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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #150 on: March 12, 2015, 06:42:57 PM »
Dear Friends and Fellow Riders,

The flea market park-n-ride is closing Pesach.   We appreciate that the new owner accommodated us  through the winter and extend a thank you.  He has new retail tenants moving in and needs the space.  We wish him much hatzlacha.    I am hoping  Monsey Trails management will share options available to us.

In the interim. I would like to propose to the County TOR a commuter lot for the riders living north of Viola.   Rumor has it that a very large park-n-ride is being built this spring behind the Good Year Tire by 306  & 59.  This location does not serve  the north side of town residents.   Besides fuel consumption, the travel 20+ minutes a day to and from this location isn't time well spent, nor additional traffic during rush hours.    I would like to propose to the county to create a location North of Viola and I have a specific location to suggest.    Before asking we need to have rider data supporting the request.  This link https://www.surveymonkey.com/s/MonseyTrails-a-survey-by-the-riders will open to a very very short survey of ridership habits.    Please help  and complete it regardless of where you live.   Once completed make sure to click done.     It is important for us to present the data along with any request.  If you cannot access the survey, you can click here Printable form and print out the form manually.  Please then fax it back to 212-428-6813.   You need to put in your name to weed out duplicates clicks and to show the county verifiable information.

Thank you in advance.   Please share with others you know ride the bus.

Sincerely,

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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #151 on: March 12, 2015, 08:26:39 PM »
Are you the one who sent the letter?

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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #152 on: March 12, 2015, 09:54:03 PM »
Even if everyone was willing to drive to the other park and ride it wouldn't work. The lot is filled to capacity by 7:45. With everyone driving there it would fill up even earlier.

This is a major problem.
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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #153 on: March 12, 2015, 11:45:13 PM »
  Rumor has it that a very large park-n-ride is being built this spring behind the Good Year Tire by 306  & 59.  This location does not serve  the north side of town residents. 
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This is suposedly solving the 7:45 problem

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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #154 on: March 13, 2015, 12:55:51 AM »
Are you the one who sent the letter?
no but I know the person personally, Just curious is it getting around?
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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #155 on: March 13, 2015, 03:10:11 PM »
There are plans for a park and ride on the corner of saddle and rt 59.
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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #156 on: March 13, 2015, 04:42:28 PM »
There are plans for a park and ride on the corner of saddle and rt 59.
Behind good year.
Is this in addition or instead of the Drive-Thru park n ride? What's happening to the Drive-Thru?
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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #157 on: March 14, 2015, 10:44:57 PM »
Is this in addition or instead of the Drive-Thru park n ride? What's happening to the Drive-Thru?
instead of.

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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #158 on: March 15, 2015, 02:14:28 AM »
instead of.
And the drive thru? Is it being developed? Restored as a drive thru?
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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #159 on: March 15, 2015, 03:20:22 AM »
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⚠️⚠️⚠️ I just wanted to share the experience we just had with the Monsey Tours bus. It was the 12:30 bus on a Motzei Shabbos were 4 girls getting onto the bus, 2 of us had exact change and the other 2 only had $20. The driver said you need exact change. As 2 of us had exact change one of us told him he should call us as soon as he gets change for us. I guess he had a really bad night as he stood up aggressi :)vely and started yelling how we have no right to tell him how to run his bus. One girl was in the back of the bus already and received  a funny message and was smiling to herself. He started yelling at us that we all have to get off the bus this second and he will not move it until we do. He threatened to call the cops if we do not. At this point we went over to him and apologized and tried explaining to him what happened. Next thing we know 4 cops cars showed up. The cops claimed that because this is a private bus company he can't help us, the bus just left. We were 4 16 year olds stranded in the streets of Monsey at 1 o'clock in the morning with no way home.I just wanted to share this experience we had with Monsey Tours, their horrible service and disgraceful driver, harassing 4 young teens. I advise you not to use Monsey Tours if you have another option.

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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #160 on: March 15, 2015, 03:21:13 AM »
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Drivers response :
There were 4 girls coming on to my bus, disrespectful, rude, nasty and shouting at me things that I wouldn't want to repeat here. I asked them nicely to behave and get inside. They just continued being nasty and rude and were distracting me from driving safely. I told them to please behave or I'll have to remove them from the bus. Happens to be a cop passed by so I flashed him, explained him the story and he commanded the girls off the bus. We arrived at our destination with all other passengers safely.
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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #162 on: March 23, 2015, 12:32:40 PM »
http://rocklandgov.com/files/9314/2056/3941/Monsey_P__R_10_23_2014_Public_Info_Presentation.pdf

Is it just me, or does anyone else think that using the back of the drive-in is a better idea? That space is many times the size of what's being used now.

Making a new one by the 306 and 59 is just gonna make a crazy intersection crazier.
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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #163 on: March 24, 2015, 02:27:49 AM »
Is it just me, or does anyone else think that using the back of the drive-in is a better idea? That space is many times the size of what's being used now.

Making a new one by the 306 and 59 is just gonna make a crazy intersection crazier.

+1. First lets get double lanes to handle the current traffic before adding a hotspot for taxis, buses, and 370 :o parking spots
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Re: Monsey News
« Reply #164 on: March 24, 2015, 06:58:21 AM »
Good evening,

I met with the county on Friday and they shared the following:  They are well aware of the closing of the Flea Market Park n Ride in three weeks. There is in fact a 300+ car lot planned behind Goodyear tire in Monsey.   However, due to certain environmental factors (one legged bats and other creations of G-D) they have to wait for additional studies and could not begin cutting trees.  At this point it will have to wait until October.  Stay tuned.  See link for proposed detailshttp://rocklandgov.com/files/9314/2056/3941/Monsey_P__R_10_23_2014_Public_Info_Presentation.pdf and attached PDF.


In the interim, the county is in regular contact with MT (that was comforting).  They are exploring quick fixes for the flea market closure. 

1. This includes contact with a number of retail establishments and private lots between rt 59 and new square along rt 45.  I believe they will identify something shortly.  Getting a lease signed will determine timing......   

2. For the central and southern commuters the County is  expanding the Monsey lot behind the screen, putting in  more lighting and striping the spaces. 

We then discussed the long term plans for making changes to the routes and lots to accommodate the changing population demographics.  They are very sensitive of our travel time to/from our homes to the commuter lots.  Just as we dont they too do not want congestion, wasting of fuel and loss of our precious time.  Along with MT making adjustments to the route pickups, accommodating the riders needs and security, these ideas were floated and discussed briefly:  

 

         A Jitney to go to a few areas and shuttle riders to the Central Park N rides.

         A stop in the Montvale GSP stop for the Chestnut Ridge neighborhoods (only if more spaces become available).   MT would have to contact the State to make this work.  

         The Eugene Levy Park N Ride on rt 45. Has plenty of available spaces this would require a bus starting further North.

         The Hillcrest shopping center

         The parking lot by the SV police station, 

         Rt 306 and Viola if the land is available although that would be an approval process

         And other locations.

 

If you know the owner of any space that can host 50+ cars and would be amenable to it, please let me know and I will forward to the transportation planner.   If you know of an owner that would accommodate us in central or north Monsey along the existing routes for a 6-9 month period that too would be very helpful as a gap filler for the void.

 

They were very interested in the Survey results.  It helps them with allocating budget to us and MT.  Please print out a few copies of the attached and ask your feller rider who may not have email to complete and fax it back for him/her.   I would like to get to 500-600 replies.  We have 314.  Below are some results.

 

We left with a few to dos on each side of the table to address the immediate concerns and will be in touch again this week.

IYH good news will come.   

 

Have a good night.

 

Duvie Koegel

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