With Boston in a full lock-down due to the ongoing manhunt for the surviving suspect in Monday's marathon bombings, travelers throughout the northeast found themselves facing delays and cancellations today.
We're damn-near a month into the Amalgamated Transit Union Local 1181's bus-driver and matron strike, and the city is still pretending like it doesn't have everything to do with why this mess continues to drag-on.
The union, politicians and parents are begging the city to at least come to the table ... More >>
Today, the MTA issued an order rescinding the use of flashing blue lights on all Select Bus Service or SBS buses. These lights are used to distinguish the select buses from local buses. Flashing blue lights are particularly useful at a crowded bus stops or when you're squinting up Second Avenue hop ... More >>
Well, here are four words we never thought we would type: Save the G-train?
Brooklyn's straphangers, known to love the looping line as much as they hate it, are now rallying in support of the G: District Leader Lincoln Restler has organized a petition to keep the MTA from cutting off full Church Av ... More >>
What sucks even more than commuting to work?
Having to wait longer and pay more to commute to work, that is.
Unfortunately, it looks like that's exactly what's happening in New York.
Check it out: Transportation Alternatives, a commuter-advocacy group, surveyed a bunch of New Yorkers last ... More >>
The President is coming to town to fundraise this evening, so plan on being stuck wherever you are right now (sucks if you're at work), since commuting is kinda impossible when Obama visits.
Bus routes have been already changed, an MTA spokeswoman tells Runnin' Scared. Nothing has been said ... More >>
According to this year's annual "Pokey" award, the slowest local bus route in New York City is the M50, which travels crosstown on 49th and 50th Streets between First and Twelfth Avenues, clocking in at just 3.5 miles per hour at noon on a weekday, according to Straphangers Campaign staff and volunt ... More >>
A New Jersey Transit bus driver sat dead in the passenger seat of his idling bus at the Port Authority for five hours before being noticed, the Post reports. The bus returned from the Meadowlands at 10:30 a.m. Sunday and Thomas Truex's body wasn't discovered until later that afternoon. The ca ... More >>
Politicians, civic groups, and commuters gathered yesterday by the Astoria-Ditmars subway stop to mark the death-iversary of their dearly departeds: the W train and the QM22 bus line. One year ago, the MTA eliminated the W and V trains and dozens of bus lines, and reduced services throughout ... More >>
The Department of Transportation is thinking about creating "limo lanes" -- yes, lanes for limousines -- on the Upper West Side, because people who live in the Trump and Extell buildings on Riverside Drive from West 63rd to West 72nd are, apparently, causing traffic jams with their "chauffeur ... More >>
The MTA's new cash cowThe only thing that's certain about the MTA's Select Bus is that people are being taken for a ride by the setup through which passengers have to buy tickets before boarding. The city has handed out more than $1 million in summonses to riders, so the Select Bus "has increasingly ... More >>
A week and a half ago, we spoke to Joel Azumah, the 27-year-old who began running charter buses along the X25, X29, X90, QM22 lines recently cut by the MTA. The city Department of Transportation sent him a cease and desist letter at the end of June, when he started his service, but he kept hi ... More >>
Joel Azumah, 27, who runs a small charter bus company, TransportAzumah, replaced recently cut public bus routes (X25, X29, X90, QM22) with his own private routes today in an attempt to turn a profit while helping people get to work. "Some of these routes are in very good locations with very l ... More >>
Well, now you have an excuse for not going to Brooklyn that's better than the old "I didn't get my visa in order" some crafty Manhattanites have been using for far too long, now. Even though, really, you should have visas ready, lest you run into any of our own tight-jeaned frogs on the way i ... More >>
There's no B or D service into Manhattan because of a sick passenger, and the MTA board is preparing to vote on service cuts to pull the Authority out of the red ($400 million) -- into which it sank, just months after the last Doomsday "rescue" plan, thanks to spectacular financial mismanagement -- ... More >>
This Christmas season, the MTA is planning a treat for all of us: service cuts! These were threatened during the last "Doomsday Budget" tsimmis, but relinquished when the fares went up. Now MTA is out of money again, and is considering the removal of "dozens of bus routes," and the W and Z subway l ... More >>
Comptroller and mayoral candidate William Thompson just unveiled one of those cute online interactive games. Go here, and you can put in your zip code, push a button, and find out how much worse your transit service will get when the MTA's proposed cutbacks go into effect. Ours is looking pretty awf ... More >>
Straphangers are inconvenienced by the MTA all the time. This is especially true on the weekends, when construction-based service interruption after service interruption can turn a 10-minute commute into an hour-long, three-transfer horror show.
The people of Long Island City, faced with an upc ... More >>