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Old 07-09-2010, 01:01 AM
 
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I would hardly be stunned if it was. Sometimes I work off hours, meaning I would be taking a late afternoon express bus from Queens to the city. Today the one I wanted never showed. When I asked the driver of the next one, he told me a possible reason is that the driver called out sick or took a personal day and the MTA did not line up a replacement to save costs. Again I'd hardly be stunned if that was true.
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Old 07-09-2010, 04:59 AM
 
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I believe the driver was being slightly sarcastic. City bus drivers operate on a 'depot system,' with regulars and 'extras' operating out of a given depot. It is possible that a driver called out sick and there wasn't anyone immediately available as a replacement. In a case like that, one interval might have been dropped--but it certainly isn't going to be anything like an abandonment of the entire line.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:03 AM
 
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I heard that they are super strict about call outs. Like they will call your house at certain times and you HAVE to be there. Or they will even visit your home as well. I'm not sure if that's true but that's what a former driver told me.
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Old 07-09-2010, 07:58 AM
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I love when you're waiting for an LIRR train anywhere but in Penn, and it's 5:45 the little light up sign says, the 5:56 Train to penn station is operating on time, and you wait till like 6:15 and then it says the 6:25 train is operating ON TIME. Meanwhile the other one never came.

Service gaps are all over with little to no concern for the customer.
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