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N6 Limited

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  1. People are still germaphobic so they're going to try to avoid public transportation
  2. Yes, because both the LIE and NSP are always congested between those two points for NO reason, especially near the Oyster Bay Branch LIRR overpass. Going east, you'll have cars casually cruising along, tapping breaks, cruising in the HOV lane, etc, you pass Glen Cove Rd and traffic suddenly opens up. (And no, it's not because of cars exiting to the NSP, you can argue it's because of the grade change, but the highway dips down before the overpass, the vehicles should be able to maintain speed). When traffic is "normal" again, just check google maps and you'll see both highways congested in western Nassau in both directions but usually only as far east as Roslyn Rd/Glen Cove Rd. It's also weird because they're basically next to each other until that point.
  3. Yeah, that seems short sighted.
  4. Can they just dispatch buses every 10 mins or so and let the B/O get to the terminal asap? Being on a slow bus makes me question the decision to use the bus in the first place.
  5. Which is why riders opt for alternatives. The MTA/NYCT is blaming everything other than their own operation practices (and vision zero, come to think of it) for ridership drops.
  6. Traffic is way down, yet buses are still crawling.
  7. The thing about NICE is, once you get a car, it's not appealing, unless you're commuting by subway because parking and traffic sucks. Other than that... I used to give the benefit of the doubt for discretionary trips, leave my car home and walk to the NICE bus stop. What happened numerous times? FLAGGED! No thanks. Not to mention that since NICE buses are closed door and are much faster than Queens buses, they really do zoom past all the Queens routes, especially on Hillside Ave. It's almost like a premium service in that sense, you see the people on the Queens routes dreadfully watching the NICE buses zipping by as their bus pokes along. (That is not something a Queens Redesign is going to help with if the B/O themselves are going +/-20MPH). 20MPH is like motorized bike speed, but that's another story. Another example is the inter-county ridership. Many people use the Springfield Blvd stop on the N6, so instead of an additional 2-3 min ride on the bus, you want them to transfer and wait up to 10 mins or more for a Q2/Q110 or (QT38)?
  8. They're having fun, they're toggling switches as if they're playing a simulation game.
  9. I noticed that none of the routes go into Queens, that would kill ridership.
  10. https://www.silive.com/news/2020/03/mta-approves-split-tolling-on-verrazzano-narrows-bridge.html https://www.silive.com/news/2020/04/contracts-approved-to-implement-split-tolling-on-verrazzano-narrows-bridge.html
  11. This delay may help, if they're still working on the Brooklyn Redesign, they can the Brooklyn and Queens Redesign on the same time frame and work on them together.
  12. I don't think they can, Floral Park is an Incorporated Village and Elmont is an unincorporated area in the Town of Hempstead. So they'd have to bring suit against the Town of Hempstead and/or State of NY. I think Floral Park may be concerned about the loss of parking revenue from Elmont Residents at the Floral Park station, I don't see how an Elmont Station affects them otherwise, maybe patronage to their business on Tulip Ave while going to and from the Train? As for the Arena, they may be concerned with extra traffic in the area and those looking for on-street parking, Belmont Stakes is one day a year and that's enough to deal with in both Floral Park and Elmont's eyes, and even Queens Village, since they have to deal with it as well. The new station will be on the main line, so trains will be able to enter and leave the station quickly, no need for speed restrictions like when going through the Belmont spur's wye, etc. They could easily serve the station during events by adding a stop to all the service they have on the main line. (both east and westbound).
  13. Will the Brooklyn Draft be delayed? Also, do you think the redesign(s) will be shoved through due to budget concerns?
  14. "Never let a crisis go to waste." Sounds like specific rules to target the homeless, in the name of covid of course.
  15. Wouldn't something this be kind of "late"?
  16. The trick is to ignore the endings when pronouncing/reading, they just provide visual context. Audibly, you have to listen for the articles.
  17. I don't think that would be wise, they actually got an increase in ridership and revenue with those programs.
  18. It's baaack: https://www.nicebus.com/Passenger-Information/FasterRide UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE: Starting April 5th, NICE will be running a modified schedule, based on our current Saturday schedules. Weekday only routes such as the n16 and Shuttles will continue to run Monday-Friday. Our website schedules and GoMobile app will display these timetables starting April 5th. For additional details on our modified schedule , please visit the Passenger info section of our website. No Jamaica trips on the N1
  19. Ahh thanks. I heard a slight accent, wasn't sure where it was from. I just thought it was interesting referring to it as the ed train in on a NYC Press conference. I haven't heard Byford refer to the train at all, he'd probably say Zed by default though.
  20. They used plural for bankruptcies, in which I thought they were referring to agencies across the country.
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