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The Absolute Horror Of Thinking Someone On The Subway Has A Gun

Cody Lyon | Posted 08.09.2016 | New York
Cody Lyon

Just as quickly as everyone had crossed over to the next car, the door hurled open and this time, the man who was being confronted sped past us towards the front of the car. "He's got a gun," he said, his voice cracking.

Almost Everything in NYC Depends On Mass Transit

Cody Lyon | Posted 06.03.2014 | New York
Cody Lyon

There's no doubt that New Yorkers have a love hate relationship with the subway -- as they often do with the city itself and I count myself among them.

A Transit Manifesto for Bill de Blasio

Ryan Morgan | Posted 03.05.2014 | New York
Ryan Morgan

Public transit defies the urban dichotomy. While improvements cannot single-handedly resolve the deep structural issues at inequality's core, they can make a difference. Dependable transportation levels the playing field.

The MTA Doesn't Care About My Mother

Alex Khan | Posted 02.15.2014 | New York
Alex Khan

Since the MTA's income is not substantially affected by the quality of the service it provides to its customers, it has little motivation to improve the service.

It's Time to Address New York's Growing Gridlock

Steven Cohen | Posted 08.10.2013 | Green
Steven Cohen

Today, congestion is costing the New York region more than $13 billion a year in lost productivity from time spent in traffic jams, wasted fuel, higher operating costs, and vehicle maintenance.

Hate the Fare Hike? Act Now to Stop Another in 2015

Charlene Obernauer | Posted 05.06.2013 | New York
Charlene Obernauer

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.

Matt Sledge

Will New York City's Next Mayor Ride The Subway? | Matt Sledge | Posted 02.22.2013 | New York

New York transit advocates have a pretty simple wish list for the city's next mayor: More money, more buses. Whether they will see their dreams fulfil...

What You Don't Know About This Iconic Train Station

Michael Davis | Posted 03.12.2013 | HuffPost Home
Michael Davis

Architecture can be pretty powerful.

Confusing Rooftop Taxi Light System Will Be No More

Posted 11.30.2012 | New York

The Taxi and Limousine Commission voted Thursday to simplify the confusing light system atop city cabs. Whereas the current two-light system can signi...

Janell Ross

New York Feels Hurricane Sandy Impact In Its Subways, Bridges, Tunnels | Janell Ross | Posted 10.31.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- Two days after New York City closed its subway system in the face of Hurricane Sandy, swarms of New Yorkers made their way over the Queens...

Return of the Straphanger Nation

Taras Grescoe | Posted 09.11.2012 | New York
Taras Grescoe

We are all straphangers now and then: just people trying to share, and get around in, that greatest of all human creations, the city.

Matt Sledge

Transit Commuter Tax Benefit Will Be Slashed Almost In Half January 1 | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- Tax breaks used by 2.7 million subway, light rail and bus riders across the country will be slashed next year, dealing struggling mass tra...

Matt Sledge

Andrew Cuomo's 'Public-Private Partnerships' Can't Save The MTA, Advocates Say | Matt Sledge | Posted 12.13.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- When Governor Andrew Cuomo signed a $320-million reduction in the downstate payroll tax on Monday, the MTA, which runs New York City's sub...

A Thanksgiving Message to the Transit Workers of New York City

Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn | Posted 01.23.2012 | New York
Andrew Blackmore-Dobbyn

Dear Transit Workers of NYC: As you sit down to enjoy your Thanksgiving meal, I hope you will take a moment to think about the rest of us here in NYC who depend on public transportation to get to and from work.

MTA's No Trash Can Policy A Success

Posted 11.15.2011 | New York

It's a hit! The MTA's unusual experiment to remove trash cans in order to lessen the amount of trash build up in subways seems to be working, accor...

Joy Resmovits

Mayor Gray: D.C. 'Ready For Virtually Any Eventuality' | Joy Resmovits | Posted 10.27.2011 | Green

Washington, D.C., is bracing as Hurricane Irene reaches the nation's capital. Mayor Vincent Gray told reporters on a 9:15 p.m. conference call tha...

Pee-Yew! MTA Looking To Solve Trash Troubles

Posted 08.28.2011 | New York

The MTA has had some trouble taking out the trash recently and Transit President Thomas Prendergast is fed up. Prendergast claims subway constructi...

WATCH: NYC Intersection Filled WIth Reckless Commuters

Posted 08.08.2011 | New York

Bike wars, road rage, jaywalking--it's no secret New Yorkers are aggressive and often reckless commuters. But we had no idea just how hazardous we wer...

Contest Seeks Photos That Show Best And Worst Of NYC Subways, Buses

Posted 07.17.2011 | New York

Any New York commuter knows our subway and buses can be the setting for things both disgusting and beautiful. And with that in mind the NYPIRG Str...

Good News For Commuters

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

WiFi Coming To (Some) Subways It's been reported that the MTA is planning to bring Wi-Fi into six select stations. Plans are underway to have wirele...

Jay Walder, MTA CEO, Ridiculed For Million Dollar Home, Country House In France | By Linda Hervieux in St. Antonin Noble Val, France and Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The transit workers union is ratcheting up a class warfare campaign against MTA Chairman Jay Walder. In the wake of painful service cuts and layoffs,...

Fixing New York's Transit System

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

The new MTA management must be able to come back to the legislature and to the riders and say, we did what we promised, on time and on budget.

Weekend Subway Service Advisories

Second Avenue Sagas | Benjamin Kabak | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As people in Riverdale wonder what took so long for the MTA to fix known problems at 181st St. and bemoan the impact altered 1 train service has on th...

Making the MTA More Accountable

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

It's good news for subway riders that Governor Paterson has nominated Jay Walder as Chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

New York City Council Races: Ignore at Your Peril

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

For many of the City's residents, paying attention to the upcoming New York City Council races is like drinking civic castor oil But the Council has a lot of say in many decisions that affect our lives.