Thursday, September 24, 2020

Crime Runs Amok In New York City Subways And No Resolution Will Come Anytime Soon

 By N Miller

NEW YORK, NY- Crime in New York City has been on the rise. Its subway system has taken a full blunt of that spike. From Sunday until today, there has been a derailment on the (A) line that damaged the skin frame of the first car, the third rail, and loss of power, which left straphangers stranded near 34th St- Penn Station. A Brooklyn woman was assaulted on the subway by a male and a female just for telling them to wear their masks. A female straphanger gets attacked of thwarting attempted theft. An innocent man, waiting for the train, got pushed on to the track. This city is in total awry, thanks to Cuomo (dumb), DeBlasio (dumber), and their retarded a** bail reform/no bail policy.

The (A) Train Derailment

At 8:15 am, an Inwood-207th bound R46 (A) express train pulled up at the 14th St-8th Av subway platform and got derailed. The cause of this derailment was some metal tie plates, known as D plates, which keep the tracks together, was intentionally thrown onto the tracks. Three passengers suffered minor injuries. One refused medical attention, another was treated at the scene and the third was taken to Bellevue Hospital for further treatment. Train crew were not to blame for this incident. This is something a career criminal lunatic would do.

Moments later, a suspect was caught and apprehended. 30 year old Detemtrius Howard of the Bronx caused this derailment. He has an extensive criminal history and threw more clamps just as the (A) train roared into the station. Commuters saw the suspect laughing at the disaster he unleashed, sources said. Good Samaritans held him at the station until cops took him into custody. Police brought Harvard to NYPD Transit District headquarters at the Canal St. station on the A, C and E lines for questioning. He was later charged with reckless endangerment, criminal mischief, assault and criminal trespassing. The brazen act caused one of New York City’s most catastrophic train derailments in years. The train’s first two wheel sets were thrown from the tracks and the front car slammed into four structural pillars, causing its metal siding to peel back like a can of anchovies and its front three door panels to be damaged.

Service was either rerouted, suspended, and/or split into two. The straphangers that were on the (A) that was heading up to 34th St-Penn Station, evacuated from the train safely. Crews had to use a diesel locomotive to tow the derailed subway train to a maintenance yard for repairs and further inspection. Workers also have to replace the large stretch of damaged and destroyed third rail and track components as well as make repairs to structural pillars. The person who caught the scoundrel, Rikien Wilder, caught Howard at the scene of the crime and held him along with some good samaritans for 15 minutes until police arrived. For his heroic deeds and troubles, he was rewarded free unlimited rides for a year and a shirt that says, "Hero Of The Subways" and "New York Tough".

Man Pushed Onto Subway Tracks; Helped By Four Samaritans

A man was pushed onto the subway tracks by a stranger in Columbus Circle Thursday morning,but got back onto the platform with the help of a good Samaritan. Raphael Mejias, 25 standing on the southbound platform at the 59th Street station around 5:40 a.m. when a man he didn’t know pushed him from behind. He told cops that no words were exchanged.

He was able to get back up onto the platform with the help of a good Samaritan and was taken to Mount Sinai West hospital with pain to the right leg and his rib area. The man who pushed him was described as standing about 6 feet tall and wearing a gray sweat suit. There were no arrests. If you know or seen the scumbag in this incident, please call Crime Stoppers at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477). 

Woman Assaulted By Couple After Asking Them To Wear Their Masks

Police is currently tracking down a man and a woman who allegedly assaulted a female after she asked one of them to wear a face mask at a Brooklyn subway station. It happened at the Union Street station on the (R) line around 7:30 p.m. on Tuesday 09/15/2020. According to police, the victim told the woman to wear a mask, which sparked an argument that escalated into an assault and robbery. The male suspect allegedly stole the victim’s cell phone and threw it to the ground while the woman sprayed the victim in the face with an unknown substance. The victim was hospitalized in stable condition. She was petrified to ride the subways again, even though she has been riding the subways for a decade. The agency started issuing $50 fines to riders who are not wearing face coverings in the transit system.

Anyone with any information is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477), or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). You can also submit a tip via their website or on Twitter, @NYPDTips. All calls are kept confidential.




 




Woman Thwarts Attempted Theft And Gets Assaulted For It


Cops are looking for a suspect who assaulted a woman after she thwarted his robbery attempt on a Brooklyn subway. At 5:30 a.m. on Sept. 20, a 53-year-old woman was riding a southbound (D) train from Columbus Circle when she saw an unknown man trying to take a backpack from a sleeping passenger. The woman told the passenger to wake up, which angered the suspect.

