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We are offering a free, week long banner ad in our left sidebar (premium space!).  You can pick any 7 days you like so it doesnt have to be Mon-Sun.
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According to the Straphangers Campaign, the L and 7 train lines are the best overall lines this year.
Lines were ranked on:
- Frequency of Trains
- Reliability of Service
- Breakdown Rate
- Seat Availability
- Interior Cleanliness
- Clarity of Announcements
The 7 train struggled a little bit on breakdown rate and cleanlines
s while there are apparently never seats on the [...]

Well, the Metrocard drama seems to have continued today, and still no explanations.
Paul J. Fleuranges, the chief spokesman for New York City Transit, the arm of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that runs the subways and buses, declined to speculate on the cause of the breakdown, but said “it was a systemwide outage affecting all or [...]

Did you try to buy a new Metrocard this morning between 8:30AM and 10:30AM?  Hope you didn’t try to pay with a credit card, because the machines weren’t taking them.
For unknown reasons, dozens if not hundreds of Metrocard machines stopped taking electronic payments.  Not a big deal if you were going for a $2.00 ride.
However, [...]

Let the drama begin. Apparently this September, straphangers will see ads on the subway promoting Islam. (Oh nooo !!)

How can we protect our children from these ads that will surely turn them into terrorists instantly?

Unfortunately, that’s not an exaggeration if you ask many New Yorkers including some Congressmen.

“I have no problem with the ad itself, but I have a very, very real problem with those behind it,” Rep. Peter King, a New York Republican, said Tuesday. He is urging the Metropolitan Transit Authority to reject the ads. [CNN]

What didn’t make it into the text version of the story, but did make it in the live interview with Rep. King was when he said that he was especially appalled by the ads running at a time when America will be “…mourning the 7th anniversary of 9/11.”

Another MTA Fare Hike

Posted on July 24th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Transit Failures

So SUBWAYblogger has been waiting for the rumors of yet another MTA fare hike to shake out before passing judgement.  And her it is…
You’ve gotta be f***ing kidding me.
They haven’t said what the details of the proposed hike are yet, but there are some initial reports.  Those reports say there could be an 8% increase [...]

Old Cars with Old Ads?

Posted on July 22nd, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Uncategorized

I don’t know if they had to reactivate a car on my train today or what, but all the ads were out dated.
The first car I got in had no air conditioning (or passengers for that matter).  So I broke the law, and walked between the cars while the train was moving.  I know, I’m [...]

Nothing beats the feeling of sweat running down your leg while you stand perfectly still on the train platform.
And how about those train cars you walk into without air conditioning.  It’s like walking into an oven.
At first you get in the heat car and you’re a little shocked.  Then you think to yourself, quick…switch cars!  [...]

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