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Public Transportation

  • Blogs

    September 24, 2012

    Ads Calling Islamic Jihadists "Savages" Hit NYC Subways. Related: "Making Graffiti" Only A Misdemeanor In New York

    Just in time for day one of the meeting of the United Nations' General Assembly -- when people from across the world will be in the Big Apple to see how civilized and accepting New Yorkers are -- an ad campaign is going up in the New York City subway system that calls Muslim jihadists "savages."We w ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 19, 2012

    Watch the Last 100 Years of New York City Subway Maps

    Today in subway porn we have a beautiful depiction of the ebb and flow and changing formats of the New York City subway map over the years. The only thing better than watching the map come of age to the inspirationally epic music in the video created by Gizmodo's Matt Toder back in December (Bowery ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 4, 2011

    Transport Workers Union Denied Injunction Against City's Use of Bus Drivers to Transport Arrested Protesters; Suit Not Dismissed

    Today the Transport Workers Union, which last week voted unanimously in support of Occupy Wall Street, went to court to fight against the city's use of city bus drivers to transport arrested protesters. Following the Brooklyn Bridge arrests on Saturday, the Union said the NYPD had commandeered numer ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 16, 2011

    MTA Introduces New Subway Map to Make You Less Angry on Weekends

    A portion of one of the new Weekender maps​Have you heard of "the Weekender"? No, it's not this. It's a new online mapping system that the MTA hopes will help make you less angry on weekends! Basically, this is the MTA's admittance to you that, yes, they mess up a lot of your plans on weekend ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 11, 2011

    New Yorkers Demand Use of Subway on Weekends, Now

    Not quite like Tokyo -- yet.​An article in the New York Times today alerts us to something you've probably known about, at least anecdotally, for a while. Good to have it proven, though, if only so your complaining can be official! Despite New York subways frequently having longer waits, screw ... More >>

  • Blogs

    October 6, 2010

    Subway "Report Card" Reveals that Even the Best Line (the 7) Isn't Worth $2.25 a Ride

    ​The State of the Subways Fall 2010 "Report Card" (seriously, guys, can we get a new name for this? We're having icky flashbacks) has been handed out by the Straphangers Campaign. And the rankings are intriguing! Did you know that subway riders want "short waits, trains that arrive regularly, ... More >>

  • Blogs

    July 19, 2010

    The $100 Not-Unlimited Metrocard is Coming, and There's Nothing You Can Do to Stop It

    ​This morning, it was widely reported that after eliminating some subway lines and some bus lines and, oh yeah, trying to can a bunch of subway booth workers, the MTA is now considering raising fares yet again. How?

  • Blogs

    April 12, 2010

    Subway Bathrooms Are Grosser Than Gross

    Just like at Mom's house.​If you've ever had to go -- like, really go -- while confined to the innards of the New York City subway system, you've gotten your own little private taste of hell. And if you haven't, the fearless hand-sanitizer-toting journalists at amNewYork have done the dirty wo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 8, 2009

    Your Moment of Sigh: Other People's Subway Stations

    Designboom has a nice spread of dazzling subway stations from all over the world -- a cavelike, leaf-printed Stockholm entrance, a ribbed tube leading into the Bilbao Metro, a Rubbermaid theme in Prague, Imperial splendor in Moscow, these giant heatlamps in the U-bahn, etc. Glean it and weep; as w ... More >>

  • Voice Choices

    November 17, 2009

    THERE SHE IS . . .

    Who will be the first ever Miss G Train?

  • Blogs

    October 22, 2009

    MTA Chief Considers Off-Peak Pricing for Subways, Buses

    Ride the whole system, all for the low price of [insert current fare here]! That's been the beauty of New York City transit. But the variable pricing afforded by unlimited-ride cards has blurred that distinction, and new MTA chairman, Jay Walder, may erase it: he is looking at "time-of-day pricing" ... More >>

  • Blogs

    September 3, 2009

    Thompson Blasts Plan to Eliminate Subway Agents, Claims Study Finds Them Helpful

    One of the ways the MTA wants to cut costs is by taking station agents out of the subways. This doesn't go over well with community groups, nor with insecure riders who find themselves on lonely platforms in the wee hours -- nor, really, with much of anyone except bean-counters. Comptroller and ... More >>

  • Blogs

    June 3, 2009

    D.A.: Queens Contractor Stiffed Workers $600K

    A Long Island-City-based contractor with ties to the MTA was indicted today for cheating its employees out of $600,000. The firm, M.A. Angeliades, which had been contracted to repair 11 subway stations, had 150 employees (though the District Attorney's office wouldn't say how many were defrauded). ... More >>

  • Blogs

    January 15, 2009

    MTA Hearings, Like Subway, Overcrowded with Long Delays

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    January 4, 2009

    Gioia, LIC Residents Protest 7 Train Service Interruptions

    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 >>

  • Blogs

    November 7, 2008

    MTA Unveils Images from Unaffordable Second Ave. Subway

    Second Avenue Sagas reproduces some images from the MTA task force report on the Second Avenue subway, which will allegedly be built over the next ten years. "It’s hard not to get excited about this," says SAS, but somehow we managed. The station looks like an airport terminal, and over time (assu ... More >>

  • Blogs

    August 14, 2008

    EZ Pass: Times Finds NYers Won't Say No to a Free Ride

    You may have heard about the MTA vending machines that were spitting out free rides for three years. Due to a computer glitch, a Roosevelt woman discovered in 2005 she could get tickets from one of the machines, despite having insufficient funds in the account to which her Bank of America card was l ... More >>

