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B35 via Church

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  1. This paranoia has gotten way out of hand....
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    In general? Too many to list. Specifically with NYC's routes? Lot of it has to do with route antiquity, population fluctuations and/or demographical changes in particular neighborhoods over the course of time (this can perhaps be tied in with route antiquity, but nobody ever wants to consider this as a factor), declining quality of service, and/or flat out poor (and steadily worsening) service levels.... I'd use the B74SS as a poster child (Brighton Beach is NOT a major shopping destination worth extending a bus route to/for... LMFAO)... Either that, or the B33 (Lefferts Gardens to Red Hook via Windsor Terrace.... In this generation??? Hah!) Sure enough the B18 ended up succumbing due to antiquation, but I think that route's problem was more that it was always under the shadow of the B13 (kind of like the NY Mets/Yankees dynamic in this city)... In other words, it was less attractive than the B13 for many that were situated in that general pocket/catchment area... Didn't help that its terminal in Williamsburg was a stub either; it may have fared better if it additionally ran to industrial Williamsburg (Kent st area, where the Q59 used to end before it got extended to WBP) via industrial East Williamsburg, when the route was in its "prime"....
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    I don't think the MTA, nor that most pax. forgot about that extension... FWIW, if the MTA really wanted to make an eastward extension useful back in the fall of '13, they'd have ran it to the Wagner houses (1st/125th, via 2nd > 120th > 1st) instead of in the middle of nothing like that.... When I would visit family out in co-op, I would always take the Bx26 over the Bx28..... Ran more consistently, moved at a better rate, and less BS you had to put up (as far as the pax. are concerned; it's a quieter ride more often than not).....
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    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    Assuming you know what the word communal means, it isn't about "defining" anything.... If you're looking for an instantaneous grab of knowledge for the sake of running off to go render some google map, then let's not waste each other's time... Otherwise, I mean, I don't see what's so difficult to understand here... If you're really inquisitive enough about this stuff, pay attention to people's complaints on social media, blog comment sections, any transit related or specific community based/related forum you happen to stumble across - No matter how silly you may deem any gripe to be.... Read local (as in, neighborhood centric) newspapers.... Pay attention to the on-goings of community boards (if you happen to know people that attend such meetings [like I do], pick their brain a little and do some inquiring)..... Actually venture out to these communities (or neighborhoods, if that tickles your fancy).... Ride and/or notice people's ridership habits on/off buses/trains/RR's.... Eavesdrop on people's (transit related) conversations whilst on some mode of transit..... There's legwork that has to be done at some minimal level & coming on here snidely asking how I'd define communal needs tells me your interest level isn't quite there.... The one thing I can say about this forum is that discussions have evolved on here.... Unlike the MTA, we actually give a shit about the people that utilize their services to get around this city - and that starts with listening with open ears.....
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    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    ....that garners the approval of a given consensus on here, apparently. You're all over the place with these ideas you've been posting on this forum..... No real specific aim whatsoever, just finding two points on a map that doesn't have direct service & hoping shit sticks to the 4 walls..... Your ideas would be more plausible if you illustrated a better understanding of communal needs....
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    LIRR And MNRR Random Thoughts Thread

