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What is your favorite selecion on a bus?

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When you enter a bus....let's say its empty...where would you prefer to sit??

Why?

If its crowded...where do you stand?

 

My favorite choice is the last row in the left corner...because I love the back...no one bothers you back there...you get to see everything that happens in the front...and its close to the engine

When is crowded I like to stand in the high section because I lovee the view...and I can stay close to the engine...and away from everyone else pushing and shoving in the front...and you feel less bumps when you standing on the high section.

 

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When you enter a bus....let's say its empty...where would you prefer to sit??

Why?

If its crowded...where do you stand?

 

 

The bus is empty, I would just stand at the front of the bus to see through the windshield.

If the bus is crowded, I would stand next to the back door so I can get off the bus easily.

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Depends on the type of bus I'm on... But I'll try to be general:

 

sitting on a local bus: back most row, right hand side...

sitting on an express bus (MCI's): the last row of paired seats on the right hand side...

 

standing on a local bus (40 footers): anywhere but b/w the front & back doors (the middle of the bus)... it's a rather helpless feeling IMO...

standing on a local bus (artics): Towards the very back of the bus. Refuse to stand anywhere else....

standing on an express bus: Never again.

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sitting on an express bus (MCI's): the last row of paired seats on the right hand side...

 

 

You and me both... I like the left hand seat on that side this way I can put my leg up and relax and not have douchebags constantly banging into me trying to get by in the aisle. If someone is sitting behind those seats then I'll take the next pair of paired seats further up since I always find it odd that folks sit all the way back in those last seats (not the paired ones, but the ones behind those, which I hate since they're not paired and have less leg room) if the bus isn't crowded. It's usually a sign that they don't want to be f*cked with.

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CDTA:

For the LFS's, if it's at night, or if it's on a route iv'e never ridden before/normally don't ride, then i'll sit in the two seats behind the driver. If it's during the day on a route I normally ride, i'll take the seats all the way in the back.

For the Gillig's, I like to sit across from the back door, except on the 30-footers, where I like to sit on the raised seats.

For the Orion's, I used to like to sit yet again, in the very back.

For the NABI's, I like that one seat that has an armrest in the front.

For the MCI's, I always sit across from the wheelchair ramp, on the left side. If that's not available, then a different pair of bench seats.

If I have to stand, i'll probably stand next to the driver, or if it's a Gillig, I might stand in the back door space.

 

MTA:

Orion V's: Back row, near the center.

Orion VII's: In the back. No specific seat, but I always sat in the back on the O7's.

D60HF's: The seats in the artic joint.

RTS: In the back. During the summer next to the back door. During the winter in the back row.

LFSA: The seat behind the driver, and if that's not available, then i'll sit in the back row.

If I have to stand, it's near the back door.

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OK:

RTS's: wherever I can get a seat Dosent matter.

C40LF's: very back, middle seat makes for great recordings and when nobody else is back there EX on the B4 its really comfy.

Orion V Cng: Back left closest to the window, knock that window open, hear that ringer and backfire ;)

Orion VII OG CNG: Back 2nd row of double seats left hand side.Just the way it is.

Orion VII Hybrid OG's: anywhere and everywhere, preferably the back right corner (Good recording area) or the last single seat on the floor by the door.(Quick escape)

XD40: single outward facing seat in the back section. (Like that little one seater)

Orion VII NG: Anywhere in the back.

LFS: Very back and middle (Just do)

If ever on a crowded bus: As close to the back door as possible.

Orion VII 3G: Pass that shit up.

Express bus: First row of seats, right hand side. (Like the view)

 

What am I missing???

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Local Bus:

The last seat(s) before the rear door. If it is SRO, I just move back.

 

Express Bus:

First seat on right side of the bus.

