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  1. I plan on filing for MTA Bus Company Part-Time Bus Operator Exam #9303 and wanted to know if the list of eligibles for this exam will remain active for at least 4 years from the date that it is established? Additionally, does anyone know if this exam is chained to any specfic MTA Bus Company depot(s)?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Those timers are there to prevent overruns at Utica Avenue. However, there are plenty of other stations along the where overruns are more probable, but aren't preceded by timers coming into them. The northbound platform at 181st Street is an example, so as 42nd Street–Port Authority Bus Terminal southbound. If you have an experienced T/O who knows them well, you can fly into those stations like a bat out of hell. There's this T/O on the that operates with little fear of timers. I've noticed him doing that trip to Far Rockaway–Mott Avenue in the PM rush hour on a set of R32s. The guy pulled into 42nd Street–Port Authority Bus Terminal close to 50 MPH, shutting off the controller the second he entered the station, pulling a full brake, and managed to make the 10-car stop marker on only 1 adjusted braking application.
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    R32 and R46 going to the B Line???

    You've been dying to write that, haven't you?
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    R32 and R46 going to the B Line???

    My prediction is similar to that of @RR503's regarding the eventual (G) fleet being composed of NTT's in majority, with a few R32 sets to make up for the remaining equipment necessary to support adequate, planned service. Those NTT's might be R160s, but, I could be wrong. Most of the remaining R32 sets could retain their assignment on the (A), but, only time will tell where they go. There's always the possibility of seeing some R32 put-ins on the (B) during rush hours, but even that is questionable. As far as I know, 5 10-car R42 trains can be assembled for (B) service, which could make their way to Coney Island Yard for that very reason. Now, I suppose a good question is: When will this all take place? January 2019? Or, has it already started?
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    Did anyone get pictures of that set of R32s that they were using to shoot a movie scene at Bedford Park Boulevard? They altered the roll signs and the current “MTA New York City Subway” plaques—the train was signed up as a gray (Q), and sported what looked like a dated transit logo. If my memory serves me correct, the lead car flip-dot display read “D.” It’s been a minute since I’ve seen a full 10-car set of 32s on the IND Grand Concourse Line in The Bronx with passengers on it, despite them being film extras. If my phone wasn’t about to die, I would’ve snapped photos of it and uploaded them on here.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    I was thinking the same thing—the 155th Station along the isn't close to the 155th Station along the in actuality. The user @N6 Limited is correct about the IRT constructing stations quite close to each other in certain parts of the system. Nereid Avenue and Wakefield–241st Street on the are like what, 3 blocks from each other?
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    September 2, 2018 Bus Route and Service Changes

    Residents from Douglaston and Little Neck don't bother taking that long ride on the Q36 all the way to Jamaica for the and trains... They drive, use the LIRR, or take the Q12 to Flushing for the .
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    I see that you omitted the R42s from your predicted car assignment list to be implemented before the closure of the 14th Street Tunnels. Do you really expect them to be retired at such a critical time when the MTA needs all the rolling stock it can possibly utilize? We're expecting a considerable shift in passenger ridership patterns to mitigate the harsh inconvenience of the closure. As it stands, 5 10-car R42 sets can be assembled and used. At a time so crucial, you need everything you can get your hands on and some more. When you prepare for a disaster you stock up on supplies, not go and throw away the things you feel you won't need. In the event you're faced with a shortage of some sort, (and the possibility is there) you're going to desperately regret tossing your options. Preparation isn't only about what you predict to expect... A big part of it is knowing that there will be obstacles that you can't always foresee...
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    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    I've heard that it's particularly undesirable in the winter when the radiator has a tendency to get so hot that you can easily get burned. Ouch.
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    R32 Fleet Swap Discussion Thread

    I've witnessed numerous T/O's who operate R32 sets with the cab door open for their entire trips, with and without people standing beside them looking out the railfan window. There was this one time where I overheard a T/O saying he actually doesn't mind conversating with people while he operates, as it speeds up the day. Do note that he was able to safely operate and maintain a conversation simultaneously.
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    Enhanced Station Initiative

    It's a shame how this is amusing. Were you expecting more? This is the MTA we're talking about.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    Let it go. Back to the discussion of the R179s.
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    R179 Discussion Thread

    So what if @Coney Island Av is incorrect? You show you care when you invest the time and energy to respond... If there's something posted on here that's controversial, just ignore what you disagree with... The second someone calls you out on something, everyone wants to chime in and take turns beating the dead horse. Turn a blind eye to what you don't care to see. Period.
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    T/O #7604 Hiring Process

    Those two violations will not affect you as long as you were responsible by paying them off. I would even bring proof of receipt with you to ensure you don't get put on hold.
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    Second Avenue Subway Discussion

    I was thinking the same—such factors effectively prohibit the creation of a subway line within the realm of suburbia. There are cryptic messages hidden in plain sight behind where certain lines go and don't go that can be recognized by simply taking a look at today's subway map. Consider A Division routings. The functions at the 7th Avenue Local, but recall it's termini: South Ferry and Van Cortlandt Park–242nd Street. The northern terminal of the is located in the affluent neighborhood of Riverdale in The Bronx—the interest there is to keep passengers from Crown Heights, Brownsville, and East New York off their trains, which is why the does not continue into Brooklyn alongside the and . The same logic applies to the . Apart from it being the Lexington Avenue Local, it's termini are instrumental in shaping where it's route is situated. Pelham Bay Park—the northern terminal of the , is another wealthy neighborhood in The Bronx. Residents there, who are well off like those from Riverdale, will cry NIMBY if the were extended into Brooklyn permanently to a neighborhood of lower socioeconomic class, say Crown Heights, or East New York where the terminates at New Lots Avenue. If you compare the terminals of the , , , , and , you'll see a simple pattern emerge. The starts it's trip at Flatbush Avenue–Brooklyn College, traveling to Wakefield–241st Street, where the median income level is comparable to that in Flatbush. With the , you wrap the controller out of East New York, travel into the heart of Brownsville through the projects, and end your trip in the projects in Harlem. See? The system is designed to transport those within a certain socioeconomic class while keeping them separated and contained. It's no different with B Division routings. You know how it goes. Choose a line, look at its termini and it's pretty simple from there on out. The starts at Euclid Avenue, makes its way through a few neglected areas in Brooklyn, and ends at 168th Street in Washington Heights, where the residents are hardworking and productive like those who live near Euclid Avenue, but live a struggle in trying to make ends meet. By far the most obvious line that speaks for itself in this regard is the . Not only is it the only 3-borough local we have access to, but it makes its way from the expensive streets of Forest Hills to the elite properties of Bay Ridge. Come on now, this all can't be merely coincidental—this is all deliberate. Like I've said before, where there's money, there's power, which is why our system is the very way it is today.


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