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38 minutes ago, B35 via Church said:

....and on top of it, nobody in Woodlawn is going to put up with a bus slogging along south Yonkers (hilly McLean av) to get to North Riverdale, to then slog laterally through Riverdale like that (which is also hilly).... There is ZERO need to try to put Riverdalians & Woodlawners on one bus.... It's enough that the Bronx redesign plan calls for combining the Wakefield portion of the BxM11 with the Woodlawn portion of the BxM4 (eliminating the Grand Concourse & the Norwood portion of the thing in the process).....

I agree.  The ONLY reason there was ANY proposed BxM4 Grand Concourse route to begin with is because my group got lots of BxM4 riders to call their elected officials. Between that and a petition, the (MTA) was inundated with complaints, and there is still a great deal of skepticism about them going back and making this draft any better.  It will be interesting to see what they come up with, but we met with the senior planners back in November.  I was very critical of the BxM11 routing too.  Removing it from under the subway pillars is a plus and minus. Many people are not wild about the northern terminal being cut off from service, and ending it where it does is just retarded. The response I received from one of the senior planners was they ended it there because of the narrow streets that you get to after Bronxwood Av. In short, they'd rather not go through the aggravation of trying to serve the northern part of the line, despite how many people use it up there. 

There's also the fact that getting to Bronxwood Av is a pain in the @ss. It is very hilly, coming from White Plains Road and areas west of Bronxwood, so that's another problem.  Keeping it on White Plains Road which is somewhat flat compared to the surrounding areas makes the most sense unless they can come up with something better along Bronxwood Av.

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Something was up with the Q46 today because everyone was stuck waiting in the rain for over 30 minutes during the rush hour. There were like 8 back-to-back Q46 buses heading to Glen Oaks/Lake Success with nothing heading towards Kew Gardens for a long time. After half an hour of nothing, a lone bus shows up at Union Turnpike/Little Neck Parkway (where I was waiting) packed from Glen Oaks, which is rarely seen. Most of the the runs that are crush-loaded that early on from the terminal are coming from LIJ Medical Center. I have never seen close to 10 Q46 buses running neck and neck like that in the past 8 years I've taken this particular bus route.

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22 minutes ago, AlgorithmOfTruth said:

Something was up with the Q46 today because everyone was stuck waiting in the rain for over 30 minutes during the rush hour. There were like 8 back-to-back Q46 buses heading to Glen Oaks/Lake Success with nothing heading towards Kew Gardens for a long time. After half an hour of nothing, a lone bus shows up at Union Turnpike/Little Neck Parkway (where I was waiting) packed from Glen Oaks, which is rarely seen. Most of the the runs that are crush-loaded that early on from the terminal are coming from LIJ Medical Center. I have never seen close to 10 Q46 buses running neck and neck like that in the past 8 years I've taken this particular bus route.

I don't think even the B41's been that bad...

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10 minutes ago, Lex said:

I don't think even the B41's been that bad...

I had gotten out of work at 6:05, made it to the bus stop at 6:10, and there was nothing until 6:45... An app called Transit showed almost 10 Q46 buses due at the same time, and no, I wasn't asleep.

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Seems like with Baisley Park's QM21 MCI coaches: there is one left as a spare. 

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27 minutes ago, AlgorithmOfTruth said:

I had gotten out of work at 6:05, made it to the bus stop at 6:10, and there was nothing until 6:45... An app called Transit showed almost 10 Q46 buses due at the same time, and no, I wasn't asleep.

Try the B6 or Bx36....

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50 minutes ago, Lex said:

I don't think even the B41's been that bad...

 

28 minutes ago, AlgorithmOfTruth said:

I had gotten out of work at 6:05, made it to the bus stop at 6:10, and there was nothing until 6:45... An app called Transit showed almost 10 Q46 buses due at the same time, and no, I wasn't asleep.

 

1 hour ago, AlgorithmOfTruth said:

Something was up with the Q46 today because everyone was stuck waiting in the rain for over 30 minutes during the rush hour. There were like 8 back-to-back Q46 buses heading to Glen Oaks/Lake Success with nothing heading towards Kew Gardens for a long time. After half an hour of nothing, a lone bus shows up at Union Turnpike/Little Neck Parkway (where I was waiting) packed from Glen Oaks, which is rarely seen. Most of the the runs that are crush-loaded that early on from the terminal are coming from LIJ Medical Center. I have never seen close to 10 Q46 buses running neck and neck like that in the past 8 years I've taken this particular bus route.

Try the B6 or Bx36...

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1 hour ago, NBTA said:

Try the B6 or Bx36....

The less I think about the B6, the better.

If I can, I try to get the B103.

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2 hours ago, AlgorithmOfTruth said:

I had gotten out of work at 6:05, made it to the bus stop at 6:10, and there was nothing until 6:45... An app called Transit showed almost 10 Q46 buses due at the same time, and no, I wasn't asleep.

I can only imagine what kind of hell triggered that...

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Two thoughts/questions:

1. What is preventing the XE60s now from being sent out into service?

2. Whose bright idea was it to put a LaGuardia Link bus on the Q53, which needs the capacity?

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15 minutes ago, Deucey said:

Are the Xcelsiors running on Q70 equipped with speed governors?

 

I think your question should be which buses ARENT running with governors lol

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44 minutes ago, Jdog14 said:

 

I think your question should be which buses ARENT running with governors lol

I just left LGA and got to Jackson Heights quick, and few cars were passing the Q70 I was on.

