I must say, I had excellent subway timing today. It has been a really, really long time since I got to the platform and walked right onto the train both times today.
There was no waiting whatsoever for me today. I got to work early, and got home ahead of schedule.
I’m always a little [...]

Adios Pope Benedict!

Posted on April 20th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Rider Strategy

Now, our lives can get back to normal. The Pope’s visit to NYC has caused some all around travel issues. If you were planing to go anywhere on the East side this past week, you were probably out of luck at many times.
No matter how you planned to travel, including by rail, there [...]

The Straphangers Campaign released a report on the improvement of subway cleanliness. They say that the state of train dirt and has improved over the past few years.
I guess, for the most part, that is true in my observation.
They found that the L train and 7 train were the cleanest this year. [...]

Amtrak workers could go on strike as early as January 30th.  As with all strikes, there’s a much broader impact than you first think.
An Amtrak strike has affect on virtually all rail related travel.  What most people don’t realize is Amtrak controls the signals coming in and out of Penn Station.  This means all the [...]

Tonight/Tomorrow’s snow could be the subway system’s  first test of 2008.  Wet weather tends to cause massive cluster f*cks on most lines.
All it takes is a hold up ad ONE point on a line, and the entire line suffers.   So what do we hope to avoid?
Snow in general isn’t an issue most of the time.  [...]

It wasn’t that bad. Seriously. It was actually pretty cool, but then again, I didn’t have the typical experience that most revelers have.
I was actually working in Times Square. That night, more than ever, the value of the press pass became all the more apparent to me. I could walk around wherever I wanted [...]

It’s time for the city to get rid of 2007 and move on to 2008 like only we can.  It’s time for the shit-show known as New Year’s Eve in Times Square.
Ask any New Yorker that has been around here for a few years or more.  They’ll likely tell you the last place on earth [...]

I’m I the only one confused over everyone’s “relief” due to the recent news that the $2.00 fare will not be going up?
The mainstream media makes it out to be a reason for citywide celebration.  What’s the big deal?  The fact is that the other denominations of rides are likely going to go up.  They [...]

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