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    Conductor 6601 Hiring Process

    In this scenario, my opinion is to go get hired as a conductor first. That list is already established so the clock starts ticking towards your 1 year of permanent status from day 1. After that first year has passed, you'll be able to move around to other titles and still have the C/R position to fall back to, while retaining your seniority. You'll have around a year to return to being a C/R if you don't make it through as a T/O. (Which unfortunately training for T/O is 9-10 months, so you'll won't have much time on your own to feel out the job) Also, this way you can get a head start on how the system works compared to someone coming in fresh off the street. If you go in as T/O first and make it through training, the 1 year clock doesn't start until the list gets established. So, if before this year is up and you decide that being a C/R is better, than you will completely give up your T/O position. And in the worse case scenario, you don't make it as a C/R, then you lost both positions.
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    T/O Exam # 7604 (Open-Competitive)

    Tier 6 for TA employees is still 25/55 with the stipulation that if you get your 25 years of service before you reach age 55 (start before age 30), you won't collect until you are age 63. If you work until you are 55, then you can collect immediately. So if you work until age 55, that's 31 years of service. The regular Tier 6 pension is 30/61.
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    T/O Exam # 7604 (Open-Competitive)

    That I didn't know. I thought it was 5 years for everyone... Y'all start at 34.16, I'm in the wrong title then! 🤣🤣
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    T/O Exam # 7604 (Open-Competitive)

    I checked, top pay is $36.25 but it is still 5 yrs of service at the same progression scale (70>75>80>85>90>100)
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    T/O Exam # 7604 (Open-Competitive)

    $36.25 will be the top pay after 5 full years of service. You will start at 70% ($25.38/hr) all through your first year. You will get a 5% raise each year on your start date until you reach 90% (5th year) and then jump to $36.25 at the start of year 6. The current contract expires in May 2019 so pay rates may change afterwards. You will definitely be making more than base salary while you're here, even if you only are scheduled for 40 hours a week. (After schoolcar)
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    5518 is at Quill, saw it being delivered earlier.
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    Double decker X17J MTA bus to run to Midtown this week

    In the PM rush hour, that's normal for the X17s to be together.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    If there's no available buses at the yard, anything will get sent out to make service. Not going to have missing/late trips over a bike rack. Also, when operators cover any open trips on the 53/93, it's not a requirement to have a bus with a rack. They get used not a LOT in terms of numbers but a lot by regulars. I did the 53 hawk on Sunday morning, had 4 bikes on just the first half of the run.
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    should i stay with mta bus or go over to mabstoa

    A LOT has changed on the MTA Bus side since, but IMO, it still wouldn't justify leaving a TA position to go work for MTA Bus. They still have a private pension and you'll be giving up your civil service position. What position are you considering and would you be able to find the TA equivalent of the same position?
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    B/O 4600 Hiring Process

    If it looks like you're heading into the curb, start moving the wheel the other way to move away from the curb, and then go back towards the curb. This will reset the pivot at the point where you started going back towards the curb and you should be able to clear it. Just be mindful that you are taking more space to complete the turn so be aware of whatever hazards are in the way. For example, you doing a hook and it looks like the middle of the bus is gonna go over the curb, stop, go back out and you'll see the rear tire line up with the curb and then start turning back in. Provided you have the space in front of your bus and in the opposite direction of your turn, you can't go wrong fixing a botched setup using said space with a pivot.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    It's going be here for the rest of the month.
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    Select Bus Service Discussion

    Because that's a bottleneck due to the turn lane setup at Clove and Howard Av, coupled with a short light. If both lanes went straight through, that traffic build up would not exist during the PM rush. I agree, the S53 does not need SBS. I find myself in trouble trying to stay on time (not early), all the time. From what I've seen in previous plans, the S40 and the Victory Blvd corridor are candidates.
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    B/O 4600 Hiring Process

    Did you sign up for something at the union hall? I know they throw a bunch of stuff at you, so start there.
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    B/O 4600 Hiring Process

    As long as you passed a road test that gave you your Class B with the passenger endorsement (in a bus), then you should be fine.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    You said the bus was 45 mins late, so schedule wise that's 1:45, which is typical for an express route. But with all the heavy traffic from the start of the route till Richmond Av, it's easy to lose time.


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