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4 hours ago, paulrivera said:

Columbia University, probably.

Columbia University has shuttle buses for the graduate students that live in Riverdale. They run decently. The students that travel further south take the express buses. No need to make stops that far North and West. 

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1 hour ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

Columbia University has shuttle buses for the graduate students that live in Riverdale. They run decently. The students that travel further south take the express buses. No need to make stops that far North and West. 

The shuttle buses only run to the GWB Bus Station before crossing the bridge and going to Fort Lee/Lamont

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1 hour ago, BrightlinerNewFlyer said:

The shuttle buses only run to the GWB Bus Station before crossing the bridge and going to Fort Lee/Lamont

And whose problem is that? The express buses are there to serve the Central Business District (CBD). The BxM2 used to run further north on the Upper West Side and there was no ridership, hence why it runs the way it does now, hitting more areas of interest of Riverdalians (Central Park West is a big stop). The Mount Sinai stop is a big one and the core ridership of the BxM2 during the morning rush now. Outside of that, 80th and 5th for the people that work at the museums and the hospitals (e.g. Lenox Hill), 63rd and Broadway, 57th and 7th and 50th and 7th for the office folks like myself. It was Columbia University that decided to buy property here in Riverdale and they should provide more shuttle buses. The Arbor is a few blocks from where I live, and I have even voted there for years. 3260 Henry Hudson Parkway is owned by Columbia for their grad students. They have another property near me on West 236th street for Columbia professors, etc. The shuttle buses serve the Arbor and I believe serve parts of Columbia University’s main campus. They run very frequently, as I see them in the morning when walking to the express bus or the Hudson Raillink shuttle bus.

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Just spotted a B47 with a Flatlands Avenue short turn sign. For as long as I’ve lived in Canarsie-East Flatbush the 47 never short turns anywhere. 

Still, the route needs to be split. The southern part of the route covered by Flatbush and northern part by Grand. 

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Just spotted 8100 (JA) on tow in Downtown Brooklyn- Atlantic Avenue. From what it appears it’s heading to The Bronx for some work. 

Random Thoughts: Last night in Downtown Brooklyn 3 Gleason buses on shuttle are sporting 30x240 Super Kongs billboards also some Flatbush SBS buses have Northfield Bank billboard 30x215 and Harbor Fitness. 

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14 hours ago, Future ENY OP said:

MHV plays no games into rehabbing those Staten Island buses. The transferred Yukon buses all have driverside wraps. 

Ads are usually done by an independent contractor on whatever fleet is available – real test will be what those buses look like inside or out.

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On 5/29/2019 at 9:47 AM, Future ENY OP said:

Just spotted a B47 with a Flatlands Avenue short turn sign. For as long as I’ve lived in Canarsie-East Flatbush the 47 never short turns anywhere. 

Still, the route needs to be split. The southern part of the route covered by Flatbush and northern part by Grand. 

never seen a flatlands avenue short sign either, but I personally know GA b/o's that have been cut short in that general area by console, instructions being to make either Farragut road (glenwood houses) or glenwood road their last stop. if the last stop is Farragut, the turnaround is left east 76 (milky way corner-store) right glenwood, right Ralph and regular. i can't remember the turnaround for the glenwood cut, and i can only assume what the flatlands turnaround would be. 

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8 minutes ago, EastFlatbushLarry said:

never seen a flatlands avenue short sign either, but I personally know GA b/o's that have been cut short in that general area by console, instructions being to make either Farragut road (glenwood houses) or glenwood road their last stop. if the last stop is Farragut, the turnaround is left east 76 (milky way corner-store) right glenwood, right Ralph and regular. i can't remember the turnaround for the glenwood cut, and i can only assume what the flatlands turnaround would be. 

That is accurate. I’ve seen it happen recently. Put to you this way. Seen it as of Monday Morning AM rush and mid-days and that’s a new sign. 

I believe the Glenwood/Flatlands cut is either Left on East 73rd, Right on K, Right on Ralph than regular OR right on Padegrat Avenue So., right on East 59th, right on H, left on Ralph than regular. 

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4 hours ago, MHV9218 said:

Ads are usually done by an independent contractor on whatever fleet is available – real test will be what those buses look like inside or out.

