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22 minutes ago, XcelsiorBoii4888 said:

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. 

In my first meeting with the (MTA) , we discussed OMNY, and I actually praised them because I understand what a game changer this can be if done right.  The only thing I would caution against is that even the (MTA) admitted that they are rolling this out cautiously to ensure that there aren't security issues, but that is really the main question. That and can it handle heavy usage. Those two things remain to be seen, so I wouldn't go praising them just yet. That said, their app based options for Metro-North and the LIRR have been excellent. I use them all of the time for tickets. Very secure, fast and convenient. I buy tickets right at home on my phone or iPad and then check for my track number and BOOM, I'm on my train.  So much easier and less stressful.

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45 minutes ago, XcelsiorBoii4888 said:

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. 

Yes, I know, I just thought that there was a system-wide rollout, and they couldn't remotely change one ONMYreader on a bus.

46 minutes ago, XcelsiorBoii4888 said:

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. 

Ok, but will it work on MTA-operated SIM buses?

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28 minutes ago, BrightlinerNewFlyer said:

Yes, I know, I just thought that there was a system-wide rollout, and they couldn't remotely change one ONMYreader on a bus.

Ok, but will it work on MTA-operated SIM buses?

Yeah MTA SIM buses have them. 

 

49 minutes ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

In my first meeting with the (MTA) , we discussed OMNY, and I actually praised them because I understand what a game changer this can be if done right.  The only thing I would caution against is that even the (MTA) admitted that they are rolling this out cautiously to ensure that there aren't security issues, but that is really the main question. That and can it handle heavy usage. Those two things remain to be seen, so I wouldn't go praising them just yet. That said, their app based options for Metro-North and the LIRR have been excellent. I use them all of the time for tickets. Very secure, fast and convenient. I buy tickets right at home on my phone or iPad and then check for my track number and BOOM, I'm on my train.  So much easier and less stressful.

Right thats the thing, security issues. I'm pretty sure it can handle heavy usage as its used all around the world in big cities. And yes I use MTA eTix for the LIRR and its amazing, you don't understand how many times I've bought tickets last min and ran to catch trains. I'll NEVER go physically buy a ticket ever again (unless my phone dies before I board the train, but I would NEVER let that happen). 

I have good faith with OMNY, I really want this to work out smoothly because I hate waiting for people to fill MetroCards up and having to hassle around the island to refill my card. 

To be safe, I have my debit card attached to my iPhone wallet, and I made my Apple Pay card activated with the Express Transit Card option. So I'll transfer money from my debit card to my apple pay card, and I'll use this option until the OMNY card comes out. (No it doesn't take from my debit card as well, because I need to enter my passcode every time I make a payment). I just have to make sure I keep my phone away from the reader on a crowded bus because it might scan again (it will scan if your phones screen is wake/sleep or unlocked/locked, as long as its physically powered ON). 

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On 6/1/2019 at 10:19 PM, 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

 

22 hours ago, Brillant93 said:

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

Its funny because.....

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-williamsburg-link-bus-l-train-project-free-shuttle-change-20190602-dfcgezwbbnaizjvmnvujffiqi4-story.html

On 6/1/2019 at 10:26 PM, Lil 57 said:

Is there any more information about this?

See above link. The new route would be called B91A and basically be a Marcy Avenue/Bedford Avenue shuttle with added stops on Grand Street.

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1 hour ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

 

Its funny because.....

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-williamsburg-link-bus-l-train-project-free-shuttle-change-20190602-dfcgezwbbnaizjvmnvujffiqi4-story.html

See above link. The new route would be called B91A and basically be a Marcy Avenue/Bedford Avenue shuttle with added stops on Grand Street.

 

1 hour ago, Calvin said:

I wouldn't be surprised if the B91A is cut down the road. People, over there are probably taking Uber or the (M) train.

I just realized that this B91A is basically a short turn of the B62. If anything, it would be more beneficial to increase B62 service from Marcy Ave to LIC by adding some B62 short turns and then increasing B32 service and call it a day. Instead of making the B91A.

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3 hours ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

 

Its funny because.....

https://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/ny-williamsburg-link-bus-l-train-project-free-shuttle-change-20190602-dfcgezwbbnaizjvmnvujffiqi4-story.html

See above link. The new route would be called B91A and basically be a Marcy Avenue/Bedford Avenue shuttle with added stops on Grand Street.

Would be nice if the resources freed up would go towards improving some of the current Brooklyn routes, but we all know where that'll go.

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Looks like 8240 has a different font, looks like the one on the 2019 lfs buses.

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Swindling fake OMNY cards..... SMFH

There's a dude over by Jay st - Metrotech subway (Jay/Willoughby entrance) trying to get 50 bucks a pop from up off people by selling fake OMNY cards.... Dread' (dreadhead) - I'd put him at 5'10, 175, in his mid 20's or so..... F***ing hustlers everywhere looking to get a leg up on any sucker out here.... Second straight sunday I've seen the MF'er too.....

