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LaGuardia Link N Tra

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  1. Pffft. Some people never learn. From what I can understand. The attacker stabbed the Conductor for reasons unknown. The conductor fought back and held the attacker down ‘til authorities showed up. Moral of the story from my perspective: Assult against Transit Workers is getting worse. If you don’t like the or it’s staff, just suck it up and continue with your day in order to keep things moving or just leave the damn city. Don’t waste your time committing a crime just cause you don’t like something/someone or whatever this persons motives was. Is that hard to do or something?
  2. I had a Similar response to what you're saying on Twitter. The only good thing I see out of reactivating Lower Montauk for Passenger Rail is the potential (re)Development around the ares that it would serve. An Example would be to redevelop Atlas Park so that it can be a more attractive point of Interest. This in my opinion, should be done in addition to TOD which can also allow for better connection to Neighboring Bus Routes along the ROW. However, the Lower Montauk is just short of a few connections to the , and Lines and thus, faces similar issues to RBB, which can also fall under this RX-like system that you speak of. You can read that here: http://ltvsquad.com/2015/10/28/a-better-plan-for-queens-transit-needs/
  3. 1) ok 2) The are the ones who officially initiated the Queens Bus Redesign Project. So they do Deserve Credit. I wouldn’t say I’m giving them too much credit though. And I wouldn’t be surprised if a route ended up being the Same (in terms of its route). Take the Q70 for example. 3) Ok. The Q29 is a route is a direct route in my opinion, feeding onto both QBL and The line. Though I don’t see what kind of route Change it would need. 4) ok. Thanks
  4. - @B35 via Church Bringing this over from the Queens Bus Redesign Article thread (or whatever you wanna call it), I'm Curious to know what those 8 routes were that I used as Reference Points for ideas. I can Already think of 4 from the Top of my mind. (Those being the Q23, Q42, Q67 and Q72)
  5. As a response to the 2 reasons that you outlined in addition to the other notions that you made in your post : 1) My intentions were not to turn this into an idea thread, but I did want to get some ideas out since they related to this thread. 2) While I have been using current routes as reference points for ideas, I don't believe that every route would be heavily altered as a result of this redesign, thus that should explain the preservation of a few routes. 3) While I believe that all routes should be more direct as to which destinations they serve, I highly doubt that'll be easy, especially when you consider the fact that certain Streets are Curved while other portions of Queens are somewhat "Sprawled" out. 4) I don't understand what the beef is with Short Routes, but as long as people get from Point A to Point B without an Issue, then I could care less about the Length of a bus route (at least up to a certain degree)
  6. I’m a little confused here. Are you saying that there should be 5 bus networks in Queens or the Queens Network being split into 4-5 sections, those being: Northeast Queens SouthEast Queens Central/Western Queens Brooklyn/Queens Border Brooklyn. (Which is it’s own thing.) The fact that the Network will be redone from scratch I understand, but does that mean my approach was wrong or something? Personally, I would advocate for High Frequencies, but not at the expense of low frequency or Neighborhood bus routes. Once again, I personally don’t think that the Q42 or Q67 should be eliminated, but the should not improve the Network at the Expense of Riders from Low Ridership Routes, or something along those lines. Another opinion that I want to throw out is that I don’t feel like the Queens Network Redesign will be as Successful without Short And Longn Terms Rail Infrastructure Upgrades in Queens such as TOD along various Locations on the LIRR, or a Subway Extension to a Particular location. I also don’t want to leave out the fact that in order for this redesign to be successful, the and [DOT] should do many road infrastructure Upgrades. Examples would include: • Implementing a Real BRT Corridor. Hillside Avenue, Merrick Blvd, And Northern Blvd are Great Opportunities for this • Transit Signal Priority - (And no, not VisionZero) • “Bus Zones” wherever bus lanes can not be implemented, this would be like a parking zone, but Bus Zones would be directly on the bus stop. • Upgraded Bus Shelters for improved Passenger Comfort. •Elimintation I’d Dollar Vans. And of Course we can not forget that Better Bus Dispatching should be implemented along with the fact that NYPD should stop parking in Bus Lanes and start enforcing Them so that buses can get around faster. Do I think any of this will happen? No, but it should be considered if this Redesign has any chance of being successful.
