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  1. First, welcome to the Forums!! In an effort to hide your identity, can you please refrain from revealing your entire list number? Instead, if you can hide the last digit or two, it would be appreciated. Second, to be honest with you, the answer is "no," however one can easily argue that technically, the answer is "yes." The reason why I say this is because, if you look at the Civil Service List Certification page of the NYC Open Data website, if you type "Bus Operator" into the search box on the top right hand side of the screen, followed by pressing "enter" on your keyboard, you will see that on January 10th, 2020, the agency requested 3,000 candidates to fill 100 vacancies for this title. If you analyze the certification numbers in ascending order (9th column from the left), you will notice that for the first 1,450 candidates, their names came from the prior lists from Exam 4600 and Exam 7612. However, for the remaining 1,549 candidates, the names come from this list, which includes you. Now, in reality, will they call you? Probably not. However, if you either enter your name into the search box of the Certification page and/or you call the automated system (212-669-1357, option #2, enter your social security number, follow the prompts, etc.), and you see that there's "activity," this is why.
  2. Thanks! With a score of 92.5, my list number for this particular exam is 2,2**, so it'll be a while before they get to me. What's interesting to note is that, if you play around with the site, in particular the list numbers, there are only 9,170 people on this list, compared to about 12,500 from the prior list, Exam 3600. In addition, the person who has the first list number obtained a score of 106.25. I'm personally like "wow!"
  3. Yes, because TA is civil service. MaBSTOA and MTA Bus are NOT civil service.
  4. You're most welcome. Good luck at Zerega!!
  5. You probably can, however you would have to call Human Resources (347-643-8229/30/31/32) for more information.
  6. First of all, welcome to the Forums! Second, unfortunately the answer to your question is "yes."
  7. Folks, I have good news!! If you look at the Civil Service List Certification page of the NYC Open Data website, if you type in "Bus Operator" on the top right hand side of the screen, you will see that on January 10th, 2020, the agency requested 3,000 names to fill 100 vacancies. Although the first 94 names comes from the 4600 list, the remainder of the names comes from this list. Best of luck to those candidates who will be reporting for pre-employment processing within the next couple of weeks.
  8. Folks I have good news!! If you look at the Civil Service List Certification page of the NYC Open Data website, you will see that if you type in "Bus Operator" into the search box on the top right hand side of the screen, you will see that on January 10th, 2020, you will see that the agency requested 3,000 names to fill 100 vacancies. Out of these 3,000 names, the first 94 names come from this list!! Best of luck to those who will be reporting for pre-employment processing within the next couple of weeks.
  9. Yes it is. Click here for the last Notice of Examination (NOE) for this position.
  10. As far as parking: From reading what others have posted, and if you go a "Google" search of the area, you'll notice that there are at least two or three school bus companies in the area. Therefore, get there early and worse comes to worse, take a nap in your car. You're lucky that next Monday, the Public Schools are closed for the MLK holiday. As far as some tips, have you read through the other Bus Operator threads, including, but not limited to, the handouts which I posted, the DOB New Hire FAQ, MaBSTOA 4105 thread, MaBSTOA 7105 thread, B/O 4600 Hiring Process, B/O 7612 Hiring Process, and the MaBSTOA 9100 threads? Like I told somebody else either in person or through a private message (PM), one of the things I personally do is I "copy" the good information, post it into Microsoft Word, and then I print it out so I have something to refer to when I'm offline regardless of which device I'm on (desktop, laptop, phone, etc.) In addition, if you look at this page, you will notice that I didn't post all of the Bus Operator threads. The reason why is because the links I posted above are most relevant, since the agency has administered some examinations, but they are not calling from all of the lists, respectively. As always, if you have a question, please do not hesitate to ask. As per the guidelines of the website, if you can avoid "bumping" threads, it would be appreciated.
  11. As stated in the green box on the top of the page, the endorsements you need at minimum are Air Brakes and Passenger Endorsement.
