The New MTA Website?

Posted on January 17th, 2010 by The SUBWAYblogger in This just in

Your thoughts on the new MTA website?
I’m just glad it stepped out of 1998.  It’s a massive improvement that was long overdue.
I’m also interested to see how accurate that little service status widget is in the middle of the page.  Will it get updated right away when trains are being diverted?  Will a simple “sick [...]

The MTA is continuing their quest to teach us barbaric New Yorkers some morals.  Of course, they are exactly the right team of folks to be in charge of such an endeavor.
In their latest batch of subway car advertisements, a sign clearly illustrates that it is “the right thing to do” when you get up [...]

Happy fare hike Monday.  Actually, the fares jumped over the weekend, but most of us wouldn’t have noticed until today.
So now that we have a $2.25 fare, your pants just got heavier.  How so?  Well, if you buy a single ride with a $5 bill, you’re going to get back two dollar coins plus 3 [...]

“…and it starts with you go f**k yourself.”
On the newer trains (like the 2 train), they’ve added some more public service announcements.  They aren’t especially new, but they seem to be playing them a lot more, and they’re starting to piss SUBWAYblogger off.
For the longest time, you only had a couple basic announcements from the [...]

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 [...]

SUBWAYblogger MIA

Posted on March 17th, 2009 by The SUBWAYblogger in This just in

Sorry we’ve been missing in action the last few weeks.  We’re getting back on track ASAP (pun intended).
It’s been an insane few weeks around the office, and it has totally dominated every waking moment.  The thought of writing even more, even via Blackberry on the train, was overwhelming.
Things are finally calming down, so we’re hoping [...]

Snoooooooooow.
This morning’s snow really pisses me off.  I was totally getting into the thought of it becoming spring.  Even on Friday, it was really nice.  You barely needed a jacket.  Then, wham!  All this snow.
It’s total bull.
So it should make this morning’s commute a gem.  Actually, what will really be interesting is when it all [...]

Subway (and bus) ridership in 2008 hit an all time high according to a report released by the MTA.
There were 2.37 billion subway and bus rides.  That’s billion with a B.  Billion.  Can you even fathom that number?  It blows my mind.
That big number represents a 3.1% increase.
Of that, there were 1.62 billion subway rides, [...]

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