The suspect began to assault the woman by repeatedly kicking her in the face and body. The suspect de-trained at the Union Street station and fled onto a southbound R train, which he rode to the 25th Street station and fled to parts unknown. The victim sustained multiple non-life-threatening injuries to her head and body and was treated at NYU Langone Hospital/Brooklyn.

Photos and videos of the suspect were captured at both the Union Street and 25th Street stations in Brooklyn. The suspect is described as a man in his 30s with a dark complexion black hair and facial hair, a medium build, standing 6 feet tall, and weighing 220 pounds. He was last seen wearing a black durag, a black t-shirt, gray pants and gray sandals.

Anyone with information regarding this incident is asked to call the NYPD’s Crime Stoppers Hotline at 1-800-577-TIPS (8477) or for Spanish, 1-888-57-PISTA (74782). The public can also submit their tips by logging onto the Crime Stoppers website or on Twitter @NYPDTips. All calls are strictly confidential.

Crime in the NYC Subways has been on the rise. Its normal for scondrels to enter the subways and cause trouble because we have politicians who sit back and allow these thing to happen thinking that its normal. Its not and these dumba** politicians wonder why people are leaving NYC in drones. Mayor DeBozio got the nerve to say that the city is thriving; no it isn't. There won't be a New York City if things continue the way they are. In other news, three Metro-North employees are suspended without pay for turning a room beneath Grand Central Terminal into their "Man Cave" with a couch, a flat screen telly, and a fridge. New maternity leave will soon be in order for pregnant female workers. This comes after a female worker sued the agency for the loss of her unborn child while on duty. 

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Friday, September 18, 2020

(E) Train Service To Be Temporarily Suspended As NYCT Begins Phase I Track Work Of Critical Track Replacement Work In Queens

By N Miller. 

QUEENS, NY - If you are a commuter of the (E) Line in Queens, then you're in for one hell of a ride.
Starting on 09/19/2020, there will be no (E) train service between Jamaica-Van Wyck and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer due to track and third rail replacement work. There will be shuttle service, bus routes, cross-honoring by LIRR, and other train services to connect to JFK AirTrain. Some northbound trips will be rerouted via the (F) Line, weekdays and evenings, between 71st Avenue and 179th Street-Hillside Avenue, the last stop, making local stops.

This phase of the project is expected to take six weeks, continuing to the early morning hours of Monday, Nov. 2. Phase 2 of the project, which will restore some (E) train service in the two-station project corridor, is scheduled to begin in early November and last until mid-December. The project plan came into fruition after discussions with Southeast Queens residence and elected officials, along with a project microsite, and virtual community meetings (held on 08/31 and 09/08). The tracks and third rail are 40+ years old (the Archer Ave extension was constructed from the late 70s to the early 80s). It’s at the end of its life and now it’s the perfect time to perform the replacement work on that segment of the line since ridership (present day) is extremely low and air travel is limited.

The service change seeks to minimize impacts to customers. The MTA is making these upgrades now and coordinating alternative travel options in order to prevent emergency track work and unplanned service changes that would create bigger disruptions for customers than the outage being planned. Since 2016, there have been 46 incidents between Jamaica-Van Wyck and Jamaica Center on the (E) line because of track conditions, resulting in 713 delayed trains. The agency is accelerating the project’s timeline by taking advantage of traditionally low late-summer ridership, as well as low airport travel and low general subway ridership due to the COVID-19 pandemic, to minimize the disruption of the work and impact as few riders as possible. The impact on customers is further reduced due to the ongoing overnight subway shutdown between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m., during which there is robust alternate service available on MTA buses.

The work will require a temporary suspension of E Subway train service at two stations: Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av, and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer. These stations both have multiple connecting bus lines as well as (J)/(Z) subway service. Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av connects with the Long Island Rail Road’s Jamaica station. MetroCards will be honored at the Long Island Rail Road for travel to and from Jamaica and these stations during Phase 1. These stations are Penn Station, Forest Hills, Kew Gardens, Hollis, Laurelton, Locust Manor, Queens Village, Rosedale, and St. Albans.

