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  1. Back in the days of single-line signs, I remember some readings with SIX flashes. for example: M4 LIMITED M4 MIDTOWN M4 PENN STATION M4 LIMITED M4 via BWAY M4 via 5 AV Yes, it was so long that the LIMITED line had to be repeated (which made it even longer). By the time you read all of it, the bus was gone.
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    Q77 extension to 147th Ave

    The routes don't actually meet, so it might not be programed as a valid transfer. There are other locations where "walking transfers" are allowed, so the walk from 145th Road to 147th Avenue could easily be added to that list.
  3. It's a trade-off. You want a good amount of relevant information, but not so much information that you miss the bus while trying to read all of it.
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    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    How much demand is there for off-peak service? Maybe that answer will arise in the bus network redesign.
  5. Gotham Bus Co.

    ICYMI: SIM bus stops in Manhattan released

    Maybe someone is hoping that all those additional buses will help the bus lanes become "self-enforcing." We all saw how well that worked on Fulton Street in Brooklyn in the 1990s (the B37 was moved away from the busway so it could go faster).
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    CBTC-ready ATS to be installed for ENTIRE B Division

    Some were, some not.
  7. One more option... 4) LIRR to Penn >>>> walk to Herald Square for or to Lex/63 >>>> walk to Hunter.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    At least one 5-year-old has actually walked past that museum, too. Should it be forced to remove all of its signs or close down? (Steps off soap box.) Okay, let's get back to buses.
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    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    Probably because pulling it back would be a rather obvious cut.
  10. Gotham Bus Co.

    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    The Q27 ran all the way to 136th Avenue for a few months in 1957. Would you restore that?
  11. It would have had four LaGuardia stops, one at each terminal.
  12. Gotham Bus Co.

    MTA Bus Operations: Fleet & Depots

    Should every fleet assignment be subject to a public referendum? Which communities should have priority over all others in choosing their buses?
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    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    Oakland Gardens would be covered by my idea to end the Q27 where the old Q75 ended. Queens Village would be covered by my idea for the Q26: Extend via Hollis Court, right 58th Av, left 188th St, then follow current Q88 path to Queens Village LIRR.
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    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    Actually, there IS a crude form of destination data, in the sense that the origin of a given MetroCard trip is most likely (not always, but usually) the destination of the previous trip with the same card. In any event, the best approach would be to wait until the process reaches Queens, go to the workshops and meetings, and speak up about where a Springfield route should go at each end.
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    Queens Division Bus Proposals/Ideas

    Don't focus on transfers between specific routes numbers, because those routes may or may not continue to exist in their present forms or with their current numbers at the end of the process. Instead, look at where people are actually coming from and where they are actually going (i.e. origins and destinations). If riders from the Hillside Avenue and Union Turnpike corridors are traveling to anywhere along Springfield (including QCC or points south of Union Turnpike), then the Springfield Crosstown would still accommodate them, even though (gasp!) its number might not be Q27. If they're going to points along 48th/47th/46th Avenues or to Downtown Flushing, then transfers are still available to other north-south routes.

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