Is anyone else having a real bitch of a time with the turnstiles the last few days?  I feel like a complete moron.
It all culminated with today when I swiped so much that I lost my fare.
I’m hoping that the guy in charge of cleaning the MetroCard slots is on vacation or something.  At my [...]

Broken Subway Door?

Posted on June 15th, 2009 by The SUBWAYblogger in Transit Failures

It’s a good thing I snagged a seat today, or it would have been a pretty crappy way to start my morning.
At 28th Street, my train was stuck in the station because of a door problem. Perhaps some of the motormen that read this blog can chime in on what can cause this.
Clearly it was [...]

Aaaand we inch ever closer to the $2.50 single ride and the $103 monthly unlimited. The final vote is Wednesday.

Gov. Paterson to MTA: Go ahead with Doomsday budget
How Will You Cope With Higher Fares?
MTA Committee Proposes Big Subway Fare Hike

I don’t claim to be that good at math, but eventually the unlimited card is [...]

It took me nearly 15 minutes to get a new Metrocard today.  What a freaking cluster f*ck.
I happen to be at a station that is under construction, so it only has two machines at this entrance.  Of course, there’s always a line because there’s only the two machines.
So I got in line.  Once I finally [...]

Hell, why not?  If banks, auto manufacturers, and more are all bellying up to the pork buffet, why can’t the MTA?
Senator Chuck Schumer wants the federal government to write a check for a few billion dollars to bail out the MTA.
Just think, this could have been done back when Congestion Pricing was all the rage.  [...]

Was anyone delayed by the wall collapse on Lexington in the 30’s today?
Apparently, there was a 10 foot wall that collapsed at a construction site.  Emergency officials evacuated a neighboring building as a precaution because they feared that the ground movement might make the foundation of that building unstable.  It wasn’t really that bad though.
Then [...]

So like I said, the rain is bad news.
My ride home was all f-ed up.  I got onto the platform only to see 10,000 other people already waiting for the train delayed due to rain.
By pure miracle, I made it onto the first train that finally came 15 minutes later.  People were getting so pissed [...]

For that price, it had better come with at least two drinks.
The latest news is the very real possibility of subway fares going over $100 for monthly cards.  I call bullsh*t there not because of the price necessarily, but what we get.
I love the lead from the Daily News:
Brace yourself for the C-note MetroCard.
It is [...]

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