Well the former SBS buses are still in the old paint scheme and the blue stripe towards the back is a bit werid.

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13 minutes ago, Future ENY OP said:

That is accurate. I’ve seen it happen recently. Put to you this way. Seen it as of Monday Morning AM rush and mid-days and that’s a new sign. 

I believe the Glenwood/Flatlands cut is either Left on East 73rd, Right on K, Right on Ralph than regular OR right on Padegrat Avenue So., right on East 59th, right on H, left on Ralph than regular. 

i believe K might be a bit far down, and east 73 I'm not too sure about. safety permitting of course, if I was in that scenario, I'd inform console that I'd exercise one of 2 options: right on J, right on either east 58 or 56 (58 can be kinda tight depending on who parks on that corner) right on flatlands, left on Ralph, then regular, first stop being south shore h.s. which is what they'd arguably prefer. 

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14 minutes ago, EastFlatbushLarry said:

i believe K might be a bit far down, and east 73 I'm not too sure about. safety permitting of course, if I was in that scenario, I'd inform console that I'd exercise one of 2 options: right on J, right on either east 58 or 56 (58 can be kinda tight depending on who parks on that corner) right on flatlands, left on Ralph, then regular, first stop being south shore h.s. which is what they'd arguably prefer. 

Correct. I think 56 would be the preferred option than 58. 58th can get tight. 

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4 hours ago, MHV9218 said:

Ads are usually done by an independent contractor on whatever fleet is available – real test will be what those buses look like inside or out.

I believe the ads are placed on buses by Outfront Media Contractors or depot personnel. I could be wrong on this. 

 

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1 hour ago, Future ENY OP said:

I believe the ads are placed on buses by Outfront Media Contractors or depot personnel. I could be wrong on this. 

 

Ads are applied by Outfront Media Contractors under depot personnel supervision.

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24 minutes ago, WestFarms36 said:

Ads are applied by Outfront Media Contractors under depot personnel supervision.

That’s a copy! Just wanted to be correct on this. Thanks for confirmation @WestFarms36

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On 5/29/2019 at 9:47 AM, Future ENY OP said:

Just spotted a B47 with a Flatlands Avenue short turn sign. For as long as I’ve lived in Canarsie-East Flatbush the 47 never short turns anywhere. 

Still, the route needs to be split. The southern part of the route covered by Flatbush and northern part by Grand. 

Yeah...the 47 is a hectic route. From KP to Bed-Stuy. Yeah they need to split it up again...

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1 hour ago, Yankees4life said:

Yeah...the 47 is a hectic route. From KP to Bed-Stuy. Yeah they need to split it up again...

It wasn’t hectic when Flatbush and East New York had it in the past. 

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14 minutes ago, Future ENY OP said:

It wasn’t hectic when Flatbush and East New York had it in the past. 

True. I would rather have FB handle that route if they can't split it...

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1 hour ago, Yankees4life said:

Yeah...the 47 is a hectic route. From KP to Bed-Stuy. Yeah they need to split it up again...

My problem is, that sometimes I take it from the C train station on Fulton St. Getting form there up until the 3 train station/passing thru it really feels like riding the B41(being restored). With heaviest bunch and the crowding on the interior of the bus scares me. 

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14 minutes ago, Yankees4life said:

True. I would rather have FB handle that route if they can't split it...

Here’s the problem at the present time. FB can’t absorb the 47 right now. Unless a major shake up in the Brooklyn Division don’t expect FB to get this route. 

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50 minutes ago, King Transit said:

My problem is, that sometimes I take it from the C train station on Fulton St. Getting form there up until the 3 train station/passing thru it really feels like riding the B41(being restored). With heaviest bunch and the crowding on the interior of the bus scares me. 

Yeah. If I'm trying to get the (3) from there. I would stay at the (C) flip it for the (S) and then the (3)...

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So OMNY is supposed to start today, however I'm on 8590 on the S57 and the reader is still in not in service mode.

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1 minute ago, Lil 57 said:

So OMNY is supposed to start today, however I'm on 8590 on the S57 and the reader is still in not in service mode.

Starts this afternoon... The system can be enabled fairly easily.

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I think the Yukon buses transferred to Manhattanville, MQ, and FB have readers too. Will those be active by PM rush or is it Staten Island only launch? 

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