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My whole class failed day five. He said I was too close to a parked truck. He stuck his hand in the door at a bus stop and he said I did not see a pedestrian walking towards the rear of the bus. I was busy calling out two pedstrians in front of the bus. He said I need to be more aware and watch the back too. I feel like he found a reason to fail everyone today. I tried hard and it was not good enough. I don't know how much better I can do. He told me that the next two days have to be flawless or I will go to 8 & 9.

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Don't sweat it, I failed and one other on my bus failed today as well, he said if we can do well tomm we still have a.shot.for day 7

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My whole class failed day five. He said I was too close to a parked truck. He stuck his hand in the door at a bus stop and he said I did not see a pedestrian walking towards the rear of the bus. I was busy calling out two pedstrians in front of the bus. He said I need to be more aware and watch the back too. I feel like he found a reason to fail everyone today. I tried hard and it was not good enough. I don't know how much better I can do. He told me that the next two days have to be flawless or I will go to 8 & 9.

 

2 of us failed today....

 

Don't sweat it, I failed and one other on my bus failed today as well, he said if we can do well tomm we still have a.shot.for day 7

 

what happens if you failed today and you fail tomorrow?  Do you not get a shot at day 7 and just go back to training to try again for day 9?

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concentrate on tomorrow. Im sure you went over the mistakes you made today. Remember those and just come tomorrow with a clear mind. If you make no mistakes tomorrow and show confidence on day seven without a mistake, you have a great chance of qualifying. They need to make the evaluation harder on days 6 through 10. They dont want operators making mistakes out there and being sued. Plus after you qualify you train on other bus types without the trolley brakes. Good luck and apply the basics.

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What hapened on day 1-5 does not matter

6 and 7

9

and 10

Only these days matters

 

If every one will get satisfactory on first 6 days, you will be too confident and will screw up on 6 and 7

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                                              TIPS OF THE DAY

 

 

 

 

Take your time and think before you do something.

 

Call out everything from the side of your bus and front. slow down and cover your brake when making a turn.

 

Stay 4.ft away from the park cars.

 

Stop when someone is crossing or a bilker is on the side of your bus just stop let them go.

 

Stop before the stop sign.

 

Remember to look in all of your mirrors from 1,2,3.

 

When there is a yellow light slow down and watch the cross-walk.

 

When pulling away from a bus stop watch and make sure your front door is clear and  closed then look in your right side  mirror to make sure everything is clear look in mirror # 2 and watch your rear side windows to see if anyone is running up on the side of your bus. Then put your signal on look in your left mirror and also turn your head to make sure no one is running across the street when it's safe to do so  move your bus. 

 

 

                                                        GOOD LUCK ALL .

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TIPS OF THE DAY

 

 

 

 

Take your time and think before you do something.

 

Call out everything from the side of your bus and front. slow down and cover your brake when making a turn.

 

Stay 4.ft away from the park cars.

 

Stop when someone is crossing or a bilker is on the side of your bus just stop let them go.

 

Stop before the stop sign.

 

Remember to look in all of your mirrors from 1,2,3.

 

When there is a yellow light slow down and watch the cross-walk.

 

When pulling away from a bus stop watch and make sure your front door is clear and closed then look in your right side mirror to make sure everything is clear look in mirror # 2 and watch your rear side windows to see if anyone is running up on the side of your bus. Then put your signal on look in your left mirror and also turn your head to make sure no one is running across the street when it's safe to do so move your bus.

 

 

GOOD LUCK ALL .

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well, I screwed up again today - pivot point turns...not setting them up properly.   So I will be going thru to day 9 at least  :(   Gotta get my head in the game.  AND SET UP MY TURNS!!!!

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Flower, bring your a game tommorow, I got unsatisfactory day 5 and 6 for minor.errors. my trainer told me ace tommorow I still got a chance with him .

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my trainer told us that we cannot qualify without a clean day 6 sheet....Pivot point turns (tighter turns) are my issues.  I am not setting them up properly.  I am actually not really setting them up at all.

 

 I just need to take a breath and treat every turn carefully  and SET THEM UP - when I set up my turns (any turn, pivot, left, right, hook, acutes) I ace them...it's when I get comfortable that I think "I got this" that i am not taking the time to do it correctly.  

 

 

I am consistently not setting up all my turns.  That's my ONLY problem - big one yes. I will ace most turns and then get cocky I guess and BAM! hit the curb.  I need to relax and take my time.  Breath, and set the damn turn up. 

