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Welcome to the NYC Transit Forums Bus Random Thoughts Thread!

Please post anything bus related that doesn't really require a seperate thread - Service delays, Service alerts, favorite and least favorite things, ideas, memories and thoughts about NYC buses - TA, MaBSTOA, MTA Bus, local and express. Also feel free to post random thoughts about LI Bus, Huntington Area Rapid Transit, Suffolk Transit, Bee Line, Putnam Area Rapid Transit, Former PBLs and Streetcars - Third Avenue Railway, B.M.T., PCC cars, etc.

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can you imagine the delays on these routes. i hate this. except the last one that always happen theres no way to stop it. but freezing bus routes i hate it. it always has to be the critical routes not the regular ones

 

 

 

Posted: 03/29/2011 11:32AM

 

MTA Service Notice

 

Due to a Presidential visit in New York City, please expect "temporary" freezes throughout upper and midtown Manhattan for the entire day and evening. The following bues will be affected:

 

BxM1, BxM2, BxM3, BxM4, BxM6, BxM7, BxM7A, BxM9, BxM10, BxM11 and BxM18 buses.

 

Please allow for additional travel time.

 

 

Posted: 03/29/2011 11:32AM

 

MTA Service Notice

 

Due to a Presidential visit in New York City, please expect "temporary" freezes throughout upper and midtown Manhattan for the entire day and evening. The following buses will be affected:

 

M1, M2, M3, M4, M7, M10, M35, M60, M72, M79, M86, M96, M98, M100, M101, M102, M103, M104, M106 and M116.

 

Please allow for additional travel time.

 

 

Posted: 03/29/2011 12:50PM

 

MTA Service Notice

 

Due to ongoing FDNY activity in the vicinity of 30th Avenue and 37th Street, please expect delays and detours on Q18 bus service at this time.

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They forgot the express buses from Queens, Brooklyn and Staten Island as well as M15 buses.

 

i heard on my scanner that the M15 was going to be rerouted through the FDR drive so the reroute would not be complicated and would not take to long. as they say +SELECT BUS+ needs to be fast. [small joke]

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I think it properly not going to reroute.

On last President visit, M15 Local/SBS were on regular street with heavey delays.

 

Which FDR Drive?

There's no way bus could use FDR Drive north of 42nd St Exit.

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They are make the 42 St stop on 40/41 Sts, then all buses are gonna use the 1 Av tunnel

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Idk whats the purpose of a random thought thread for buses as we can make a thread for discussion or use the other random thought.

 

But anyways ;).. DOT still has to fix a few bus signs around. They got an M2 sign at 147th/Bway....... West Farms has an rts #8947........ And man i wish the Q44 was an +SBS!

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Idk whats the purpose of a random thought thread for buses as we can make a thread for discussion or use the other random thought.

 

But anyways ;).. DOT still has to fix a few bus signs around. They got an M2 sign at 147th/Bway....... West Farms has an rts #8947........ And man i wish the Q44 was an +SBS!

 

i wish the bx19 was +SELECT BUS SERVICE+ the street is wide enough for it and its perfect. just wish it would happen. i mean its perfect the ridership and operating hours come on.

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Hi mark1447! Grand Concourse and PATCOMan made a friendly suggestion in a thread I started that I thought sounded good and had merit to try. I thought a Subway and a Bus Random Thoughts Thread might actually help reduce a lot of these little service change, service alert, 12-9 and random threads that have been appearing by giving members a thread to post them in. If a member then reads them and wishes to comment, that's wondful. Maybe help to reduce some of the clutter, so to speak. Some of these - especially service changes and alerts are short term.

Idk whats the purpose of a random thought thread for buses as we can make a thread for discussion or use the other random thought.

 

 

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After 11 PM, there seems to be a 2 to 1 ratio of Q4's to Q85's. I'm going to start taking the Q5 when I travel after 11 PM.

 

It's like that in the afternoon/evening as well. It really annoys me, especially knowing that the Q85 carries more people.

 

I'm not even gonna speak on the Q5, lol stupid bus comes every 30 seconds.

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When I was getting signature from N4 Riders, N4 riders were not happy because all N4 buses getting crowded all the time with SRO. Some people had to wait for next bus.

If they cut N1/N2/N8, N4 and N6 will get more crowd, which could make worst.

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Nassau needs to put more money into its buses. Mangano needs to go to hell

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i wish the bx19 was +SELECT BUS SERVICE+ the street is wide enough for it and its perfect. just wish it would happen. i mean its perfect the ridership and operating hours come on.

Bx19 also serves narrow street under EL, so it might be very tight.

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arent LGA's RTS more than 20 years old already? thats what one of the drivers there said.

and now LGA is getting more of them :(.

 

btw I spotted 8009 at LGA, I dunno if thats a new arrival or not. Also all the buses now have the new "plane" signage for the Q72. Only the Ex-Bee's don't have them.

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All the NG CNGs here and some bus operators are wearing TWU Local 252 pins. The last NG I got off of Wednesday had "Local Jobs for Local People" taped on the back of the bus.

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arent LGA's RTS more than 20 years old already? thats what one of the drivers there said.

and now LGA is getting more of them B).

 

btw I spotted 8009 at LGA, I dunno if thats a new arrival or not. Also all the buses now have the new "plane" signage for the Q72. Only the Ex-Bee's don't have them.

 

No the LGA RTS are not 20 years old. They had 20 year old TMCs which were retired 2 years ago. The oldest bus is 8750 which is from 1995 and is also at LGA. I saw it on the Q67 today. Now that Im thinking about, 101, the oldest EBL bus might be older since there also 1995 models.

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My 23:50 B26 out of Ridgewood Intermodal Termainal is 8752...might be my last time riding it as part of the Fresh Pond clan B)...oh well, bring on those damn NGs

 

BTW, the air starter on it is sweet :cool:

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On Sunday, March 27, when I was taking M15 SBS to South Ferry, one of SBS had to become local because lack of buses to catch SIR Shuttle Bus, but when I took at time ended, I missed it.

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