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The Q64 pulled a @Deucey on me this morning... 

My usual op can get the bus from Forest Hills to 150th/Queens College in roughly 10 minutes. She's often the reason why I'm on time to my 9:15 :lol: 

Anyway today I got someone else and the guy was ridiculously slow... He took five minutes just to go from 70th Road to 108 and Jewel... Overall 20 minutes to 150th and needless to say, I was late to class. <_<

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Random Thought:  The B6 needs to operate via Glenwood. It’s a good thing finally that Glenwood is 2 way between East 103rd and Rockaway. However, a 2 way bus lane only from Rockaway to Remsen would be great for streamline service instead of looping to Flatlands. Let the 82 handle Flatlands service. 

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1 hour ago, RailRunRob said:

Yep, I attended.  More of a Q/A session. But started with a presentation. Got a chance to speak with Andy and Sarah a bit after. They're not sure which borough is up for redesign after the Bronx yet. I felt good about it overall.

Yeah, that's what I thought. Yeah I'll be speaking with Andy up in Riverdale.

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On 9/30/2018 at 12:46 AM, Lawrence St said:

So if the B82 SBS dosen't have enough buses then what's going to be on it lmao

Correction. They do have enough. The remaining buses on EN's delivery list are for local service from what I am being told.

On 9/30/2018 at 12:03 PM, Calvin said:

I heard that unit is at the vendor

It only went to the vender to get 7650, which was actually 2 weeks ago now.

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3 hours ago, East New York said:

Correction. They do have enough. The remaining buses on EN's delivery list are for local service from what I am being told.

It only went to the vender to get 7650, which was actually 2 weeks ago now.

Yeah, they have enough. Even if they need more, they can just borrow from FB. But the orders were sufficient it seems

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7 hours ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

Yeah, that's what I thought. Yeah I'll be speaking with Andy up in Riverdale.

 

9 hours ago, RailRunRob said:

Yep, I attended.  More of a Q/A session. But started with a presentation. Got a chance to speak with Andy and Sarah a bit after. They're not sure which borough is up for redesign after the Bronx yet. I felt good about it overall.

You were at the Brooklyn meeting? I was there at the beginning, and Andy wasn't there at the beginning like he was in Jamaica, so I assumed he was going to bounce after 8:30pm and I didn't bother sticking around.

I did get to speak to Sarah and a few people from Road Operations, though.

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1 minute ago, checkmatechamp13 said:

 

You were at the Brooklyn meeting? I was there at the beginning, and Andy wasn't there at the beginning like he was in Jamaica, so I assumed he was going to bounce after 8:30pm and I didn't bother sticking around.

I did get to speak to Sarah and a few people from Road Operations, though.

No, I didn't attend. I have a bunch of meetings for work so I have to plan where I am accordingly.

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Between 0011-5 and the 9500 Electric buses, are there any differences between the two?

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9 hours ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

Yeah, that's what I thought. Yeah I'll be speaking with Andy up in Riverdale.

Andy's a straight shooter he's not afraid to take criticism or take on fire. I appreciated that more than anything.  I might try to catch a meeting in the Bronx. 

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2 minutes ago, Calvin said:

Between 0011-5 and the 9500 Electric buses, are there any differences between the two?

0011-0015 are electric and the 9500s are diesel-electric.

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1 hour ago, checkmatechamp13 said:

 

You were at the Brooklyn meeting? I was there at the beginning, and Andy wasn't there at the beginning like he was in Jamaica, so I assumed he was going to bounce after 8:30pm and I didn't bother sticking around.

I did get to speak to Sarah and a few people from Road Operations, though.

I was at the meeting in Brooklyn..  Medgar Evers College right?

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1 minute ago, RailRunRob said:

Andy's a straight shooter he's not afraid to take criticism or take on fire. I appreciated that more than anything.  I might try to catch a meeting in the Bronx. 

Yeah we interacted via e-mail, and he was quite responsive to my criticisms about express bus service when I spoke before the board last month, which I found refreshing.

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Just now, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

Yeah we interacted via e-mail, and he was quite responsive to my criticisms about express bus service when I spoke before the board last month, which I found refreshing.

Yeah, Andy's approach is pretty logical reach out more and get people more involved in the process. Educate people on the process and get the Local politicians on the hook. Definitely, a good move getting folks organized around express service up there. Good job on that.

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12 minutes ago, RailRunRob said:

I was at the meeting in Brooklyn..  Medgar Evers College right?

Yes, Medgar Evers. I was there from around 5:40pm - 6:20pm in an orange jacket.

 

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3 minutes ago, checkmatechamp13 said:

Yes, Medgar Evers. I was there from around 5:40pm - 6:20pm in an orange jacket.

 

I came in around 6:20-30 ish they were getting ready to start when I came in. I stayed until 9  I didn't get a chance  to submit a question talked to them after.

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52 minutes ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

Yeah we interacted via e-mail, and he was quite responsive to my criticisms about express bus service when I spoke before the board last month, which I found refreshing.

