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2/11/19 Manhattan Box 0719 PIN
« on: February 11, 2019, 11:50:46 AM »
2nd Avenue and E36th St

approx. 11:25
Report of person pinned under a bus

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2/11/19 Manhattan Box 0719 PIN
« on: February 11, 2019, 11:50:46 AM »

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Re: 2/11/19 Manhattan Box 0719 PIN
« Reply #1 on: February 11, 2019, 12:22:59 PM »
Based on units in a video on Citizen

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E-21,16
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Re: 2/11/19 Manhattan Box 0719 PIN
« Reply #3 on: February 11, 2019, 06:50:20 PM »
Not to get off the seriousness of this poor lady's misfortune, but if you read the article it say the "Q44" bus. Now when I was a kid the "Q44" ran from Jamaica, Queens to Westchester Avenue in the Bronx via the Whitestone bridge. When going northbound the bus would stop at 14th avenue & Parsons Blvd. where the driver collected five cents additional fare from each person that was going to the Bronx. I'm sure you guys from Queens guys can back me up here. Was it a printing error or did they change route numbers over the years? Prayers for the lady and also for the bus operator as well.

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« Reply #4 on: February 12, 2019, 08:15:44 AM »
The picture of it is an express bus. They must of meant QM44. Not Q44

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Re: 2/11/19 Manhattan Box 0719 PIN
« Reply #5 on: February 12, 2019, 05:57:10 PM »
Not to get off the seriousness of this poor lady's misfortune, but if you read the article it say the "Q44" bus. Now when I was a kid the "Q44" ran from Jamaica, Queens to Westchester Avenue in the Bronx via the Whitestone bridge. When going northbound the bus would stop at 14th avenue & Parsons Blvd. where the driver collected five cents additional fare from each person that was going to the Bronx. I'm sure you guys from Queens guys can back me up here. Was it a printing error or did they change route numbers over the years? Prayers for the lady and also for the bus operator as well.

I remember the Q44.  We used to go from Flushing to Throgs Neck to visit our Aunt and Uncle.  Ye they stopped at 14th Ave to collect the extra nickel   Great stuff

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« Reply #6 on: February 12, 2019, 06:14:06 PM »
^^^^ The Q44 is alive & well running from Jamaica to the BX Zoo.

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« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 06:39:52 PM »
Thanks men, I knew I could count on you!

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« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 06:17:52 AM »
Back in the day the Q44 ran from Jamaica to West Farms in the Bronx.  They acrtually had a separate person(s) come on the bus at 14th Avenue and Parsons Blvd to collect the toll. They also had a small shed they stayed in. They had a small hand machine where each passenger inserted a nickel in this slot on the machine. They carried change and everything.  Subsequently I am not sure of what year (circa 1960) they stopped this practice and you put the extra nickel in the fare box. The fare was 15 cents at the time so each passenger put 20 cents in the fare box when you boarded the bus if you were going to cross the bridge.  The bus driver would ask you when you boarded the bus if you were crossing the bridge - I’m not sure how the bus driver kept track of this.