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B35 via Church

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  1. In terms of development, the application of new urbanist principles out in the suburbs is a blatant attempt at urbanizing them..... Nothing more, nothing less. The only thing that will end up rising in Wyandanch, is crime.
  2. Unnecessary. Artics on the Q12, to me, means service decreases for the Northern Blvd corridor (east of Flushing) altogether.... Meaning, this won't end up solely affecting Q12 riders... They want less buses on the road.
  3. If you ask me, I'd say it already has.... Apparently, this guy also agrees - How New York got it right
  4. no, Here is where we talk about public transportation in New York City ! ....got too much to be concerned about right now with the MTA, to worry about virtual transportation....
  5. I'm not concurring with running Q12's to LIRR Great Neck at all, but mistimed connections is a poor reason to not send a bus route somewhere, if there's a demand for it..... The point of the extension/suggestion was never to supplant the n20....
  6. Yeah, they're the biggest culprit as it pertains to NYC, but you get the overall analogy/point.... Farebeating isn't limited to any class or ethnicity.
  7. I'll say it - The term "OMNY" should be more ubiquitous in this city than the term "Metrocard" ever was... I gotta admit, the shit is catchy. The MTA (still) won't shut up about Select Bus Service, but aren't zealous enough in their advertising of OMNY, IMO... LOL... They already do that now ! Honestly, I've never seen them in the airport itself either..... Anyway, it's akin to suburban areas (generally) having low crime rates, yet some of its inhabitants being the same people coming over exacerbating crime rates in urban areas after a night out or whatever (no matter how slight, or how petty the crime is)..... Whole bit is reminiscent of that video that was put out some time ago of people farebeating at 86th & 86th (some coincidence), and a couple other stations as well, walking through the gate themselves and/or holding the gate for OTHERS to walk through.... But the placement of these retired cops Eagle Team would have you believe that only a] low class & b] Blacks & Hispanics (I hate that term minority) are the only people capable of wanting to getting over.... As if those of us with well paying jobs/careers aren't looking to keep an extra buck (or.... $2.75) in our pockets..... Farebeating has gotten so bad in this city, that I'm actually of the belief that transients & foreigners/tourists come here & think that public transit is free, due to the permeated culture that has been bred..... I'll put it this way - A tree isn't the only thing growing in Brooklyn... Manhattan.... or any of the other boroughs !
  8. Generally speaking..... M12: Abingdon sq - Columbus Circle {via 12th av} M55: South Ferry - Bryant Park {via 5th/6th av's} (if you want specifics, just click the link for each one) If history continues to repeat itself, they'll be broken real soon also....
  9. I get your point.... To have d*cked around with the entire network the way they did, with the aim & intent for your (supposed) typical SI exp. rider to shave a maximum of 300 seconds off their commute, is a joke.... To be perfectly honest, I think they threw the quantity of '5 minutes' up there because it sounds like a believable number.... They don't care about the typical rider, so why should I believe they actually had riders' commuting times in mind when they came up with this concoction..... That isn't to say that there weren't riders whose commutes were made better with this plan, but I don't believe that was the intent going into the whole thing... At all. I'm still of the ilk that says that SI's express network didn't need an overhaul in the first place.... I should've been more specific.... I was referring to TSP here in NYC & the farcical notion that it's making a(ny) difference in people's commutes..... AFAIC, there's nothing borderline about it & I don't have a tinge of optimism whatever about these redesigns.... MTA hasn't remotely conveyed or portrayed that they have any real knowledge of the riderbases of each & every bus route they operate (which I personally find embarrassing)..... So how are you seriously going to quell riders' commuting woes any further, if you're operating on a foundation of ignorance??!?!!? They can spare me the façade of ultimate rider benefit with these redesigns..... They are looking for ways to "redesign" the budget - and of course, it always starts with the f***ing buses.....
