Did anyone else see signs, literally put up on easels, at your subway station advertising the new EasyPay Express Metrocards?
At Columbus Circle, they had a bunch of them printed up and set up at the main entrance.
In case you don’t know already, the MTA has set up a Metrocard that automatically refills itself when the [...]

Got this email today from a SUBWAYblogger reader.
I wanted to let you know about my blog – MTA Please Fix Jay.
It’s dedicated to the conditions at the Jay Street-Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn.
There are a few issues to deal with at the station:
1. the interior condition is a disaster.  Riders deserve to commute in [...]

MTA: You Lose It, We Sell It

Posted on October 28th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in This just in

We were reminded today by NYCtheBlog that the MTA regularly sells off stuff that they no longer want including your lost and found items.  Then again, I guess if you never claim your lost items, they really aren’t yours anymore but I digress.
You can buy everything from toll lane scrubbers (little Zamboni looking things), to [...]

New MTA Security Ads

Posted on October 13th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Crime, Video

Oh the “See Something, Say Something” lameness continues.  The MTA has some new security ads out.
We took the three of them and strung them together.  They show unattended bags, with no voiceover.  Then shows the tip line phone number.  That’s it.  For some reason, the sound didn’t work when I put them together.  Just imagine [...]

Do you think the MTA should allow larger scale subway station takeover ads?  For example, our Canadian brothers and sisters have this sort of advertising on their turnstiles.

What about NYC?
If not, why?

Tonight marks the closing of the “House that Ruth Built” up in the Bronx.  To help celebrate, the MTA rolled out the nostalgia train.
The four-car “Nostalgia Special” is scheduled to leave Grand Central-42nd Street at approximately 6 p.m., arriving at 161st Street-Yankee Stadium about 30 minutes later. The cars, originally operated by the Interborough Rapid [...]

So I know most of you listen to the MTA’s “TransitTrax” podcast on a daily basis…yeeeeah.
Honestly, is there anyone listening to this?  I mean, SUBWAYblogger is probably in the top 5 biggest subway geeks out there, and we don’t even listen to this.
Not to knock it or anything.  If there’s someone at the MTA with [...]

Well, I guess that’s at least half way cool.  It seems that the up escalator at the 59th Street/Columbus Circle station has been restored.  After what’s been about 4 months or more (?), that thing is finally getting back up and running.
Unfortunately, I can’t get on the MTA’s case for this because it is not [...]

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