The MTA is thinking about cutting a program that puts first aid workers in the subways.  They think by cutting the program, they can save a whopping $250,000 a year.  If you ask me, they could fire a few of the “captain obvious” system public address announcers and save about the same amount too.
From the [...]

Maybe it’s because I’m a New Yorker and a regular subway rider, but a calm mornings are always a little tense.
I’m not used to it not being crowded, the train arriving on time, the announcements being clear, and the people being normal. It always seems like the calm before the storm.
I honestly had [...]

Other than someone yelling out, “Keep the fares down, bastard,” the public appearance stunt went very well.  MTA and NYCT heads took their case to the people yesterday morning.
Elliot G. Sander, the executive director and chief executive of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, actually stood on the Grand Central platform handing out flyers.  That’s right, handing [...]

AMNY reports that the Manhattan borough president wants to have the police crack down on subway pervsattacking and harassing people in the subway.
Scott Stringer’s office asked commuters how often someone sexually attacked or harassed them in the subway, and found frightening results. More than 60 percent of those who responded to the online study said [...]

Check out this little nugget that I found:
MTA senior staff will be out in the transportation network talking to customers about the MTA’s Financial Plan on July 26, 2007 at these locations:
MTA: Elliot G. Sander, MTA Executive Director and CEO will be at the Shuttle platform in Grand Central Terminal at 8:00 [...]

Published reports say that the MTA could vote on its first fare hike in four years as early as today!   
If an increase is on the agenda, there won’t be a decision until December. But the MTA board could decide today to schedule public hearings on fare hikes for New York City Transit, the [...]

Yesterday, there were Harry Potter readers everywhere you turned. Every other person on the train had their heads burried in a thick book.
Today, there seems to be even more! Maybe yesterday made the closet Potter fans feel ok with taking their books out.
Most people took of the paper jackets on their copy, so all you [...]

Well, the results are in from the 10th Straphangers Campaign Report.  The 1 train was rated the best overall line in the entire system (I catch a faint smell of bullsh*t), and the W train is tied for worst line with the C train.  No shock in either case on the losing end.
This “State of [...]

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