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If it's a high floor, I tend to take one of the non-priority seats on the right-hand side wherever I can open a window. If it's empty, I take the rap seat. Artics, the D60s it's the same story, LFSAs I head for the last row in the back. Hybrids, either the back row on the far left/right (I call it the hobo seat) or the furthest forward seats on the raised section. Places I avoid are the low sections on low-floors and, when standing, anywhere that's not way in the back.

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Express Bus:

First seat on right side of the bus.

 

What annoys me about folks that like that seat is why in the hell do they take the left seat in that first row and then act like they don't want anyone touching them as people get on and walk down the aisle?? It's so stupid. If they're concerned about that they wouldn't sit there unless they lack common sense. <_<

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Oh, one more I forgot.

On the Suburban Gillig's, where the back door is supposed to be is where I like to sit.

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Seating preferences (Orion V):

1. Any seat in back row.

2. Last forward facing seat on any side.

3. First forward facing seat on any side.

4. The "rap seat".

Standing preferences (Orion V):

1. Near the back, right after the door.

2. Before the front wheelwell seats.

 

Seating preferences (RTS):

1. Wheelchair seat area.

2. Mid rows, forward facing, preferably door side.

3. The "rap seat".

4. The back row, any seat.

Standing preferences (RTS):

1. Near the back.

2. Before the front wheelwell seats.

 

Seating preferences (NFI LF/R):

1. First seat after the rear door, doorside.

2. Any seat back row.

3. Any mid row seat, operator side.

Standing preferences (NFI LF/R):

1. Rear section.

 

I generally share my preferences of the Orion V with the Flxible Metro. Likewise, my NFI LF/R preferences are carried over to NABI LFW'S and Gillig Advantages.

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It's always, since earliest childhood been the very first seat next tot he door (my mother says that when I was really young, would insist on waiting for the next bus if that seat was taken. Pretty soon, she cracked down on that). This is what has dampened the low floor concept for me, since the wheel well is there (and also, they don't make the windshield lower, so you don't see as well). I wish they would put a seat up top of it, like they do on the middle wheel well in some of the new artics coming in. The one good thing about that space, is it becomes a surface you can put bags on.

 

I don't like to stand at all, and usually avoid buses in favor of trains when they run parallel; (especially the long Bushwick-downtown routes. My wife and I argue, because she wants the bus, and I prefer the (L) to the (A), but she doesn't like stairs).

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All depends on the bus itself...

 

RTS: either that single seat in front of the back door or the first single seat up front. I used to sit in the corner but I can't fit back there no more lol.

 

Orion V diesel: didn't matter

 

Orion V CNG: in the back corner (driver side). Love hearing the ringing.

 

LFSA: back corner (driver side). Always love the backfire on them...well the 1200s anyway

 

LFS: that single seat up front...all the room I want right there

 

XD40: once again, back corner, driver's side

 

3G: now this is the problem. Since I have long legs, the only seats I can actually fit into without feeling cramped or sit at an angle is the wheelchair seats or the very back row. Usually I just stand.

 

C40: doesn't matter to me

 

Orion VII hybrid: anywhere along the back row...on the ones with the sideways seats in the back, I usually sit in the seats over the steps so I can dangle my feet.

 

Orion VII CNG: If it's a good one, I usually sit in the back corner on the door side. If not, usually wherever there's an open seat

 

MCI/Prevost: anywhere with an open seat in the aisle

 

D60: if im by myself, its either the first single seat in the back half or somewhere in the back row. If im with someone, its usually on the turntable.

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You and me both... I like the left hand seat on that side this way I can put my leg up and relax and not have douchebags constantly banging into me trying to get by in the aisle. If someone is sitting behind those seats then I'll take the next pair of paired seats further up since I always find it odd that folks sit all the way back in those last seats (not the paired ones, but the ones behind those, which I hate since they're not paired and have less leg room) if the bus isn't crowded. It's usually a sign that they don't want to be f*cked with.

