On the heels of a terrifying derailment that left 19 commuters injured--four of them seriously--on Friday, comes a report confirming, yes, subway service has definitely deteriorated in the last two years. The F line, where Friday's derailment occurred, tops a list of train lines with the most delay- ... More >>
After less than a year, Joe Lhota bails on the MTA, jumps for the gravy train
New Yorkers wade through the 1969 "Lindsay" storm.It's hard to tell if the New York Times is trying to celebrate or condemn all of this snow bitching. But a story on the paper's website today would like to remind you that whining about blizzards, and especially ragging on city officials abou ... More >>
The Saw Mill, the Bronx River, and parts of the FDR were closed due to flooding this morning thanks to the monsoon that kicked in before dawn. But the West Side Highway, a.k.a. the Joe DiMaggio? Traffic is flowing fine there, thanks in large part because we never built Westway, the crazed mul ... More >>
Daily NewsThe only thing more remarkable than the fact that some bus drivers needed sixty days off to pull themselves together after catching a gob of New York spit from unhinged passengers, is that there are no known recent instances of bus-driver-on-passenger homicides. Any number of killi ... More >>
The final tallies are in on the most-costly-local-election-ever. The new campaign records show that Mike Bloomberg -- the four percent winner -- doled out Christmas Eve bonuses of $400,000 apiece to campaign manager Bradley Tusk, press wrangler Howard Wolfson, and all-around cheer leader Patti Harri ... More >>
The MTA has chosen this weekend to start needed repairs on the 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, A, C, D, E, F, G, J, L, N, Q, and R lines (a full list of service advisories is here). Some stops will be skipped, and parts of routes replaced with shuttle bus service. Note: there will be handicapped-accessibl ... More >>
How Mayor Mike gamed the system
Nearly 100 people remained outside the Metropolitan Transportation Authority fare hike hearing in Manhattan almost an hour after it began on Wednesday evening, their wait caused by stepped-up security measures and what appeared to be the authority's failure to anticipate the crowd. "We've recently ... More >>
Brutal brawling in the first throwdown of the 2009 elections
As average New Yorkers face rising food and fuel costs and looming MTA fare hikes, MTA board member David Mack sure seems to be enjoying his free ride. "Why should I ride and inconvenience myself when I can ride in a car?" the wealthy real estate developer was quoted as saying when asked yesterday ... More >>
Who's skeptical about the mayor's traffic plan? The companies bidding to run it.
Brooklynites came out to voice the anger at a proposed fare hike. The MTA will host similar hearings in the other boroughs, Long Island and Westchester. By Julie Bolcer “Fughetaboutit,” at least, for now. That’s what nearly 200 people told the Metropolitan Transportation Authority last nig ... More >>
According to a press release from Mayor Bloomberg's office, the 17-member congestion pricing panel —3 appointees each from Bloomberg, Governor Spitzer, the City Council, Senate Majority Leader Joe Bruno, Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, and one each from the Senate Minority Leader Malcolm Smith a ... More >>
When it comes to subway and bus fare increases, it isn't looking so much as a question of "if" but questions of "how much" and "when." Facing looming budget deficits, MTA executive director Eliot G. Sander said on Wednesday that the agency would seek to increase revenues from trains and buses, comm ... More >>
It's likely that New York City might someday have a mayor who can't afford to turn down the $195,000 annual salary that municipal law awards for the job, which Mayor Bloomberg performs for only a dollar a year. Mayor Mike is clearly under-compensated. The question is: Would his full-salaried success ... More >>
Giuliani's files are (mostly) back in public hands. Why did they leave in the first place?
With organized labor pushing hard for the legislation, the city council voted today in favor of a bill narrowing restrictions on labor unions' contributions to political candidates. Passage of the bill marks the first time in the 17-year history of the city's Campaign Finance Board that a rule has b ... More >>
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