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  1. Don't forget that the operating cabs in the 32s get hot in the summer heat. That leads many train operators to work with their cab doors open. The whole idea dies in said scenario. To say that the T/O is in next to no risk is wishful thinking. We are talking about microscopic molecules that can easily pass through the smallest of spaces. You cannot eliminate the risk entirely unless the lead motor and conductor cars are isolated from passengers completely with their ends locked to prevent passengers from entering those restricted areas.
  2. The real problem is that way too many people here in NYC don't respect the social distancing rule. Unless you have a dedicated policing squad at every station to enforce it, there's close to nothing the can do. You can run full service with all the equipment the agency owns and it still won't be enough. There will always be careless passengers who consciously chose not to wear masks. They will always ruin it for those who do the right thing. Period. My case still stands.
  3. I wouldn't be so fast to say that. NYCT needs to take their time with this to correctly perform a top-to-bottom inspection so those 179s don't fall apart for the third time. Also, saying that ridership will be "much higher" next month is nothing more than a blind opinion. It will take a good while before we see 5,000,000+ passengers taking the train everyday like they were before the pandemic. For all of those who keep asking when the 179s will be put back into service: Please stop asking. When they hit the rails again you'll see them. No one has all the answers you're looking for.
  4. Leave the Rockaway Park Shuttle alone. Having it run to Rockaway Boulevard full-time would choke up the junction big time due to the train having to be fumigated and then by it needing to take the middle track to relay. You will effectively f*** up service even further by doing this during rush hours, as you'll effectively block trains in both directions with the required moves when headways are the tightest and where dwell times are especially critical.
  5. @B35 via Church, can you explain the concept of having buses that originate south of Sanford Avenue having no business serving Sanford Avenue in it's entirety? The idea has some merit. I would opt out of the Q27 for the Q12 to QCC whenever there was some incident on Kissena Boulevard axeing my commute to the college. From what I know, that stint that the 12 has before reaching Northern picks up well.
  6. There are a ton of people on this forum speculating which yards/lines the R211s will be assigned to whom believe that they will be on NYCT property in the coming year. We have experienced perhaps the worst economic disaster in a century, millions of people have lost their jobs, and the agency is looking to cut, not add. Come on now, you're really telling me that something of this magnitude wouldn't prevent the 211s from coming in on time? The fact that they were paid off under the 2015-2019 Capital Plan means next to nothing when the entire agency has been significantly compromised.
  7. Here are some of my opinions: Subdivision A: - 7th Avenue Local: · I personally wouldn't want to be stuck working this line during the AM or PM rush; too chaotic. - 7th Avenue Express: · Too much cab-time for my liking; especially those overnight trips from Flatbush to Wakefield and vice versa. Also, don't forget those G.O.'s that'll weigh you down even further. To me, it's one of the worst assignments that I can think of. - 7th Avenue Express: · A sweet gig to work during the day and overnights isn't too shabby either as it remains an express line and only operates as a shuttle. - Lexington Avenue Express: · Working this line during the day might be OK, but Jerome Avenue tends to drag along like the does on Westchester Avenue or White Plains Road. Not only that, but all it takes is something minor to transpire and Jerome Avenue takes the hit. That stint in The Bronx is infamous for that. Just like the , an overnight pick on the results in suffering. I view the line as marginally better than the overnight , but only because Lexington Avenue saves it some runtime. - Lexington Avenue Express: · A pick that includes an express trip is probably one of the best jobs in my opinion. (Not including those trips that terminate at Nereid Avenue.) Midnights, the shuttle between E. 180th Street and Dyre Avenue isn't that bad. It's less than 15 minutes if I recall correctly. - Lexington Avenue Local · See my reasoning for not wanting to work the line. - Flushing Local/Express · Due to this line's length, expect to be thrown back and forth several times everyday. Unless I'm able to pick a job with satisfactory recovery time in between trips, I wouldn't choose working the if I were able to avoid it. - 42nd Street Shuttle · I wouldn't do this to myself if I had a choice. 2 stations. 8 hours. No, thank you. In addition to these, how do you guys feel about terminal switching jobs? Yard jobs?
  8. The employment section of this online transit forum is dedicated to the civil service exam process, administrative/medical follow-up, and any other related pre-appointment questions that prospects may have. This topic addresses T/O's and C/R's with seniority sufficient enough to pick jobs with a steady schedule.
  9. All this speculation is moot as there aren't going to be any R211s for the foreseeable future. The COVID-19 pandemic has effectively put all planned projects and deliveries on indefinite hold.
  10. What are some of the best and worst jobs that a T/O or C/R can pick in Subdivisions A and B?
  11. Reread what I've emboldened aside the asterisks and do some long, hard thinking. I couldn't bare to read more.
  12. What are some of your thoughts in fixing that mess? Also, I can't picture an Addisleigh Park resident needing anything north of Union Turnpike. Demographics and ridership patterns just don't support that.
  13. I'm not sure if this has been brought up yet, but the proposed Q65 is possibly one of the worst ideas I've ever seen. The real Q65 isn't without its weaknesses, but the whole "straighten it out" and "convert to LTD" philosophy as some magical potion to solving all problems has bothered me the most about this whole "draft" crap. Neutering the Q65 in Jamaica by having it serve just one measly station along the for it's entirety, severing it's access to Flushing, and abandoning College Point, for WHAT? Just to have the whole thing die by serving residential neighborhoods in Queens that are not dependent on public transportation at all which have close to 0 potential in promoting ridership growth??? F*** out of here with that nonsense.
  14. Negative. The 's R68A's sometimes appear on the from time to time. It's not unheard of.
  15. Here's some advice to you: Know who you're talking to before lecturing them next time.
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