 

True story... I don't gun for the back row seats (where the 5 seats are) near as much anymore, since I'm starting to get these cramps coming from nowhere all of a sudden.... Happened last night as a matter of fact.... b/o asked was I okay as I was limping to get off; nice of him to lower the bus (I felt old when he did that though... lol).... Av H/Utica is not a place you want to show any type of weakness, w/ those drunks & other undesirables @ night (being real about it) waiting for the B6..... Never cared for that corner by the corner store, but that's the stop I get off when I take the BM2.....

 

I will only sit in the seats towards the front of the bus (particularly the seats where the dedicated wheelchair passenger area is, since those seats allow for the most legroom) when the bus is basically empty (like the BM4 I took wednesday night.. just managed to catch that last 8:30pm run out of battery place).... It was only me & 3 other people on the bus... lol....

 

Don't know about you, but I find the back seats on the prevosts even worse than the back seats on the MCI's, when it comes to legroom......

 

 

What annoys me about folks that like that seat is why in the hell do they take the left seat in that first row and then act like they don't want anyone touching them as people get on and walk down the aisle?? It's so stupid. If they're concerned about that they wouldn't sit there unless they lack common sense. <_<

What you're saying here holds true for someone sitting in an any of the aisle seats though - the idiots that got their leg or bag sticking out, then give you the eye or scrunch up their face when you accidentally graze them/their belongings, or make an abnormal attempt not to do so (like I do; contort my body while walking on the aisles as to not touch anyone).... I'm used to the stupefied looks from people when I do that....

 

The particular seat Threxx is talking about (what's called the "rap seat"), I don't care much for that seat b/c those are the women (...are who tends to sit in that seat more often than not) that are quick to "size" ppl. up by making their little gestures or sarcastic coughs as ppl. enter the bus - Being a young black man taking the express bus, I get that shit A LOT; even from the black women that sit in that seat.....

 

^^ Either that, or the ones that tend to sit in that seat, get annoyed at every boarding passenger that comes between them & the driver while they're conversing..... They look at you like "you have some nerve wanting to come on this particular bus while I'm talking to the driver".... The hell I care about momentarily breaking up your meaningless conversation as I'm boarding the bus to pay my fare - I'm trying to get home, F*&% You.....

 

Anyway, Sometimes you get the ones that'll even greet people as they're boarding the bus....

The only people I give salutations to in the mornings/evenings are the b/o's (if they say anything first)......

 

 

RTS: either that single seat in front of the back door or the first single seat up front. I used to sit in the corner but I can't fit back there no more lol.

 

LFS: that single seat up front...all the room I want right there

 

3G: now this is the problem. Since I have long legs, the only seats I can actually fit into without feeling cramped or sit at an angle is the wheelchair seats or the very back row. Usually I just stand.

 

MCI/Prevost: anywhere with an open seat in the aisle

 

D60: if im by myself, its either the first single seat in the back half or somewhere in the back row. If im with someone, its usually on the turntable.

 

- RTS... ditto.... That's really the only seat I feel comfortable in....

(and, I think sitting in either the back corner seats, being able to put your feet on the "hump", during ppl's childhood days were their favorite seats... I literally grew out of being able to sit in seat when I was like what, 12-13 [legs got too long]... lol....)

 

- LFS... The roominess/seclusion aside, I think that's the worst seat on the bus... you don't really see much of anything....

 

- 3G... same here... If the seats in the back are occupied, push comes to shove, I stand....

 

- MCI's/Prevosts... I'm the exact opposite; I gun for the "window" seats.... This way, it's not in the back of my mind that I have to get up to let someone off (I don't like that feeling).... Let the person sitting next to me deal with that worry....

 

- D60... Well artics in general, I don't like sitting anywhere in the front section... I gun for the paired seats on the right hand side of the bus, just before you get to the back door.... there's 3 rows of paired seats on that side - the one in the front sucks b/c you don't get a view from the side window (leaving you to look at the "bendy" part of the bus... I mean, who wants to look at that throughout their ride.... and for the life of me, I don't see why anyone would want to sit in those seats by the "bendy" part [or even dumber, stand in that section])....

