There may be hope after all!
Gov. David Paterson announced his support of Mayor Bloomberg’s congestion pricing plan for NYC.
“Congestion pricing addresses two urgent concerns of the residents of new York City and its suburbs: The Need to reduce congestion on our streets and roads, and thereby reduce pollution, and the need to raise significant revenue [...]

There’s a new subway hero in town, and his name is Veeramuthu Kalimuthu, a Columbia University mechanic.
It was Wednesday when Kalimuthu was waiting for his train at 116th Street. A person on the platform across from him (other side of the tracks) fell on to the tracks. People began screaming and yelling.
Just then, [...]

A small bomb was set off in Times Square around 3:45am today. The explosion occurred on the doorstep of the Army/Navy recruitment station on the island in the center of Times Square.
As a result, the police immediately suspended subway service in Times Square. Luckily, trains kept moving and simply bypassed Times Square. [...]

New NYC Subway Fares

Posted on March 2nd, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in This just in

If you went to the MetroCard machine today to buy a new monthly card and felt an odd sensation in your rear, that was the MTA raping you.
Ok, perhaps a bit strong, but the point remains the same.
The new fare increase kicks in today.  That means your $76 monthly card just jumped to $81.00.  Meanwhile, [...]

Contributed by a SUBWAYblogger reader Leslie S.: 
I was on my way to DTW for Yanira Castro’s installation piece, when I almost tripped on who I thought was on ordinary subway vagrant on the steps leading outside to the NE corner of 14th street at 6th avenue. (at the F stop)  I quickly realized that this [...]

So this spring is going to be hot for more reasons than one.  In this case, it will be over congestion pricing.
Those that drive around the middle of Manhattan are pissed.  Those that don’t drive could care less.  So it will likely be those that drive that end up killing the plan.
In any event, the [...]

Well, in case there were any mystery about the subway’s getting more and more crowded, we can now put that question to bed.
In 2007, there were 2.3 billion riders.  That’s right, BILLION with a B.
And of course, this is pre-congestion pricing.

So apparently, the engineers at the MTA have been trying to wrap their heads around an enormously pressing issue.
Yes folks, the issue we speak of is (cue drum-roll): Gum on the floors.
Apparently, concrete is much harder to clean than granite tile.  However, concrete is much less expensive to install.  According to WCBS, a concrete train [...]

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