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  1. :(the problem is that the corridor between boston rd and southern blvd has terrible traffic in the rush hour and the Bx12 cannot use the underpass at southern blvd since the connection for the bx19 and bx9 would be lost.Also the eastern part of the route has to deal with the england thru way traffic this causes bunches or at least contributes to it. i agree the ridership should be more cleaner but the nycta dose"nt give the cleaners enough time to do the job properly since they have so many busses pulling in at the same time so it sweep quickly and run the the bus was which most time has no soap in it.
  2. :(of the main problems with the Bx 12 is the corridor between boston rd and southern blvd the traffic backs up there all the time especially during rush hours the route can not use the underpass at southern blvd because it would not be able to serve s.blvd with connections to Bx19 and Bx9 also the east side of the route new england thru way also has congestion problems
  3. any one got picks of the interior of the new lfsa:cry::cry::cry::cry:
  4. hey guy"s how was the ride....better then new flyer?
  5. the grey box is for radio and other electronic systems(gps transmitters recievers) the nova really has no room under the bus for this. this is where C.A.T.S. Charlotte area transit had there GPS and radio and camera recording devices. I was a driver there for 5 yrs after leaving MABSTOA.
  6. The Bx31 was southern blvd and Bx30 was 145st x town to 149st and bruckner blvd where as Bx31 was botanical garden to 149st and southern blvd then was combined to make the Bx19
  7. the Bx31 was southern blvd and Bx30 was 145st x-town!
  8. Hey just thinking..... I wonder why mta dose"nt have super express on the w.p.line from 241st/238st to gun hill then on to the east. What was the express platform at gunhill for? :confused:
  9. Hey how the TA get the union to allow TA x"s to lay over at mjq(MAbstoa Depot) I know that Mabstoa is step child of TA but years ago this would be a no,no.
  10. there are other issues about the BXM11 that are not addressed one is there are only 2 stations on the #2 line with elevators for the handicapped that are 233st and pelham pkwy besides it also serves the bronx zoo.
  11. i hear you but when concourse line was built co-op city did not exsist co-op city was built in later "60"s-early 70"s, was"nt concourse built in early to mid 1930"s. As i remember co-op city area was swamp area and undeveloped then. I did hear that later years there was a plan to extend concourse line from 205st to co-op but never done.Why would pick one short area to start a third track in middle of grand concourse instead of after 155st portal. It seems they would have made 161st a express stop because of yankee stadium,any new explanations?
  12. will amtrak offer bi level cars on south east corridor in the future and if not,what is the reason?
  13. I am a ex mabstoa driver out of walnut and i am nycta fan (trains and busses) so i want to bond with on this forum on the whole system bus and subway

  14. Hey guy"s some are you are getting mixed up with the A line I am speaking about the D line and the lay up between 170 and 167 st s/b is only on track and if you look at it carefully you will see it dose"nt seem like it was built for a fourth track being that you can only access the lay up track by pulling into 167st s/b and reverse n/b into the layup towards bumper block at north end. Remember the concourse line only has 3 tracks and only the A line was considered for the trek over the GW to Jersey
  15. how does the nova artic ride i drove the nova lfs had great turning radius but ride could be hard at times.

  16. anybody know about layup track on the D on s/b side between 170st and 167st? and why was it built? it look like it can only hold one trainset and i never seen it used.
  17. do you know which bus was the pheonix and the history behind it?

  18. Only in new york,maybe the chicken was nabbed for fare beating lol
  19. I live in the bx and drovethe Bx4 out of Walnut Depot. How in the world could they consider cuts on the Bx4(ho chi min trail) lol. With the service we had that was before the tandems came,and we still could"nt keep our headways. I had a early run that started about 5:00am had one quiet trip and then all hell broke loose, from the early morning pre-rush hour passengers ......to the regular morning passengers and school kid.......to the senior citizens and(after rush hour-mid morning) You worked like you were in vietnam. The other rough one was bx19. Many of the overnighters(hawks) have been lost in early cuts. The bx10 wish I believe has a hawk serves riverdale to montefiore hospital. I was told years again that routes that serve hospitals would have hawk service, but that went out the window years ago.:confused:
  20. I feel he should have not exposed himself now apparently he dos"nt know how transit works. What would he have said if he worked in the 50"s or early 60"s when the union had REAL contracts bent towards employees(work RULES) that have been taken away like track workers not working on EL"s in bad weather?
  21. I agree 100% I am a union man and worked as a bus operator for many years but became disabled.I was union line steward for my line, youo are right!!!!!!TALLY-HO!!!!
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