    I don't want to convey that it's common, and it's something I've never been affected by (as in, the train passing my stop or *almost* blowing past my stop), but that's the one blemish MNRR has (compared to the god awful LIRR)... I sporadically utilize the MNRR & yet, I have been on more than my fair share of trains where t/o's blew past stops they were supposed to stop at, having to end up hitting the brakes & reversing the train..... I've even been on a train where the t/o blew past (and eventually had to reverse to serve) 3 consecutive stops (the 3 'W's" - Williamsbridge, Wooodlawn, Wakefield)... I was heading up to White Plains that day (look at that, another 'W')... It was to the point where I said, aloud, verbatim - "if this train pulls this shit 1 more time, I'm getting the f*** off this mother***er"..... I was banking on making a virgin tight connection for the BL-15 (favorite bee-line route to fan) that saturday..... The c/r was collecting tickets about 3 or 4 seats away from where I was sitting at; she turned & looked at me, but didn't say anything.... Started gathering my stuff for potential disembarking after serving Wakefield.... I ended up missing the bus, but it was due to the bus getting to the transcenter & leaving too early..... It wouldn't have made a difference, but I was still miffed at those consecutive overshoots..... Let me guess, that 6:15 to Hicksville? Or have they changed the schedule now (not like it matters; trains on the Main line during the PM rush arrived 4-5 mins late every single damn day anyway)..... That EB train on the WB platform when I used to catch that 6:34 to JAM during days I had to stay late, would always trip me out.... Lol.... Nothing like seeing/experiencing the ass-end of an Atlantic Terminal train stalled at the middle of the station (Jamaica), thanks to an initial late arriving train (from Mineola)..... First couple times (when I didn't know any better), I used to think that was the LIRR trolling everyone that needed to xfer to the Brooklyn train....
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    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    If that's the case, it would be best to terminate the route at the current Q23 terminus at Crescent Apartments. *shrugs* This is more or less a diverted Q23..... Instead of running to the ForestView Crescent apts on one end & to the LGA Mariott Hotel in E. Elmhurst on the other end, this thing runs to Atlas Park mall & Flushing on those respective ends.... Also, I'd let the QM12 have Yellowstone to itself.... What are you ultimately trying to accomplish with this route of yours here? I mean honestly - this proposal went from that of a Brooklyn - Flushing route, to a Glendale - Flushing route.... This proposal went from trying to connect regions in 2 separate boroughs, to a route that would, at best, eliminate a transfer to those partaking in a decently utilized xfer scenario (of which still doesn't garner enough riders to warrant a whole new route)....
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    Bus speeds to increase 25 percent by 2020, Mayor de Blasio vows

    Nah fam.... More people are & have either partially (as in, they only utilize it in one direction) or completely abandoned public transit in this city.... Yellow cabs for the longest have had a negative stigma (for a multitude of reasons), not to mention they're not near as dynamic & progressive as the service the rideshare app companies provide..... So, putting 2 & 2 together (and talking a walk on any major "avenue" in Manhattan, for example), you can clearly see the ongoing exploitation playing out in front of your eyes & quite frankly, just how grave the situation is.... Poor regulation enforcement is an issue, but not as high up on the totem pole you're presuming here.... Your solution of restricting taxi activity to the left side of the street IMO would tend to spawn an increase in accidents I'd want no part of (if I'm some city official or whatever).... Bus lanes on the right & taxi activity on the left, sounds exacerbatory to me....
  9. ...and cry broke in the process. Whoever came up with the motto of this frickin state (Excelsior) most certainly had taxation in mind. I'd like to see anything ironclad when it comes to this agency; other than $ervice cut$ & ri$ing fare$ (that aren't commensurate with QoS, have many NY-ers tell it) that is....
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    Commuters to LIRR: Trains are dirty

    Yep, this sums up what I graphically conveyed in posts above..... I sense an undertone/implication from these complaints that *some OTHER group of riders* (as in, those that do not pan east of the Mason-Dixon line Queens-Nassau border) are causing those unsanitary conditions.... City folks are not using the LIRR as their personal waste dump (double entendre, intentional)...... Nassau/Suffolk patrons need to wake up & smell the "cawwfeee".... It's THEM.
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    'aye, if tumblr got an algorithm now for banning images showing "female presenting nipples", I mean what the hell.... MTA may as well go for the gusto with that..... Speaking of which, what would it be trained for, for female turnstile jumpers... Lol. I guess on water... Nah, seriously though, the usual culprits in this category are the in Brooklyn & Queens, the past Grand Army, the @ Far Rockaway, the between Euclid & B'way Junction, the 's entire stint in the Bronx, etc. etc..... None of these ever moved me one bit.... If I was interested in the media (photos/videos) posting side of this hobby, I would make it a habit to shoot pics/vids anywhere where the consensus tend to not venture to.
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    Commuters to LIRR: Trains are dirty

    Yeah, and some of these items LIRR employees are guilty of too
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    Bus speeds to increase 25 percent by 2020, Mayor de Blasio vows

