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  1. Okay, thanks, SubwayGuy, and yes, it's best to play it safe because one never knows who's going to be taking notes during the hiring process. Maybe it's an initial "test" to reduce the number of candidates by eliminating most people who don't follow directives to a tee, while retaining those who come close so that they can be terminated and made into examples down the line.
  2. This may have already been asked, but I'm in a rush and haven't run a search: Is this "business casual attire" jazz necessary for the initial trip to 180 Livingston? I'm trying avoid an unnecessary trip back home in Connecticut to pick up a pair of khakis just so that I can turn in a few pieces of paper and piss in a cup.
  3. Pursuant to the Rules of the City of New York, Article 55, Appendix A, Rule IV, Section IV: Rules of the City of New York
  4. Metro-North is no longer procuring new concrete ties. I'm not entirely sure if there are concrete ties in stock that will be installed in order to exhaust the surplus, but apparently only wood ties will be used. A number of railroads received faulty concrete ties from several manufacturers within the past 15 years or so. For all purposes and intents, not only is concrete an inferior option for installation on Metro-North property, it's also overkill. So long as all track hardware is installed correctly and according to design, wood ties are less maintenance (they're generally periodically replaced), they're probably a little more tolerable to the climate on this region than concrete is due to the freeze/thaw effect, they're both easier and quicker to lay down, and they typically make turnout engineering and installation less meticulous.
  5. To add onto SubwayGuy's great response, I was told that you can decline an appointment a maximum of three times, after which your name will be removed from the list of eligibles for that current list. To again be considered for hiring, you would have to take the next exam for the same title. I'll try to find something official on that.
  6. Bombardier manufactured the MultiLevel Coach for NJT. The BiLevel is something else from Bombardier, not used by NJT.
  7. Do you know contracts are awarded? It goes to the LOWEST BIDDER. Kawasaki was a lock to get the contract considering that their base order bid came in at $120 million less than Bombardier and $180 million less with options exercised. There is also the simple fact that Kawasaki has facilities right in Yonkers, which makes everything from repairs to major service overhauls to parts procurement to joint efforts between MNR/CDOT and Kawasaki much easier to handle than had the contract been awarded to any other vendor. I don't think that Hyundai Rotem even submitted a bid. Siemens was never really a top competitor. Contracts aren't handed out to the "nicest guys." Contracts are awarded to whomever can build the most the fastest for least amount of money.
  8. In an attempt to clear up a continual source of confusion, questioning and font fighting, and to keep threads on topic and informative, I'm posting information pertaining to civil service examination lists and how numbers are assigned to those receiving equal scores. In other words, this is an outline of the tiebreaking process. *NOTE: I do not work for the New York State Department of Civil Service, the City of New York Department of Citywide Administrative Services ("DCAS"), nor am I a site moderator and this is not an official thread. NYS Civil Service Law governs all things pertaining to civil service at all levels of government within the State of New York. The NYC DCAS has adopted this system of "merit and fitness" to regulate and enforce how employee recruitment, promotion, discipline and retention is practiced. With that in mind, here is NYS CSL § 61.1 : Summary of New York State Civil Service Law, p. 9 Below I've listed sections regarding tiebreaking procedures from the Eligible List Administration Manual that was published in August 2006 by the NYS DCS: New York State Eligible List Administration Manual, pp. 10-12 Simply put, the department in charge of overseeing the civil service hiring process at any level of government and in any territory within New York State may employ any system for the purpose of breaking tie scores and assigning list numbers, provided that the means are fair and impartial. To to tie this all together, below is the exact means by which DCAS uses to break tie scores and issue distinct list numbers, as set forth in the Rules of the City of New York, under Title 55, Department of Citywide Administrative Services, in Appendix A: Personnel Rules and Regulations of the City Of New York*, RULE IV—EXAMINATION PROCEDURES, VETERANS PREFERENCE, ELIGIBLE LISTS AND CERTIFICATION, SECTION IV—ADMINISTRATION AND RATING OF EXAMINATIONS Rules of the City of New York I hope that this helps.
  9. What the hell does that even mean?
  10. Thanks. That was the information that I had mentioned in a previous post, and I'm glad that you posted it so that I didn't have to search for it myself (I know, I'm lazy B)). Even the council questions the rationale behind the fare structure, and I was wondering if anyone else had information on that.
  11. Thanks for the responses. Can I ride to Waterbury with my Stratford pass? Also, if anyone has an accurate answer as to why all of the stations on that branch are at the same fare, and travel from GCT to Waterbury is only $2.00 more per month than to Stratford and Milford, by all means, please divulge.
  12. Thanks. So, travel to any station in which the one-way peak fare does not exceed the the $16.50 for GCT-Stratford travel is permissible. Am I understanding that correctly?
  13. Thanks for the response. Is that table publicly available, or would current fares schedule provide the same information?
  14. Truckie, best of luck on the exam this week! :cool: As far as the seniority bumping goes, I thought that picks were put in weekly for both L/E and C/R jobs. At least, I believe that's what a few road employees told me. It may have been every two weeks. I will tell you this though - I see a LOT of movement, especially among conductors, on one of my regular trains, and fair amount of the conductors seem fairly young, and so I'm guessing that they're fairly junior to most of the people in that craft.
  15. First off, you gave a great response above. A flyover? With catenary? I don't even think there's enough room there to build an approach with a negotiable grade. Hamilton Avenue is also right near the current Glenbrook Station. I don't mean to go far off topic, but that's such a great point, and I'd really like to see a stronger push for increased bus service from CTTransit, Coastal Link, GBT and the others. Any idea as to where Connecticut currently stands on this, and your thoughts for the future?

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