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  1. So as someone who is way out of the loop on this stuff.... when is CBTC being activated on Queens Blvd? I assumed it wouldn't be ready until the early 2020s....
  2. That's literally the whole point: to bring riders who would've otherwise taken the from Myrtle Wyckoff, redirect them to the , and give them a one seat ride to 14 St. The purpose isn't to serve 2nd Av. The only reason why it goes to 96 St is because it's the only viable terminus for the in Manhattan.
  3. Sounds absolutely ridiculous but how possible would it be to run trains from Canarsie to 96 on weekends to preserve the one seat ride to 14 St, while running the shuttle between MV and Myrtle??
  4. Bronx Science (and 7 others) are special in that they are admission by examination only, and any NYC student can take the exam and as long as you can score about a cutoff determined by a secret formula, you're in. Most other schools do have a system of how they weigh applicants (your home address being one of them), but most schools will allow you to apply regardless of where you live. Student MetroCards aren't 24/7 (they don't work on the weekends and nights) and they're capped at 3 rides a day - one to school, one to an afterschool activity, and one home. They aren't just a unlimited free for all
  5. The best high school is not necessarily the closest one to you, so students sometimes pick the better school further away rather than the local zone school. We shouldn't be telling poor kids to buzz off from the Stuyvesant's or Townsend Harris's just because they can't afford a MetroCard. I grew up on the Lower East Side and went to the Bronx High School of Science, which was 13 miles away as the crow flies. The opportunities I got from going there have reverberated through my adult life and was worth every single hour spent on the train. There is no way I am where I am in life if I ended up at the jank ass high school two blocks away from me. School buses do not run for high school students. My HS had private school buses that you had to pay 100% out of pocket. Those were at least two grand when I was there.
  6. So I've been on the west coast this whole time, but how bad has it really been since construction started? I haven't seen any crazy news yet...
  7. Flew into the city last night, came into Manhattan and saw a bunch of M14's wrapped with SBS wrapper Did the MTA finally set a start day for the 14 SBS or are they just borrowing fleet from somewhere else?
  8. This is actually the part that confuses me too. I remember the MTA mentioning that the duct banks had structural integrity issues. I don't understand how this addresses the banks or pump rooms at all
  9. “It represents a huge win for our transit system and our customers and for that we can all be thankful,” said Acting MTA Commissioner Fernando Ferrer. The entire process may take as long as 20 months, without any service closing expected." -Bloomberg https://www.bloomberg.com/news/articles/2019-01-03/new-york-city-s-l-train-won-t-shut-down-during-work-cuomo-says If it actually can be done in 20 months or less (which is obviously a huge if), then the plan wouldn't be thaaaaaaaaaaaaaat bad. It seems that the plan involves a different kind of engineering work rather than demolishing the entire duct bank like the original 15/36 month plan would've entailed, so I think we should all hold judgement until we learn more. Though it sounds like Cuomo jumped shipped without even bothering to figure out the full details of the plan...
  10. Police are searching for a man who wrecked the outside of an MTA bus on Wednesday during a fit of rage apparently prompted by the driver's alleged refusal to pick him up. Cell phone footage captured by a witness shows the man standing in the middle of Houston Street, blocking the city bus while cursing at the driver for not stopping. "Go ahead and run me over just like you ran past every bus stop as I banged on your f**king door," he shouts at the windshield, as the bus marquee blares: "CALL POLICE" and "EMERGENCY." The man then begins kicking the bus, and proceeds to rip off the driver's side mirror and smash it into the pavement. He goes on to explain the cause of his fury: "I chased you 23 f**king blocks and you wouldn’t f**king stop. f**k you, you piece of shit." Moments before the video ends, the man instructs riders to get off the bus, informing the driver "you're not going anywhere." The witness who documented the incident, who asked to only be identified by his Twitter handle Tjani, told Gothamist: "The bus eventually got away and he tried to give chase and deal more damage. You should've seen him sprinting after the bus, it was true theater." "Dude was clearly fed up and cold," Tjani added. "He started kicking the doors and I was like 'Oh nah I need to capture this turn of events.'" Police say the man fled the scene, and they haven't made any arrests. A spokesperson for the MTA did not immediately respond to our request for comment. According to New York City Transit Bus, there were no nearby service disruptions at the time of the freakout http://gothamist.com/2018/12/06/see_it_man_bites_bus.php
  11. So just to make sure I'm getting this right: The will be all R179s The will be all 10 car R160s The and will share R160s The will have R160s and R32s The will have R179s and R46s?
  12. Has there been thoughts about constructing a temporary island platform on the middle track at Marcy Avenue (maybe even at Lormier St too) to allow for more capacity and a PATH style operation (ie. letting people out on one side having people enter on the other)?
  13. One poorly parked truck or any double parker on Chambers + M22 behind it = shitshow That street needs to either one way or no parking along its entirety
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