How do you contact him directly via email? Does he share his business email with the public?

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7 hours ago, East New York said:

Correction. They do have enough. The remaining buses on EN's delivery list are for local service from what I am being told.

Seeing the schedule headways between Spring Creek and Cropsey Av, the number fits. If it was to Stillwell Av, then it'll be almost the entire order. 

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6 minutes ago, JeremiahC99 said:

How do you contact him directly via email? Does he share his business email with the public?

The (MTA) is a public agency. I wrote to him and he responded and we exchanged several correspondences, so when I came to speak before the board, he pretty much knew who I was. What I will say is people should write accordingly if they want to be taken seriously. No crazy proposals. My requests so far have been logical. Scheduled trips should be showing up and should be on-time, and if they aren’t something should be done about them. Anything else that I advocate for will be along those lines.  We have some riders that want their stops back. Well I’m sorry but we can’t put all of the stops back, BUT we can and should have them placed in logical areas so that they are accessible and we find a happy medium.

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14 hours ago, Around the Horn said:

The Q64 pulled a @Deucey on me this morning... 

My usual op can get the bus from Forest Hills to 150th/Queens College in roughly 10 minutes. She's often the reason why I'm on time to my 9:15 :lol: 

Anyway today I got someone else and the guy was ridiculously slow... He took five minutes just to go from 70th Road to 108 and Jewel... Overall 20 minutes to 150th and needless to say, I was late to class. <_<

I take the Q64 from Jewel Ave and Kissena Blvd to Forest Hills 71st in the morning and its very annoying when I catch one of those "safe drivers". I can't stand when they are crawling, and they pull into the stops slowly and stop at lights that have about 5 secs before it changes red. I guess driving like that is what they are suppose to do, but it drives me nuts because a 12-14 minute ride easily can turn into a 20 minute ride when they are moving so slow.  

I do like it when the occasional XD60 pops up on the Q64 as there were two occasions where I can recall the bus being completely full. 

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On 9/21/2018 at 11:43 PM, MHV9218 said:

Ultimategamer's got a point though. 5205 is in the system as an FP bus but hasn't run since May, and 5204 has been out about a week and a half too. Anybody confirm what the story is on those? If there's a maintenance issue, you'd think the buses would be at a CMF or such. Local storage? 

I missed this somehow, so I will quote it here. 5204 ran last Wednesday on the Q58. Disposition pending. 5205 has been retired.

10 hours ago, Future ENY OP said:

When it’s the next nova delivery to be scheduled? Later this month.

Buses already built and ready for delivery to Gun Hill

Pending Notice to Proceed as we speak. Because of the timeline for this option order, no pilot buses were required and the delivery is set to begin immediately. 5441, and 5443 are the audit/configuration buses being used for the option order as well.

 

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On 9/30/2018 at 11:43 AM, Lil 57 said:

Hope that B/O gets fired (or arrested for endangering a child). That's not right at all.

And it so happens that the B/O only got suspended for only 10 days. IMO she should have been fired due to the reasons I stated above.

https://nypost.com/2018/10/02/bus-driver-accused-of-laughing-while-driving-off-with-girl-pinned-in-door/

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On 10/1/2018 at 10:20 AM, Around the Horn said:

The Q64 pulled a @Deucey on me this morning... 

My usual op can get the bus from Forest Hills to 150th/Queens College in roughly 10 minutes. She's often the reason why I'm on time to my 9:15 :lol: 

Anyway today I got someone else and the guy was ridiculously slow... He took five minutes just to go from 70th Road to 108 and Jewel... Overall 20 minutes to 150th and needless to say, I was late to class. <_<

(MTA) did me worse: the 6:53 bus I normally would take now arrives at 7am at Hamilton/Westervelt, and the 6:43 leaves the same location at 6:40.

So guess who's now walking to the ferry until he gets the stamina to bike to 49th/Madison???

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39 minutes ago, Deucey said:

(MTA) did me worse: the 6:53 bus I normally would take now arrives at 7am at Hamilton/Westervelt, and the 6:43 leaves the same location at 6:40.

So guess who's now walking to the ferry until he gets the stamina to bike to 49th/Madison???

Yikes...

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On 10/1/2018 at 5:23 PM, Yankees4life said:

Yeah, they have enough. Even if they need more, they can just borrow from FB. But the orders were sufficient it seems

How do you borrow from FB if they need their own spares possibly for the 44 SBS. I usually see 1 XD40 working the 44SBS in the morning to Williamsburg than flip over to the 46. [Direct interline] 

Now, what needs to happen is that when ENY gets the rest of their order designate 2 to 5 spares for the 82. 

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With all the SBS routes in Brooklyn, they need to start changing the map colors on the routes colored in dark blue that are not SBS. It's starting to look like mess in Northern Brooklyn, and its already one SE Brooklyn. Also, IDK why they did not separate the B82 local and SBS like they did for the B46. That contributes even more to all the dark blue through the area.

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