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Italianstallion

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  1. It's right up the hill from the 1 train stop at 242nd, like a 3 block walk. It should not take as long as the 9 minutes shown on Google Maps. And DO NOT take the shorter solid-line route shown on Google Maps -- that meanders through the Manhattan College campus, requires a steep staircase, and you may be stopped by security. Just go straight up 242 St and Manhattan College Parkway. (I live about half-mile away.)
  2. It's right up the hill from the 1 train stop at 242nd, like a 3 block walk. It should not take as long as the 9 minutes shown on Google Maps. And DO NOT take the shorter solid-line route -- that meanders through the Manhattan College campus, requires a steep staircase, and you may be stopped by security.
  3. Some of the June changes are serious improvements. Question - do these speed-ups result in changes to the actual schedules?
  4. So, they announced this on 6/3 but I have yet to see the change implemented.
  5. These are not capacity improvements, they are access improvements. Capacity improvements create more TPH.
  6. Why do you need a working machine? There are live clerks at those stations.
  7. The bridge boat traffic is under the control of the US Coast Guard, not the city or the MTA. It's a navigable channel. Boat traffic gets priority.
  8. Since it's the same in all 3 divisional timetables, I doubt it's a typo. What's strange, though, is that there's a detailed description of the 4/14 schedule changes in the February MTA Board minutes, and there's no mention of this change.
  9. East Yaphank stop a waste unless they plan on significantly increasing service east of Ronkonkoma.
  10. Yes and no. Just Friday I traveled from Riverdale to 63rd St and Lex at midday. I would never take the express bus. The scheduled runtime is about an hour, but with 5-minute walk time to my stop, plus 5-minute wait time, plus traffic, it would easily take an hour and a half door-to-door. Instead, I left home in central Riverdale at 11:45, drove to MNRR Riverdale, parked, took the 12:01 train, arrived at GCT at 12:30, took the 4 train one stop and got to my destination at 12:45.
  11. Did you know that about 15 or 20 years ago there was a time when most express buses over the Queensboro Bridge went east on 57th all the way to Second Ave., and then turned left - north - on Second Ave. for the 2 blocks to get to the bridge? How was this possible? They instituted a contraflow lane on the east side of Second Ave. between 57th and 59th Streets, going north, for buses only. I suppose they got rid of the lane because it slowed down southbound traffic. But perhaps your group could look into this again as a possible solution. EDIT -it was actually in 1979. Here's an article. Don't know when it was discontinued. https://www.nytimes.com/1979/01/30/archives/reversetraffic-lane-speeding-buses-to-queens-reverse-lane-is.html
  12. I see you didn't have the coglioni to call me obnoxious to my face. I don't think my tone was obnoxious. But the real issue is that you were the one who said you loved how living in Riverdale gave you 3 transit options - and you then said it was great because THEY ALL WENT TO DIFFERENT PLACES -- while in the same breath knocking the LIRR as an option for the 7 because THEY GO TO DIFFERENT PLACES. On the substance, you say a lot of 7 riders get off on the east side. Yes, they do. Do they all then walk to work? Many do. But many also transfer to other lines. And many of them could get to the same destination by taking the LIRR to the west side and transfering to other lines. Financial District destinations are an example. LIRR riders can even get easily to the great complex of office buildings just north of Grand Central -- by transferring to the E. I personally knew many who did that when I worked on Park and 48th. They can also take the N,Q,R,W. And probably arrive at work faster than by using the 7. So, yes, the LIRR can be a perfectly good alternative to the 7 for a lot of riders.
  13. This is the least important reason against such a change. Many, many route changes have occurred in the past few decades where all the signs at many stations have had to be changed. It's not that hard. They just decal them over with new signs.

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