As many loyal readers know, the transit gods often poop on my morning commute.  Yes, that’s right…I said poop.
Today, however, they spared me from a complete nightmare.  As we all are completely aware, it’s raining like hell today.  When I woke up and looked out the window, it was coming down in buckets.
I did the [...]

Ok, so can we discuss how f-ed up the past couple days of subway ridership have been?
Why is it that crappy service always comes in waves?  You never just have one random day where things are messed up.  It always seems like it has to come in 3 or 4 day in a row bursts.  [...]

Have you noticed how some subway stops are in way better shape than others? Many are litterally falling apart around you. At any moment, a 3 foot sheet of ceiling paint could fall off and hit you in the head.  Look up once in a while.  You’ll see entire sheets coming off.
The Kicker:  [...]

This was in the New York Times, I kid you not:
An analysis by the Metropolitan Transportation Authority shows that some subway lines are often both crowded and late.
Well, thanks for the news captain obvious.  I’m glad that the MTA saw the need for an analysis to figure that out.  How about just riding a train [...]

The entire East Side has been shut down due to power outages.
The 4, 5, 6, E and V lines are shut down in all directions. A reported outage on the Upper East Side and/or Bronx has brought the East Side to a halt.
The intense storm in the area will likely not help things!
Live from the [...]

Today was the first day this week that I was able to catch my morning train to work!
This line has been f-ed up all week long. Twice, I got to the platform just as a train was leaving, only to wait 15+ minutes before an announcement of service changes.
Even after walking 20 blocks to the [...]

Over the years, I’ve noticed that there are generally a few kinds of riders when it comes to getting on a crowded subway train.
This is expecially ture lately it seems because for whatever reason, the trains seem to run just a little slower in the summer. Why is it that the there just seems to [...]

Sorry for the lack of posting today. It was just “one of those days” that you wish you just stayed in bed.
In any event, it seems that I managed to dodge a complete sh*t show of a day on the subway. The Lexington line was all out of whack apparently. The trains [...]

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