Though the Democrats have majorities in both Albany houses -- albeit razor-thin in the Senate -- they are so undisciplined that many now admit they need Republican votes to roll back the MTA's proposed fare hikes. The GOP senators they've targeted are from upstate districts where train and bus subco ... More >>
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It's an ill wind that blows no one some good. What, you don't understand that expression? We'll explain when we have more time. Anyway, there's a silver lining to this whole "doomsday" MTA fare-hike service-slash thing: honor-system subway entrances.
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To all the ladies who stand alone on a subway platform late at night, hoping that being within eyeshot of a station agent will make you somewhat safer from harm: You're wrong.
MTA employees have no responsibly to intervene if you happen to be attacked and raped right in front of them, a Queens j ... More >>
The MTA has apparently hit the charming MTA Service Specialists with a cease-and-desist order. They claim that the website of the uniformed volunteer subway helpmeets features too much official MTA imagery, which may deceive imbeciles into thinking that the MTA actually gives a shit how riders fee ... More >>
As promised, the state senate Democrats presented their watered-down MTA budget proposal today and, as predicted, no one likes it. Well, senator Pedro Espada likes it -- "Today's a great day for Pedro Espada, the M.T.A. ridership and the State Senate," he told Politicker NY. But Transportation Alter ... More >>
Here's news to put you in a TGIF mood: March 25 is doomsday. MTA doomsday, that is. They say that if the state government can't get it together to fill their enormous budget gap soon, the MTA's own budget vote will certainly pass a "doomsday" plan including big fare hikes, layoffs, and even shitti ... More >>
How odd: yesterday Second Avenue Sagas told us that 2008 subway ridership reached a 59-year high -- but today the MTA tells us that its budget deficit may go as high as $650 million. The MTA cites a two percent drop in ridership this January compared to January of last year. A decline in employme ... More >>
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.
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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 >>