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21 hours ago, BrightlinerNewFlyer said:

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

 

19 hours ago, XcelsiorBoii4888 said:

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

OMNY on the SIM23/24 is arriving at a later date, probably when MTA acquires them (codes already exists for the SIM23/24)

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13 minutes ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

 

OMNY on the SIM23/24 is arriving at a later date, probably when MTA acquires them (codes already exists for the SIM23/24)

For now the (MTA) has stated that they have no plans on taking over those routes. At a later date, anything is possible, but this is something that we receive complaints about.  

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41 minutes ago, MysteriousBtrain said:

 

OMNY on the SIM23/24 is arriving at a later date, probably when MTA acquires them (codes already exists for the SIM23/24)

Why does academy operate those routes anyway?

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1 hour ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

For now the (MTA) has stated that they have no plans on taking over those routes. At a later date, anything is possible, but this is something that we receive complaints about.  

Academy has brand new equipment. However, I’ve havent seen one of those newer buses on the Staten Island lines. 

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7 minutes ago, Future ENY OP said:

Academy has brand new equipment. However, I’ve havent seen one of those newer buses on the Staten Island lines. 

That's because you won't. They aren't authorized to run on MTA routes, as those are technically NJ Transit's buses. Academy would have to buy them directly from NJ Transit for them to show up on the SIM routes.

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4 minutes ago, Cait Sith said:

That's because you won't. They aren't authorized to run on MTA routes, as those are technically NJ Transit's buses. Academy would have to buy them directly from NJ Transit for them to show up on the SIM routes.

Appreciate the clarification on this! Always wondered why SI equipment was old. However, good to know! 

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Just now, ABOGbrooklyn said:

What ever happened to the double decker express bus?

Returned to AD, that bus was not ours to keep.

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5 hours ago, Lil 57 said:

Looks like 8240 has a different font, looks like the one on the 2019 lfs buses.

8215 also has this new font for the destination signs.

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OMNY has given me nothing but trouble today...I tapped on the bus, "payment not accepted", "use only one card", and NEVER worked. Is the system modified or what? Didn't  work at Bowling Green either. I didn't have that problem Friday. 

I have an iPhone 7 Plus with Apple Cash. 

 

Edit: @Via Garibaldi 8 Stop laughing at me LMAOO, I'm over the MTA🤣🤣. Always something I was embarrassed today. 

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2 hours ago, Cait Sith said:

Returned to AD, that bus was not ours to keep.

Will we ever get those buses permanently?

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1 hour ago, XcelsiorBoii4888 said:

OMNY has given me nothing but trouble today...I tapped on the bus, "payment not accepted", "use only one card", and NEVER worked. Is the system modified or what? Didn't  work at Bowling Green either. I didn't have that problem Friday. 

I have an iPhone 7 Plus with Apple Cash. 

 

Edit: @Via Garibaldi 8 Stop laughing at me LMAOO, I'm over the MTA🤣🤣. Always something I was embarrassed today. 

One more reason I’m sticking with my Metrocard for now...

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5 minutes ago, Via Garibaldi 8 said:

One more reason I’m sticking with my Metrocard for now...

Only thing that was different today was that I had a case on my phone and I've set it up for Express Transit. 

But yeah I'm gonna give it a few months, it just looks all fancy I wanna use it. 🥺

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8 hours ago, Lil 57 said:

Looks like 8240 has a different font, looks like the one on the 2019 lfs buses.

They're definitely flashing a new program with a different font. The Prevosts are getting it too. The SIM33Cs are now saying:

SIM33 | CBT

And then their regular readings. 

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1 hour ago, XcelsiorBoii4888 said:

Only thing that was different today was that I had a case on my phone and I've set it up for Express Transit. 

But yeah I'm gonna give it a few months, it just looks all fancy I wanna use it. 🥺

Sometimes there are glitches. I remember one Saturday recently, I ran to get an LIRR train at Jamaica coming back to Penn Station. I needed to buy a City Ticket. Well for whatever reason there was a glitch and the damn thing kept trying to charge me for a peak ticket to Penn Station. Eventually it fixed itself and charged me the right amount.  Crazy though... You also want to check your account to make sure you aren't charged erroneously, which has happened to some people.

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4 hours ago, XcelsiorBoii4888 said:

Only thing that was different today was that I had a case on my phone and I've set it up for Express Transit. 

But yeah I'm gonna give it a few months, it just looks all fancy I wanna use it. 🥺

Hopefully they can fix those bugs as soon as they can. I think this new fare system is definitely a step in the right direction. I can’t wait for its roll out in Queens, because I have always felt that it was silly that one has to travel all the way to a subway station just to refill their card. 

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