For the first ever SUBWAY Monthly newsletter, I’m thinking of creating the greatest list of subway riding tips ever. I’m not sure how I’m going to aggregate it just yet. Or even how it will be arranged. Luckily, I have a lot of ideas.
For one, I’m going to reach out to as many transit experts as I can to see what they have to say. I’m hoping I can get some pretty big names.
Secondly, I’m thinking of aggregating great tips from riders like you. If you’ve got a good tip, let me know using this form. It will send an email directly to the SUBWAYblogger team for review. If we like your tip, you’ll get full credit in the newsletter.
These transit tips can include things like maximizing your MetroCard usage and bonuses. How to time the perfect ride and hit all of your transferrs. Where’s the best place to wait on the platform for the train? Are there such things as “free rides.”? Etc.
Use this form to submit your tips for SUBWAY Monthly. If you’d like your name or website linked to with your tip, be sure to include your info.
If you’ve got the scoop, we’ll make it known and give you full credit.
Anyway, that’s just one of the ideas we’re working on. I think it could turn out to be pretty awesome. Of course, only subscribers (free) will get a copy!
Last month, we told you about Dunkin’ Donuts plan to hand out free Metrocards around New York City. Now, DD tells SUBWAYblogger that they plan to hand out gift cards to rail riders! Some may even get $99 gift cards.
Here’s the details:
Hello Subway Blogger,
Hope all is well! I really appreciated you blogging about Dunkin’s MetroCard promotion last month, and wanted to let you and your readers know about another program where Dunkin’ is making the morning commute a little brighter for New Yorkers during these tough times.
On February 10th and 12th, Dunkin’ Donuts “Latte spies” will roam the New York metro area handing out loaded $5.00 gift cards to anyone they see holding a Dunkin’ Donuts bag or cup on their morning commute. Four lucky commuters will also receive $99 gift cards.
These giveaways are a component of Dunkin’s newly launched promotion where all stores in the tri-state area are now offering Lattes for only 99-cents, reinforcing that customers can still indulge in a high-quality beverage without blowing the lids off their budgets.
The “Latte spies” will travel on foot, as well as the LIRR, Subway, NJT and Hoboken Ferry in search of loyal customers at these locations:
Hicksville, Long Island and Penn Station/Herald Square (Tuesday, February 10th)
Iselin, Secaucus and Hoboken, NJ and NYC (Thursday, February 12th)
Now I’m just saying…SUBWAYblogger is a regular Dunkin’ Donuts coffee drinker. By regular I mean DAILY. I many not get spotted by a Latte Spy. Sooooo I’m just saying…HINT HINT. Wink Wink. Wouldn’t kill them to send some of those cards my way.
David Mack (MTA vice chairman) stop being a dick.
“If you [the average rider] saw something and called it in, it goes right there,” Mack told reporters at a committee meeting, kicking a garbage can.
“Why should I ride [the train] and inconvenience myself when I can ride in a car?” asked Mack, who has six free E-ZPasses. [New York Post]
In case you haven’t been following, the MTA Board is having a hissyfit because they are going to have their lifetime E-ZPasses and train passes taken away. Mack has SIX free E-ZPasses. However, he now claims to be paying them himself while behind the scenes trying to get board members to fight the proposed ruling.
Keep in mind folks, these jerks are multimillionaires who don’t want to pony up the money.
So his belief is that unless the trains are free, the board members won’t bother to ride…which relates back to his first quote.
The board members need to ride the train because, generally speaking, it is only the board members who get their complaints handled. When you and I report a problem, our complaints are ignored.