    Yeah, we can always do without the Lewis Hamilton's & the Sebastian Vettel's on the road, but at the same time, lowering the speed limit as it pertains to increasing bus speeds is a moot point when much of nobody (buses, or much of any other vehicles on the road) is going anywhere fast in this city anyway.... FAR too many irresponsible drivers out here shouldn't even be on the roads to begin with, but that's another discussion for some other time..... If we're to talk about increasing the avg, bus speeds in this city, the focus should be more on getting cars off the road.... Buses were moving at a better rate in this city before the influx of the for hire vehicles (among other things) came about..... I mean, whatever rung on a hierarchy anyone wants to place/discern either of the issues at (getting somewhere quicker > getting somewhere safer, or vice versa), the fact of the matter is, is that they are separate.....
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    There's someone on my grandmother's block that's been going to those monthly board meetings (Brooklyn CB17) every month.... (He says) All they really say about public transit is that the trains & buses are packed... There's no push for anything, just blahzay/half-hearted complaints..... The discussions are more in depth when it comes to (the preservation & necessity of) the dollar cab services though....
  15. He must've gotten zapped with an electrical charge if this is his idea of being in charge..... If you're willing to assume responsibility, you don't push half of the fiscal responsibility on the city... Who's making these rules here... What part of the game is this....
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    Commuters to LIRR: Trains are dirty

    They can even have signs in the cars themselves stating that very thing - with arrows pointing in every direction (basically meaning, go somewheres else & hack your insides out!)
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    Commuters to LIRR: Trains are dirty

    should read; .....the middle of that particular LIRR rail car. (my sincerest apologies to the NYC subway... Lol.) The horrible drivers out here also.... Rivals NJ. Cleaners (of any sort) in this country get a raw deal..... You couldn't pay me enough to clean up someone else's excrement... someone else's love juices (lol).... someone else's, anything that's capable of being emitted..... IDC if you give me a hazmat suit or an astronaut's suit either! Forget who it was on here, but I kept trying to tell the guy that there are infact people driving from Nassau County to catch city express buses into "the city"..... Quite a bit of people catching the NE Queens "QM" buses up along LNP don't be all Queens residents.... First couple times I used to fan the QM1/a many moons ago, I found that rather surprising.... Of course, this was well before I got to a point where I used the LIRR with any regularity.... AFAIC, the LIRR is a suburban subway under FRA regulations.... They may as well implement recordings akin to the subway: "This.... is a Manhattan bound lerrr train... The next stop is... _____________ ..... Stand clear of the closing doors, bro"
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    Commuters to LIRR: Trains are dirty

    Preaching to the choir.... I don't miss taking the LIRR for that, and several other reasons.... If the MTA were to give me a lifetime pass for the LIRR, I'd rip it up right in the face of the person that handed it to me & tell him to go f*** him/herself..... I'm that miffed.... Call this being O.D. or whatever. but f*** the LIRR.... I'm really almost at the point where I'm like eff Nassau County altogether (I'm hearing Suffolk county's actually gotten worse as far as safety; gang activity & what not... haven't fanned out there since & really have no desire to, regardless of the fact)..... Good salary or not, I can't wait to get out of this place (Mineola).... Not that I didn't before, but I see why my own mother opted to retire after working for Verizon/Nynex/ma bell/god knows however many other names over the course of 30+ years the phone company went by... She was alright with working Downtown Brooklyn, but after they sent her out to Lynbrook, she was miserable.... Never really saw her in that state in all my life.... She was only out here for about 2 years.... For me, this is going on almost 5.... I'll say it as many times as I have to.... Doing all this driving is not all that it's cracked up to be - but I'll take having to put up with a bad/worsening back, over putting up with the crap of the LIRR any further.... I even considered taking NICEbus at one point (I still have yet to step foot on a NICEbus.... the streak continues).... I can't stand Piney boy (pinepowerli), but he is dead on with his commentaries about the LIRR.....
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    Commuters to LIRR: Trains are dirty

