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B35 via Church

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  1. As opposed to keeping those same smells confined in an individual, closed off subway car? You've gotta be bullshitting me with this.... ....not to mention being a catalyst for passenger safety.
  2. - Favorite NY road to drive on.... It's either NY-17 or NY-28. - There's nothing I particularly enjoy about driving in/out of a tunnel; I tend to have "tunnel" vision when I'm driving through them.... - Favorite bridge to drive on, for some odd reason was the old Goethals (and is still the new Goethals)..... Favorite bridge architecturally/aesthetically is the Williamsburg. Underrated.
  3. I'm tired of Nassau county residents bitching about the LIRR's transporting of intra-city riders, but yet have the gall to part their lips to complain about some facet of the subway.... Sure, let's forget about the having been cut back from 71st to Court Square.... Instead, let's run it all the way out to 179th to somehow placate you Nassau county riders that feel some type of way about Queens patrons utilizing a New York City subway line that serves New York City residents in a New York City county.... Some Crime. I'd like to know how you come to the determination that those that board F's at Jackson Hgts. are people that are just merely impatient riders (as if those folks couldn't possibly, actually want 6th av service)... If anything, I see more people standing on the platform letting whatever arriving F train pass, to wait for the E..... Look, I know some of you Nassau folks would just love for the to go 179th - 169th - then nonstop to Manhattan, but injecting a little something into your veins called reality would cure the myopia you people suffer from.....
  4. * The Q27 south of Hillside isn't the portion of the Q27 that needs "help".... * You say you "feel bad" for Q77 operators, but yet you're talking about having the Q77 continue up Springfield to get to Hillside.... There is no need for Q1's & Q77's running between Springfield/Hillside & 165th st. terminal; that's creating even more redundancy for the simple sake of it..... It's a silly reason to suggest doing that to the Q77; have the Q77 take Springfield to get to Hillside (instead of Francis Lewis) so that it won't be part of a scenario that has it getting caught at a particular traffic light.... The thing would still have to deal with that Hillside traffic you speak of b/w 165th st & 188th st anyway.... Whatever time savings you think would be achieved by taking Q77's off Francis Lewis, would EASILY be offset by added runtime running along Springfield between Francis Lewis & Hillside alone, never mind the added distance & runtime along Hillside between Springfield & Francis Lewis..... (Traffic along that part of) Springfield moves better, but it's also a significant enough a distance away from Francis Lewis.... There is also no need to leave Francis Lewis between Springfield & Hillside with much of nothing as far as bus service goes.... If you think taking Q77's off Francis Lewis will speed things up any for the NICE buses that utilize Francis Lewis between Hillside & Jamaica av., then you are SORELY mistaken * None of what you're saying or suggesting in this post addresses @danielhg121's question..... [You seeing 4 Q76's on Hillside] & [the Q76 & Q77 being both school routes running on Francis Lewis] has squat to do with a particular Q76 bus having a QV depot sticker....
  5. The #85 from end to end consists of 3 zones, so, $3.15.... At one point & time, the machines at Hoboken (never mind them being a bit hard to find in & of itself) used to have the option to buy bus tickets & rail tickets.... Then at some point, the option to buy bus tickets was removed.... It became rail only.... Couldn't tell you if that's still the case, or they reverted back to having pax. buy bus tickets from the machines..... As part of a fantrip, I took the full #85 there two Saturdays ago (not b/c I specifically wanted to go there, but b/c it was the first bus to leave the terminal, that wasn't the #126 )..... Anyway, it feels like I'm standing in the middle of a construction site.... This whole Meadowlands Mills Meadowlands Xanadu American Dream thing is definitely rushed...
