What a concept! [sarcasm]
The MTA has finally decided to outfit the old trains in the system with speakers mounted on the outside [Daily News] of the trains. That way, people outside the train can hear the announcements while standing on the platform.
I think we’ve all been in the situation where we’ve boarded a train [...]

Remember way back when the MTA promised that part of the new fare hike would include some general system upgrades with a $30 million improvement package? Yeah well, the MTA has decided they’re just gonna hold off on that for a lil bit.
This is such bullshit, it drives me nuts. If this is [...]

Just when you thought some serious decisions were finally going to be made in Albany about all things transportation in NYC, Spitzer had to get caught with his pants down.
Clearly, these developments throw some major wrenches in plans for things like congestion pricing and transit related budget issues. While the pols in Albany get their [...]

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, [...]

Snow and Deja Vu

Posted on February 22nd, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in Live Blogging On the Subway

So apparently today’s snow was the most snow the city has seen in two years. For some reason, that makes it sound like some massive amount of snow…as if it were a blizzard or something.
The truth is we just haven’t had much snow at all in the last few years. This year has [...]

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 [...]

Well this just about sums it all up:
At least five members of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s governing panel have seven-figure net worths. That’s nearly a third of the board empowered to vote on proposed hikes in subway, bus and commuter train fares.  [Daily News]
You know I’ve always had this idea kicking around in [...]

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