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  Topic: Safe transit as I saw it
James Monaco

Replies: 6
Views: 6952

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Tue Jan 14, 2014 7:06 am   Subject: Bus operation expense
Don't think fare box fares ever paid for bus operation but does help somewhat. State and local taxes would and probably due but is a hard sell. Cities must create and better promote their individual ...
  Topic: Bus maintenance expense
James Monaco

Replies: 0
Views: 1732

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Fri Jan 10, 2014 6:58 pm   Subject: Bus maintenance expense
Read somewhere that hybrid busses were to costly to maintain and that they were changing them back to diesel. The electric motors were to expensive to replace to be worthwhile for the operation. I thi ...
  Topic: Safe transit as I saw it
James Monaco

Replies: 6
Views: 6952

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 10:42 pm   Subject: Transit issues
I guess your right and maybe where I came from was a lot different than here. During peak hours you had busses running more frequently. Here you don't have that. What's out there is all there is. Afte ...
  Topic: Thoughts of Bus operation in the future
James Monaco

Replies: 0
Views: 1651

PostForum: Member Feedback & Help   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 4:27 pm   Subject: Thoughts of Bus operation in the future
Has anyone thought that at some point in time a bus operator may be fully enclosed for safety and welfare purposes. I thought some years back it was brought up,then went away. What do you think,Subway ...
  Topic: CTA to monitor "bad" bus drivers
James Monaco

Replies: 10
Views: 8269

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Thu Jan 09, 2014 6:39 am   Subject: CTA to monitor "bad" bus drivers
I hesitate to think about my age to much for that reason and more. It's that time when you walk into a room and can't remember what for.
  Topic: Questions You Always Wanted To Ask Your Bus Operator
James Monaco

Replies: 15
Views: 19121

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 3:47 pm   Subject: Questions
I used to have all kinds of questions when I was a kid. Like why does the wheel go round and round on the farebox and why does it make that funny clicking noise, why does the buzzer come on when the ...
  Topic: Cameras on Busses
James Monaco

Replies: 7
Views: 5789

PostForum: Member Feedback & Help   Posted: Wed Jan 08, 2014 10:23 am   Subject: Cameras on Busses
Camera placement like you mentioned I think would be the better way for camera surveillance installation. Also accidents when people board busses they were never on and then trying to benefit from it. ...
  Topic: Cameras on Busses
James Monaco

Replies: 7
Views: 5789

PostForum: Member Feedback & Help   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:19 pm   Subject: Cameras on Busses
Thank you for the welcome to the site. Yes the midnight shift can get lonely .
  Topic: Cameras on Busses
James Monaco

Replies: 7
Views: 5789

PostForum: Member Feedback & Help   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 2:24 pm   Subject: Cameras on Busses
Think cameras on Busses are here to stay, although I think they should be more focused on passengers than drivers. Being watched like that for entire shift could be nerve racking. Used to be able to ...
  Topic: 'GREEN BUS LINES, INC. (NY) MEMORABILIA'
James Monaco

Replies: 10
Views: 6716

PostForum: New York City Buses   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 12:16 pm   Subject: Tokens
There are quite a few tokens that were used in and around the NYC area. I collect tokens and am a member of the American Vecturist Association. The following listing are from the Atwood-Coffee Catal ...
  Topic: CTA to monitor "bad" bus drivers
James Monaco

Replies: 10
Views: 8269

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 9:41 am   Subject: Cameras on Busses?
Tight schedules can be run without throwing passengers all over the bus. I don't believe that anyone pushed to stay on schedule more that I did. I seldom had any complaint from passengers. James Monac ...
  Topic: Safe transit as I saw it
James Monaco

Replies: 6
Views: 6952

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:39 am   Subject: Safe transit as I saw it
Hi, just wanted to give you an idea of what problem exists at Broward county transit at the moment. I wrote this to local paper as they had an issue of sorts at Broward transit that people were having ...
  Topic: CTA to monitor "bad" bus drivers
James Monaco

Replies: 10
Views: 8269

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Tue Jan 07, 2014 5:01 am   Subject: Bad bus operators
I don't think my original post went through as I am not yet familiar with the format you use,sorry about that, I'm a little slow sometimes picking things up,I'm old.I started out driving a tractor tra ...
  Topic: CTA to monitor "bad" bus drivers
James Monaco

Replies: 10
Views: 8269

PostForum: Transit Employee Discussion, Information, & Issues   Posted: Fri Jan 03, 2014 9:01 pm   Subject: Drivers and how they drive.
I think bus operators drive like they are hauling freight. This is wrong as it does not help transport people in a safe manor. Tight schedules also are a cause of this. Think like you are hauling eggs ...
 
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