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A cricket hoax; Transportation Camp 2016; weekend service changes

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So the D train cricket lady was apparently all an act. At least that’s what she told Fusion late on Friday afternoon. How frustratingly maddening. She should have to clean up out subway stations with a toothbrush for the next five years to make amends for her disruptive routine.

As you let that frustration stew, consider purchasing a ticket to attend Transportation Camp NYC 2016. The so-called un-conference runs all day on Saturday, September 24, and it is, I promise you, a good time for those interested in a variety of transportation-related topics. Attendees get to set the agenda, and the day ends up being a veritable “who’s who” of the transit world. After a day full of networking and panels, there’s a happy hour at 5 p.m. and events on the Thursday and Friday prior to the conference. Get more details and your tickets right here. Act fast, though, as there are only 111 tickets remaining. I’ll be there, leading a session (though the topic is still TBD).

Meanwhile, as August draws to an end, the service advisories continue apace. These comes to from the MTA and are subject to change without notice. Check signs; listen to announcements.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, South Ferry-bound 1 trains run express from 145 St to 96 St.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, 2 trains are suspended in both directions between Manhattan and Brooklyn. Take the 5 instead. For service to/from Park Place, Fulton St, Wall St, Clark St, Borough Hall, and Hoyt St, use nearby 45 stations instead. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn, take the NQR. Transfer between 23 and NQR at Times Sq-42 St. Transfer between NQR and 45 trains at Atlantic Av-Barclays Ctr.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, 3 trains are suspended in both directions between 14 St and New Lots Av. Take the 4 instead. For service between Manhattan and Brooklyn take the NQR. 4 service will operate all weekend between Woodlawn and New Lots Av.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, 4 service will operate all weekend between Woodlawn and New Lots Av, replacing the 3 in Brooklyn. 4 trains will run local in Brooklyn.


From 11:30 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, 5 trains are suspended in both directions between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St. Free shuttle buses provide alternate service and operate all weekend between Eastchester-Dyre Av and E 180 St, making all stops. Transfer between trains and shuttle buses at E 180 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 6:30 a.m. Sunday, August 28, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, Inwood-207 St bound A trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 27 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, Downtown A trains run local from 125 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, 168 St-bound C trains run express from Canal St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 28, Norwood-205 St bound D trains are rerouted via the N line from Coney Island-Stillwell Ave to 36 St.


From 12:01 a.m. Saturday, August 27 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, Downtown D trains run local from 125 St to 59 St-Columbus Circle.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 7:00 a.m. Sunday, August 28, and from 11:45 p.m. Sunday, August 28 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, Manhattan-bound E trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer bound E trains skip Spring St and 23 St.


From 11:45 p.m. Friday, August 26 to 5:00 a.m. Monday, August 29, Jamaica-179 St bound F trains are rerouted via the E line after 47-50 Sts to Roosevelt Av.


From 3:45 a.m. Saturday, August 27 to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 28, Manhattan-bound J trains run express from Myrtle Av to Marcy Av.


From 6:30 a.m. to 11:00 p.m. Saturday, August 27, and from 8:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m. Sunday, August 28, M trains run every 20 minutes. Manhattan-bound M trains run express from Myrtle Av to Marcy Av.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, R service operates to/from the Jamaica-179 St F station.


From 6:30 a.m. to 12 Midnight, Saturday, August 27 and Sunday, August 28, Manhattan-bound R trains run express from Forest Hills-71 Av to Queens Plaza.


From 12:01 a.m. to 6:00 a.m. Saturday, August 27 to Monday, August 29, the 42 Street Shuttle will operate overnight.



Categories : Service Advisories

15 Responses to “A cricket hoax; Transportation Camp 2016; weekend service changes”

  1. Chet says:

    I would seriously hope that the MTA and NYPD throw the proverbial book at that woman. She endangered dozens of people by her stupidity.
    And yes, cleaning station platforms with a toothbrush would be an appropriate penalty…along with living with some of the tunnels permanent residents..the rats.

    • Spiderpig says:

      She was acting strange, but then someone else took it to another level by slapping the box out of her hand and proceeding to punch her in the face.

      • JEG says:

        It is entirely foreseeable that in the confined space, aboard a crowded subway, car moving between two of the most widely spaced (by time) stations, that her behavior could cause other riders to panic, and that panicked people can behave unthinkingly and violently.

        Her behavior caused an immediate danger to passengers on the train, as well as to emergency workers who had to reach an inaccessible train. That doesn’t account for the costs in dealing with this emergency, and the cost of delay to everyone riding along that subway line. As such, she is ultimately responsible for what happened, and should face punishment.

        • Rickie says:

          The kid(s) that knocked the box out of her hands were apparently part of the act as reported by the Metro paper.

          • Jim says:

            I love how she knew she wouldn’t get the violent reaction she wanted to criticize society for, so she hired another actor to react violently to her.

          • JEG says:

            That fact only makes it more imperative that she be punished. In effect she and her co-conspirators planned an event that intended to sow panic on the subway. Involving more people only enhanced the illusion of danger to passengers by actively creating a chaotic disturbance among several riders. That is nothing more than yelling fire in a crowded theater.

    • JJ says:

      this may trigger more idiotic moves by copycat dunces

  2. Alon Levy says:

    I don’t really understand what an unconference is. Are there no prearranged topics of discussion? What’s going to happen at each of the four sessions on the schedule?

    • Brooklynite says:

      Everyone shows up, and those who are interested in leading a session write a (very) brief proposal. The organizers then choose the best sessions and schedule them for the four timeslots.

      • Brooklynite says:

        Thought I’d clarify – multiple sessions occur in each timeslot. Last year’s Transportation Camp had around 30 sessions total, I believe.

      • Alon Levy says:

        Is there a list anywhere of the proposals that have been made so far?

        (Also, if I decide to sign up, I might want to pitch a session on construction costs or on best industry practices, but I don’t know how much interest there is in either.)

        • Eric says:

          With the right title, like “Why do we spend more and get less transit than any other city in the world?” I think lots of people would come.

        • Brooklynite says:

          The proposals are always made on the spot, so none have been made so far.

          Regarding your question in your comment from 1:02pm, it’s whatever you want it to be. Ben’s session last year was him guiding a discussion with the audience, while some of the others were basically powerpoint presentations with a Q&A at the end. It’s fairly open-ended.

          P.S. Yes, I would be very interested in an analysis of international best practices and how they apply to us, whether about construction costs, service frequencies, or something else.

        • AMH says:

          Do it and they will come.

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