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On 2/25/2020 at 7:00 PM, AlgorithmOfTruth said:

Something was up with the Q46 today because everyone was stuck waiting in the rain for over 30 minutes during the rush hour. There were like 8 back-to-back Q46 buses heading to Glen Oaks/Lake Success with nothing heading towards Kew Gardens for a long time. After half an hour of nothing, a lone bus shows up at Union Turnpike/Little Neck Parkway (where I was waiting) packed from Glen Oaks, which is rarely seen. Most of the the runs that are crush-loaded that early on from the terminal are coming from LIJ Medical Center. I have never seen close to 10 Q46 buses running neck and neck like that in the past 8 years I've taken this particular bus route.

I had a similar issue today...20 minute wait in both directions on the 46 this afternoon

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14 hours ago, QM1to6Ave said:

I had a similar issue today...20 minute wait in both directions on the 46 this afternoon

Sounds like the Q25/Q34 around 1:30-3pm. There is always a 20-30 minute gap where no bus shows up. 

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14 minutes ago, NewFlyer 230 said:

Sounds like the Q25/Q34 around 1:30-3pm. There is always a 20-30 minute gap where no bus shows up. 

Same with the Q65 almost everyday around 10-11 AM. Usually there is a 20 minute gap with two buses coming together. During the spring semester last year, the Q65 was so delayed on such a frequent basis that I can count on one hand how many times I walked to the Q46, instead of waiting for  the Q65 and then transferring.  

The other day the Q65 was delayed and I was waiting at my stop at around 10:45, and I got passed by a limited bus, which should have stopped running by me around 9:40 AM, with no local bus in sight.

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31 minutes ago, jaf0519 said:

Same with the Q65 almost everyday around 10-11 AM. Usually there is a 20 minute gap with two buses coming together. During the spring semester last year, the Q65 was so delayed on such a frequent basis that I can count on one hand how many times I walked to the Q46, instead of waiting for  the Q65 and then transferring.  

The other day the Q65 was delayed and I was waiting at my stop at around 10:45, and I got passed by a limited bus, which should have stopped running by me around 9:40 AM, with no local bus in sight.

 

31 minutes ago, jaf0519 said:

Same with the Q65 almost everyday around 10-11 AM. Usually there is a 20 minute gap with two buses coming together. During the spring semester last year, the Q65 was so delayed on such a frequent basis that I can count on one hand how many times I walked to the Q46, instead of waiting for  the Q65 and then transferring.  

The other day the Q65 was delayed and I was waiting at my stop at around 10:45, and I got passed by a limited bus, which should have stopped running by me around 9:40 AM, with no local bus in sight.

 

1 hour ago, NewFlyer 230 said:

Sounds like the Q25/Q34 around 1:30-3pm. There is always a 20-30 minute gap where no bus shows up. 

I've tried to take the Q65/25/34 to the LIRR Jamaica station mid-day and ended up having to take a cab because the gap is so long. Bunching is horrendous on the lines at all times of day.

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3 hours ago, QM1to6Ave said:

 

 

I've tried to take the Q65/25/34 to the LIRR Jamaica station mid-day and ended up having to take a cab because the gap is so long. Bunching is horrendous on the lines at all times of day.

Its been happening for years and the (MTA) does nothing to correct that. I think around 2-3pm is when the traffic starts to pick up, school kids get out and the MTA doesn’t prepare itself to deal with it. I personally don’t like it when a regular bus stops at a stop near a school and has to pick up a ton of students, cause that just slows everything down. 

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On 2/24/2020 at 10:34 AM, NewFlyer 230 said:

I don’t think anymore XD60s are coming from JFK/LGA. I believe all the 2017 XD60s they have are there for additional service. In LGA’s case the Q70 is being converted, as far as JFK the Q52 probably will have more service but I don’t know. All I know is before that a spare factor was almost non existent. 

The remaining 3 at JFK are slated to go to Flatbush.

 

On 2/27/2020 at 9:55 PM, Deucey said:

Are the Xcelsiors running on Q70 equipped with speed governors?

Yessir, most at 40, one or two goes over that.

 

1 hour ago, NewFlyer 230 said:

Its been happening for years and the (MTA) does nothing to correct that. I think around 2-3pm is when the traffic starts to pick up, school kids get out and the MTA doesn’t prepare itself to deal with it. I personally don’t like it when a regular bus stops at a stop near a school and has to pick up a ton of students, cause that just slows everything down. 

I mean, there's hardly much they can do about it.....once it hits rush hour, virtually all of the C40LFs are out in service with the exception of those needing maintenance. Traffic isn't their fault, and that tends to be one of the leading causes of the gaps in service.

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38 minutes ago, Cait Sith said:

The remaining 3 at JFK are slated to go to Flatbush.

I thought it would be 5 leaving JFK for FB.. 

Since it’s only 6042, 6118, 6120, 6122, 6124 left at JFK. 

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41 minutes ago, Future ENY OP said:

I thought it would be 5 leaving JFK for FB.. 

Since it’s only 6042, 6118, 6120, 6122, 6124 left at JFK. 

There's three left. 6042, 6120 & 6124.

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9 hours ago, BreeddekalbL said:

No mhv is too small for Artics 

So the M86 would be out of MJQ

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