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- RTS... ditto.... That's really the only seat I feel comfortable in....

(and, I think sitting in either the back corner seats, being able to put your feet on the "hump", during ppl's childhood days were their favorite seats... I literally grew out of being able to sit in seat when I was like what, 12-13 [legs got too long]... lol....)

 

I grew out of those after I hit my 2nd growth spurt at 15

 

- LFS... The roominess/seclusion aside, I think that's the worst seat on the bus... you don't really see much of anything....

 

im usually looking at my phone or searching through music to listen to so I'm pretty sure I'm not missing much lol

 

- 3G... same here... If the seats in the back are occupied, push comes to shove, I stand....

 

them seats are the worst ever. Last weekend on that (3) shuttle, my bus was a 3G and the only open seat was the one on top of the back wheel. Those seats are a real killer if you're tall or have long legs

 

- MCI's/Prevosts... I'm the exact opposite; I gun for the "window" seats.... This way, it's not in the back of my mind that I have to get up to let someone off (I don't like that feeling).... Let the person sitting next to me deal with that worry....

 

I have no problem with moving...i just don't like the feeling of being cramped up like that. I guess you can call it a case of being claustrophobic

 

- D60... Well artics in general, I don't like sitting anywhere in the front section... I gun for the paired seats on the right hand side of the bus, just before you get to the back door.... there's 3 rows of paired seats on that side - the one in the front sucks b/c you don't get a view from the side window (leaving you to look at the "bendy" part of the bus... I mean, who wants to look at that throughout their ride.... and for the life of me, I don't see why anyone would want to sit in those seats by the "bendy" part [or even dumber, stand in that section])....

 

the front sucks hands down. I love that first single seat in the back half cuz I can stretch my feet out onto the turntable and watch them move when the bus turns lol. My mother got me into the habit of sitting there cuz that's basically the only place we sat whenever we got on one when I was younger (and those things were new).

 

 

There go my multi-colored replies...im bored in this house lol

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True story... I don't gun for the back row seats (where the 5 seats are) near as much anymore, since I'm starting to get these cramps coming from nowhere all of a sudden.... Happened last night as a matter of fact.... b/o asked was I okay as I was limping to get off; nice of him to lower the bus (I felt old when he did that though... lol).... Av H/Utica is not a place you want to show any type of weakness, w/ those drunks & other undesirables @ night (being real about it) waiting for the B6..... Never cared for that corner by the corner store, but that's the stop I get off when I take the BM2.....

 

I will only sit in the seats towards the front of the bus (particularly the seats where the dedicated wheelchair passenger area is, since those seats allow for the most legroom) when the bus is basically empty (like the BM4 I took wednesday night.. just managed to catch that last 8:30pm run out of battery place).... It was only me & 3 other people on the bus... lol....

 

Don't know about you, but I find the back seats on the prevosts even worse than the back seats on the MCI's, when it comes to legroom......

I try to avoid those damn Prevosts because I've had such terrible experiences with them on the X1. The first time I sat by myself and was so uncomfortable and squeezed up. It was painful to say the least so that's why I get so pissed when I hear people talking about "Oh those Prevosts are awesome". I mean really, I think it's an insult to pay that kind of money for a bus and you can't even sit down on it like a normal human being for $5.50, not to mention what they charge the (MTA) to build those buses. The one thing the (MTA) needs to learn is how to make buses AND those damn MetroNorth trains more practical!! I mean why are the friggin seats facing each other on MetroNorth?? You've got say 6 seats when in reality only 3 people can sit there because there is NO leg room!! You have to be a midget literally to have any chance of having 6 people sit in all 6 seats. Smh

 

What you're saying here holds true for someone sitting in an any of the aisle seats though - the idiots that got their leg or bag sticking out, then give you the eye or scrunch up their face when you accidentally graze them/their belongings, or make an abnormal attempt not to do so (like I do; contort my body while walking on the aisles as to not touch anyone).... I'm used to the stupefied looks from people when I do that....

