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  Topic: MEGABUS - City Of New York Nuttiness?
JA

Replies: 15
Views: 31905

PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Sun Feb 19, 2012 11:24 am   Subject: MEGABUS - City Of New York Nuttiness?
Maryland state police were the first to find that a TD925 with 80 passengers aboard plus luggage was overweight by almost 4,000 pounds.


The Port Authority is closed to new operators. There is no ...
  Topic: World Wide Tours Major Accident
JA

Replies: 23
Views: 36352

PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Sat Apr 23, 2011 2:46 pm   Subject: World Wide Tours Major Accident
Wages are rarely an issue except in the summer. There isn't a lot of short work to be done in March. Now is the time that schools and others start to do a lot of airport transfers and the like. Some d ...
  Topic: World Wide Tours Major Accident
JA

Replies: 23
Views: 36352

PostForum: Hot Topics & Current Events   Posted: Thu Mar 17, 2011 7:28 am   Subject: Current rules are fine
This isn't a rules issue.

You can only drive 10 hours in a 15 hour on-duty period.
You can only drive 60 hours in 7 days.
You can only drive 70 hours in 8 days.
There must be 8 hours off between ...
  Topic: Back again - NYCT Service Cuts
JA

Replies: 18
Views: 26150

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Dec 23, 2009 11:13 pm   Subject: Re: service cuts
the queens and nassau li bus lines that overlap will be streamlined into combined timetables also - the libus lines will operate locally within queens and buses will depart jamaica and flushing at eve ...
  Topic: Back again - NYCT Service Cuts
JA

Replies: 18
Views: 26150

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Mon Dec 21, 2009 6:52 pm   Subject: Back again - NYCT Service Cuts

JA -

This reader is not clear of all the other unchecked baggage accompanying this statement of fact...

Indeed, does this make a case for a seasoned, private sector top manager? Someone in th ...
  Topic: Back again - NYCT Service Cuts
JA

Replies: 18
Views: 26150

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Dec 16, 2009 12:16 am   Subject: Back again - NYCT Service Cuts
Jay Walder is underpaid by a factor of at least 10. Name one person in the private sector that manages a $11.5B budget for $350K plus a housing allowance. You won't find any.
  Topic: MBTA to include key bus routes on new subway maps
JA

Replies: 1
Views: 6829

PostForum: Surface Transit - Eastern United States   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:27 pm   Subject: MBTA to include key bus routes on new subway maps
That's a cheap way to improve ridership. I like it.
  Topic: Bus Rapid Transit, Not Exactly All That New
JA

Replies: 1
Views: 6506

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:24 pm   Subject: Bus Rapid Transit, Not Exactly All That New
The abiity to obtain funds for schemes in today's environment is easier than past operations. The zoned express concept is certainly not new and much cheaper, as is standard limited stop service. For ...
  Topic: Trouble At Megabus in the East
JA

Replies: 5
Views: 11042

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Thu Oct 01, 2009 8:20 pm   Subject: Trouble At Megabus in the East
I would have to agree with timecruncher. I've seen both Van Hool T945s and Setra S217s in line haul service climbing up and down hills. They did an excellent job. The buses that did the worst was ex-O ...
  Topic: Funding sources for the NYC MTA- Look Elsewhere, NOT Upstate
JA

Replies: 2
Views: 11075

PostForum: MTA News, Current Events & Happenings   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:44 am   Subject: Funding sources for the NYC MTA- Look Elsewhere, NOT Upstate
Albany has got to be the third worse state government in the country.

Upstaters are not pumping money into the MTA. The MTA's direct appropriation is approximately $500M for an $11B budget. The iss ...
  Topic: 'MTA GETS NEW BOSS'
JA

Replies: 7
Views: 11150

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:35 am   Subject: 'MTA GETS NEW BOSS'
This is apparently the same guy that gave London a Westchester County style bus operation, ie. public ownership of the vehicles and operated by a private company. Do you want to see that happen to MT ...
  Topic: Service cuts, fare increases, and other fun stuff
JA

Replies: 21
Views: 28957

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:31 am   Subject: Service cuts, fare increases, and other fun stuff
Fiscal discipline is unnecessary when it is someone else's money.
  Topic: Latest on Capitol Trailways acquisition by Bieber Tourways
JA

Replies: 2
Views: 7395

PostForum: General Bus Forum - All Bus Topics   Posted: Wed Jul 22, 2009 3:28 am   Subject: Latest on Capitol Trailways acquisition by Bieber Tourways
My source tells me that Capitol has been late on payroll recently. A lot of the staff are on pins & needles.
  Topic: The right size bus for the job.
JA

Replies: 6
Views: 18199

PostForum: Bus Transportation Planning   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 7:00 pm   Subject: The right size bus for the job.
It depends on many factors, some of which you may not be privy to.

1) Are the suburban coaches interlined with big bus routes? If so, then the equipment will be geared to that route.

2) In the U ...
  Topic: How Well Does Greyhound Really Screen Its Drivers
JA

Replies: 8
Views: 18591

PostForum: Over The Road Carriers   Posted: Sun Dec 14, 2008 6:53 pm   Subject: How Well Does Greyhound Really Screen Its Drivers
I prefer brand new CDL drivers. They are usually not overconfident in handling the vehicle. Many of the older drivers bring an attitude of "I have been doing this forever" and it causes too ...
 
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