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  1. That's all what they run down here in Brevard Country (FL), and seems like other transit systems down here as well.
  2. - Lexington Avenue Local: New Lots Avenue to Bowling Green. All Times. Only Train Running Along Lexington south of 86th Street. Encourage transfers to to get around. Bronx service from Woodlawn to 125th / 86th Street. Bronx service renamed (8) train if long term. - 7th Avenue Express: White Plains Road to Flatbush Avenue. Some trains runs to 148th Street, replacing . - 7th Avenue Express: Dyre Avenue to Utica Avenue. Some trains runs to 148th Street, replacing . - Replaced by (2)/(5) and shuttle buses in Harlem. - Pelham Bay Park to 86th Street. No Brooklyn Express Service during this time.
  3. Yes, the governor is the one who is ultimately in control, but I know that the mayor has complained a bunch of times about that fact, and that he would like to take control away from the governor. It is Cuomo's responsibility that all of this is happening. He is now grandstanding by now calling it a state of Emergency. Metro North is the only subsystem that is working with any amount of decency. LIRR and NYCT right now are a disaster.
  4. Now he is trying to save face (posted in another forum): http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/MTA-State-of-Emergency-New-York-Governor-Andrew-Cuomo-Declares-After-Chronic-LIRR-Subway-Problems-431533373.html This guy is unbelievable. He may be the worst one ever as far as the MTA is concerned.
  5. It's almost becoming chicken / egg scenario now. Both the mayor and the governor fighting for more control instead of cooperating to make sure the problems the MTA has, especially with its subways gets fixed. Even worse since you have a New Yorker as President who has plainly stated that he will fix the infrastructure in the United States, and the subways are literally crumbling before our eyes.
  6. Danielle Fufaro The New York Post At more than $1 million per subway car, you’d think they’d be held together with something more than zip ties. Savvy straphanger noticed a homespun addition to her 7 train on Wednesday morning when she saw part of the car fastened with zip ties. “Zip ties used on the undercarriage of a #7train..is this standard?”tweeted MsJaya_B. “How often are these checked for wear and tear?” With all of the problems the MTA has had recently, writers can hardly be blamed for thinking the worst. And MTA spokeswoman said Wednesday that the zip tie was being used as a temporary fastener to attach a cable to the new R186 cars while a special part is being made. She added that the cable is attached another way, and the zip tie is just a back up. “The ties are a back-up way of securing a cable on the subway car. It’s used in conjunction with other fasteners,” said MTA spokeswoman Beth DeFalco. “It’s 100 percent safe and only used on some cars on the #7 line. We have a specially-designed bracket that is being engineered and is set to be installed in the next few weeks.” Note: Danielle mistakenly classified the R188 as R186.
  7. “By denying responsibility for his transit system,” Brad Aaron wrote here last Friday, Governor Andrew Cuomo “is perpetuating a charade that has real consequences for New Yorkers.” That’s for sure. But can we express those consequences in dollars and cents? Can we estimate how much the ongoing degradation of transit service is costing us? I believe we can. I’ve made a calculation of the cost of slower subways, and the number I’ve come up with, expressed on an annual basis, is $1.4 billion a year. Most of that represents lost time — straphangers’ time waiting on platforms and inside stalled and slowed trains, of course, but also drivers’ time as wretched subway service motivates more driving, further worsening road congestion. And with more vehicles come environmental costs: more tailpipe emissions, and fewer opportunities for New Yorkers to safely walk and bike. Read More
  8. It’s not controversial to state that the Governor of New York State controls the MTA. Our state’s executive directly appoints a plurality of MTA Board members, including the MTA Board Chair and all the bureaucrats tasked with leading the day-to-day operations of the transportation authority. The governor controls funding mechanisms and sets policy agendas, and this current governor has been particularly heavy-handed with pushing preferred projects and installing party loyalists in key positions. But Governor Andrew Cuomo, faced with a daily crisis over subway service reliability, has, instead of fixing the subways, decided to draw the transit world into a different fight entirely. He wants full majority control of the MTA Board, and he wants it now. In a last-minute push as the Albany legislative session winds down, Cuomo announced via press release a move to expand his control over an agency he already controls. Cuomo’s proposal would allow him to appoint two more members to the vote and give his Board chair a second vote, thus granting the state eight appointees and nine Board votes, for a full majority of nine votes out of a proposed 17-vote structure. Read More
  9. There was someone who had even proposed to have the G extend to Manhattan along a new 125th Street Corridor up to 12th Avenue. It could also serve Astoria via 21st Street and allow folks from the Bronx and upper Manhattan to get to Queens quicker by avoiding midtown altogether. I believe that would be far better than having it loop around 6th Avenue. I believe they should at least look at that as part of a long term solution.
