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EastFlatbushLarry

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  1. EastFlatbushLarry

    MTA chief: I made turnstile jumper buy a MetroCard

    on the B44sbs & Q53sbs, there are a few eagle team units that roll around in unmarked units, although the vans have MTA license plates. seen one on avenue u & Nostrand and another on Woodhaven & Metropolitan
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    MTA chief: I made turnstile jumper buy a MetroCard

    thank you. signed, all bus operators.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    also, it's a safety hazard. anyone at any point could trip & fall with strollers in the way. I've seen it happen way too many times. closing a stroller is not negotiable on any bus i operate
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    MTA Bus Operations: Historical Fleet Rosters

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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    casey stengel's 68xx's were all sent to QV, with the exception of one unit at Grand Avenue (if I'm not mistaken)
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    i would bet money that i haven't even made yet, that LG has subscribed to the Bronx division theory of "we're getting new(er) buses in a few years anyway, so let's beat the dog s**t outta what we have and run 'em into the ground". i must agree wholeheartedly that the JFK buses look significantly better kept than LaGuardia's. it seems as if LG doesn't even run those artics thru the bus wash. to be completely honest, i thought JFK was going to treat the TA loaners like utter s**t. but i must say, one thing I've noticed regarding the artic fleet/spare factor is if a b/o pulls in with say bus #6070 at 3pm, by 4pm that bus is back out on another run. damn-near all their artics are out there most of the work day.
  7. from an operator's perspective, my personal favorite buses to operate are the 86/49/50/51/52xx-series RTS's, the 67/68xx-series Orion 7's (i enjoy operating these buses immensely) the 56xx-series Galaxy New Flyer Artics, the Nova LFS-A's & the Nova LFS's. from a fanboy perspective, i loved the 70/75xx-series rebuilt '82 RTS's, 3160 (the prototype RTS for the 86xx-series) and the whistling 84xx-series RTS's (BEFORE their engine replacement)
  8. EastFlatbushLarry

    Brooklyn Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    the b60 already has major issues pulling out from grand avenue to willy-b or Canarsie... and has problems maintaining headway just attempting to wiggle down the road from willy-b to Canarsie. i seriously doubt that any extension of the B60 will benefit anyone on rockaway Avenue or Wilson for that matter. i understand that there isn't that much ridership on cozine from breukelen projects (williams avenue) to van siclen (it's basically a daytona 500 strip) but i see no benefit to this for the 60, except for grand avenue operators, adding to their paddles run time
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    Select Bus Service Planning

    it's a part of life. the unexpected will happen. something that people conveniently forget when riding public transportation on public roadways. last time i checked, majority of our bus lines don't operate on bus only or bus priority roadways.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    the B82 absolutely used to be signed up as Gravesend ÷ Canal Av before the coney island extension. i can't recall the signage used for the x28
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    September 2, 2018 Bus Route and Service Changes

    i can definitely understand that the area may have potential for population growth, with spillover from northern Brooklyn & LIC making it's way to Elmhurst and surrounding areas (if it isn't happening already) i can admit I'm not all too familiar with those areas, yet logic would dictate in my opinion to "build it before they come" meaning be proactive with positive bus service along that corridor as opposed to reactive, waiting for public outcry to dictate increased bus service on the Q19. yet, as all (transportation) employees know, for the most part, transit has habitually been a reactionary organization.
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    September 2, 2018 Bus Route and Service Changes

    i still can't fathom the Q19's lack of frequency & end time. why haven't the constituency along astoria made a bigger fuss? the past 2 sundays I've gotten a ride to Woodhaven & metro. checked bus time for q54 to willy-b. at approx 6:20am. bus wasn't supposed to arrive until 7:10am IINM. I'm assuming the run was late. yet, i do agree, 20 minutes isn't an ideal situation. i could've possibly taken uber or a cab, but with my employee pass, i don't see the point of that
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    Mysterious shuttle bus

    This is exactly why transit (and the union) advises all employees to never speak to the media.
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    September 2, 2018 Bus Route and Service Changes

    amen! i can't, for the life of me, understand how there haven't been acts of civil disobedience and revolting in the streets west of Fresh Pond rd on this corridor. how is anyone content with service levels on the Q54? and may i ask, how is the 54 still running every 30-40 minutes on Sunday mornings? who's tolerating that?
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    September 2, 2018 Bus Route and Service Changes

    and, once again, the sun rises in the east. the point I'm making is that just as the sun is damn-near guaranteed to rise in the east every morning of our existence in this earth, it is almost guaranteed that the B41 will see headway decrease damn-near every f***in' pick. it's borderline laughable at this point.

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