  6. It's one thing to simply/nonchalantly point out that Eagle Team is at particular stop on a particular route, but this whole little PSA of yours reads as if you're a farebeater warning us fellow farebeaters of their presence..... I'm not sure if this is what you're ultimately alluding to, but I'll bring it up anyway..... This isn't just regarding the MTA, but as far as fixed route local buses are concerned, my position when it comes to any renderings of a route map portrayed on their schedules, is that [the turnaround scenarios should be displayed] & that [the last pickup and first dropoff stops be illustrated/denoted on each end of the route].... Most maps show where the terminal is on each end of the route (usually indicated by a little square) in general... However, for routes with different/drastic last dropoff & first pickup stops on a particular end of the route, you have no idea if the little square in question is a first pickup spot or a last dropoff spot.... I created a spreadsheet of turnaround scenarios & last pickup/dropoff stops for most MTA routes in this city (plus some NICE, SCT, NJT, Bee-Line, and CTTransit (New Haven) ones) for personal use for that very reason.... The fun part for me is that 1] It's not based on anything depicted from any outside source, but first-hand experience/"legwork" instead, and 2] Trying to keep it updated... IDK, I see it as more of that of indifference.... Outside of chit-chatting w/ fellow MTA workers that are tagging along w/ them, a lot of b/o's nowadays are (or at least seem) cold & standoff-ish (which is perfectly fine by me, as 1] I'm trying to go home at the end of the work day physically unscathed, just like they do & 2] w/o much of any unnecessary interruptions on top of it).... AFAIC, I don't blame 'em one bit..... Too many nuts out here.
  7. I'm going to give you the benefit of the doubt here, because... as worded, that last statement is simply not true, and there are a couple (supplemental) short turn BL-21's running from Yonkers (Fort Hill rd) to Bedford Park in the AM That last statement of yours should read: "The W21 instead does the reverse, by going TO White Plains in the AM and TO Bedford Park in the PM." As for an explanation.... I'd say Bee Line has it right here - There's a higher concentration of people bombarding those NB buses (e.g., from the Bronx) seeking less stops along Central Park av during the AM peak hours..... At the same time, there's a greater need to dedicate more resources to transporting more people from more stops towards the Bronx during that same time period..... That is exactly why they have more 20x's than 21's heading towards the Bronx during the AM peak (I mean let's be honest, much of nobody is trying to get to Cross County from points north (of Cross County) in the AM - hence the 20x designation on all those inbound trips during that time period)..... In other words, you stand to screw more people running more 21's (and less 20x's) during the AM peak towards the Bronx, because there are more people seeking the Bronx, boarding buses at "local" stops along the route as well...... Sure, you could argue that those that do board 20x's in the morning at the same stops the 21 would make, would benefit from having more 21's in operation during that time of the day, but Bee-Line doesn't have it like that to where they can operate BL-21's in both directions concurrently (like how we do most our LTD routes here in the city)....
  8. I get you. I have very little use for the E & no real use for the M, so those two are out..... Whenever I'm heading back home from Flushing, it's either [the to TSQ for the to Church], or [the to Court Sq. for the to Broadway (for the B46 to Church)]... I'm one of these people that like to switch up their commutes (If I do the Q to the 7 to get to Flushing, I'm not doing the 7 to the Q to get back to Brooklyn)....
  9. Court Sq. () & Queensboro Plaza () for me personally....
  10. Yeah, Bowling Green isn't an ideal terminal.... At the same time, what's he suggesting AFAIC is a slap in the face - It's a poor trade-off system-wide to opt to cut back whole TPH on the 4 to/from Brooklyn (esp. during peak times) so that some amount of Bronxites can save 'x' amount of minutes on their commute.... Just to be crystal, I'm not arguing from the vantage point that nothing should terminate at Bowling Green realistically..... While it involves Bowling Green, I'm arguing from the vantage point that Brooklyn service on the 4 should not be some sort of sacrificial lamb for Jerome express service (petty or not, IDC if it's one train; he's suggesting three)...
  11. I just got through reading about that nutcase in Melrose that fired off gunshots in the middle of the day hitting 5 people, now I poke my head in this section of the forum & see the corresponding title of this thread..... (The premise behind) The colloquialism of people losing their minds, assumes a lot of people out here aren't touched in the head to begin with.... Way I see it, some form of mental illness lies dormant in far too many people & innocent people simply going about their lives end up being unfortunate victims in the manifestation of it all.... In other words, you have people out here that are mentally handicapped & are (IMO) unable to properly express themselves.... Anger is a sibling of fear..... Fear is the cousin of control. Misplaced anger.
  12. There's a greater demand for the in Brooklyn, compared to that of the .... If you have to stub 's at Bowling Green for the sake of running exp. service along Jerome, then I can't say it's all that worth it.... I'd rather have all 's running to Brooklyn, over coming up with some scheme to placate Jerome riders in the fashion that you're suggesting...
