The Straphangers Campaign, a watchdog group, says half of all New York City subway cars were dirty according to a survey they took last fall, down from 57 percent a year earlier.
But the conditions differ from line to line, according to the report, called “subway shmutz.” Among the lines convenient to commuters who take Metro-North to Grand Central Terminal, the 6 train, Read more of this entry »
New York’s two U.S. senators, Charles Schumer and Kirsten Gillibrand introduced a bill today that would bring $345 million to transit in the New York City region, helping to restore services that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority cut, Schumer’s office said.
That sum would be the New Jersey-New York City-Connecticut region’s share of some $2 billion that would Read more of this entry »
When it comes to New York City lore, the Second Avenue Subway sounds a little bit like alligators in the sewer.
Get it? See, the subterranean urban reptiles are just a myth. And so, it may have seemed, was the east side subway line.
A few days ago, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority launched a tunnel-boring machine that will Read more of this entry »
The MetroCard van will make its rounds starting Oct. 19 for anyone who wants to buy the cards used on Westchester and New York City buses and the city subways. Here’s the county press release, complete with dates, times and locations for the van:
The full-service MetroCard van will make Read more of this entry »
A New York City councilwoman wants a plaque honoring Michael Jackson placed at the Brooklyn subway stop where the King of Pop made the music video for “Bad,” the Associated Press reports. Perhaps Jackson’s name could even be added to the the Hoyt-Schermerhorn station, she says.
But don’t hold out Read more of this entry »
It’s hasn’t been a good day for the MTA or its customers so far today.
You may have heard of the track fire that’s stopped Metro-North trains from going into or out of Grand Central Terminal. (If you haven’t, check out the Lohud site here and see the update in the list on the right.)
But check this out. If you go Read more of this entry »
I got my answer from the Metropolitan Transportation Authority. The agency conducted a survey of transit riders from Metro-North territory (that’s us here in the Lower Hudson Valley) recently, to be combined with the results of a new survey being mailed to 170,000 New York City residents about their riding habits. Read more of this entry »
Two activist coalitions have unleashed a $500,000 ad campaign aimed at the getting approval for the congestion pricing plan in Manhattan.
Congestion pricing is controversial. Many commuters don’t want the extra cost and say that putting the extra people on trains will only add to the problem.
But this campaign is aimed at people who already use mass transit. They’ll see the ads when they pack into buses and subway cars. The message is this: Tell your elected officials to support congestion pricing and the city will see a $354 million federal grant and $500 million a year in fees to improve mass transit.
The two coalitions Ã¢â‚¬â€ the Campaign for New York’s Future and the Empire State Transportation Alliance Ã¢â‚¬â€ have also set up a Web site, which you can find here.
Among the opponents of the plan is the group Keep NYC Tax Congestion Free. Among the argument on that group’s Web site is the assertion that the federal funding is not a certainty.