    You'd have to be a fool to deliberately put any of your belongings on the floor of an LIRR train..... I mean, I have seen some shit (well. literally.... and figuratively) on an LIRR car that would make the subway appear Mr. Clean pristine in comparison..... - The drunk chick doing her best balancing act in super heels (I call em) that ending up falling in SOMEONE ELSE's VOMIT..... Started crying after the fact; not because she was injured, but because no one would help her out/help her up..... - The one breaux (bro) that came out the bathroom with 2 of his other breaux.... ughk.... well let's just say from the waist down, a newspaper wasn't the only thing black, white, and red all over on that dude.... Needless to say, that ***ed up my whole day that day.... If you're gonna do some experimenting, do so in the privacy of your own.... Oh, forget it. - The chick that couldn't quite make it, and was like f*** it - squatted down, hiked up the skirt a little, big girl panties down, behold - the fountain of ooohhhhffffff (I had to switch cars, the stench was so bad)..... Not that it matters, but facially speaking, she could catch one - As alluded to above, the guy that #2'd on the walkway to look cool in front of his friends (I guess).... A fight actually broke out between another passenger & the friend of the dude that did the do (doo) on that train that day..... While I think shitting in public is obviously downright nasty, I don't care that much to want to fight somebody over it out of GP, if none of it touches me or my personal belonings.... An LIRR train is not my personal possession... Sorry, not sorry. - The chick that was shaving her cooc.... um, nether region, spread eagle, no phucks given (least I didn't notice a stench, but that's not the point).... Odd thing was, after she was done, she smiled at every single dude that she passed by as she got off the train (at NHP).... - Numerous couples expressing their lust, interpersonally (I think I mentioned one instance of it on here - and that was during the workweek, on my way to work that day)... Karma karma karma karma karma..... Sutra? - IDK who was really with who, or how it started, but from what it looked like, two separate sets of breaux's were spitting back & forth at each other (and I'm not talking about reciting rap lyrics either).... This led to a chick's broken nose (not sure how she fell, but she faceplanted somehow tryna break up the... spat ) & cheap beer being flung throughout the middle of that particular subway car.... Not that this matters either, but it's always the skunky, cheap stuff ! - Don't know how many times I've been on an LIRR train ever since I started working out here on "the island" where someone threw up, mid-ride..... I hate the smell of my own damn vomit - imagine someone else's..... - Couple semen stains, used condoms, used tampons, drug paraphernalia (needles), insulin vials, dried up blood.... Yep, seen ALL of that..... - The food of choice that's often left behind for whatever reason, are pizza's.... The individual slices sometimes still in the boxes, sometimes on the floor... On the seat, under the seat, on the floor, on the overhead rack, back over by the c/r's area, whatever..... ---------------------- I say all of that to say, nobody can't tell me anything about how clean the LIRR supposedly is & how it's cleaner than the filthy NYC subway, this that & the third..... This report does not surprise me in the absolute slightest & IMO, it's giving the LIRR more justice than it deserves in the cleanliness department....
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    I don't see what you're saying; The B17 & the B47 already runs in that general area of Brooklyn.... He's inquiring on filling that gap along Foster av between the B6 & the B8, in the vicinity of Canarsie Plaza.... For all intents & purposes, that is B17 & B47 territory.... Nobody's talking about moving the B47 to Canarsie Plaza... Matter fact, I'm not talking about moving anything.... lol... What I'm saying is - Instead of [filling that gap along Foster with some new route] & instead of [increasing current B6 & B8 service (as lara8710 brought up as a possibility for better service in that general area)], I would rather & instead, increase current B17 & B47 service.... In saying that, what I'm essentially conveying is that those folks in-particular are hardly making their way to B6's & B8's enough to warrant a service increase.... Brooklyn Terminal Market fell off as any real/significant "go to" destination.... No where near what it used to be.
  21. Good find.... (If that's a future implementation of an n24x), For all that, buses may as well stay on Hillside, running nonstop b/w Francis Lewis & Braddock, then run down Braddock to Jamaica, to where buses would take on its regular route... I wouldn't chance doing the CIP to the GCP (or vice versa) during the rush.....
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    If anything, I'd increase B17 & B47 service in that general pocket of Brooklyn....
  23. It isn't (anything to go by).... The increase in the amount of homeless in the subway system & suburbanites that try to/want to make public transportation into their personal little boys/girls club (so to speak) are two completely different issues.... I'm not exactly justifying it, but homeless people are festering the subways for refuge.... Suburbanites in general OTOH want the amenities that the city offers & gives them, on their terms (while talking cash shit about "the city" at the same time).... Too good to live in the city, but have zero qualms about the benefits they get from it..... The proverbial having their cake & eating it too.... While I don't disagree with the subway being a melting pot of sorts, I'd say the railroads are festered with a separate set of "garbage" - some of which are part of that same melting pot we can describe the subway as being.....
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Albeit that being one example, you just answered your own question.....
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    SUBWAY - Random Thoughts Topic

    ^^ Now that's what I call a leap of faith.... Ouch

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