What You Should Know

No (E) train service at Sutphin Blvd-Archer Av and Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer. Trains will run between World Trade Center* and Jamaica-Van Wyck from 5 a.m. to 1 a.m., all days. Trains also operate between World Trade Center and 179 St mornings, middays and evenings on weekdays. Keep in mind that during weekdays, 179th St-bound trains will operate local via the (F) line between 179th St and 71st Avenue in both directions. Jamaica-Van Wyck trains will run express between 71st Avenue and Jamaica-Van Wyck (in both directions), stopping at Union Turnpike, on weekdays.

Alternative Services:

  • (J)/(Z) service will continue to be available at Jamaica Center-Parsons/Archer and Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av
  • Bus service will be connecting riders between Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer and Parsons Blvd (F) station using the Q25, Q34, Q65, Q83, Q110, Q111, Q112, Q113, & Q114 routes.
  • Bus service connecting riders between Sutphin Blvd Archer Av/JFK Airport and Sutphin Blvd (F) station using the Q20A/B, Q40, Q43, & Q44SBS routes
  • Customers who use wheelchairs or other mobility devices should use Jamaica-Van Wyck (E) Subway or 179 St (F) Subway.
  • Q54 and Q56 bus service will connect riders between Jamaica Center/Parsons Archer and Jamaica-Van Wyck.
  • For continuous service to and from Jamaica Center, customers are encouraged to transfer to and from buses between there and (F) train stops on Hillside Avenue.
  • Connection to JFK AirTrain is available at Sutphin Blvd/Archer Av via the (J/Z) Subway and LIRR, and at Howard Beach via the (A) Subway.
  • Shuttle bus between the Jamaica-Van Wyck and Jamaica Center-Parsons Blvd/Archer Av stations in Queens.
*At this time during the weekends, evenings, and (until 1am) overnight hours, (E) trains will be running over the (F) Line in both directions between 21st St-Queensbridge and Delancey-Essex Sts, the last stop. East Broadway and York St stations will be closed. (F) trains will be running via 8th Av/53rd St in both directions between Queens Plaza and Jay St-MetroTech, due to Rutgers Street tube maintenance. 

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In other news, the agency is begging for $12B from Congress to continue the work with third-party companies that does construction and development for them. Long Island Rail Road and MetroNorth are educating the masses on rail safety this week. The goal of National Rail Safety Week is to raise awareness of the need for rail safety education and empower the general public to keep themselves safe near highway-rail grade crossings and railroad rights-of-way. Participation in the national week-long education campaign is part of MTA Railroads’ TRACKS program (Together Railroads And Communities Keeping Safe), a joint venture between the safety departments of the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad to reach out to schools, camps, day care and community groups. Two guys went off on cops in the subways for not wearing their masks; one of them got called the male version of Karen. Lastly, NYCT's longest, beloved working employee, Frank Gurrera passed away, due to health problems. May his memory remain in our hearts and let his legacy carry on forever. .

Friday, September 11, 2020

London's Underground In Post-Pandemic Shape Than NYC Subways; Pat Foye Warns About Massive Layoffs If Federal Funding Falters

 *DOUBLE HEADER POST FROM SEPTEMBER 3rd and 10th, 2020. PLEASE TAKE THIS MOMENT TO HONOR THE LIVES LOST ON THIS HORRIFIC DAY AS WELL AS THE FIRST RESPONDERS WHO MADE THE ULTIMATE SACRIFICE. THANK YOU. 

By N Miller


WORLDWIDE-Both the New York City Subway and the London Underground has hit their all time lows during the pandemic. Ridership for both systems were down 63.5% (for NYCT Subways and Buses) and 56% for London's system (both underground and buses). The difference between the two is that London has an edge, a steady plan, and Andy Byford. 

Subway and transportation systems are the main bloodline for every city. There should be a safe and efficient way to get the working class back into their offices and jobs. Britain's prime minister (and ex-London mayor) Boris Johnson has launched an ad campaign for people to return to work. 

Current mayor Sadiq Khan echoed the same message, 

“If we all stay at home working, it’s a big problem for central London. Small businesses rely on your workers going to work, the cafĂ© bars, the dry cleaners, the shoe-repair shops. We are doing what we can to make sure London is as safe as it can be.”

Despite the bickering between those two (mentioned above), they both have a common agreement. London needs its transportation system to be operational in a safe manner for all and help bring in revenue for businesses alike. This is where Sir Andy Byford comes to play. He will build trust with the people of London, just like he did with New Yorkers. There's three things that TfL (Transport For London) has that NYCT desperately; coordination, money, and desperate leadership. TfL is all rails, roads, and sea operated by one commissioner. 