  12. Check out the announcement that is located in the green box at the top of this webpage. Best of all, cristcdl.com is free!! Although they "claim" that you can now select your state, I would still read the manual to be on the safe side. From my experience, I would use the website approximately 75 to 80 percent of the time that you study, and I would read the manual 20 to 25 percent of the time. You might personally disagree, however that's just me. Good luck!!
  13. As far as the prompt reply is concerned, you're welcome. As far as still waiting to get hired, let's just say that I hit a "speed bump," and I'm working on having this "speed bump" resolved as quickly as possible.
  14. Source? Cause the information I see is only from September...
  15. First of all, welcome to the Forums! Second, to answer your question, it will probably be at least a year, maybe 11 months, maybe 13 months. As I stated here, the agency currently has two other lists out - Exam 4600 which expires in January of 2021 and Exam 7612 which expires in October of 2022. With Exam 7612, they still have about 1,300 people to go through. Therefore, you still have some time. As far as obtaining official information, there is no such way. Like I've said to other people in person, just take an 'educated guess' and go with it. As far as any advice - I would suggest several things. First, keep your license as clean as possible since. With that said, make sure you have a maximum of 4 points on your license, maximum of 2 accidents, nothing pending, no suspensions, no DUI, DWI, etc. If you're unsure as far as what your license and/or abstract contains, you can run it off yourself online. For New York residents you can click here, for New Jersey residents you can click here. Second, mind I ask how much free time you have on your hands? The reason why is because, if you have a lot of free time, not only would I recommend to look at the 4600 and 7612 threads, which contain a lot of information, but also look at this, this and this thread as well. Like I've said to other people, one of the things I do is I "copy" the good information off this site and paste it into a Word document. This way, if I'm not online, for whatever reason, I still have a 'hard' copy to look at, study, etc. Third, if you're not currently a bus operator and/or driver, I would suggest taking a 'few' refresher lessons shortly before your 10-day training period begins. This way, you have at least, a little bit of familiarity with a 40-foot bus. Fourth, if you're looking for information to determine how long it would be, I would stay informed as far as how often they're having classes, what list number they're up to from the prior exam, etc. Once they get close to the end of the 7612 list, then you'll know you're not that far away. Hope this helps. If you have questions, please do not hesitate to ask.
  16. First, welcome to the Forums!! If you haven't done so, please take the time to review our guidelines. To answer your question, since MaBSTOA and MTA Bus Company are not civil service titles, there is no "exam" that will determine your score, followed by your list number. In lieu, everybody takes the "BOSS," which stands for Bus Operator Selection Survey. As a result, there will not be another exam. Instead, providing you passed the BOSS, you will be assigned a random number, which will be your list number. When the time comes for the agency to start hiring from this exam, this is what they will go by.
  17. To my surprise, if you check out this website and if you type in "07606" into the search box on the top-right hand side of the screen, followed by pressing "enter" on the keyboard, you will see that on January 3rd, 2020, the agency requested 100 candidates to fill eight [8] vacancies for this position. As of today, January 6th, 2020, DCAS has certified 121 candidates for these eight [8] vacancies. My list number for this exam is 29*, so it will be a while before they reach my list number. Best of luck for those who will be reporting in the immediate future!! If possible, please keep us updated. It would be truly appreciated.
  18. As far as checking your verification for Exam 9618, you can email examsunit@nyct.com and see what they say. That's the only way you can check, until they release the list for Exam 9618 which won't be anytime soon. Trust me. Second, as far as this list is concerned, it doesn't expire until November 27, 2023. However, as I said in this post, the list for Bus Operator Exam 4600, which was supposed to expire in a few days, has been extended until January 6th, 2021. In addition, for the prior list, Bus Operator Exam 7612, they still have approximately 1,300 people to go through and that list, as of now, expires on October 17th, 2022. Therefore, as far as how long it will take until they reach the 3,000s on this list, it will be a while. At least 18 months for sure, maybe two, maybe three years. It all depends on the people from the prior lists, between who has the CDL or the CLP (Commercial Learners Permit) and who doesn't, how many people go down to Livingston Street for employment processing, how many people fail the 10-day training session, how many vacancies there are, etc.