  10. That's all it is & that's all that it's been.... Ridiculous is right. Not in terms of operating costs..... Artics are also used as a means of lessening the amount of manpower & resources necessary to have operate along some particular route....
  11. The only issue I have with all this really, is the false narrative.... The public ourselves, nor any news medium should have any direct say in, and/or when, whether any bus type or any particular subway rolling stock hits the hay for good.
  12. How about you just tell us what in the world "Nikon Days" is.... I mean, it's bad enough that your posts in & of themselves takes extra figuring out to try to understand......
  13. Don't see it being worth it, either way..... Anyone coming from off the Q55 in Ridgewood are all gunning for the subway anyway & I can't believe the masses only want Myrtle, at, or short of Broadway.... That immediate area is a terrible place to terminate a bus route full time, on top of it... Even if you wanted to run it to Jamaica (the neighborhood) via Hillside, you're better off running it to Jamaica -Van Wyck for QB line service over Sutphin (if that's the thought process).... I mean, I don't see/know of & haven't read about much of any demand for folks along/around Myrtle (Glendale & Kew Gardens) trying to get to Jamaica proper for shopping purposes or whatever.... It's not like that of those that live more proximate to the Q56, that ride out towards Sutphin..... Another thing w/ that route is, what should be a 1/2 hour ride, actually comes close to doubling that.... It used to be that Myrtle, east of Woodhaven used to be a cake walk (duration-wise), but now, not so much anymore....
  14. You got sold a bill of goods & bought it, hook, line, and sinker.... Those neighborhoods were not complaining about RTS' - especially to the point where their retirement just had to be expedited... You could take 1000 residents from those 2 neighborhoods combined & the vast majority of them wouldn't know WTF an RTS is anyway.... Exactly... Nothing more than propaganda to further fuel duck duck Guse's environmentalist shtick....
  15. When the MTA talks guidelines, it goes in one ear & out the other.... To me, it means nothing.
  16. With artics, comes service cuts.... It's why I didn't want them on the B35 here.... Worse, there are more buses that are emptier now, than there were buses before the fact (a lot of this is due to buses still bunching along the route) - which gives the illusion that ridership is significantly declining (less people on a BIGGER bus)... Which will give the MTA further justification to cut more service (meaning, less artics on the road than there are now).... Not to say that every 40' footer was packed to the brim before the artic conversion, but yes, a greater percentage of them throughout the day were, compared to the amt. of artics along Church now & what not.... They don't want to provide the service, flat out.... In other words, now that there are artics on the route & bus bunching is still going on, ridership is exponentially poorly distributed..... I bet anything that this same phenomena will happen with the Bx36.... What's going to be worse for the Bx36 is that the route itself has buses making 3684531352489464 turns, on top of the impending worsening ridership distribution factor.... To sum it up, service will end up being painstakingly slow, on top of the service cuts.... Double whammy.
  17. Your map simply makes it more conspicuous that Brooklyn's highway network f***ing sucks...
  18. Yeah, so are 99 point floating 9 percent of us on here are transit fans too.... Anyway, looks like you've missed the memo... We had a brief discussion about it in this very thread earlier on this week (check back like 4 or 5 pages).... To sum it up, basically someone went bitching on an MTA affiliated twitter page about a late bus (during the wee hours of the morning) & posted a screenshot of bustrek as proof..... Thanks to that, the MTA has barred any public viewing of what Bustrek had to offer....
  19. So this was that rumor that was out about him, huh.... Explains quite a bit, especially some of what he's been saying lately.... Can't say that I feel any type of way about it, either way...
  20. This has Byford written all over it..... tg - To Garage... fg - From Garage (if you've also seen that)
  21. Golden, isn't it..... They also assume us riders are vacuous dullards willing to adhere to literally anything they pitch..... Shit is highly insulting.... This has long been par for the course; they want the general public to believe that service cuts & budget trimmings are done with the riders' best interest in mind... Well, suffice it to say, I've never known of anyone to take a bus or train that no longer exists.

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