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  1. The BL-16 bypasses the hospital during rush hours (except outbound in the AM rush). So the BL-18 covers that area and connects it to the actual Peekskill MNRR station (since neither the BL-14/15 actually serve the Peekskill station).
  2. What did the BL-78 used to do, and what does it do now? I thought the only non-stop portion was along I-87 up to Stew Leonard's. I just realized, does anybody think there might be some demand for the BL-77 to make a stop off around the Westchester Medical Center? Or would it just serve to steal some riders from the BL-15?
  3. I found this website with information on the Glassboro - Camden Line. Unfortunately public comment for the Draft EIS ended a few days ago, but it's a good place to look for updates: http://glassborocamdenline.com/
  4. Every single weekend express train from the current schedule should stop at Yonkers and Marble Hill. That's the only change I would make.
  5. I didn't say anything about adding more service? I said to add those 2 stations to the off-peak express trains (which used to be stops anyway). And you're assuming every single passenger from points north is heading to the East Side of Manhattan. When I went to CCNY, I had classmates who lived in the Hudson Valley who would take Metro-North and the train to get to/from class. (Areas like Ossining, Cold Spring, etc). So for those passengers who transfer to/from the and need the West Side of Manhattan, this is actually saving them time. For Yonkers, being the major hub that it is, you're saving riders time who are heading to/from points north (not to mention whoever is heading towards Manhattan itself). Yeah, you're right...it sucks to have to take the to a local train and then have to transfer to an express train, as opposed to taking the to the express train directly (which is "long enough")...again not every Metro-North rider is heading to the East Side.
  6. @Via Garibaldi 8 That's exactly our point. The ridership is still way down so it seems unlikely that they will return to the "normal" schedule anytime soon. So for now, this is the schedule that we're referring to when we talk about which stations should be served by the off-peak express trains.
  7. I think that was after they had those incidents back in 2013-2014 (they had the derailment in Spuyten Duyvil, a derailment somewhere on the New Haven Line, and two separate incidents where track workers got killed) so they did a whole safety audit and I'm sure increasing the runtimes ended up being part of it.
  8. On the weekends, Marble Hill & Riverdale get 1 train per hour. (Weekdays off-peak is when the semi-express trains stop there). I agree, I think Yonkers & Marble Hill should be served by the weekend express trains.
  9. It's not BusTime-related, it's the schedules themselves (and those were corrected the day after I contacted them). @NewFlyer 230 I'm discussing this with a contact at the MTA. Which areas (i.e. Between which timepoints) and which timeframes (time of day) does this occur the most in?
  10. I mean you could be a short-turn or some other route on the pole for all they know.
  11. All I know is that on March 16th when the mayor closed down the schools and the MTA announced that they were running a school-closed schedule, the school trips/terminals were still listed in the GTFS feed (it was corrected a day or two later)
  12. @JAzumah Based on the GTFS feed, it looks like a school-closed schedule (the S55/56 show their basic 30 minute headways instead of all the extra school service they normally have). I don't see any school terminals (Hylan & Bertram on the S55, Luten & Eyelandt on the S59, etc)
  13. Except this one wasn't homeless. He was someone who came from outside and tried to enter a train during the overnight hours (as a matter of fact, the general public being prohibited from boarding the overnight trains is what started this altercation).
  14. Meaning trains running eastbound on the westbound track or vice versa. He's asking why is it more common to see it on commuter rail lines than subway lines.
  15. Not sure what the broken link is, but it is easily available with a quick Google search: http://web.mta.info/mta/news/notices/pdf/NYCT-Service-Guidelines_Public.pdf The thing is that you have to reasonably apply the guidelines. For example, the Bx6 runs every 63 minutes because that's the headway that the cycle time can support (without throwing reliability out the window and having the driver hustle to maintain a 60 minute headway). They say routes should generally be spaced every 3/8 - 1/2 mile throughout the city, but some areas don't have a street grid (and some areas don't want bus service period. Would you run bus service through Todt Hill just to attempt to meet that standard?) And then there's cases where the guidelines contradict each other. They say the minimum riders per express bus at the peak load point, peak direction is 60 during off-peak hours (Page 10), but yet if they are running hourly service, they want the maximum number of riders per express bus to be 20 riders (Page 15). And then of course, with the redesigns, they are changing those standards (for example, the proposed green local routes in Queens have an average stop spacing of 1300 feet...whereas the current standard for local bus service is 750 feet. Do you believe that they should blindly keep the stops as-is just to conform to the old guidelines? (Which are what they "desire" so by definition if they are making a whole redesign around wider stop spacing, then they "desire" something else). They've mentioned numerous times throughout their studies that 750 feet is too low and most peer transit systems have a wider spacing (so at some point, that guideline is going to change).
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