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  1. Go to: https://new.mta.info/careers Then click on the hyperlink where it says: See all open positions And on the next page, click on the button that reads: Search Jobs Now You will then have to create an account to apply for any jobs.
  2. No Problem. Good Luck to the rest of you that are in the October class.
  3. I'm not personally familiar with the exam, but if it's anything like the Locomotive Engineer S&D Exam for the LIRR then you will need to know the definitions and everything else verbatim.
  4. Writing by hand or typewriting on the computer for the Definitions. Flash Cards can be used for Definitions (Word on one side and Definition on the other side) too. Flash Cards are typically used for the Signals (Picture of the Aspect on one side and Name & Indication on the other side). For the Signals, it was helpful for me to create a visual description of them as though I were describing it to someone with no knowledge of it. The Definitions have to be word for word, verbatim. It's best if you find out what method is the most effective for you to memorize things. The Signals & Definitions are just preliminary. Everything you do afterwards will require constant studying and dedication (Book of Rules and Physical Characteristics). You should know all of the Signals & Definitions by heart and can instantly recite them. Examples: What is the definition of Interlocking? What is the abbreviation of Advanced Civil Speed Enforcement System? What is the indication of Absolute-Clear? Good Luck!
  5. That sounds about right. There was a new class of Block Operators taking the S&D Exam recently, so they will be doing Basic Skills soon. If you are interested, you'll receive a conditional offer of employment in which you must pass the medical exam and background check to be officially hired. Then if you're good, they'll send you the conditional offer again with your official hire date/orientation date. Orientation is 3 days of safety-oriented presentations or classes, followed by 5 weeks for the Book of Rules class. The class is going good so far. There is a ton of material to study and memorize. If you're still up for it, then I recommend memorizing the rules in the study guide from the basic skills class, and going over all the definitions and signals. It's not required, but helps tremendously.
  6. My list number was 18XX for Pre-Employment on June 10th, although I didn't take the job.
  7. Just got the Pre-Employment Letter in the mail for "probable permanent position as a Conductor (Rev Veh) 01-F" List #: 18XX Starting Pay: $22.1446 / Hour Fortunately, I've already accepted a position with the LIRR as a Block Operator. Good Luck to you guys.
  8. Correction: There are 7 in this year's June class.
  9. I'm scheduled for the June class. Medical Exam is next week.
  10. There were 7 trainees for the 2018 fiscal year which leads me to further speculate that there are only four per class.
  11. Thanks everyone that corrected me. I didn't think about the different circumstances for everyone. I've driven to Babylon yard but took the LIRR to the hillside facility without a ticket. Also, I'm not attending the upcoming open house as I'm in the Block Operator program. Good Luck to you guys.
  12. Interesting. What if the "customer" refuses to pay?
  13. As long as you're getting off at an Employees Only stop or you can prove that you have a reason to go there (email invitation), then it should be fine.

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