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26 minutes ago, NewFlyer 230 said:

I get why they would split it because traffic on 125th Street can be horrendous slowing every route that travels through there. However I can’t help but think that the creation of the M125 will allow the MTA to give the M125 crappy headway’s because 125th Street is also shared with the M60, M100 and M101. 

 

 

 

It would be a shorter route so it probably would run less frequently compared to the other two. But keep in mind Manhattan still has to get their redesign as well, so 125 may not have as many routes on it now. 

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27 minutes ago, NewFlyer 230 said:

I get why they would split it because traffic on 125th Street can be horrendous slowing every route that travels through there. However I can’t help but think that the creation of the M125 will allow the MTA to give the M125 crappy headway’s because 125th Street is also shared with the M60, M100 and M101. 

 

 

 

The M125 will replace the M100 and Bx15. (It makes me wonder if the M101 will be split with the northern portion running to either 96th Street or the current M100 terminus.)

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1 hour ago, Lex said:

The M125 will replace the M100 and Bx15. (It makes me wonder if the M101 will be split with the northern portion running to either 96th Street or the current M100 terminus.)

I personally think the M101 should terminate at 125th Street. It’s much longer than the M100 and service is rather redundant on Lexington since you already have the M102, M103, (4)(5)(6) .  If anything I would boost the service on the M103 and add LTD variant . I would also cut the M102 back to possibly 42nd or 34th but the M102 would be completely LTD on Lexington with the bus lane being enforced. 

The M100 could possibly benefit with less stops on 125th. I would have it make the same stops as the M60. 

I’m not against having a split of the Bx15 because it will definitely allow it to become more reliable. If the M125 is going to be effective and provide reliable service along 125th Street.

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2 hours ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

Just be careful to keep your cards away from that scanner. There are some issues with reader erroneously reading cards that it shouldn’t, so only keep whatever you plan on scanning near that thing.

Got ya. I believe the range is 4in from the screen? Gotta be careful standing near it on a crowded bus. 

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16 minutes ago, NewFlyer 230 said:

I personally think the M101 should terminate at 125th Street. It’s much longer than the M100 and service is rather redundant on Lexington since you already have the M102, M103, (4)(5)(6) .  If anything I would boost the service on the M103 and add LTD variant . I would also cut the M102 back to possibly 42nd or 34th but the M102 would be completely LTD on Lexington with the bus lane being enforced. 

The M100 could possibly benefit with less stops on 125th. I would have it make the same stops as the M60. 

I’m not against having a split of the Bx15 because it will definitely allow it to become more reliable. If the M125 is going to be effective and provide reliable service along 125th Street.

Keep in mind that the proposal of the M125 sees the M100 terminate at Amsterdam instead of following 125 like normal.

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6 hours ago, MHV184 said:

Yesterday I got to see the bronx redesign and well caught me by surprise was that the mta is trying to split the Bx15 to have the regular Bx15 go to Fordham and The Hub while this new route that they created which will be the M125 will run from The Hub to Manhattanville via 125st now what are your thoughts on this? As well as which depot should cover this new route? The M125

As a person who uses the bx15 on a daily basis I’m against this

  There are  people out there including myself who use the bx15 as a one seat ride to get to the west side of Harlem OR to get to 125st and transfer to another bus or the 1,ABCD trains. Now if this plan goes into affect low income families who use the bx15 as a one seat ride would now have to transfer at 149st which puts more time on their commute or who use the bx15 to get to Harlem to transfer to another bus or train would have to spend another $2.75 to get on another bus to take them to harlem and again adds more time to their commute 

it takes about an hour to get from Fordham to west 125 what needs to happen is some stops need to be eliminated the 15 bus does not need to stop at every block on 125 st or every other block on wills ave 

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2 hours ago, NewFlyer 230 said:

I get why they would split it because traffic on 125th Street can be horrendous slowing every route that travels through there. However I can’t help but think that the creation of the M125 will allow the MTA to give the M125 crappy headway’s because 125th Street is also shared with the M60, M100 and M101. 

 

 

 

Remember the M100 is also going to be cut back so that won't run on 125th street. But with the M101 and the M60 SBS. The M125 us probably going to turn into a covrage route and end up running every 15-20 minutes for most of the day.

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3 minutes ago, Lil 57 said:

Remember the M100 is also going to be cut back so that won't run on 125th street. But with the M101 and the M60 SBS. The M125 us probably going to turn into a covrage route and end up running every 15-20 minutes for most of the day.

With this in mind which depot you think should get this route?

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1 hour ago, Lex said:

The M125 will replace the M100 and Bx15. (It makes me wonder if the M101 will be split with the northern portion running to either 96th Street or the current M100 terminus.)

At the very least I see the M101 being split. I also think the M125  would remain being an artic route (as part of the Bx15)

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17 minutes ago, MHV184 said:

With this in mind which depot you think should get this route?

Manhattanville. It's a very short dehead and would lower costs.

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1 minute ago, Lil 57 said:

Manhattanville. It's a very short dehead and would lower costs.

That would be very interesting... Manhattanville Depot Buses running into the South Bronx.