 

The particular seat Threxx is talking about (what's called the "rap seat"), I don't care much for that seat b/c those are the women (...are who tends to sit in that seat more often than not) that are quick to "size" ppl. up by making their little gestures or sarcastic coughs as ppl. enter the bus - Being a young black man taking the express bus, I get that shit A LOT; even from the black women that sit in that seat.....

I've only sat in that first seat there on the right a few times... Once to guide a driver on the X13 that didn't know the run and maybe a few other times when I planned on transferring or whatever, but usually I go to the back.

 

I'll admit that I'm the same way... I do give looks too because I don't want people touching me and some people come on with friggin' luggage and **** like it's a taxi. Take a friggin' cab to the airport. I don't want that crap banging into me. Usually I will take an aisle seat so that I can keep an eye on my things better. As for the looks, I've certainly given my fair share and have even made comments at times when this hooligan for example got on the X10 with his music blasting. I turned around and looked at him like WTF does he think this is a friggin' disco?? I was tired from work and I was ready to explode. He saw the look on my face and I started cursing and he turned the music down. On another occasion this lady on the X30 just pissed me off because she gets on the damn bus and doesn't stop talking on the damn cell phone at 08:30 in the morning. I got up from my seat and made some sort of comment with a few curses included and every time she saw me from then on she got the message not to sit anywhere near me. Some people are just rude and lack etiquette and of course you know on the express bus it is usually middle aged folks. If they are young folks like us then they usually are regulars and know how things work in terms of being quiet and considerate and such, but the non-regulars sometimes can act like fools. Some regulars too if they just lack class.

 

On the Riverdale buses, I used to chuckle because people would turn around in a minute and say NO TALKING ON THE EXPRESS BUS!! Can't you see the sign!!

 

^^ Either that, or the ones that tend to sit in that seat, get annoyed at every boarding passenger that comes between them & the driver while they're conversing..... They look at you like "you have some nerve wanting to come on this particular bus while I'm talking to the driver".... The hell I care about momentarily breaking up your meaningless conversation as I'm boarding the bus to pay my fare - I'm trying to get home, F*&% You.....

 

Anyway, Sometimes you get the ones that'll even greet people as they're boarding the bus....

The only people I give salutations to in the mornings/evenings are the b/o's (if they say anything first)......

 

As for the first seat, yeah that was common on the Staten Island buses and I've seen it on the Riverdale buses too.... Less so on the BMs though, probably because I generally use those on the weekends, but yeah I call em yentas. I got into a heated argument a while back on a Riverdale bus with this Dominican guy. He's not even a passenger. He just rides with the B/O and every time I get on he's there laughing like I amuse him, so the last time I got on I asked him What the f*ck was so funny? Long story short I "invited" him to put it kindly to step off of the bus so we could further discuss things there but he declined (just stood there eyeing me but never got off with me), but yeah I was a regular on most buses so I didn't have that issue that much, but I know what you mean. In my case though it was usually a "Have you seen that guy before?" That's what I heard once on a BxM2 bus I was on and the guy said "Yeah I've seen him", probably because I would move around so much between the BxM1, BxM2, BxM18 and MetroNorth.

 

A while back ago, in Riverdale, some lady actually stopped me and asked me where the express buses were because I looked like I was coming from the city (which I was (was walking home)), so apparently I look like an express bus rider. lol I found it interesting that she could tell I was coming from the city so I just rattled off a couple of stops where she could go to get them since she said she was new to the area.

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lol now that yall all say it..imma say for all the buses i ride...

XD40: either the single seat in the back...those little inward facing seats are really cool...or the last row of 5 or double seats in front

 

3G i like to sit in the last row or the little double seat behind the high seats on the wheel

 

LFS: in the conversation section...facing foward...

 

RTS: Side seats across from door or one of those 8 seats facing in...

 

Orion V: same deal as RTS...

