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  1. Cuomo is giving a press conference right now, I assume about the coronavirus, and someone asked him about this interview. His response? "I never worked with Byford; I worked with Pat Foye and the board... [Byford] doesn't even run the system." And then goes on to claim that he spent months in the tunnels and on the tracks, as if that qualifies him to make decisions about the system over someone whose entire career has been in public transport.
  2. Well yeah, but that's an obvious spacing issue. Why couldn't the 143/160 B cars have been designed with offset doors?
  3. I'm pretty sure we have 2+1 seating on most if not all (local) buses. The issue for me is the seating over the wheels on the articulateds: the New Flyers have 2+2 while the Novas go longitudinal, and because of that the New Flyers feel so cramped inside while it's so much easier to move around in an LFSA. I take the Q44 on the regular and I hated when Stengel gave up their LFSAs for New Flyers. Also regarding the lack of offset doors on B division stock--that puzzles me as well since all A division NTTs have it. Perhaps it has something to do with wider doors and a certain number of seats required?
  4. You do realize that Roosevelt Avenue is one lane in each direction + parking for pretty much all of its length under the ? If you want to keep the parking, there's no room for a bus lane; and if you choose to get rid of the parking, you're going to make quite a few people angry, not to mention lose quite a bit of parking revenue for the city because from my experience those spots are always occupied.
  5. They did that even when they plywood was up. Every time a downtown train I was on would come into the station it would stop and wait a few moments before proceeding. Never did that for 23rd St.
  6. How do you propose replacing Q58 service on 108 St and College Point Blvd? What about people who are traveling on these buses who want to go to Downtown Flushing and not just transferring to the subway?
  7. The video only refers to the original Vignelli design. I wonder what the creators would think about the recent redesign? Like the Weekender diagram, and the maps the MTA gave out at the SAS opening. All the parks are removed, so there is no sense of distance, and Broadway is changed to be a diagonal rather than right angles, so 50th Street, which this video spends so much time talking about, is depicted closer to where it actually is.
  8. It's the obvious thing to do because you can't get rid of it until the new fare collection method is working perfectly across the entire system, which is what I was trying to argue and why I made that comparison. And it's the MTA we're talking about here. I have no faith in them getting anything done on time and on budget, even if what they're doing is based on something that was done successfully elsewhere.
  9. It would be extremely stupid for them to do that. If something goes wrong, then they have no backup. They have to iron out all the kinks and expand the new payment method to the entire system before they even consider getting rid of the MetroCard. You don't eliminate the use of the old tech until the new tech is sufficiently reliable. Let's use the Flushing line CBTC as an example. If they got rid of the wayside signalling completely when CBTC came online for the first time, we'd be up the creek without a paddle and that's an understatement.
  10. I'm guessing the secondary egress doors were specified for exactly this reason. Of course, if there aren't enough of them, there'll be delays up and down the line.
  11. I've seen people use them. I can count the number on one hand. ...yeah, this is stupid. Let's make people cross the street to get to the bus! Let's have a so-called park directly in the middle of a road where no one likes walking anyway! This is car control, not beautification.
  12. I've always hated the fact that they stopped painting the blue stripe onto the doors but... that looks ghastly. And inconsistent since they painted the front door.
  13. Why not? Some of the old ones are on their way to being illegible, even though it's common sense to know where the train is going.
  14. My uncle sent me this photo yesterday morning. Says he found it underneath the 61st St-Woodside station.
  15. 8 per car. Based on the simulation of the "flexible" FIND I'm going to assume it's just an LCD display... so honestly it's not as brilliant as it seems. It's just programming. Besides the Japanese have had that kind of above-door flexible information display for years now (although maybe not as large a display), so this is just the MTA playing catch-up.
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