  19. First of all, I understand where you're coming from 100%. Personally, I did not find out they extended the prior list until I read this post, then I checked out this website to confirm it myself. My apologies if I hurt your feelings, however one of the things which I personally want to do on this website is be as truthful as possible, especially with the numerous anonymous guests that view the site, in which I have meant some of them in person. I also sent you a Private Message (PM) as well.
  20. To my understanding, they already went through the 4600 list. However, like I previously said, those who missed their appointment for whatever reason have each and every right to restore their name back to the list. How many people are we specifically talking about for the prior list? I honestly don't know for sure. Only DCAS has the specific answer, and I'm sure they just don't give it out to "anybody." Just like for this list, your list number remains the same for the entire duration of the list. Therefore, although they are up to the 1500's, or 1532 (just like how you can say "tomato" two different ways), if someone whose list number is smaller than 1532 decides to restore their name to the list, they have each and every right to do so. As a result, when the Human Resources Dept. gets the next "batch" or "group" of people from DCAS, they will have priority over those whose list numbers are in between 1532 and 1599, the 1600's, the 1700's, etc. Again, how many people are we specifically talking about for this list? I honestly don't know for sure. Only DCAS has the specific answer, and I'm sure they just don't give it out to "anybody."
  21. As of the current moment, they are, and they do call in list number order. However, for those of you who are unaware, they have extended the prior list, B/O Exam 4600, for one more year, with the new expiration date being January 6th, 2021. Therefore, the next time NYC Transit's Human Resources Office requests the next "batch" or "group" of names from DCAS, those from the B/O 4600 list will receive first priority, followed by the folks from this list. (As far as when the "next time" will take place - you can click here and type "Bus Operator" in the search box on the top right, followed by pressing enter.) As a friendly reminder, although they are up to the 1500's as far as being appointed, for those on the prior list and this list, if they missed their original appointment for whatever reason, they have each and every right to restore their name to the list. As a result, since your list number remains the same for the duration of the list, those who have a smaller list number, such as those folks whose list number consists of only two or three digits, will be called first before processing those whose list number is higher than 1532, regardless if you already submitted paperwork and took a drug test. Got it? If not, let us know...
  22. Last month I made another thread for the same examination which can be viewed here. As per the guidelines of the website, under "forum etiquette," we are required to post in the relevant thread, compared to double posting. Happy New Year!!
  23. First of all, nice analysis! Second, believe it or not, I live in the Northern part of Queens, just off of the Clearview. Therefore, although I did not "quote" everything you typed, one of the things you need to consider is the ridership levels, both currently and historically. Just like with the current Q26, one of the primary reasons why they cut the bus service during the day was because no one was riding it! Same thing for the current Q12. During the day you'll see the articulated buses, and during the overnight you'll see the regular 40-foot buses. As far as the Q30 is concerned, since the ridership past Springfield Blvd. wasn't that impressive, every other Q30 weekday bus now goes to QCC, which is nice for those college students coming from Jamaica. During the Spring and Fall semesters, there are quite a few people on those buses, which puts a smile on my face. As far as the weekday bus bunching is concerned, when going towards Jamaica, that's a different story. Third, if you've ever been to this portion of Queens, one of the other things you need to realize is that most of us have access to an automobile, compared to other portions of Queens, such as along the Queens Blvd. corridor or off of the line, or along Union Turnpike, Hillside Ave and Jamaica Ave. where this is not the case. As a perfect example, when I donate platelets on the weekends, I have a choice of either a 15 to 20 minute drive to the Lake Success Donor Center in Nassau County, or a 45 - 60 minute commute to the Upper East Side Donor Center in Manhattan. The reports that are at the top of this webpage reflect this as well. That's all for now...
  24. As soon as I saw this, I thought it was going to be those folks on the Select Bus Service routes who check the receipts of those who paid on the fare. Those that are in the subway just watch to make sure everyone paid through the turnstile, however with OMNY coming out and the MetroCard eventually disappearing, I don't know how that's all going to work out.
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