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petabread

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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. I didn't wait around to see what happened. Surely couldn't have been that bad. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  5. 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
  6. 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
  7. This morning on bustime I counted 10 standard sized buses and 9 artics on the q10. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  8. No bus operator should be paid a differential, it's stupid that they even do. Everybody who I know that drives an artic always laughs and says they pay him extra to do the same work... The Q60 does not need artics. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  9. They both will go into effect on April 6, 2014 Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  10. I had the opportunity to ride the q60 for a round trip in the am rush and a round trip during the pm rush and and I did not have a single moment when there weren't any seats. The q7 and q11 and q22 and 35 carry more than the q60 do during rush hour. The difference is the q60 picks up and drops off in batches. The ridership is very different along the entire line. The only time you really see high ridership on the q60 is if there is a delay in service. It has nothing to do with the service road, the turn onto the bridge, that's a myth. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  11. It's because the q60 ridership doesn't warrant artics, at least not full time. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  12. I know I saw run 36 pull back in the depot around noon yesterday, do it probably went out with another run then. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  13. He said last night, run 36 might have been back to the depot and done with the bus by the time it was seen on the bx36. Sent from my iPhone using Tapatalk
  14. So I was talking to a friend, his name and rank doesn't matter but he listed for me in order from best to worst MTA Bus depots as reflected by MDBF: Yonkers, Eastchester, Spring Creek, College Point Depot, JFK, Far Rock, LGA and last place is Baisley Park. He said he would compile a list with MTA Bus and NYCT but he hasn't done that yet.

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