  7. I agree with fixing the Q19, but the sending the Q33 to LaGuardia is unnecessary especially since we have the Q70 doing the same job. I wouldn’t eliminate the Q42 or Q67. Both may not be as popular as other routes but its important to note that these buses still serve people regardless of ridership numbers. The Q42, I would simplify and extend it to Sutphin Boulevard to connect with the LIRR. The Q67 I don’t know. For now, I have it extended it with the Q38 to Woodhull Hospital and up via the Q102/Q19 Routes to 2nd Street.
  8. If anything, I agree with @happy283 here. The R32’s are older (despite performing well) and need to be replaced first. So I think 207/Pitkin will get R211’s first. Assuming we get the base order of 535 cars, which will replace 232 R32’s in service and displace 4 car R179’s. Starting from here: - Should have a shared fleet of R46’s, 10 Car R179’s and the Base order (535 cars) of the R211’s. - All remaining 4 car R179’s from 207/Pitkin should be displaced to the line. The R68’s currently running in the can be assigned to another line such as the and . I’ll continue My speculation tomorrow. And going slightly off topic here. Am I the only one that thinks that the R32’s should have their final few runs on the (or some special Astoria-Brighton via Broadway Express/Bridge type service) since that is where the R32’s has their first run?
  9. claims to be looking at every bus route but what most of them really need is less bunching and “Bus Zones” on each stop. (In addition to a majority being rerouted to be faster/more direct.) By the way; Bus Zones are a term that I made up to represent what would look like a bus lane, but it’s only on the Bus Stop. It’s similar to how a parking zone would work. And since we’re on the topic of a Queens Bus Redesign; I’ll post my document/map on this thread too (both are still a Work In progress): https://docs.google.com/document/d/13bgZvRvkYdMhcMTbtcePbyqwYp9KfRrMgsB-McrdfdM Queens Bus Network Redesign: https://goo.gl/maps/oojQyXCHrTG2
  10. I know I’m late but this is a very interesting topic. By any chance, would TOD work within Areas of NYC? Say southeast Queens For example with LIRR Stations south of Jamaica. (St. Albans, Locust Manor, Lareuton, and Rosedale)?
  11. I forgot to mention something in my last post. 36th-38th Street Yard will soon be converted so that it can store Passenger Trains. If you don't believe me, then look it up in the (MTA) capital Dashboard site. I'm aware about the purpose of a Train Yard and why its important, but it seems that you missed my reasoning as to why a Pre-1987 (R) works in the current day. I'll say it again just to make things clear, Say you have the (R) and (W) Terminating at Ditmars. You can switch the LCD/Rollsign thing between the (R) and (W) since they'll basically be the same route at this point, so therefore, you can still house these trains at Coney Island. If that's not enough, then maybe someone else can shed some more light on this topic.
  12. If that's the Case, then you're better off keeping the and . Again, the Yard issue is no biggie, but keeping the and together at Astoria would Allow you to alter between the two since some trains head via Sea Beach. Long term, we can build a Yard in Astoria. I see where you're going with this but in my opinion, connecting the Broadway Local Tracks to the 63rd Street Tunnel is better off being used for Emergency Reroutes and G.O.'s. Sending the via 63rd would reduce reliability for the and service, making about 2-3 Bottlenecks worse than they already are. Good Luck with that.
  13. I don’t mean to bump this thread, but I noticed a bunch of LRT proposals in the Department of Subways Proposals thread. Why not bring the LRT discussion over here.
  14. Even if CPW is not getting CBTC, that doesn’t mean that plans won’t change. The and (like others said in this forum) would eventually need NTT’s. My personal belief is that if we can even maintain our current signal system properly, then what makes you think that we’ll be able to run CBTC at Full Potential? —————— Anyways, if I’m not mistaken, we have all 4 car sets on the Property and now await the delivery of the rest of the 5 car sets?
  15. Yea, I understand that, and both are good ideas! But I just want to Bring up a few points: 1. QBB-Northern Blvd LRT would have to Face with Constant Grade Differences. Particularly around th Queensboro Plaza area and Near the BQE/RX. This is assuming that this LRT is Elevated or at Grade Level. Second, where would this route terminate on Each End? I’m assuming either The Trolley Terminal or Columbus on its western end and somewhere past Flushing (Or a Branch to College Point on its East End) 2. The Lower Montauk currently runs Freight and the LIRR during the Rush. While it sounds cool to Run a Montauk-QBB Route for an LRT, I don’t think this is feasible. But if this were to happen, it could open up some opportunities for development in the Lower Portions of Queens. (i. e. An overhaul of Atlas Park and a bit of T.O.D. By Glendale) Preferably, I’d keep most of Maspheth Industrial though. 3. Don’t we already have a Thread for LRT? Why not discuss LRT ideas there instead as to not mix it with Subway Proposals
  16. and what are the Headway’s of this Express on Culver?
