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No One in NYC Should Be Forced to Make These Choices

The Bronx Defenders | Posted 05.19.2017 | New York
The Bronx Defenders

For many low-income New Yorkers, choosing between a meal and a MetroCard, risking arrest for jumping a turnstile or missing work, are daily dilemmas.

WATCH: This Is Every New Yorker's Nightmare

The Huffington Post | Christopher Mathias | Posted 04.07.2014 | Comedy

It happens to all New Yorkers. You're running late for work. You swipe your Metrocard at the subway station only to see the words "INSUFFICIENT FA...

We Love Metrocards!

Posted 01.23.2014 | Travel

Keeping mementos from your travels is a tradition of sorts. Some people keep grains of sand, others buy trinkets, some save shot glasses. We've al...

Report: NYC Subway Fares Could Rise 50 Percent

The New York World | Posted 09.29.2013 | New York

By Claire Moses, The New York World You’d better start saving: In a decade, bus and subway fares in New York City could be 50 percent higher than...

Bike Share or Bike Scare?

Randee Mia Berman | Posted 07.28.2013 | New York
Randee Mia Berman

I know Bloomberg's into cheap, healthy transportation alternatives, and I'm all for fitness, but this just doesn't seem to be quite the right fit. Let's look at the facts.

Bloody MetroCards To Raise Awareness Of Subway Deaths

| Posted 02.07.2013 | New York

By Jill Colvin, DNAinfo Reporter/Producer NEW YORK CITY — The city's public transit union will be distributing creepy mock MetroCards Thursday to...

MTA Debuts MetroCard Ads

Posted 10.08.2012 | New York

As expected, the perpetually cash-strapped MTA introduced front-facing advertisements on city MetroCards this week. Gap became the first retailer t...

Metrocard Collages Are The Best Tribute To New York

Posted 08.03.2012 | Arts

Nina Boesch came to New York from Germany in 2001, and was instantly inspired by the dynamism of the city. She began collecting MetroCards after frequ...

Matt Sledge

Mass Transit's State Of The Union: Room For Improvement | Matt Sledge | Posted 01.24.2012 | Politics

The last couple of years have been pretty stormy for public transportation agencies: Amid deteriorating state and local budgets, some 80 percent of th...

New Trend: Not Paying The Bill, And 'Free Swiping'

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Hard times for New Yorkers means inventive ways of cutting back -- like stealing meals and subway rides! At least that is the trend we are reading ...

Off the Rails: NY's Gubernatorial Candidates Lack Plans on Transit

John Petro | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
John Petro

Voters want to know: which candidate for governor will finally bring the MTA's finances under control? Unfortunately, all they've heard from Cuomo and Paladino is outdated rhetoric.

PHOTOS: 9 Creative Ways To Not Own A Car

Huffington Post | Barbara Fenig | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Eco-friendly transportation is no longer merely a fad but now a necessity in greening our lives. Whether your green transportation of choice is your ...

Five Arrested After MTA Hearing Gets Physical (VIDEO)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Public hearings about MTA budget cuts quickly turned unruly at the Brooklyn Museum last night. At least four people, including a teenage girl who spo...

MTA, City & State to Students: Drop Dead

Michael Gould-Wartofsky | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Michael Gould-Wartofsky

Today, the MTA launches a whirlwind tour of public hearings citywide. These hearings will be the first of their kind since 585,000 student straphangers learned they would lose subsided fares.

Translating Livability Goals Into Policy

Kathryn Wylde | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Kathryn Wylde

Bloomberg has consistently focused on quality of life as an underpinning of his public policy and investment decisions. Nowhere is this more true than with the city's Department of Transportation.

Hold Mayor Bloomberg Accountable on His Campaign Promise to Fix the MTA

Dan Cantor | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Dan Cantor

Love New York? New York urgently needs your help. Our city's transit system is in crisis. The cost of a monthly MetroCard could rise to over $100 next year.

MTA On Track To Hike Fees | Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Monthly unlimited-ride MetroCards could soar past $100 and one-way subway fares could jump as high as $2.60 unless the city and state find new sources...

The Legend of the Metrocard Bike

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

When I saw it today at 59th and 8th, I didn't realize I had come across a legend. At the time, it seemed like a clever novelty: a bike completely decked out in Metrocards.

Student Metrocards Only Get $25 Million From New Paterson Budget | By Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Gov. Paterson's budget provides $25 million for student MetroCards - a tiny fraction of what the MTA says is needed to keep providing free bus and sub...

Student Metrocards Could Be Cut In MTA Cards | By Pete Donohue, Meredith Kolodner and Elizabeth Hays | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

This much is clear after Gov. Paterson's news conference on Sunday: The city's cash-strapped transit system won't be getting any help from Albany. ...