The agency increased the congestion-pricing levy by 30 percent, to nearly $20. Thanks to a combination of a much lower health-care burden for workers and bus services that are contracted out to private operators, for example, it moves 2.1 billion passengers a year for about $8.4 billion, whereas the MTA moves 2.6 billion passengers for $13.7 billion. Last, crime. De Blasio has sat by as a crime pandemic has accompanied the COVID-19 pandemic ­underground. From April through June, subway felony crime was down only 47.%, with ridership down double than that most of the period, each rider was at higher risk, per capita, of ­becoming a victim. Murders have more than doubled, to four, and robbery is up 5 percent. Reports of conductors being pushed to the tracks hardly win people back. In London, crimes “against the person” in the Underground are down 67.5 percent, robbery down 52.4 percent. London’s returning commuters have one less thing to worry about.

Both London and New York are amazing cities with such amazing transportation systems. Funding, leadership, safety, and stability is what is needed to reform the cities back to a sense of normalcy. Attractions are slowly reopening, but not much is being done. At least in NYC, indoor dining will make a return on September 30th, with 25% capacity. Shopping malls in the city have now reopened with 50% capacity. We can all hope for the best in the world and take a moment to realize that Byford has made Cuomo look like the biggest moron in the entire universe for mistreating him the way that he did.

In other news, a platform patroller was pushed onto the train tracks on a Manhattan-bound side of the (A)(C) lines at Hoyt-Schemerhorn Streets. The suspect who did it was apprehended days later and the patroller is now at home recovering. A reputed gang member was caught and arrested on an Uptown (A) at the Fulton Street Transit Center for having a loaded gun. A 239th Street yard cleaner was killed crossing the tracks. Bus drivers around the city have been assaulted left and right nothing has been done to secure the safety of NYCT employees. Please keep all of these people in your thoughts and prayers. Lastly, the agency will now enforce a $50 fine across all sub-agencies for those who are not wearing a mask on MTA property. We'll see how that plays out. 

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NEW YORK, NY- The MTA could lay off 8,400 workers by November or sooner if the federal 
government doesn’t come through with a $12 billion bailout. This also includes massive cuts to service and fare hikes across all MTA sub-agencies. We are about to be in more trouble, much worse than 2010. 

The system is on the verge of financial collapse. Pat Foye, chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (mta), the state entity in charge of the subway, buses and regional commuter lines as well as some bridges and tunnels, painted a bleak picture at a recent board meeting. The agency is losing $200m a week because fare revenues, tolls and subsidies are all down, while the mta is shouldering new pandemic-related expenses (mostly shutting down the normally 24-hour subway for nightly cleaning). Passenger numbers collapsed as covid-19 spread and have risen only modestly as New York City has reopened. On August 31st 1.4m straphangers rode the subway, but that was still 75% below a typical weekday in 2019. The pandemic has taken a greater toll even than the Great Depression; passenger numbers declined by only 12% in 1929-33.

And the 2020-2024 capital plan — which promised accessibility upgrades; system expansion in the form of a continuation of the Second Avenue Subway and offering some Metro-North customers access to Penn Station; and the start of badly needed signal upgrades — is already under threat. Agency officials said that the plan is on pause during the pandemic, and might be cut severely if the agency remains mired in debt and doesn’t have revenue sources like congestion pricing, said MTA Chairman Pat Foye. Most important, the habit of taking capital funds for operating expenses is what led to New Jersey Transit’s legendary neglect and decline, as basic repairs and upgrades went by the wayside for years at a time.

This is the last time I am talking about this. I am so done with this topic. But anyways, here are some 2020 OMNY (One Metro New York) updates;

  • Additional OMNY Systems throughout the Queens and Brooklyn subway stations.
  • Manhattan is the first borough to have OMNY on all subway stations and bus routes.
  • Readers will be installed along the (J)(M)(Z) lines between Marcy Avenue and Myrtle Avenue-Broadway, then along the entire (J)/(Z) lines to 121st Street in Queens. The entire line from each end will be OMNY enabled. 
  • (L) line between Lorimer St and Rockaway Parkway will be OMNY enabled, which will make the BMT Canarsie-14th Street line OMNY equipped.
  • (F)/(G) stations between Bergen St and Smith/9th Streets.
  • More than 75% of the subway system will be OMNY enabled. Bronx buses comes online late September or early October.
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