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B35 via Church

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  1. In all honesty, I don't even feel like discussing these stats..... Kinda like being on unemployment & watching the balance in your bank account heading south faster than birds (or a New Yorker) for the winter.....
  2. Yeah, travel about a mile east & it gets significantly worse.... See it everyday. Most those cops never leave the facility enough to even see the buses themselves, let alone who's boarding them in what manner....
  3. Yes you can take the #832 to Asbury for the #317.... As for the other question, IDK what you're even asking with that; reducing the normal fare to a discounted one....
  4. Guess I'm in a minority then, because I don't like anything about those oatmilk ads - from the product being advertised, to the lackadaisical attempt at witticism, down to the font...
  5. SMFH.... Can't even go about performing covert operations right.
  6. I'll say this much.... Central NJ in & of itself as a ridership gen for Huguenot av, aint it. It's difficult to even give an answer to the question you pose, since I wouldn't concoct a route like your "S75".... But to keep conversation flowing I guess, if you're dead set on having a route run the length of Huguenot av (considering other ideas you've portrayed here), I would simply append the SI service area portion of your "S75" to your quote-unquote daytime S78 (I'm not getting into that whole night time network thing again) & have it be called a day....
  7. What else is new.... This is the same community that shot down a city bus route running through "their" streets.... Why would they approve of something far more macro, such as propping up a new RR station (in light of the new arena that's to be built out there) to actually revitalize that dead ass town.... Proud of living in a small town, yet still want proximity to "the city" - without having city folks being anywhere near 'em, that quantifies as & would result in ruination.... This is the type of shit you get from some of these suburbanites..... What's funny about this particular situation is that a good majority (I'd go as far as to say most) of people that would utilize that station & head to that soon to be built arena, are LAWN GUYLANDERS themselves.... Opting to file a lawsuit over this..... Swear we can't f***in have nothing......
  8. Heard about this on the radio earlier this week.... Have no problems with it whatsoever... I would even look into getting rid of LIRR Bellerose itself. On the same side of the coin, LIRR Belmont is a PITA, operationally & communally (in terns of usability)... They can do away with that station too, for all I care.
  9. The point of all this being about revenue collection is obvious..... Nobody wants to hear/read any cries of how broke the MTA is, when they grossly mismanage funds..... Those with metrocard problems should not be pigeonholed as criminals of theft of services.... It's sucker shit, no matter how it's sliced.... To have to resort to carrying back-up cards (giving the MTA even more money) to lessen the chances of possessing a faulty card{s) is ludicrous.....
  10. No need to double down on this.... A route running from Bricktown to Hylan/Richmond (even if you ignore said routing in Rossville) having significant north-south portions on Arthur Kill rd. and on Richmond av. is not pretty straight-forward.... So much so that it renders your concern about the indirectness of a route like the S52 null & void (or highly hypocritical)...... Alright, your plan isn't final, but you still wanted opinions on what you've showcased here, no? Anyway, your S89 I have less of a problem with, compared to your S75.... The demand is just not there to have a bus route acting as a point to point route in Central NJ for Woodbridge Mall & Metropark (business parks and/or the RR station itself)... I mean, you can do what you want with your proposals, but I'm commenting, considering what I know about these areas in question.....
  11. Always saw that as some temporary measure.... If that's not the case, I agree 100%.
  12. Not only do I not agree with it, I personally think it's a chicken shit move to target those that are more likely to pay & then hit those with a metrocard issue with a farebeating charge as some sort of a "gotcha" moment..... Target the sons of bitches that are deliberately skipping out of the fare on these local buses.
  13. Drivers aren't gunning after these bicyclists; it's a false ass narrative.... Bicyclists tend to ride like they're in their own world & then whenever they get into some unfortunate accident, it's the motorist's fault because he/she bears ALL of the responsibility in the matter..... The only blind spots that matter are their own, not the ones they tend to dive into of some motorist from out of nowhere.... The one thing I will say though is that they are using the bike lanes a lot more.... But that does not mean you get to dive out of the bike lane whenever you want to turn down some side street, and I'm just supposed to stop on a dime because I'm the motorist in the situation.... Ped's (pedestrians) tend to think the same way too, when they're crossing the street on a green (light), incl. jaywalking..... The concept of sharing the road goes both ways, not the sole onus of it having to be on the driver.
  14. And as for your meandrous S73? ============================ Aside from the point of straighter isn't always better, just what are you trying to accomplish with that S75?? Forget about the whole Metropark bit; SI-ers aren't going to take local buses to get to that station.... Immense waste of mileage.
  15. Not if you have less drivers & less resources on the road, no.... The basis of your inquiry runs on the assumption that status quo would be maintained. Expendability. Exactly why I've been, and will still continue to parrot on these parts, that the MTA does not care about the rider.... And they don't.
