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Eric B

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  1. Yeah, it's not that they don't have the staff, it's just easier to not run a special shuttle (basically) line just for that, when they already have an extra line running (the to 96th, which could cover the route).
  2. I would say create a little intermodal area on Junius St. to extend both the B8 and B35 the few blocks to the New Lots Station. (Seems so obvious, and doesn't have sense to have those two routes stop sort like that).
  3. Let's not forget the (E)(F)(G)(N) sign on the Interboro (Jackie Robinson) Pkwy exits. which are unused and darkened, (forgot if the signs are still visible).
  4. So that will complete that order? ( 12×8 11×8, 13×10)?
  5. The problem with the screen map is that it's pixellated, and this comes from the source image resolution not being fine enough. Other images on those screens are clearer, so they could make it look better as is. I still think the separate line drawings, and shading for part time would make it better.
  6. It looks like all he's done is add hollowed oblong bullets to the same line drawings. The maps he produced in the 90's were like that, but used much thinner line drawings (but were still very clear to see). What I think would be best would be an individual line version of the current map, like the one I did awhile ago. Then, part time lines could be colored lighter like they do on the Vignelli Weekender. This is what they should use on those new kiosks, and update them real time with service changes.
  7. I thought I had seen something about reverse peak trains being added as well, and that in the AM, they were later, like around 10 or something. I guess that wouldn't be to benefit riders, so probably for some operational benefit or something (I know that area feels like such a long winding rollercoaster, and always thought express would be nice; too bad they now can't find a suitable local replacement so that all (F)'s could go express). Anyone else heard about something like this? I forgot where I saw it, whether here or on some FB group or elsewhere).
  8. The're saying it's because of the escalator addition at Union Sq. but it must be other stuff, for it to not go as far as Lorimer or Myrtle.
  9. Also, whatever happened to the MTA's idea to revive the other Metro Apple Express routes?
  10. I remember that, and will often think of it and wonder what ever happened with it.
  11. When started, and the M was going to 9th Ave and Bap Pkwy, they did store some there during the day. This started around 30 years ago, and ended at some point between 2001 and 2010.
  12. https://www.ny1.com/nyc/all-boroughs/news/2019/08/07/times-square-shuttle-to-get-upgrade-after-century-of-service Now, it's "MIGHT add the passageway". The passageway is already built (and the 6th Ave. end visible), just not opened. I see the stuff posted above is talking about the technical difficulties of the underpass to be used to get to it. Especially involving a sewer they have to go under. So they're considering dropping it now? I would say they should consider using the existing (and long closed) underpass that runs between the Bway express tracks, to the far side platform, and then extend the passageway to there. (which is where I thought the passageway was going to come out anyway).
  13. I'm just noticing they haven't mentioned the one on the other side of the shuttle (connecting to the other end of the platform, and shown on the right of the bottom photo), and hope it hasn't been dropped or something.
  14. Is that the one in the mid block arcade on the north side of 42nd? It doesn't mention the passageway that is apart of, but instead mentions this new entrance connected with 1 Times Square.
  15. That had to be some other problem; otherwise, they wouldn't say there was NO service east of Crescent.

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