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2 hours ago, Melbx15 said:

As a person who uses the bx15 on a daily basis I’m against this

  There are  people out there including myself who use the bx15 as a one seat ride to get to the west side of Harlem OR to get to 125st and transfer to another bus or the 1,ABCD trains. Now if this plan goes into affect low income families who use the bx15 as a one seat ride would now have to transfer at 149st which puts more time on their commute or who use the bx15 to get to Harlem to transfer to another bus or train would have to spend another $2.75 to get on another bus to take them to harlem and again adds more time to their commute 

it takes about an hour to get from Fordham to west 125 what needs to happen is some stops need to be eliminated the 15 bus does not need to stop at every block on 125 st or every other block on wills ave 

I’ve only used the Bx15 in Manhattan and I’ve definitely seen that there is a lot of people using the bus between Manhattan and the Bronx. During rush hours (and other times as well) buses can really crawl on 125th to the point where you can outwalk the bus. So I do agree that shortening the route is good to improve reliability. However I do think that there should at least be a little bit of an overlap whether that means the M125 is extended a little ways up 3rd Ave or perhaps the Bx15 is extended down from The Hub to Lexington Ave and 125th street.

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32 minutes ago, NewFlyer 230 said:

I’ve only used the Bx15 in Manhattan and I’ve definitely seen that there is a lot of people using the bus between Manhattan and the Bronx. During rush hours (and other times as well) buses can really crawl on 125th to the point where you can outwalk the bus. So I do agree that shortening the route is good to improve reliability. However I do think that there should at least be a little bit of an overlap whether that means the M125 is extended a little ways up 3rd Ave or perhaps the Bx15 is extended down from The Hub to Lexington Ave and 125th street.

If they gonna separate the bx15 give people better options extend it to 138st or 125 & second Ave. 125st is a major hub so of course it’s gonna be a traffic jam, enforce the bus lanes and add bus lanes to the wills Ave bridge 

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3 hours ago, Melbx15 said:

As a person who uses the bx15 on a daily basis I’m against this

  There are  people out there including myself who use the bx15 as a one seat ride to get to the west side of Harlem OR to get to 125st and transfer to another bus or the 1,ABCD trains. Now if this plan goes into affect low income families who use the bx15 as a one seat ride would now have to transfer at 149st which puts more time on their commute or who use the bx15 to get to Harlem to transfer to another bus or train would have to spend another $2.75 to get on another bus to take them to harlem and again adds more time to their commute 

it takes about an hour to get from Fordham to west 125 what needs to happen is some stops need to be eliminated the 15 bus does not need to stop at every block on 125 st or every other block on wills ave 

They don't pay anyways, screw their one seat ride. 

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The Museum ads used to pop up a lot back then. Currently, it's changed to the milk ads from front to back. 

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It seems that the B91 and B92 maybe adjusted to 1 (L) ink bus soon. 

*Disregard, the quote came from a different outdated article from April 2019

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6 minutes ago, Calvin said:

It seems that the B91 and B92 maybe adjusted to 1 (L) ink bus soon. 

Is there any more information about this?

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11 hours ago, Calvin said:

The Museum ads used to pop up a lot back then. Currently, it's changed to the milk ads from front to back. 

Lucky they didn’t order a set of Driverside- Super ultra king wraps for the Manhattan Division and Brooklyn Division. However, I won’t be surprised if one pops up in either division.  

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12 hours ago, Calvin said:

It seems that the B91 and B92 maybe adjusted to 1 (L) ink bus soon. 

*Disregard, the quote came from a different outdated article from April 2019

I wouldn't be surprised. Most people are taking the M train for an alternative than buses. 

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1 hour ago, BrightlinerNewFlyer said:

Does any NYCT bus have bus schedules? I haven't seen one since 2 years ago (on a Manhattan bus)

You mean timetables? I took a B57 with B7 timetables yesterday. I also saw an M9 bus filled with them today.

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2 hours ago, BrightlinerNewFlyer said:

OMNY does work on the (4)(5)(6) trains, but not on the Novas and 3Gs that are running the (1) subway shuttle

 

Also, will OMNY work on the SIM buses? Even the SIM23/24 operated by academy

You have to use some common sense, it's really crazy how many idiots there are in this city with this whole OMNY thing. About the first part, when they said OMNY is available on ALL STATEN ISLAND BUSES, that means Staten Island routes. If a Staten Island bus is in another borough doing a shuttle, it's NOT gonna work. Its synced through the farebox. If the bus is Not in Service, the OMNY reader goes RED. If a Staten Island bus with the OMNY gets transferred to another borough, its NOT gonna work because its not synced with a Staten Island route. 

Now for your second question, NO, OMNY is not working for the Academy SIM23/SIM24 buses, and idk why, but probably not a part of the contract. 

Now I'm just speaking in general because I was gonna say something later. It's like pple love to bitch about shit, especially in NYC, but when change comes its a problem...OMNY when its FULLY rolled out will be MUCH MORE EFFICIENT for everyone, but people think "oh what if I don't wanna use a phone", etc, etc, OMG SHUT UP AND READ. When it's all said and done, everything there is now with the MetroCard, will be here with OMNY when fully implemented. Now, with OMNY, it'll be MORE CONVENIENT, for anyone who uses technology, to not have to physically refill MetroCards up. You'll be able to by a new OMNY card (basically an upgraded MetroCard), and will be able to fill it up with CASH, COINS, DEBIT/CREDIT, whatever you want. You'll be able to order unlimited OMNY cards, half fare cards, students will have FULL FARE STUDENT OMNY cards. 

Yall New Yorkers really gotta stop being so stupid. Everyone is so quick to bash the MTA for shit when its the pple who f**k it up 90% of the time. 

But anyways I'm done explaining, I'm looking forward to OMNY being implemented fully, so that I'll never have to go physically fill my card up as I'll have the option of filling it up with my debit card. Why do yall think OMNY first rolled out on all Staten Island buses? Because there's only THREE places to fill up a Metrocard out here, and this is supposed to be a test trial to "help us pay easier", to avoid having to travel across the island to fill a card up when the machines might not even work. 

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