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Joel Up Front

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  1. I was looking at an MSBA map from '74 and I noticed a few things: The old N3 followed the N6 to Hempstead after making the right from Franklin Avenue to Hempstead Turnpike. There was an N36/37 that ran from Hempstead and served Long Beach Road in RVC, took DeMott Avenue to Baldwin and then took Grand Avenue to the N35's current terminus at Atlantic Avenue, then followed the former N36's routing all the way to Lynbrook. How long ago was it rerouted to Freeport?
  2. Too bad the driver will quit in the middle of the route.
  3. For himself? I don't doubt that.
  4. I thought NYCDOT determined where buses from LI could stop.
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    New Jersey Transit - Random Thoughts Thread

    Does Hamilton Mall only have that 1 stop by the old race track? I took an NJT bus for the first time earlier in the month because I didn't want to pay for the parking garage in AC twice. I took the 553 from AC to the mall and the ride was nice, but the store I wanted to go to was nowhere near the main mall itself. I had to walk to this other strip mall for the store I went to, and when I was done there, I couldn't find any other stop, but on my way there I saw a 319 drive through part of the parking lot.
  6. Saw NG 1768 by the Regal in Lynbrook with a NICE truck behind it. I know the oldest NGs are almost a decade old, but come on...
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    New Goethals Br is amazing

    Driving over the Outerbridge is still somewhat scary. The approaches are nice and wide (PANYNJ widened them in the early '60s) but the lanes on the main span are still only 10 feet wide each. That might have cut it when the bridge opened 90 years ago, but the fact that the Port Authority saw it as a problem as early as the 1960s doesn't mean anything good. They weren't able to do the same thing to the old Goethals for some reason which meant your lane was basically the width of your car until you got off the bridge - I drove the limit on the Goethals because it was that narrow. The Interstate lane standard is 12' wide, but 11.5' like the Verrazano and the GWB have are a lot better than 10'.
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    New Goethals Br is amazing

    The Outerbridge is actually busier than the Goethals, the latter just seems busier because trucks use it far more compared to the Outerbridge. It does make me wonder - if the Outerbridge sees more traffic but it's the same age as the old Goethals was, why did the PA replace the Goethals first?
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    New Goethals Br is amazing

    Now for the Outerbridge.
  10. That looks like it's by the Western Beef. It doesn't help that Eagle Avenue is right there - that left from Eagle to Woodfield isn't easy to make with all the traffic coming up the other side. When it gets congested, people like to use the suicide lane in front of the Western Beef to get around traffic. I don't doubt that the SUV tried something like that, but there are no other photos to go by other than firstonscene's only photo.
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    Off-topic Random Thoughts Thread

    I remember getting the Math A Regents, Global I, and the Living Environment (everyone called it "Bio" for short). The scores for the old Math A/B Regents exams were so catastrophically bad (my score was in the low 70s) the state decided to split it back up (Trig-Algebra) after my class took it.
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    Off-topic Random Thoughts Thread

    They give you the ELA in the 9th grade now? Good God.
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    BUS - Random Thoughts Thread

    Is there bustitution going on today for the LIRR? I saw an MTA Bus MCI (3050) across from the West Hempstead LIRR station. I saw another MCI (too far to see the number) at Valley Stream, too.
  14. Was that an NG, 3G, or an XD40?
  15. Any horror stories about A/C not working or it being "too cold" inside the bus so passengers open the windows?


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