  • News

    January 31, 2006

    The Fonz's Pitch

    Open door policy

  • News

    January 31, 2006

    Strangeness on a Train

    Annoyance over L train shutdowns, anxiety over what they're for

  • Blogs

    December 28, 2005

    Transit Union Strikes a Deal

    By 37 to four Tuesday night, leaders of the union that staged a three-day strike against the New York City transit system last week agreed to accept a new contract from the MTA. The workers got the same wage increases included in the MTA's "final offer" before last week's transit strike, but without ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005

    Report: Strike End in Sight

    Local media are reporting that Transit Workers Union Local 100 leaders are preparing to recommend to the union's executive board that the 33,000 workers on the picket lines end their strike in its third day. If the board were to approve the move, it would take the MTA several hours to get the transi ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 22, 2005

    You're Walking, They're Talking

    New York, you're still afoot. With the Transport Workers Union and the MTA back at the negotiating table, the city's 7 million subway and bus riders can look foward to having a ride to work. Just not right away. Reports Newsday: It was not immediately clear when the trains and buses would ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 21, 2005

    Remember the Stadium? Unions do

    Lingering anger over the defeat of Mayor Bloomberg's dream of building a colossal stadium on the West Side to host the Jets and the 2012 Olympics is now complicating efforts to forge labor solidarity on behalf of the striking transit workers. Bloomberg's push to build the billion-dollar edifice alo ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Strikebound

    For the first time in a quarter century, New York City transit workers walked off the job early this morning after their union rejected a final contract proposal from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. "Transit workers are tired of being underappreciated and disrespected," said a grim Roger ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Transit Strike: Shivering in Sunset Park

    The usually bustling N/R subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, was shuttered today, the first morning of the transit strike in New York City. Officers from the NYPD were on the scene, saying they were checking all the stations to make sure there was no mischief. Mischief? Transit workers have ke ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    Three Days? MTA Worker's Strike Prediction

    The metal gates at the entrance to the normally bustling N/R/D lines at 36th Street subway station in Sunset Park, Brooklyn, slammed down as early as 3 a.m. today, the first day of the transit strike in New York City. During the morning rush hour, the entrance stood empty, void of the steady stream ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 20, 2005

    MTA Strike: The Politics of No-Tomorrow

    Would this strike be happening if Governor George Pataki were running for re-election next year? Would Mike Bloomberg's city be shut down if the expiration date on the Transport Workers Union's contract were September or October, when he reached pre-election settlements with half a dozen city unions ... More >>

  • News

    December 20, 2005

    Fault Line

    Deal or no deal, transit workers want more respect, less punishment

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2005

    Transit: Wage Rage

    As transit talks wound down to another midnight deadline tonight, Transport Workers Union president Roger Toussaint softened his wage demands this morning, but observers said that there's still been little progress at the bargaining table with management negotiators. Toussaint's comments appeared ge ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 19, 2005

    Tick Tock Transit

    Transit union leader Roger Toussaint took time out from last-minute contract bargaining this evening to fire up his troops for what he suggested was a likely strike. "As we stand here right now, with six hours to go, things do not look good," Toussaint told a throng of several thousand members and s ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 15, 2005

    Transit Countdown

    All the holiday buntings, Christmas wreaths, and ringing Santa Claus bells up and down East 42nd Street this evening weren't enough to cheer up the grim negotiators who are trying to work out a new contract for 34,000 transit workers tonight. At 4 P.M. Thursday - with just eight hours to go until th ... More >>

  • Blogs

    December 14, 2005

    Transit Showdown

    Transit workers staged an angry and boisterous rally Tuesday night outside Grand Central Station, invoking their own proud ghosts of Christmas past. Moments before Transport Workers Union Local 100 president Roger Toussaint dramatically ripped up a city lawsuit aimed at blocking a possible walkout t ... More >>

  • News

    October 4, 2005

    New Threat Renews Old Tactic

    Random searches on the New York City subways are as much about the appearance of safety as safety itself

  • Blogs

    July 25, 2005

    Miller's Vow: More Subway Surveillance

    It's liberty vs. security on the subways, and the speaker wants to film it The backdrop was perfect Monday morning as City Council Speaker Gifford Miller outlined steps to further intensify subway security. Cops and National Guard members chatted behind the mayoral candidate. Commuters heading down ... More >>

  • News

    July 19, 2005

    Terror by the Numbers

    Random searches are as much about the appearance of safety as safety itself

  • News

    July 5, 2005

    New York Subways and Terror: What, Us Worry?

    London bombings raise questions about Gotham's transit system

  • News

    July 5, 2005

    Exit Strategy

    When it comes to subways and terrorism, the best defense might be a good escape

  • News

    March 29, 2005

    Win One for the Gyppers

    With a strong push from city hall, MTA moves the ball for the Jets

  • News

    February 8, 2005

    Stadium Fear Factor

    Many builders dislike the West Side stadium. Only one says so out loud.

  • NYC Life

    January 11, 2005
  • NYC Life

    June 1, 2004

    Forbidden Photos, Anyone?

    Subway shooters to set their sights on underground camera ban

  • News

    December 30, 2003

    Getting Better All the Time

    Inside New York's Quiet Success Stories

  • Film

    August 26, 2003
  • News

    May 20, 2003

    Transit Hurrah

    The People Who Stood Up to the MTA Bullies

  • Home

    August 20, 2002
  • News

    October 30, 2001

    Terrors of a Subway Rider

    Notes From the Underground

  • News

    January 23, 2001

    Mixed Signals

    City Promises No Driverless Trains, but Sets Track for Automatic Subway

  • News

    November 21, 2000

    Underground Rumblings

    A Modern Militant Vies to Revive the Transit Union

  • News

    June 27, 2000

    Big Apple for Sale

    City Peddles Spare Parts Online

  • News

    April 11, 2000

    Buses and Foes

    Community Says 'No' to Reopening Depot

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