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.
I've noticed that metro cars and stations are lacking a human element, especially with the monotonous color schemes. One think of the solitude and isolation found in Edward Hopper paintings.
As a Marine Corps veteran deployed twice in support of Operation Iraqi Freedom, I can attest that there is nothing like being around other veterans -- especially when we gather for a shared cause.
On the subway we try our best to ignore each other. We set our faces solid as stone, and get irritated at anyone who interrupts our bee-line to wherever we're going. We sit next to each other and don't acknowledge each others' existence.
Voters will and should hold a mayor's feet to the fire on mass transit. Our commerce, in fact our entire citizenry, benefits from mass transit.
The world was allegedly created in six days (God rested on the seventh day), so why is it taking New York City so long -- some 90 years, or possibly longer -- to create the Second Avenue Subway?