  10. One thing that is for sure, lane enforcement should be on the Bx15 route like yesterday. In all the years when I was in NYC, there never seemed to be very much of that. Also they should probably have fare collection boxes at every stop on this particular route, and have a special Eagle team (weekdays omnipresent) on this route, especially at Tremont and 169th Streets. I'm not necessarily calling for an SBS on this route because of the Manhattan portion of the route as it is the only true 125th Street crosstown, (something a simple M4 / M100 switch of routes would solve) but that is something preferred. The SBS feature to me that most improved the Bx41 is the traffic lane setup on Webster between the Park Avenue overpass and Gun Hill Road, and even though 3rd Avenue has some bus lanes on it, it is not consistently there on the entire street. The other option would be to make 3rd Avenue a northbound street, which means enforcement also on Washington since it would be the southbound street.
  11. N48/N49 + N78/N79: N48 - Plainview to Hempstead, weekdays 7 AM - 9 PM. Hicksville - Hempstead Weekdays, 9 - 10 PM, Saturdays 8 AM - 8 PM. Sundays 10AM - 6 PM. 40 ft. buses N49 - Walt Whitman Mall to Hempstead, Daily 6 AM to 11 PM. 40 ft. buses N20/N21: N20 Limited - Replaces N20G/N20H routes. West of Glenwood Road all buses make limited stops to / from Flushing, running every 15 to 30 minutes during peak, and every 30 to 40 minutes middays and weekends. 60 ft. buses. N21 Local - Daily from 6 AM to 11 PM, all N21 buses make local stops between Glen Cove and Flushing, running every 15 to 30 minutes during peak hours. On weekends runs 30 to 40 minutes. 60 ft. buses. N19, N70, N71, N72 Restructuring. N19 - Extended westbound to Hempstead. After stopping in Freeport would run up N. Main / Uniondale Ave to Hempstead Tpke, then run on Hempstead Tpke to Hempstead. Runs daily 6 AM to 10 PM, and hourly. 40 ft. buses N70 - Makes all local stops to Republic Airport / Mercy College and runs every 20 to 40 minutes. 60 ft. buses N71 - Makes limited stops to Amityville LIRR via Republic Airport / Mercy College, weekdays 7 AM to 7 PM, every 20 to 60 minutes. 60 ft. buses. N72 - Makes limited stops to Conklin / Rt. 110, then local to terminal (SUNY Farmingdale / Wheatley Heights), running every 20 to 40 minutes. 60 ft. buses. N22, N24 - run limited stop service from 6 AM to 8 PM. Service on each line ends at 12AM. 60 ft. buses.
  12. In that version, I completely just went with a dream system, making sure you could get from any part of the city to another. Manhattan & Brooklyn to Jamaica via Metropolitan, from the Bronx to all different parts of Queens, from lower Brooklyn to Staten Island, the Rockaways & Howard Beach. East Bronx to the West Bronx, etc.
  13. Here is one version completed. http://www.filefactory.com/file/37hv2snx0l3d/bns_saved_game%20%2820%29.json

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