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Via Garibaldi 8

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  1. 5th Avenue simply can't handle all of these buses... Double bus lanes or not. You have the X27/37, X28/38, BM1, BM2, BM3, BM4, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM8, BxM9, BxM10, M1, M2, M3, M4, M5, Q32, SIM1/1C, SIM3/3C, SIM4C, SIM6, SIM8, SIM10, SIM22, SIM23, SIM24, SIM25, SIM26, SIM30, SIM31 ALL using 5th Avenue... That's 32 buses (26 express buses and 6 local running down 5th Avenue), not including all of the private buses or any tour buses... Just incredibly stupid... This is 5th and 40th street tonight: From an SILive Poster:
  2. What a mess this is... This is the stop by 42nd and 5th...
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    Sim23/24 coming to MTA?

    Reading is fundamental...
  4. SIM10 @ 23rd and Broadway... Standing room only...
  5. Via Garibaldi 8

    Sim23/24 coming to MTA?

    That's certainly doable.
  6. Day one and the lines are already around the corner as I predicted...
  7. Depends on how many people know about the park & rides...
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    Sim23/24 coming to MTA?

    Well they need to do all of the work they can on that depot. It is so run down and the immediate surrounding area looks like a third world country.
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    Sim23/24 coming to MTA?

    That all makes sense. My question is though, who would have the space for both routes? Isn't Castleton supposed to be rehabbed at some point? There's been no talk of another depot for years now, and basically there doesn't seem to be space for more lines at the moment.
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    Sim23/24 coming to MTA?

    Well that's the rumour out there, otherwise they shouldn't have an issue making service, which seems to be a constant complaint (missing buses). Also complaints about the buses overall... They look pretty beat up on the outside for sure, so I can only imagine the inside of them.
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    Sim23/24 coming to MTA?

    I think it'll happen eventually, but first the needs to figure out what depot they'd go to and get buses for the routes. My understanding was that even when Charleston opened, they had already maxed out the space before the depot opened because Castleton and Yukon were bursting at the seams. Meredith is not a full fledged depot, so there's that to consider too. There's been a lot of complaints about Academy and them being too preoccupied with other contracts that they have... Stretched too thin perhaps...
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    Unplanned Subway Service Changes

    I saw the video of this on social media... Hilarious... Not for the people stuck on the trains though...
  13. That's correct because the thinks that the express buses will benefit from the two bus only lanes. The problem is they have several express buses stopping at each stop, so if there is ANY backup on 5th, you are screwed. The lines will be down the block and around the corner. This also doesn't account for all of the other express buses that run down 5th from Brooklyn and the Bronx during rush hour, along with the five local buses (M1, M2, M3, M4 and Q32), and the Academy express buses and any tour buses. Anyone who works in the far east parts of Midtown will now have to make their way all the way to 5th and then stand in a long line to get on the express bus. Those bus lanes are not enforced, and there is constant back up from cars turning at literally every other block. I saw traffic agents out this morning, but I don't think they'll be there every day like that.
  14. I think they're pretty valid. All express buses in Midtown run via 5th going back to Staten Island. That to me is absurd given how many used to run via Lex. That means anyone who works on the far East Side has a journey to reach 5th Avenue.
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    SIM Introduction

    I personally don't see that SIM2 route doing that well on weekends. I mean really... Who in the hell is going to Tottenville @05:45 in the morning during the weekend??? lol The also screwed up yet again with typos... They have the SIM1C AND SIM2 both supposedly going to Tottenville on the website...

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