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  1. Congrats!! With a list number in the 1600's, I would have probably been in the same boat as you if it wasn't for this incident that took place...I'll keep you folks updated regarding my status...
  2. My apologies for being late, however if you check out the following posts from the Track Worker 3600 thread, it should be self-explanatory: 293, 307, 591, 606, 1175, 1220, 1241, 1269, 1541 & 1922. Now some of you might be asking "What? This is for a Track Worker position, not a Bus Operator position!" My response are two comments: First, this is the only thing I found on the Forums that go into detail regarding the medical/physical. Second, for those who already went through this, I believe 95% of what they do for Track Workers is what they do for any safety-sensitive position, including Bus Operators.
  3. As far as medical holds: If you get a note from the doctor, whether it's your PCP or a specialist, the notes are good for 90 calendar days. Therefore, if you go for medical tomorrow, March 20th, as long as the note from the Physician is dated after December 20th, 2018, you will be good to go. As far as how long you're on medical hold for depends on you. Keep in mind that they do NOT hold vacancies. Next, as far as the Blood Pressure, it has to be 110/70 to 130/90. Anything lower or higher will result in you being placed on medical hold. As far as lowering it - try eliminating caffeine, sprinkle cinnamon on your food, etc. The reason why I say "etc." is because if you Google "How to Lower Blood Pressure," there are at least 100+ articles that will help you do this without a prescription from your doctor.
  4. There's actually quite a few of them on YouTube: For the bus, you can check out this and this video. For a box truck, which is similar as far as under the hood is concerned, you can check out this and this video. Keep in mind that if you take your road test through Zerega, your pre-trip of the engine will be different as you can see in this video. Therefore, from taking a road test in both a tractor-trailer and a bus, whichever vehicle you use for your road test, try to "stick with it" as much as possible. As an example for those who do not yet have a CDL: If you were to take your car road test in either a BMW, Chrysler, Chevrolet, Dodge, Ford, Hyundai, Jaguar, Kia, Toyota, etc., a car is a car, but if you were to open the hood on all of these vehicles, although they are the same in the long run, in the short run, you would have to be familiar with all of these different types of cars, right? Same concept for the CDL vehicles.
  5. As long as you don't have more than two accidents on your abstract, whether it's your fault or not, you should be fine, especially for Train Operator. If you're still unsure, you can call them at 347-643-8229/30/31/32 and ask them. In addition, have you considered posting this question in the T/O 7604 Hiring Process Thread? Perhaps somebody who follows that thread who's been in this predicament (or something similar) can answer your question with experience.
  6. Another thread was made which contains the same question which can be found here. Thank you.
  7. Another suggestion is for you to run your abstract yourself to see what's on and what's not on there. If you live in New York, click here for more information. Keep in mind that they go back three years, therefore they'll look at everything from March 10th, 2016 to today (March 10th, 2019).
  8. Please stick with this pinned thread...thank you. And by the way, my list number for that exam is 4,7** and, although I took the OPA and passed it, I have not been invited down to pre-employment for this exam. Therefore, there are a lot of people like myself who not only have a smaller list number than you, but also took the OPA, passed it and are waiting patiently for that letter in the mail.
  9. If there are any rumblings, they are false. It is shortly past Midnight and, according to this page, the exam and "apply now" link have disappeared. Sorry...
  10. A resume is not necessary. If you look at the very top of the second page of the Notice of Examination, it says "There are no formal education or experience requirements for this position." Even when I applied to the other Bus Operator exams, I just applied, submitted my credit card information at the end and that was it.
  11. Even if you explain it, they're not going to buy it until it's been three years since the date of offense. Therefore, since this happened last October, and providing you stay clean, you can restore your name to the list during the summer of 2021, since the list for Bus Operator 7612 doesn't expire until October of 2022.
  12. You should be okay. Things come up, and I have never heard of someone being "banned" from an exam. Now once you get to Livingston Street for pre-employment processing, then it's a different ballpark. I have personally taken the last four exams for Bus Operator (2613, 4600, 7612 and 9604). Not only from my experience, but from reading what other people have been posting, all of those books that are out there are, for the most part, useless with a few exceptions, which I would not recommend for someone taking this test for the first time. Even if you compare the bottom of the fourth and the top of the fifth pages of the Notice of Examination with those Test Prep Kits, you'll see that those kits contain a "small" sample of most of the items that will be on the exam in June.
  13. Ouch! They only process candidates who have maximum of 4 points. As far as getting the points removed, for MTA purposes, those Defensive Driving Classes do nothing. Therefore, if you got the points in October of 2018, you will have to wait until October of 2021 before you can successfully complete the pre-employment process. As far as the other questions, to get the permit, you would have to go to the DMV and take three multiple choice exams - General Knowledge, Air Brakes and the Passenger Endorsement. Besides reading sections 1 to 5 of the CDL manual, which can be found here, or by obtaining a physical book at a local DMV (free of charge), I would encourage you to take the free practice tests on the top left of cristcdl.com. Even though getting all of the endorsements is not necessary, they have helped me with the initial examinations plus the other endorsements as well. In addition, I would encourage you to get 100% familiar with this specific webpage as well. As far as whether it's worth it part-time - the pro & con list can be found here. As far as training - Day 0 would be out of Zerega, Days 1 to 9 will be at a random depot within the 5 boroughs, and you would be assigned to the Spring Creek Depot in Brooklyn.
  14. From prior experience, this and this practice exams should do the trick. Even the newest Bus Operator book that is out, which can be viewed here and here, is, in my opinion, about 25% useful and 75% useless. Most of the information that they talk about in that book comes into play way after the civil service exam has been administered.

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