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  1. Not saying this operator is in the right because it seems there are better ways to say things, I do have to say though, the MTA no longer wants employees to say sir or ma’am, or ladies and gentlemen, it’s offensive now to say things like that. Employees have gotten in trouble for calling someone sir, when the person said they were female and made a big stink about it. Filed a complaint and everything. So while he still could have said it better, sir or ma’am or miss, out as far as what Transit employees can say.
  2. I have to chime in here because it's actually quite entertaining. First and foremost, with regards to off board payment, it's simple and quick. As someone who works for transit and saw everything first hand, easily the biggest issue is people waiting to see a bus before they get their ticket. Honestly, if a bus pulls up and you're not ready and the bus is, doors should close and you have to wait for the next bus. Next, in regards to personal responisibility, again, from experience. Most people who complain about service reliability DO NOT allot themselves enough time. There is a lot the MTA is at fault for with regards to service delays but a lot of people don't allow proper travel time. This is NYC, a train gets held up for 10-20 seconds per stop for holding doors or whatever, that train will be late. For the example of someone living 15 mins away from their job, in Nyc, a lot of people will leave 20 mins to get to work. Maybe they make it 80% of the time, but how about you get down stairs and you get on the same train and now there is a sick customer? It doesn't change the further away you live, most people will plan their trip with them arriving 1 min before clocking in, that is what is wrong with the people and their lack of responsibility, and that is more the norm than anything else.
  3. That's because you are posting this at 12, but from the start of this to about 11:30, there was lots of ice that fell and no one really expected it. Lots of accidents around had many roads closed throughout the city. The GCP was closed for a while, 164th street in queens had an accident on hillside, gcp and Union tpke all at the same time.
  4. Sadly I used to agree with you but no more. I agree that some complaints are valid but I can bet my life 90% of them aren't valid. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. Actually I have seen and met plenty of complainers who DO NOT have a valid reason to complain. Sure good service is expected but people will complain about the good service too. Sorry but the truth hurts and New Yorkers, including myself are a bunch of whiners. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  6. I didn't wait around to see what happened. Surely couldn't have been that bad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  7. There is one qm15 running very late, the rest are far enough from each other that it could be normal if traffic was screwy. It's not the worst I've seen. Also you have to sometimes keep and eye on the two buses, I've seen the same exact bus number a couple of times but the icons were a few blocks apart. Probably a glitch and the bus was further ahead and the system was just stuck. So that 2nd bus going into the city could be the same bus. Or one is really late, which isn't out of the realm of possibilities. Seems to me they are running a little late enough to show them 8 buses on the map. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. This is a few weeks old now I don't remember when and what time never had an opportunity to post/ this but here we go. I saw an N24 pull into Jamaica terminal at 9:30, with a huge line of people standing everywhere and the supervisor came out of the bus. Next thing I know is a someone asked the n24 driver where the n22 is, they have been waiting an hour and no n22 or n24 bus has come. The driver said he is turning this bus into an N22 but it's hard because there was only 3 buses available for the 2 lines that day. The rest were broken. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. I know it has happened on the bxm7 last summer, some people I know waited an hour for a bus and apparently traffic was so messed up, they took one bus and turned him around to go dark back to manhattan so the folks in coop city had to wait for the next one. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. It's also possible the bus was not in service until a certain point. Dispatchers will often send buses mid route if there is a delay and those buses won't show on bustime. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. Sadly the mta can't do more. It's people being stupid. That is the majority of ridership the mta serves, half of them don't even know where they are going in their travels... My mom doesn't speak English and knows how to read a little figured it out. No excuses. People are just lazy Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. This morning on bustime I counted 10 standard sized buses and 9 artics on the q10. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. Right now, I don't see people transferring from the b44 to the b36 so I don't believe the ridership will change unless you cut b36 service to nostrand. I'm going to say this but you miscounted. No way 90+ people on the bus. It's very hard to squeeze 30 people, even 40 but 50 is impossible. I'm calling bs on your numbers. I don't doubt the high ridership, that's why the schedule is the way it is, and looking at bustime this morning, sure there is a bunching but I have seen far worse bunching. At 4 mins apart after ocean ave, sure buses will bunch. I remember now taking it sometime last year and remember how miserable ave z was with traffic lights and double parked school buses and how it was a traffic nightmare, maybe that contributes to some of the bunching. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. I just read part 2, interesting, I don't think a 40ft holds 90+ people. I'm going to flat out say your opinion is riddled with inaccuracies and bad surveying technique. You mentioned in part one that b44 shouldn't be delayed yet there is a ton of construction on nostrand, can't remember cross streets. You should know that if any cars or trucks decides to stop it's over, nothing is passing. The B36, I once was waiting for the b44 to go to knapp, and people were complaining about not enough service after waiting 5 mins for a bus, one came shortly after. If you're saying waiting for a bus 31 mins is excessive, maybe something happened. Is it a daily occurrence? I don't believe so. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
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