 

Orion VII NG: The last row or the U shape seats...

 

Express buses: The last row of paired seats before the back row of 5 on the left side...

 

Artics: LFSA same deal for LFS

and for the XD60 it will be same deal as XD40

D60s....the last paired seats before the last row...

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LFS: very last row or any forward facing seat, as long as it's not the 'conversation seats'. I hate that set up on those buses. I'd rather they had just made it a single seater facing inward than 2 seats facing other people.

XD40: back section, the front left 2 seater, great leg room. Sometimes even if there are the single seaters that are empty at front, I just like the back better, less crowding.

O7 3g: sometimes the row on top of the wheel arch, other times any place in the back as long as it's forward facing.

O7 NG: front section, if possible. If back, then as close to the door as possible.

 

O5 CNG-exPBLs with soft seats: the 2 seaters only if no one is sitting in them, otherwise I'll sit on the bench row because I hate the armrest thing pushing into me if someone else sits with me.

 

RTS: forward facing single seater or 2 seaters if the singles are taken.

D60HF: used to be the very middle of the bus because you can feel the motion of the bus especially on 90 degree turns or if it goes over a bump. The pole just makes it uncomfortable to sit in now, so I no longer sit in that section and would take whatever forward facing seat is available.

 

As for standing: in general- the middle or close to the rear door.

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@B35, how's utica and H in the day? I see some 'undesirables' but more or less feel somewhat ok if I don't show any fear. I think I only transfered at that corner at night just once, but the weather was bad and there weren't as many people around on the streets.

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The particular seat Threxx is talking about (what's called the "rap seat"), I don't care much for that seat b/c those are the women (...are who tends to sit in that seat more often than not) that are quick to "size" ppl. up by making their little gestures or sarcastic coughs as ppl. enter the bus - Being a young black man taking the express bus, I get that shit A LOT; even from the black women that sit in that seat.....

 

^^ Either that, or the ones that tend to sit in that seat, get annoyed at every boarding passenger that comes between them & the driver while they're conversing..... They look at you like "you have some nerve wanting to come on this particular bus while I'm talking to the driver".... The hell I care about momentarily breaking up your meaningless conversation as I'm boarding the bus to pay my fare - I'm trying to get home, F*&% You.....

 

Anyway, Sometimes you get the ones that'll even greet people as they're boarding the bus....

The only people I give salutations to in the mornings/evenings are the b/o's (if they say anything first)......

 

Question for you... How do you find the B/Os out of Spring Creek, Yonkers & the SI depots?

 

Yonkers I find the most reserved, though through riding I've actually realized that some are okay and a few are really cool. There's one Puerto Rican B/O I've had who is very laid back, but some of them are so stuck up and nasty that it's ridiculous. I'm like why bother to drive if you're that miserable?

 

Spring Creek B/Os I've had a few cool ones... One used to take short cuts since I was the last one on the bus and drop me right near to where I was going. A few a-holes, but overall they're ok.

 

SI drivers are hit and miss, but I find the nicest B/Os usually on the X12 for some reason. They usually all speak and are very courteous, particularly when going towards Staten Island. I've also had some very nice B/Os out of Ulmer Park on the X28 esp. They've asked if wanted to be dropped off anywhere and will do so if I ask.

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The RTS and New Flyer artics are pretty much the same for me: the second or fourth single seat in the front. When I sit down, I'm almost always next to the handle where I can open or close the window.

 

For the MCIs, I always love to take the window seat in the first row, the left or right side depending on my mood. I tend to take the one nearest to the door so I can see both the front and side.

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Question for you... How do you find the B/Os out of Spring Creek, Yonkers & the SI depots?

 

Yonkers I find the most reserved, though through riding I've actually realized that some are okay and a few are really cool. There's one Puerto Rican B/O I've had who is very laid back, but some of them are so stuck up and nasty that it's ridiculous. I'm like why bother to drive if you're that miserable?