  16. Not that I would either way, but If the Steinbrenner's themselves aren't near as concerned about this work that has to be done, then I won't begin to show (or feign) any care about any lost revenue the Yankee franchise would end up undergoing... Because, priorities.....
  17. Since we're going to conflate matters, can we THEN say that the MTA's inadequacies are ultimately resulting in more deaths on the road..... People have & are continuing to astray from mass transit in this city & they've been doing so, well before so-called Vision Zero NYC..... While I'm indifferent to Vision Zero NYC (since I deem it as nothing more than a convenient talking point), it's not "failing" for the reasons that's being conveyed & portrayed in this article, or at all really.... With that said, it isn't garnering praise & evoking any standing ovations either.... FWIW, Vision Zero NYC had shit to do with my decision to go through with abandoning MTA services to commute to work..... The collateral damage argument/point of view (well since vehicles have slowed {supposedly], that means the buses are too) is a convenient copout.... Speaking of which, I don't care for the pass this article seems to give to the MTA.... Irresponsible, impatient, ignorant, and outright dangerous drivers need stay the f*** off the roads.... At the same time, the mere fact that people are abandoning public transit at the rate that they are, shouldn't somehow be some less than significant concern that's shooed away like a fart in the wind..... There should be more of a focus as to WHY more vehicles are on the road & more people are getting injured or killed, due to the influx of it.... To convey to me that a talking point (Vision Zero) is a significant enough a reason, well you may as well tell me that "chicks dig the longball" is a large factor as to why the game of baseball is going down the tubes..... It wouldn't make much sense for so many NY-ers to commence driving or using rideshare services if VisionZero, by itself, is the failure that it's being made out to be (responsible for an increasing amt. of deaths)..... There would be a healthy trepidation of NYC's roads if that were the case.... I mean, If it was as such, the subways would be infinitely more unbearable to utilize than it already is (if such a thought is even fathomable).....
  18. Nothing covert or subconscious about that snippet,... I'm blatantly saying the cost neutrality nonsense is just that - nonsense..... It isn't their main goal as far as fiscal responsibility is concerned... It's a convenient little excuse.... Always has been AFAIC. Lol.... I don't think anyone here doesn't understand the benefits of a bathroom in & of itself, nor are ignorant of the areas that express buses serve.... What we're basically saying is, in so many words, all things considered, installing bathrooms should not be too high up on the MTA's priority list as far as buses are concerned - especially being incompetent (and inefficient) in so many other areas.... I mean, no one on here's saying/implicating that the very idea of a toilet on a bus should be outlawed, or otherwise conveying that one has no place on a bus whatsoever.....
  19. The cost neutral shit is a façade..... They're aiming to cut costs by any means necessary... That undoubtedly doesn't include the added amenity of passengers during their (steadily exacerbating, to add insult to injury) commute being able to take a leak, drop a deuce, or induce emesis.... Forget it. As for the MTA learning from its mistakes... Hard to answer that question - especially when I can't come to grips with categorizing any of what we experience (some more than others) from this agency as simple blunders.... As the saying goes, you can't fix stupid.
  20. All of you thus far are making points regarding common courtesy..... I don't disagree that it all SHOULD be the case, but when you come to grips that this agency views & treats the riding public as that of being expendable, it's nothing more than being par for the course..... As far as this new/future website or whatever, to be honest, judging by the skeletal nature of its appearance, I like what/where they're trying to go with it.... Last rendition of the site was much too much of a clusterf**k.....
  21. They can't even maintain adequate heating on all these buses during the winter & A/C on all these buses during the summer; never mind how much more unsanitary the buses will end up being... IDGAF if the lavatory were to be free of use, but I'd be especially god damned if I'm to be subjected to further come out of pocket for it..... For the waning QoS, they aren't getting a rusty red schilling more out of me... Nope.
  22. Whether it's for the benefit of a bus garage, or something else fare more useful, golf courses are an immense waste of space....
  23. Get back to me when the charade of giving a shit about curbing farebeating is over & their persistent perennial laissez-faire attitude of farebeating progresses to that of further promoting more (and at higher rates of) fare increases..... I'm not buying this concern for a second, and I'm of the belief that they're not being honest with these stats, either...... Noooowwwww all of a sudden, farebeating is this problem that has to be immediately addressed... All jokes aside, nobody's that f***ing absent-minded....
  24. This proposed Bx30 will end up being faster than the current Bx30 - as it'll end up taking less people where they're essentially trying to get to.... IDC if this proposed Bx30 moves on par with, or even faster than the Bee-lines, the thing will still be a disservice to Boston rd. patrons & Co-op riders.... Yes, it's incontestable - but it won't be solely on the factor of speed.....

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