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!
We here at SUBWAYblogger have decided to offer a monthly newsletter product just for true subway riders. There’s really nothing like this out in the market right now. So instead of bitching about it, we’ve decided to take matters into our own hands.
SUBWAY Monthly will be a…wait for it…monthly newsletter with tons of insider tips, stories, offers, deals, comedic out-takes and more.
What the heck does that mean?
Well for example, did you know that SUBWAYblogger gets sent dozens of emails from companies every month looking to give away their stuff on SUBWAYblogger.com? Most of the time we tell them to take a hike. If they want to buy some advertising, we’d be happy to feature their stuff. If we put all of it up, the site would soon look messier than Billy Mays’s underpants after snorting lines of Oxy Clean.
On the other hand, some of the stuff is actually pretty good. So we’ll make those offers (only the good ones) to SUBWAY Monthly subscribers.
Some stories are a little more vulgar colorful than even we would publish. I know, you’re thinking to yourself, “Wait, they actually have worse stories?” YEAH. You can’t even imagine some of the submissions we receive. So we’ll pick the best of the bunch to include in the subscription only version, SUBWAY Monthly.
You may or may not know that the SUBWAYblogger crew has a life outside the tunnels. As a matter of fact, most of us are pretty well connected. So we hear about things from our political connections all the time. Elliot Sander resigning? Ha…old news. Unfortunately, many of our sources frown upon us publishing the gritty details on the site. So we either have to find creative ways around it, or not publish it. Those little gossip nuggets will also find their way into SUBWAY Monthly.Read More »
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 a clean station. Jay Street epitomizes neglect and disrespect.
2. the condition of the MTA owned building above the station is a disaster and a waste of money. There is a sidewalk shed that has been there for a decade. In the midst of a budget crisis the MTA has a valuable asset that they have left vacant for a decade.
3. the lack of attention outside the station means that cars (MTA vehicles included) park in the bus stops, forcing buses to double park in bike lanes and forcing riders to board in the middle of the street.
The blog is sarcastic and a bit silly, but the points are serious ones. The MTA must serve us better.
Well, the Metrocard drama seems to have continued today, and still no explanations.
Paul J. Fleuranges, the chief spokesman for New York City Transit, the arm of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority that runs the subways and buses, declined to speculate on the cause of the breakdown, but said “it was a systemwide outage affecting all or close to every” of the 2,245 machines. He characterized the problem as unprecedented in its magnitude. [NY Times]
Unprecedented. Wow. That’s greeeeat to hear.
It’s apparently a breakdown in network communication between the MTA’s system and the company that actually does the credit card processing.
Rumor has it that some people were actually charged for a Metrocard even though the machine said it was unable to process the transaction, and no card was dispensed. So check your statements people!