 

Spring Creek B/Os I've had a few cool ones... One used to take short cuts since I was the last one on the bus and drop me right near to where I was going. A few a-holes, but overall they're ok.

 

SI drivers are hit and miss, but I find the nicest B/Os usually on the X12 for some reason. They usually all speak and are very courteous, particularly when going towards Staten Island. I've also had some very nice B/Os out of Ulmer Park on the X28 esp. They've asked if wanted to be dropped off anywhere and will do so if I ask.

 

- Maybe this is just me, but to me (the attitudes of the) SI express drivers aren't that much different than those that drive the local buses out there... I've come in contact with very few SI express b/o's that I would deem cool... It's like w/ most of then, if you're not a quote unquote regular, it's like, the hell with you... Hell, the guy I had on the x10 today gave me a scowl when I boarded his bus (for what, I do not know... I aint never seen the guy before) - all this after the MF-er came 16 mins late this morning (the 8:30am run out of 57th/lex)... had 6 of us waitin out there....

 

- Yonkers b/o's I would say are hit or miss; you either get the worst of the worst, or the absolute coolest of the cool.... I've had some downright rude a**holes (mainly on the 1 & 2), but I won't talk about them.... Anyway, on 3 separate occasions, I've had a YON b/o take me to getty sq - that wasn't doing the 3 (twice on the 2 & once on the 18)... one of the 3 times, I was standing in the rain for the BL-8... the Bxm2 I got off that day motioned me onto his bus & asked where I was going... I said getty sq, and he gave me a ride out there.... the guy I had on the 18 straight up said (well, I'm paraphrasing here) you don't look like you're from around here... you headin out to yonkers bro? (he said "bro")... He was hispanic (not sure if he was puerto rican though)...

 

- Ulmer park's express b/o's to me are the coolest... some of the most talkative bunch of people out; you feel like you're in a taxi riding with those guys.... those guys tend to have stories for days, and they'll make you laugh too.... I'm not one to spark up convo w/ a b/o, but when I'm the only one left on the bus (like, back in the day with the 29 to stillwell, or when I take the 28/38 when I wanna go to nathans), I will walk up to the front of the bus....

 

- Spring creek's b/o's are aight, for the most part... The guy on the BM2 I catch around 8pm or so always greets me when I board... There's a guy that does the 2nd to last BM4 out of manhattan that always say "you don't have anything for me tonight" (it's in reference to the first time I rode his bus, and I had burger king on me that day).... I'd say in general, SC's b/o's more talkative to female pax, but they show more tact with how they talk when they do talk to pax (if that makes any sense)..... In contrast, Ulmer Park b/o's will talk to you like you're hangin out w/ them at a bar, or in the streets or something - Unrefined.....

 

- CP's exp. bus b/o's for the most part are straight hustlers... them sons of guns will take you from point A to point B as fast as they can; I find that they make that extra effort (you can tell by how they drive)..... I'll never forget this one guy I had on the QM2.... I think we only hit one or two red lights the whole time while on northern; the stint from the N/Q tracks to the GCP (no joke).... I don't even have to mention the guys that have to run along the headache that is queens blvd; those drivers still make the most of it though (as opposed to QV's express b/o's that also have to utilize queens blvd.... of course they do their job, but they don't give that extra effort like college point's guys do... they (QV's guys) just... operate... lol..)

 

 

I know, more than you asked for, but what the hell, I'm on a roll !

 

 

@B35, how's utica and H in the day? I see some 'undesirables' but more or less feel somewhat ok if I don't show any fear. I think I only transfered at that corner at night just once, but the weather was bad and there weren't as many people around on the streets.

 

The stop by the KFC is fine; only people that tend to hang out over there (on the utica av side) are schoolkids @ times..... I'm talking about the stop on the other side (in front the corner store, on the same side of the street as that mcdonalds).... During the day, you'll be fine - it's at night when the usual suspects that loiter over there (when they are out there) act up.....Nothing you have to be in fear for your life of, though.....

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