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  1. 351, 420, 431, 434 all have screens and announcements - Version 2
  2. The number of people who have smartphones but don't use them to see what's coming down the line is astounding. "I've been waiting an hour for the bus!" "What's going on with the buses?!"
  3. The reason is something the general public would not easily comprehend. But, if I could possibly provide some input on that situation, there's a fair bit of open runs every day that don't have operators to cover them. Seeing how that was for Sunday, the B37 isn't a very frequent line and there aren't many stand-alone runs for it on weekends, most B37 trips are interlined with either the B63 or B70 instead.
  4. Service is already at peak now that we are back to normal schedules. Social distancing is a must on the buses.
  5. Vision Zero, speed cameras, reduced speed limits, intentionally mis-timed lights may have something to do with all that...
  6. Not uncommon for someone who drives/works in a borough that isn't the one they live in. I might not know all the connections out in Brooklyn but I'm always learning something new!
  7. There are some intersections here that give priority to bus traffic in order to jump ahead.
  8. Totally agree with this. Most people don't think before they go all up in arms about a bus not showing up or being late in general. Most people don't ride a bus from one end to the other. Most won't see where problematic areas are, or they won't know about that car crash that's got a particular intersection jacked up. Buses are always going to be late. Sometimes there isn't a driver to cover a run if someone has to call out. It happens. Yes, people are going to wait double the headway (or even longer as I've experienced during the worst of this pandemic- you see some real angry people.) for a bus, and they won't care but to tell you that they've waited X amount of minutes for a bus.
  9. Traffic/police haven't been enforcing violators of No Parking/No Standing zones as of late...
  10. B61 buses were told to terminate at Pier 6 since you left that one out.
  11. As they tell us at Zerega: "You're just paid to move the bus. That farebox shouldn't be your concern. Hit F5, let 'em ride"
  12. The bus wash is currently being upgraded at the depot (definitely needs it), there's only one wash unit available right now. But, the reason why the rims are as dirty as they are is more due to the brake dust that accumulates. I've seen rims get replaced and the ones that do get pulled off the buses are so blackened on the inner part that it looks like it's been painted! It's pretty interesting to see.
  13. Free money for the operator. I wouldn't be mad. Just pull the brake, call it in to console and chill. Screw it.
  14. The police don't really bother you if you're on the beach or the sand. I've been out there at 3-4 in the morning catching the breeze. Just don't get in the water.
  15. Traffic can result in buses getting stuck at bus stops. Big issue at the E18th stop.
  16. Even with the articulated buses they could get pretty packed if buses were delayed due to traffic on Church Ave. Happened to me coming down the line a handful of times. I usually get turned around at Kings Highway if it was really bad.
  17. I've seen runs for the 7 shuttle at Flushing before!
  18. Northbound: Empire and Kingston (Closest stop being Lamont Ct) Kingston and Fulton Throop and Myrtle Graham and Broadway Graham and Grand Manhattan Ave and Nassau Ave Southbound is roughly the same with the exceptions Graham and Debevoise (Closest stop being Cook St) Tompkins and Myrtle Tompkins and Fulton Brooklyn Ave and Empire Blvd Washington and Empire
  19. It's crazy seeing little traffic on Flatbush Avenue, I bet those B41 paddles have too much time in between points to be a straight shot, same deal with the B43- normally it's a damn struggle to stay on time on Sundays but the past few weeks have been such a breeze you have no options but to slow it down to avoid getting yelled at.
  20. That's what happens when traffic dies down...
  21. The 3/16 class got suspended until further notice, those that were due to start 3/30 that whole class was postponed.
  22. They killed the B16 and B37 for a day. Those of us who interlined with the 16 or 37 were sidelined for that part of our runs. I wonder why that was done sometimes too.
  23. Also in Brooklyn, everything is running on a Sunday schedule (everyday!), plus there are no reliefs being done on the road. If you get relieved, you gotta finish the route and pull in. If you relieve someone, you gotta make a pull-out from the depot.
  24. I hated riding the suburbans from QCC some days. The buses weren't meant to handle so much people. Getting off was a chore if you were seated far from the doors. I would avoid them if the crowd going to Flushing was big...
  25. It's LIKELY but when I was fitted I got my shipment in batches since certain items were not in stock. Everything was the right size but I didn't get the right caps.
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