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  1. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    Nope. My time will come eventually... I didn't leave till 7 PM that day
  2. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    That's pretty quick. It's going to be a while before they get to me. January 7th? Not bad. I was there that same day too. Longest day of my life.
  3. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    That makes a lot more sense. I was originally sent a notice to come in to take the BOSS back in July, but I could not make the date as I could not get that specific day off a week in advance due to being short on staff. I emailed the exams unit about other times to come take it but they say its only available on the first Wednesday of every month...
  4. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    I've heard if you have more than two accidents you were involved in on your abstract, that may affect whether or not you get in...
  5. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    As far as I've heard they're still finishing out the remainder of the last exam and will start this list once they're done. When I was there last week for pre-employment I overheard one of the clerks telling someone that it's been hectic in the employment office the past few weeks. I don't know what's going on regarding this but I'm going to assume that MTA is getting as many people processed as possible when the time comes so that they can start placing people in classes.
  6. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    I went in for pre-employment this past Tuesday and while waiting for my drug test met a guy who was taking his third drug test. He was called up for the conductor exam. I got that email today too. I'll have to see if they can accommodate me because I can't afford to take mornings off willy-nilly to get there by 10am. Best I could probably do is 11am due to the nature of my job. Missing Tuesday for pre-employment is already going to screw with my paycheck next week. Was seriously NOT expecting MTA to be calling up people so early and with such frenzy that you spend literally 11-12 hours in an office all day waiting!
  7. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    You'll have to pass the drug and medical tests too
  8. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    You only need an abstract if your license is out of state. They run your information during the process.
  9. SoSpectacular

    Riders Alliance "Bus Turnaround" Campaign

    Alright! Let's look at some issues that can plague riding the bus! 1. Traffic! Has anyone noticed the HUGE influx of cabs and ride share services lately? Surely the recently imposed limits on the amount of Uber/Lyft vehicles that hit the road have something to do with this. How is a bus going to get around otherwise? Plus if buses are made late, dispatch will often get them back on time by having drivers skip stops. 2. Buses can barely do the speed limit let alone do anything over 20 MPH half the time. Plus, they discourage speeding. So there's that. 3. People are always holding up the drivers with some ridiculous issues or just plain being uncooperative. Driver tells someone to move back behind the while line for safety reasons? Better do it! But anyway, these people will have fun trying to get anywhere with this movement. They should definitely focus on the mismanagement going on concerning all the construction work that barely gets anywhere and doesn't last very long shortly after it's done, though.
  10. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    List number 5XX here and got called up some hours ago.
  11. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    Yeah I have the Non-Excepted Interstate on my CDL C. All you gotta do is keep a medical card current every two years by seeing your federally-certified medical examiner, which could very well be your PCP for all we know.
  12. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    I wasn't able to come in for that exam either due to job constraints but I still received my list number and all that. Not sure how that works...
  13. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    11 points on your license is basically suspension. NYCT apparently only allows 4 at the maximum to be considered for hiring.
  14. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    1. According to the NYS DMV, points aren't counted towards the 11-point total for suspension after 18 months from the date of conviction 2. According to the NYS DMV, the conviction remains on your driving record/abstract until January 1 of the FOURTH year following conviction. For example... I got a speeding ticket in August 2012. Netted me some points. By February 2014 those points don't count towards the 11-point total. On January 1, 2016, however, the entire conviction dropped from my record. If I go to the MyDMV page and sign in to see my license details, the points from that conviction are no longer there! Just make sure you paid all your tickets and be honest about them when asked because you won't be able to lie about them if they are still on your driving abstract.
  15. SoSpectacular

    Bus Operator (TA) Exam 7612

    I'm surprised... According to the proposed answers I got 11 wrong. It's too bad I don't have the actual questions to go over them, but those last three certainly did not fool me...


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