  13. Fair point.... After checking this post, I realize I'm now dealing with nothing more than a troll.
  14. Of course, because "do one gives a shit".... You aint have trouble deleting shit, your tissue paper feelings having ass intentionally replied 3 consecutive times to one post.... Stay mad, chump.... Go tell a mod... Go tell a friend... Go tell mommy.... Go jump off a bridge... ...via Utica. Bullshit.... Just like this blatant lie that the MTA will avoid ENY as a whole, just to get people to post in this inane thread. Funny how you have yet to address that nonsense; other than the sorry about the typo crap....
  15. This isn't your forum, what's incredibly ridiculous is your god awful use of the english language (and your retorts to people's posts on top of it), and nobody gives a shit what you're not tolerating.....
  16. Sure, I'll post my opinion. The contents of your original post, supports the thread title; so you're clearly trying to establish a narrative.... This trying to pass off an assumption as truth as a simple gaffe, is a straight up crock... I'm not sure what opinions we're supposed to be having about the actual Brooklyn Bus Network Redesign right now anyway..... The notion (predicated on nothing in-particular by the way) that the "MTA will avoid ENY as a whole and just leave it here to rot" was some sort of an attempt to use the redesign as some sort of supporting argument for your belief regarding the MTA's shunning of ENY....
  17. Apparently, google maps platform rejected your request.... Looking at this map, google maps might wanna reject what I have to say about it ! Honestly, you say ignore the loops, but still, what is this????
  18. Yeah, riders talk with their feet & there's been no shortage of it on that route- especially ever since the route's operations shifted to running out of FP (Fresh Pond Depot)....
  19. Nobody's saying that they should though.... Nor anyone else's plans on this, or any other web forum.
  20. A lot of customers on Kings Highway in Flatbush & East Flatbush have no real use for the B7..... You're framing the situation like SBS is the only service type offered along Utica av.... You may have chosen it for a forum handle & all, but there's still a little something called the B46 local. Listen, people around here in this neighborhood gravitate towards the B46 for faster (and quite frankly, more reliable) access to the /... The B47 is the primary option, really, only for those more proximate to Ralph (over Utica).... If Ralph were closer to Utica, I'm pretty sure those same people would be taking B46's to Utica instead of taking the inferior B47 to Sutter/Rutland .... The B7 does much of nothing for the masses along Kings Highway.... Kings Hwy & the B7 around here doesn't remotely hold the relevance you're trying to convey here.... Outside of whatever ends up happening to the route in the actual Brooklyn Bus Network redesign itself, I'm not going to involve myself with anyone else's renditions of how the B7 should be dissolved.... With that said, IDK what the MTA has in store for the route, but if they were to do away with the Kings Hwy. portion specifically, I wouldn't wince.... Seriously doubt much of anyone around here in this neighborhood would either.
  21. Can't say I blame you.... Lol... Anyway, this is a discussion I'm willing to have.... NNJ's bus section is the result of years & years of patchwork.... I mean, the sheer lack of rail coverage is the catalyst to the sea of buses serving that region of the state, but at the same time, AFAIC, there is simply way too much "layering" of bus routes - and I'm including the operations of private carriers as part of it..... What bugs me about Newark's intra-network in-particular is that it's an odd hybrid of a grid-based network & a hub-based network.... Service levels notwithstanding, it's a reason why you have some routes with as many [branches] / [service patterns/variants] that they do..... Connectivity from points south of Newark (inclusive) to points north of Newark flat out sucks, largely because there are too many people in Bergen County (esp. upper Bergen County) & Passaic County that prioritize traveling to/from NYC over traveling to (or through) the eastern part of Essex County..... As for as divvying up service in NYC, I actually think more buses should directly serve Lower Manhattan over GWB (greater demand), but the problem with that is obviously lack of real estate; it's congested enough as it is..... Diverting some of those Bergen County - PABT routes to GWB will yield a stark decrease in patronization - as you're not going to get enough of the masses willing to make their way to the heart of Manhattan from Washington Hgts... Folks would simply jam up the buses heading to PABT more than they do now.... Speaking of those Wayne-Willowbrook expresses, I don't particularly care for the #198 being logistically used as not much more than supplemental service to the #194/#197.... I don't see the point of a route running from William Paterson to PABT & quite honestly, NJT shouldn't be supplying bus service to Orange County either....
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