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Kamen Rider

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  1. that.... I... Brain.exe has preformed a illegal operation and will be shut down..... I actually feel dumber having read that article. I can just feel the IQ points dropping like flies. HOW on God's green Earth can he make that kind of justification? or does the phrase "Dillons' Rule" mean nothing to that man... The judge is wearing his biases on his sleeve. he should be removed from this case.
  2. I think some phones require a touch of set up to work right. There was a option I had to select on my phone.
  3. Separate. it’s even technically it’s own site. Omny.info Having a separate app is a touch more user friendly. How many people use MetroCard every day on non-MTA services? at some point they’re going to have to come to a decision on adopting OMNY, and having a separate app would help.
  4. Fitbit Pay hops on the bandwagon at last second. https://investor.fitbit.com/press/press-releases/press-release-details/2019/Fitbit-Users-Can-Now-Use-Fitbit-Pay-at-Seven-Major-Transit-Systems-Around-the-World/default.aspx
  5. Mastercard to give people who use their cards for OMNY refunds of their fares on Fridays in June and July https://www.mastercard.us/en-us/consumers/offers-promotions/fareback-fridays-promotion.html
  6. The OP is assuming they even can. bankruptcy doesn’t solve the MTA’s problem anyway. It wouldn’t make thier funding consistent. What they need is a dedicated funding lockbox, money that can’t be taken away by the state. did that ski place ever pay the MTA back for those snow makers?
  7. Yep. https://www.schools.nyc.gov/school-life/transportation/metro-cards
  8. I just got the weirdest image in my head... “Here Kia... here boy... that’s a good hatchback...”
  9. Getting between my high school (East Elmherst) and home (Ridgewood) was not the most straight forward trip due to Queens being Queens. I would often have to skip the bus and walk the 6 long blocks (roughly 4/5th of a mile up hill) to the subway, because I only ever had the 3 trip card. it didn’t help that the bus between School and the train was the Q47 before it was merged with the Q45 (actually, most of my time there was still Triboro Coach, MTA bus only took over the February of my senior year), and it had the longest headway’s imaginable. (IDEAL route Q58<->R/V*<->Q47) *again, this was the mid 2000s if I had a four trip card it would have helped out a lot more, but I wasn’t considered far enough for it.
  10. The problem is multi lateral. You have a governor and a mayor who are each expecting the other to fix the problems. It's like they're on a sinking ship, and it takes two people to lower the lifeboat. They each expect the other to do the lowering and we're all going to drown because of it... You have downstate politicians who only want to be able to claim successes and cut ribbons. I remember on city council member complaining about the not ADA accesible raised rear section of the Nova artics on the M15SBS when it launched (ignoring the fact the engine and fuel take and drive train need to go SOMEWHERE) You have union leadership who wants every penny from the MTA's coffers and will not take accountability for it's members actions. (If I have to listen to Samuelson play the victim card again with this whole time keeping issue, I'm going to hurl. We all know there are people out there who are taking advantage of the system. It has to be enough of a problem if the feds have stepped in...) You have upstate politicians who see the MTA as a piggy bank. IE, those snow makers. and you have disability advocates who are not architects and engineers, not realizing just what goes into building an elevator. take a look at the process to make Copley station in Boston accessible. They ran head long into the preservationist movement who sought to protect the Old South Church and the main Boston Library building. Forest Avenue on the M, the nearest stop to my house, would require a complete redesign of the mezzanine to allow for an elevator, or a reopening of the demolished south Mezzanine.
  11. can't wait to see what will happen if they put in the order for the dual mode Chargers Siemens mentioned a few years back.
  12. can we add a rule to the site where that song is not allowed to be mentioned..? they only want to do things that are easy. Being "progressive" for progressive's sake. I used to take the L to school in the late 2000s. Nice and quiet. Then, from 2015 until last year, I was taking it to my job. everyday, without fail, there was a person begging on the train. And some of them actually started DEMANDING we give them money. they took the benches away from a small triangle park under the M at Forest because it was attracting them. So the all just plopped on the station stairs. the two of them have been abject failures as leaders, because they just want to produce flashy results, and can't worry about the long term goals.
  13. Maybe he's a writer for The Simpsons, they seem to be good at guess the future.
  14. So.. I haven't been around her much... Truth be told... I've been dealing with depression. I got fired from my job at Staples towards the end of last year for reasons that are both stupid and when thinking about it, justified. So I've had time to think and I've thought about a lot of things and thought about what was wrong with my life and honestly... I think I figured out part of my problem. I've been living a lie my whole life... I'm... I'm a girl. I'm transgender. I'm the same sarcastic, short tempered ass I've always been. The difference now is I'm "Miss sarcastic, short tempered ass"
  15. And in other bombshell news, rain is wet and Homer Simpson likes beer!
  16. I see two issues with reactivating the line. the CURES NIMBIES who still won't shut up. and the whiners trying to understand why it doesn't go to Penn station (had to deal with THAT personally a few times.)
