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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.
  15. So you probably not only did it recently, but you also missed the cut-off point as well. Next time the HR Department requests names from DCAS, you should be included in that list.
  16. First, since you're out of state, call (347) 643 8229/30/31/32 and they will work with you as far as when you can come in. Second, the first step consists of them running your abstract, making sure nothing is outstanding, plus paperwork and the drug (urine) test. Third, you do not NEED a CDL. As long as you have minimum of three years driving with your regular license plus a Class B Commercial Learner's Permit (CLP) with no N1 nor N2 restrictions, you are fine.
  17. So, did you restore your name to the list through DCAS? Cause it sounds like you didn't do that...
  18. So when you type "04600" in the search box on the top right, your name comes up with a certification sequence number of less than 122?
  19. I would contact the Examinations unit...their information can be found at the bottom of this page.
  20. Yes, we will probably be taking both exams at the test site, first the BOSS, then the civil service exam. As far as the BOSS results, if you pass both exams, your name will be on the list. As far as applying to other exams for MaBSTOA and MTA Bus Company, your results stay active for one [1] calendar year.
  21. No. Instead, they will mail you a notice to the address that they have on file that your name was restored to the list.
  22. Thank you...this is just so depressing for me... Probably and most likely yes.
  23. So the "unthinkable" happened today, which I'm still at complete shock over: I arrive upstairs shortly after 7 AM and get a ticket number of A103. At around 10:45 AM, myself and a bunch of "potential" station agents got called into a small room on the right side. The HR person states that, in order to be fair, he would be calling people by their ticket numbers in numerical order based on who was in the room. I kept track and he called ticket # 107, followed by 112, 117, 121, 122, 132, 135, 136 & 137. Once the room only had four people left, the HR person glanced at my ticket number. He said that it was an "honest mistake" which I personally found to be bu**sh**, especially with the "1-in-3" letter that I got for the Track Worker position, plus this, this & this article. Fortunately I was able to take my paperwork with me so I have a record that I was there, both this past Thursday and earlier today, while they do not!! Nice, right? Therefore, my next step is to type a letter to President Byford and Cuomo about what happened. Afterwards, I plan on restoring my name to the list again, but not in the immediate future. As a result, although I've helped a huge number of you, if I'm quiet or inactive for a long period of time, you'll know why... (And I'm crying as I type this. I can't believe this happened to me.) To restore your name to the list follow the instructions in this post. Should be self-explanatory. If you still need help, I can put together a "sample" e-mail for you. First, please be careful with the CAPITAL LETTERS as per the guidelines of the website under "Forum Etiquette." It would be easier for all of us to read your posts if you do not use CAPITAL LETTERS like you did. Second, to restore my name to the list, I also had to go through DCAS (aka Citywide Administrative Services). Once you email them, which I would recommend you do ASAP, you will receive something in the mail shortly after confirming that your name has been restored to the list. Third, keep an eye out on this website by either typing your last name or "04600" in the search box on the top right. When the HR office requests a list of names from DCAS, the webpage will be updated a few days later. Shortly after you'll get a letter in the mail inviting you to report for pre-employment processing.

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