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Paying More For Less

In a story that will anger NYC Subway riders more than they already are, a dirty secret known to most transit aficionados has come out showing that we are paying more in fares but getting less service compared to 10 years ago. Uday Schultz of Streetsblog NYC has more: Subway service today is atrocious, that […]

LIRR Meeting Equals More Of The Same

On the heels of the report coming out showing the MTA Long Island Rail Road had its worst month of on time performance in 22 years, the much maligned agency held a board meeting to discuss solutions. Unfortunately after hearing the suggestions put forth, it just sounded like more of the same. Yes, the agency […]

LIRR Worst Monthly Performance In Decades

Ladies and gentlemen, the MTA Long Island Rail Road train you are waiting for is delayed or the one you are currently on will be arriving to your destination late. This is an unfortunate song & dance that LIRR commuters are used to dealing with & if it felt like you did even more in […]

Pontoon Bridges To The Rescue?

No one can accuse people of not thinking outside the box in terms of finding transit solutions for the upcoming shutdown. This is evident by the idea proposed by former Manhattan resident & now San Francisco based 31 year old Parker Shinn who has proposed the idea of a pontoon bridge to help ease the […]

MTA To Add Ferry Service During Shutdown

The inevitable train shutdown between Brooklyn & Manhattan is fast approaching. Riders in the highly popular areas of Bushwick, East Village & Williamsburg are still waiting for concrete answers on how the MTA plans to make up for the service loss. One of their plans is to add ferry service that will run between the […]

MTA To Close 4 Manhattan Subway Stations

Earlier today, the MTA announced that it will be closing 3 stations along the & in the coming months for various repairs & upgrades. This is to go along with the previously announced closing of the 163rd Street line stop that is coming up next month. Tanay Warekar of Curbed has more: Three Upper West […]

Local Officals Push For Elmhurst LIRR Stop

The Elmhurst neighborhood in Queens is one of the fastest growing areas in all of New York City. Every time I turn around, I see buildings being renovated or new ones built. I am not the only one who has noticed as residents & local officials have as well which is why they are pushing […]

NYCT President’s Day 2018 Service Plan

Here is the MTA NYC Transit’s service plan for the upcoming President’s Day holiday: On Presidents’ Day, Monday, Feb. 19, MTA New York City Transit buses and subways will operate on a Saturday schedule with some planned subway service changes. These changes are part of the MTA Subway Action Plan, Fix&Fortify Sandy Recovery Work in […]

LIRR President’s Day 2018 Service Plan

Here is the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s service plan for the upcoming President’s Day holiday: On Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19, the Long Island Rail Road will operate on a Holiday schedule with an extra train as shown in Ronkonkoma Branch timetables. The train, which will be included in the LIRR Train Time™ app, […]

Metro North President’s Day 2018 Service Plan

Here is the MTA Metro-North Railroad’s service plan for the upcoming President’s Day holiday: On Presidents’ Day, Monday, February 19, Metro-North Railroad will operate on a Saturday schedule. The Hudson Rail Link, Newburgh-Beacon Ferry and Haverstraw-Ossining Ferry will not operate. Show More Summary

SI Railway President’s Day 2018 Service Plan

Here is the MTA Staten Island Railway’s service plan information for the upcoming President’s Holiday: On Friday, Feb. 16, the Staten Island Railway will operate on an early evening rush hour schedule to help folks get a jump start on the long weekend.  Extra SIR trains will be added earlier in the afternoon beginning at […]

It Is Always Trump’s Fault I Guess

I have attended over a thousand shows in my lifetime. The most common theme regardless of who was playing was the crowd always seemed to have that one idiot in the crowd who would request “Freebird”. I started to think, is this person following me from show to show? Now we have another form of […]

Manhattan DA Stops Prosecuting Farebeaters

Farebeaters aka turnstile jumpers in the NYC Subway are as old as the system itself. For years, when one was caught doing this illegal act, they were served a ticket to appear in court or pay a fine. However Manhattan DA Cyrus Vance wants to stop prosecuting farebeaters as it is a waste of time […]

Amtrak Train Breaks Apart At 125 mph

Amtrak just can’t catch a break as the agency is once again making the news for all the wrong reasons. This time it comes from a train that was headed to New York’s Penn Station from Washington D.C. when it broke apart as it was going 125 mph. Danielle Furfaro of the New York Post […]

MetroCard Machines To Undergo Software Upgrade

Earlier today, the MTA announced that its MetroCard Vending Machines will be undergoing a software upgrade this upcoming Saturday. During this time, riders will not be able to make any purchases using credit or debit cards. Here are more details courtesy of the release I received: The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is performing a major […]

NYC Transit To Purchase New Subway Cars

The MTA is continuing to invest in the future of the NYC Subway with the announcement that they approved the purchase of 535 state-of-the-art, next-generation R211 subway cars for use on the “B Division,” which are the lettered routes, as well as the Staten Island Railway. Here is more via the press release I was […]

MTA Head Joseph Lhota Makes Statement

When it comes to financing the MTA, the agency is always at odds with our elected officials whether it be those in Albany or those in New York City. MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota currently is sending his anger towards NYC Mayor Bill de Blasio with this statement: We know the mayor has always been more […]

MTA Plans To Reopen Subway Entrances

The number of days to the inevitable shutdown are getting shorter & shorter. As they do, riders & local officials continue to question how the MTA is going to handle it. One idea being highly suggested is to reopen subway entrances at a number of stations that will see an increase in service. This idea […]

Riders Demand Better Service On B24

Riders on the B24 are not happy with the MTA as they say service on their line is not living up to what is advertised. News12 Brooklyn has more in this report: Commuters in Canarsie say the B24 bus never runs on schedule and are demanding the MTA do better. Riders say buses park in […]

MTA Head Lhota Blasts LIRR

2018 has been very rough for MTA Long Island Rail Road commuters as the agency has seen service crumble throughout the system. Almost every day this year has seen service suspended on at least one branch during rush hour. This is not the kind of service that is acceptable by any means especially when you […]

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