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Via Garibaldi 8

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  1. Forget paper schedules. They would like to push for no schedules at all. I talked about that with them down at 2 Broadway in early 2019. I am vehemently opposed to that. They want to base it on wait times, claiming that's the industry standard, which allows them to have no accountability. Absolutely not. Not having paper timetables doesn't save them that much money anyway. Only around $550,000 or so annually. The real deal here is they've been dealing with driver shortages for a while now (still are), so they are looking to see the following: How can we get away with driver shortages? We can redesign the bus service and cut back frequency. We can eliminate schedules so we won't have to be aggravated about missing buses. Aside from the driver shortage, their operating expenses are expected to increase, so they are looking to cut costs anyway they can.
  2. I think they could incorporate some of the old with some of the new. I mean they definitely need to be upgraded, but this is not it. I personally preferred the bolded part of the schedule because you automatically knew it was for PM service. What I don't care for with the new look is how they keep trying to consolidate everything. Just feels like something is missing, just like the new website. I hate that also. I don't care for this font either. You have to look a bit more closely.
  3. They are asking for feedback on the layout of these schedules and I'll be providing it. I am not a fan at all. Too small. Looks like something they copied and pasted from Excel. Definitely don't want that for the express bus schedules.
  4. So far that isn't happening. People are jumping in their cars, and the message must be to leave the cars and take mass transit, so the tolls will likely go up between 4% - 8%. So many are supposedly broke or unemployed, but yet have money for tolls, gas, etc., so must be too bad. lol
  5. I forgot about that. That's why I was confused because 0023 is there. Thanks for the reminder.
  6. Wait a minute... So they stated that Brooklyn (BM lines) isn't getting any of the new express buses? Only Queens and the Bronx?I knew Ulmee Park wouldn't get any, but Spring Creek has some pretty old express bus as well.
  7. It will. The goal should be to get people out of their cars. Car crossings via bridges or tunnels are only down 16%. In comparison, subway ridership is down 76%. Bus ridership has rebounded better, but is still down 58%. LIRR is also down 76% and MNRR 80%, so clearly people are driving and not using public transit. No good if the economy is going to recover anytime soon.
  8. A thank you to Riders' Alliance for collaborating with the Express Bus Advocacy Group over the last several months to push for no service cuts, no fare hikes and more federal funding. We worked together out on Staten Island, and also via social media on a number of advocacy projects.
  9. WHITE PLAINS, N.Y. (CBSNewYork) — The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is reportedly planning a little coronavirus pandemic surprise for millions of mass transit riders later this week, and while it won’t cause “pandemonium,” it will be very welcome news. Now entering the station on the express track is COVID-19 relief for millions of subway, bus and train riders. Sources told CBS2’s Marcia Kramer on Monday that the MTA is expected to forgo the anticipated 4% rate hike due to go into affect in the next few months, at least for now. “In light of the COVID economy, this is not the right time to raise for us to raise fares. We want to help low-income workers who depend on mass transit,” a highly placed source said. FLASHBACK: Upcoming COVID-19 Relief Bill To Send $54 Billion To New York, Including Lifeline For Cash-Strapped MTA Ridership across the system is still down substantially. Only 1.6 million people ride the subway, down 76% 950,000 ride buses, down 58% The Long Island Rail Road is down 76% Metro-North is down 80% from the 300,000 riders per day per line before the pandemic. But not everyone will get a free pass. Sources told Kramer the tolls on the MTA’s seven bridges and two tunnels are expected to rise. Bridges and tunnels have been the least impacted by the pandemic, as usage is down only 16% from the 310 million vehicle crossings each year. “If there’s a toll increase, it’s good for the city, not for us,” a taxi driver said. “It’s a bad idea for us. We will make less money.” https://newyork.cbslocal.com/2021/01/18/mta-fare-hikes-bridges-tunnels-lirr-metro-north-nyc-subways/amp/?__twitter_impression=true&fbclid=IwAR3Sb2Hk2dWMJUzYjlYBC7tAIhf5CF-u4IYd4szXQo7k_7tWxSkmo7xB2-0
  10. I see. I agree. I don't see the unions going along with that set up.
  11. I haven't heard of any such plan? Is this speculation?
  12. He acts like he works at the or something. I have a few contacts, some official and some not, but I've never acted as if the information I am told is somehow gold or anything, not unless I have something official. As a matter of fact, we were discussing this in my group and I was approached in private about background info. I didn't go looking. employees, particularly those that I know are not supposed to be discussing such matters on social media, but they will say something in private. The consensus is he'll be fired because supposedly he didn't follow protocol. At the end of the day, I don't work at the and I have no say in this, so it'll go however it goes.
  13. No one's info is any better. That's the point. The sooner you get that the better we'll be.
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