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  1. Uh, passengers SHOULD snitch on stupid shit like this, especially when drivers should be paying attention to the road. No amount of change is worth a dead passenger. Or a dead bus operator. What would have happened if the bus operator died because he neglected to pay attention? What then? That's also a very Mafioso attitude you have. What's next, they gotta sleep with the fishes for ratting someone out? That's thug behavior, no matter who does it. I know that criticism of bus operators on a transit forum ain't popular, but if there's a time in which it is valid, it's here. Pay attention to the f**king road. And if management encourages this sort of thing, then man the f**k up and tell the pencil pushers to stop encouraging it.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    That was 9207.
  3. http://www.latimes.com/local/lanow/la-me-electric-buses-20180520-story.html
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    R32 & R42 retirements

    Bro, why do you keep making these stupid threads? There's clearly already a R32 discussion thread. You must know about it, right?
  5. Cars were not the root cause of the demise of the streetcar in the USA. In the late '20s and '30s, cars weren't as ubiquitous to make cause traffic. They were certainly a huge and visible factor in its extinction and demise, along with highways and buses, especially in the '50s, but the nail in the coffin had already been hammered. Bad investments, credit problems with banks, crappy upkeep in maintenance, fares that were fixed (and sometimes using discounts during the rush hours instead at off-peak) when workers became unionized, a refusal to turn over the systems to city ownership, all that stuff was going on for years. The decision to fund the construction of highways, the changing behaviors and patterns of passengers, and increasing traffic only exacerbated the problem.
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    Paper timetables - gone for good?

    I have old ones, but I have not bothered to check or ask for them for the last couple of years or so.
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    Paper timetables - gone for good?

    It seems to me that half or a slight majority of buses don't have them, but I have been pretty lucky to get about 10 unique timetables within the last couple of months. A couple of those are Winter 2018 schedules.
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    MTA Bus Operations: Moves & Transfers

    7621, 7623, and 7632 are on their way.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Kind of. Those Fairfax buses are run for the Jewish employees at the B&H store. They have about 15-20 of them.
  10. http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/manhattan/transit-workers-rally-brooklyn-bridge-fight-subway-assaults-article-1.3994289
  11. Yesterday (5/16), CSX brought up the remaining LIRR for-scrap cars from Blissville, but today (5/17) the power car and the M3 were sent back. IMG_7317 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_7318 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_7319 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_7320 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_7321 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_7321 by GojiMet86, on Flickr IMG_7323 by GojiMet86, on Flickr
  12. Pretty interesting this has come up, because I'm currently reading a book that describes how mass motorization and transit have played out in the US. While some car companies did convince systems to turn over to buses in the 40s and 50s, almost all the streetcar systems in the US had been in decline after the Great Depression, before the big emphasis on highways had begun. They had peaks around the late '20s, and because of WWI, the Depression, and bad credits, they were already doomed.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Is it just me, or does Quill Depot seem to have the new articulated Xcelsior and LFSA buses on the SBS lines NOT called the M60? Because I've noticed that while the M60 can have some of those new buses some days, it's usually running the 2011-2012 ones.
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    Select Bus Service Discussion

    I've seen them on the M60 recently. Couple of times over at Amsterdam and 125th, another by Saint Nicholas.
  15. GojiMet86

    Q22/Q35 Rockaways Open House

    That's what I hate about the MTA. They nickel-and-dime little shit like stops and an extra couple of runs on a bus line to save hundreds of thousands, but have no problem doling out billions upon billions to shitty contractors. Different departments? Sure. But little crap like this that pisses me off.


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