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mediccjh

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  1. Folks, have patience. You will be called; trust me. That's all you need to know.
  2. You cannot add more trains, let alone another line, to Central Park West on the weekends due to all the GOs. Between the work being done on 6 Av, and the occasional work on CPW, the trains are stacked as it is.
  3. This is one of the reason I've been for forward-facing cameras in the cabs. You'll see more T/Os get exonerated.
  4. PD gets called to deal with homeless. PD tells them to get off the train. They refuse. PD tells them either jail or hospital. They choose hospital. PD calls EMS. EMS takes to hospital, tying up EMS for utter horseshit. Person takes up space at ER, gets a hot meal, and is discharged since there is no medical condition. Person goes back to street, and train. Repeat until the end of the world. There's only so much we can do on our end, since they have the right to be on the train since there is no time limit listed on how long a customer is allowed to be in the system (at least that's how the courts saw it).
  5. Umm, thanks? I don't make it up to Main St. that often, unless I'm doing a CBTC Class. I usually do the standard "good morning everyone" when I enter a crew room, unless I gotta take an emergency comfort. I consider myself a rookie until I put in my papers. I worked too damn hard and sacrificed too much to lose it over something dumb.
  6. The class is 9 days. Day 1 you will be instructed by a Schoolcar TSS (If I'm doing a double, it could be me). That's where you learn the basics. Day 2 you report to Chambers St. Flagging and learn some more. Day 3-8, I don't know what you do besides post. Day 9, you come back to Schoolcar, where once again you will be instructed by a Schoolcar TSS. We collect your paperwork, and it's a review day. When I do the class, I do CBTC Flagging on Day 9. The Final is 100% for passing. I'm not telling you any more. Yes, you can be kicked out if you fail. I take this class seriously; your lives depend on it. As long as you study and ask questions, you will be fine. Once you are a qualified Flagger, you must be refreshed every year. It is an 8 hour class at P.S. 248, either 0700-1500 or 2200-0600. I teach the midnight class. One thing I will stress: ALWAYS SHOW UP WITH YOUR PROPER PPE, INCLUDING FOOTWEAR. If you don't, you get thrown out. ALWAYS HAVE YOUR TRACK CARD ON YOU AT ALL TIMES, INCLUDING IN CLASSES. We check for them. Per Rule you are supposed to have it on you when at work. Not in your locker. That includes in classes. If you don't, we can throw you out of class. SHOW UP ON TIME. DON'T RETURN FROM BREAKS LATE. I assure you, if you do this in my class, YOU WILL BE THROWN OUT. And my boss will back me up 100%. This job is yours to lose once you're in.
  7. Another piece of advice: PAY ATTENTION IN THE FLAGGING CLASSES!!!!! If your flags are set up improperly, YOU CAN DIE.
  8. 5 years ago, I started this thread, as it was my first day at Transit. 5 years later, not only am I a TSS, I am a Schoolcar Instructor. Happy Anniversary to the Conductors of 11/12/12, TA-18, TA-19, TB-28, and of course, TB-29. Good Job.
  9. It was installed earlier this year; no reason given. It's supposed to clear at 20 mph, but it clears at 13.
  10. It depends on which title you are going to go for. Either way, work and experience help. If you plan on testing for Conductor or Train Operator for the Transit Authority, it's Civil Service, so as long as you meet the requirements on the Exam Notice, you're in if you pass the test and the background.
  11. Sit back and read. http://www.nyctransitforums.com/forums/topic/38133-the-schoolcar-experience/page-1
  12. That's only if there is work being done on the Astoria El.
  13. It would be a demotion, so unless it was disciplinary, you cannot go downward.
  14. Timers on the Express tracks begin at 86 St in either direction. Northbound, I don't know why they are there, except for the rollercoaster at 110, and the curve before 125. They are GT-40; most of them clear at 37 mph, except for the ones south of 125 St. Southbound, it is to protect the switches at the 72 St. Spur and 59. The first two clear fast, then they all clear at about 25 mph until you get just north of the 59 St. Interlocking, where I do about 16-17mph to ensure they clear.

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