 

 

My trainer is Castaldo...he said no to being able to qualify tomorrow...making me and 2 others in my group go to day 9.  Who is your trainer?  He also told us that day 8 & 9 we will have a different trainer than him. 

Edited by Flowerpower

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my trainer told us that we cannot qualify without a clean day 6 sheet....Pivot point turns (tighter turns) are my issues. I am not setting them up properly. I am actually not really setting them up at all.

 

I just need to take a breath and treat every turn carefully and SET THEM UP - when I set up my turns (any turn, pivot, left, right, hook, acutes) I ace them...it's when I get comfortable that I think "I got this" that i am not taking the time to do it correctly.

 

 

I am consistently not setting up all my turns. That's my ONLY problem - big one yes. I will ace most turns and then get cocky I guess and BAM! hit the curb. I need to relax and take my time. Breath, and set the damn turn up.

 

 

My trainer is Castaldo...he said no to being able to qualify tomorrow...making me and 2 others in my group go to day 9. Who is your trainer? He also told us that day 8 & 9 we will have a differentiate trainer than him.

What I have been doing is making every turn in my head first. Ask yourself: What kind of turn is this? What is the reference point? Keep the bus straight and crawl. When you reach the reference point make it happen. Don't pass the reference point and don't turn before it. There are some turns that you might just have to use good judgment for but these reference points seem to work for most turns. I did good on day six and if tomorrow is a carbon copy I'm good. IMO you should treat every day like it is day ten. My biggest issue is nerves. I took so many deep breaths today it was ridiculous.

 

Hope that helps

Edited by lawkev

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My whole class is going to day 9. I did not forward plan a light and it turned yellow before could make it through. I was doing fine up until then. Can anyone tell me about Sup. Castaldo? Is there parking at kingsbridge depote?

 

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I had sup. castaldo  He's big on forward planning and setting up turns.  There is parking at the depot but i am not sure where exactly (I took the train).

 

3 out of 4 of us are going to day 9...I am going to meet Sup. Fallon at Casey Stengel in Queens tomorrow - Can tell me about Her???

 

thanks.

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What I have been doing is making every turn in my head first. Ask yourself: What kind of turn is this? What is the reference point? Keep the bus straight and crawl. When you reach the reference point make it happen. Don't pass the reference point and don't turn before it. There are some turns that you might just have to use good judgment for but these reference points seem to work for most turns. I did good on day six and if tomorrow is a carbon copy I'm good. IMO you should treat every day like it is day ten. My biggest issue is nerves. I took so many deep breaths today it was ridiculous.

 

Hope that helps

Basically that's what I did all day today - what time of turn is it - set it up set it up set it up - watch my mirrors back and forth - watch the front AND REAR of the bus - pivot points pivot points

 

trainer took me to all the places I had issues with and I nailed every one just by taking the extra few seconds to plan and set up my turns - totally paid off.

 

Going to day 9 but not looking at it as a failure - looking at it as MORE training to get it perfect!

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I had sup. castaldo He's big on forward planning and setting up turns. There is parking at the depot but i am not sure where exactly (I took the train).

 

3 out of 4 of us are going to day 9...I am going to meet Sup. Fallon at Casey Stengel in Queens tomorrow - Can tell me about Her???

 

thanks.

Thanks dunno about Fallon

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I'm going to day 9 as well, don't feel bad. my bus was last to finish the day only 17 out of 51 qualified today

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If you don't mind me asking, how do you know that? Is there a such thing as qualifying on day eight. I heard someone say that but not sure if he knows what he is talking about. 

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My bus was last in zerega today so my superintendent got assignment sheet for tommorow that covers all those who need more training

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My bus was last in zerega today so my superintendent got assignment sheet for tommorow that covers all those who need more training

ok 

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ahh...i was curious how many qualified today.  My sup. mentioned that he had 4 student b/o's tomorrow and the sup i am meeting with has four also - so I thought that sounded like a lot are going to day nine if these trainers have 4 per bus again

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Take your time. This is why they have so many exams out.   Let say a class of 30 only 13 pass the road training that's not good. 

 

 

 

                                                                            Good luck all 

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I had another good day today - tomorrow I am going to do my best to qualify.  The different trainer taught me some things a little differently which helped me stick them - hopefully can carry it over to tomorrow when we have to drive around Manhattan to qualify!  I really don't want to go to day 10

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Since when did they start qualifications on day 9?  I thought there were only day 7 & day 10 qualifications. This is brand new news to me.

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