  17. I really don't understand this... One second people want more interlining, more services going more places. and then suddenly they want less. Make up your minds. That being said, a lot of these ideas still don't take capacity, storage, or dead miles into account. What use is having the M and F share the same tracks from Broadway-Layfette all the way to Briarwood? you're removing 6th avenue service west of Roosevelt Avenue, the very reason the V was created. Passengers will ether need to backtrack to Roosevelt or transfer at 7th onto already crowded B and D trains. then again, I'm still opposed to the existence of the Orange M because of it's capacity loss on Queens Blvd and 6th (shorter trains) and 4th avenue (only the R running local) and the fact, regardless of what people who can't do math say, it harmed more than it helped. (22,000 riders were using it for midtown vs 27,000 for Nassau from both ends of Brooklyn.
  18. The thing about the A vs the E is that the A has lower frequency to Howard Beach, the line splits closer to Manhattan with half the service going to Lefferts Blvd instead of the Rockaways and only Rockaway trains stop at Howard beach. All but a few Rush hour E's stop at Jamaica Station. Also, Fulton Street is a touch of a hike (all indoors) but it's still several blocks, where as the E is right there. Under normal circumstances, passengers getting off the A wanting PATH would not use Fulton Street, they'd use the much closer Chambers Street-World Trade Center station (the A and C platform is called "Chambers Street". the E platform is called "World Trade Center" But Chambers doesn't have an elevator. The E platform doesn't need one as it's a stub end terminal and you'd exit right out into the mall, much closer to the PATH station entrance. As for the Newark option, The transfer is extremely easily, provided your train arrives on the correct platform (IE, you're not caught in construction or something). City bound PATH trains operate from the main level of Newark Penn station, between two NJT/Amtrak tracks, as a cross platform transfer. it's coming back where you have to do some zigzagging through the station to get to the right platform, as arriving PATH trains have their own, upper level platform.
  19. technically, Jamaica Station is one large, interconnected structure. After exiting the Airtrain's fare control, You would simply be making a left turn and walking across the LIRR upper level concourse to get to the elevators down to the Subway station, no need to be out on the street. One elevator down to the subway fare control and a second down to the E platform, the first one of the two. As for getting to New Jersey when World Trade Center is closed for construction. Getting off the subway at World Trade Center you would just need to continue through the mall, and it will lead out to the waterfront near the dock. The thing about the replacement ferry is you both have to swipe into the PATH fare control and get a ticket from a path employee for the boat, then exit back out again to head for the boat dock, or else you have to pay the three times more expensive ferry fare. (Path is pegged to the subway fare at $2.75. The boat is about $6.50. And you need to do this at Exchange Place going back into the City. A second option, should you so choose if you or the Misses don't feel like taking a boat ride or dealing with the hassle, would be to switch from the E to an F train (same track transfer at ether Union Turnpike, 71St-Continetal or Roosevelt Avenue) to 34th Street-Herald Square and get PATH at connected 33rd Street station (again, one connected structure, you don't need to go outside). There, you can take the "Journal Square-33rd Street Via Hoboken" (AKA "JSQ-33rd Via HOB" for short) train to Grove street and walk across to catch what would normally be the Newark-World Trade Center line the one stop to Exchange Place. As the name suggests, the Via Hoboken operates via Hoboken Station, changing direction mid trip in both directions so it does sit there for a minute while the crew changes ends. This line is a combination of two lines (JSQ-33rd and HOB-33rd) and only runs at nights at weekends. the JSQ-33rd via Hoboken is also your only option between 11:30PM and 7AM as the ferry does not operate during those hours.
  20. at first, the platforms were physically separated in half, with each company having their own fare control. This worked until the IRT decided it wanted to run longer trains, so the companies simply agreed to split the collected fares
  21. …. Yeah I haven't been around here much recently…. So I'd figured I'd share a little something I've been working on the past year or so. My fan novel for "Agents of S.H.I.E.L.D." "Operation EXILES" https://archiveofourown.org/works/14842328/chapters/34355336 this is volume 1 of 5, all five together they're about 350 pages in MS word on the default settings. I started writing this when all signs showed the show would get canceled during season five, so it takes a new path from there. (quick word of warning; contains profanity and does involve multiple copies of the same people interacting, which can be confusing sometimes.)
  22. being able to check a bag is dependent on the ability to load and unload said bag, something Deerfield Beach doesn't have. The nearest station that does is Fort Lauderdale.
  23. If I didn't have my DS and Pokémon SoulSilver (this was way back in 2010) to keep me occupied I would have lost my mind.
  24. BIE in the Canarsie tubes on the way to my own college graduation.

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