New York

Thompson Unveils Online “How Bad Will Your Commute Suck?” Game


Comptroller and mayoral candidate William Thompson just unveiled one of those cute online interactive games where 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 awful: fewer trains on weekends and early mornings, and “Service Eliminated” on two bus lines. In short we lost — but everyone’s a loser in this game! You can also play by subway or bus line, and there’s even a ReadMe file and a “Take Action” link in case you are tired of this game and want to play another, like “Charge Cars Per Pound,” instead.


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