the road test, then you'll report to Zerega every day until your road test. You'll get a bit of training for the road test. Good luck..!!
  12. Artic training tomorrow at Kingsbridge
  13. It was about 40 mins. Turns, straight backup, parallel parking and highway driving.
  14. Sorry, I don't know exactly what you're asking? Love to help if you can be more specific.. Thank you very much..Now the challenge is to finish probation clean..
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