Where I'm heading is everywhere and, well, nowhere. I'm started what on Twitter I'll call #24onMTA, and in real life describe as an experience in endurance. I'm riding the New York City subway for 24 hours straight, with no plan other than to just go.
On Thursday, a federal court struck down a New York City Transit Authority rule that permitted police officers to ask anyone on Transit Authority property for their ID. The right to anonymity is not mentioned in the Constitution, but it fits with established American ideals of privacy.
None of these solutions are going to be easy wins, and none of them are going to be complete fixes. But we can't scapegoat the honest salaries and earned benefits of hardworking people.
By recording the city's daily nothings I aimed to capture an invisible pulse so easily ignored. In the end I captured much more. Sure, it's nothing more than the daily New York stampede, but it's exactly that monotony that makes it amazing.
I stood on the corner of 49th Street and 7th Avenue completely stunned. I had just seen a man die. No, I had just seen a man killed. I leaned against the wall of a building, trying to catch my breath as the sun beat down on my face.
The fact that hundreds of thousands of students are now riding long distances on an overtaxed aged mass transit system isn't even a consideration for a mayor who claims to be at the forefront of the Green Movement.
Sandy shone a light on a well known, but not as well responded to fact -- that New York's infrastructure, crucially its public-transportation, is very old, over a century in parts and was built for a different world.
We need a new indicator of likely flood damage, which would have to take into account the economic value of property in the track of the hurricane, the sea level of the land, and the size of the expected surge.
New York's train system is starting to come back, with new updates by the minute. It's not yet clear, however, when full train service will resume. The bus system is playing a central role, but it is threatened by traffic. Dedicated bus corridors could help.
Oscar Wilde once described a cynic as somebody who knows the price of everything and the value of nothing. So what do you call someone who knows the ...
Today's guests include Transit Workers TWU Local 100 President John Samuelsen, Editor of The New Civil Rights Movement David Badash, Democratic District Leader Paul Newell and filmmaker Antonino D'Ambrosio.
The MTA's contract demands include the introduction of part-time Bus Operators, which would have a rippling effect throughout working-class communities.
Transit work provides great opportunities for our congregants, and opening the door to part time work jeopardizes the long term economic health of the communities we represent.
Instead of raising fares and proposing to charge riders a fee when they have to purchase a new Metro Card, the MTA should be looking to recoup millions of dollars that the big banks may have improperly charged them.
Whether you love the underground tunnels or find them claustrophobic, chances are you need to take them to get from point A to point B.
I thought the MTA regulations of prohibiting soliciting on the subway were harsh until recently.