Friday, July 22, 2011

Mass Transit perversion

For those of you who ride Mass Transit regularly or just for leisure (excursions, tag-along trips; etc) watch your surroundings. The news about perverts roaming around buses, subways, railroads, light rail, etc are are quite alarming. Most of the victims of these pervert attacks are women. Some of them fight back like Nicola Briggs here on a Utica Avenue bound (4) train via the Lexington Avenue Express.

There are messages in the new technology trains (R-142,R-142As on the (2)(4)(5)(6), R-143s on the (L) and the R-160s (E)(F)(J)(L)(M)(N)(Q) and (Z) lines) that say this.

  1. A crowded subway is no excuse for unlawful sexual conduct, if you believe to have been victim of a crime notify a transit employee or law enforcer
  2. Sexual harassment (including inappropriate touching) is against the law, notify personnel.

Watch out, and if you see any of these acts, call out the perpetrators, and call police on them. Time to get rid of these perverts!

Novabus LFS hits New York City

MTA New York has new Novabus Low Floor Series buses, serving the boroughs of Brooklyn, Queens, and Staten Island.

Here's some in Brooklyn. Here are some interior shots.

Some exterior shots.

Last Year, the articulated versions were delivered for buses used in Manhattan and the Bronx. Here are some images of those buses as well. The Majority of these buses are used for the Select Bus Service, which is a proof-of-payment service. Riders must get a receipt as proof that they paid their fare to ride these buses. Here are the machines used to get the receipts.
The first one is the coin collector machine seen above. The second one seen below is the FareCard machine. Both dispense receipts.
The interior of the bus.
Here's a LFS Articulated bus wrapped with a Select Bus Service logo.