  17. From what I can understand, If we return the and , then the Following Benefits and Disadvantages would exist, Assuming that we don't build a Bowery-Grand Street Transfer or Rebuild Essex: Advantages: Culver Would gain More Service. ( Express. 15 7.5 8 Local, Creating a good 30.5 TPH) This would also make South Brooklyn More Attractive Delays on 6th Avenue will not be inflicted easily on Nassau (same is vice versa) You can Run More Service along the Nassau Corridor with the , and the bottleneck of Myrtle Junction wouldn't be as Impactful as it is now. In terms of Train Length (assuming we talk about 160') You've increased Passenger capacity on Queens Blvd. We can re-purpose the as a Nassau Bay Ridge Service if Necessary. Disadvantages: You'd Be Getting rid of a Popular service (our Current day ) The and would get worse in terms of Crowding (I guess)
  18. Wouldn't this Limit Capacity on the and ? If so, then train Riders (Including us QBL Riders) wouldn't Like that at all. As a Compromise to this, Some trains should Short Turn at Second Avenue.
  19. I have a few updates to my Queens Bus Redesign Document (and Map) : Q7: Cut From Euclid Avenue to Rockaway Blvd. This Portion is replaced by a Brooklyn Route. Buses are rerouted and Extended via Baisley Blvd and Bedell Street. Under TOD, I'd have the Q7 Terminate at Locust Manor Station, but instead I have them Terminating at Springfield Blvd and 145th Road. Q18: All buses rerouted via 69th Street. A new route takes the 65th Place portion of the Q18 route. Q24: Receives a Limited Service, but is Cut to Broadway Junction. The Same Route that replaced the Brooklyn Portion of the Q7 can also run via Broadway if warranted. Q62: A new Queens Route that I came up with. Replaces the Greenpoint Avenue Portion of the B24 and continues to Run on Roosevelt Avenue until Woodside Avenue. From Woodside Avenue, the Q62 runs with the Q18 until 65th Place. It will have the same Terminal as the Q18. https://docs.google.com/document/d/13bgZvRvkYdMhcMTbtcePbyqwYp9KfRrMgsB-McrdfdM/edit?usp=sharing https://drive.google.com/open?id=1TFLioK_1NnV15T-J0gOIR7WFRvp2GKz3&usp=sharing
  20. From what I understand, there are no good alternatives to De-congest Flushing? This Might be cheating, but why not extend the , Do some Atlantic Ticket Type thing on the LIRR Port Washington Branch in addition to TOD, reroute a few buses and call it a day? I'll come back with a more detailed response later.
  21. I wonder what’s up with 3070-3073. I think there must be a specific reason as to why that set is absent compared to the rest of the fleet. I guess we’ll find out in the future Other than that, it’s great to hear that more 5 car sets are on their way.
  22. Mind if I ask how far we’ve gotten with the R179 4 car deliveries?
  23. We just simply put up with it. Unless it stinks the car up. I remember one time I was on my way to school, and one Car stunk so bad that it was locked up compared to the rest of the train because of the stench. Every other train car was crowded. That reminds me a few days ago. I got on the and there were like 5-8 people sleeping on the 4th Car (R46). I just looked in the train car in awe cause I never seen anything like that before. That aside, here’s my opinion on . is alright. Crowds can be unbearable sometimes considering that most of its fleet is R46’s. It’s alright around Fulton. The Headway’s are something because there’s no consistency with the line’s Schedule in my opinion. Can’t really speak for the route past Rockaway Blvd. on Fulton. It’s faster than the most of the time. Especially with the 179’s. The merge at Hoyt though isn’t much of a Problem to me even though I know it’s a bottleneck. In Manhattan though. It feels like you’re going fast on the when in reality you’re going slow. Or at least that’s my experience. The ? It’s alright, minus the homeless. Pretty fast on QBL as long as it’s not Rush Hours. The merge at 75th is annoying though. That’s all I have for the

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