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Subway Performers Emerge From The Underground To Become Viral Rockstars

The Huffington Post | Alexandra Zaslow | Posted 03.25.2014 | Good News

Meet the talented trio that has taken the Internet by storm. Too Many Zooz, an instrumental group known for playing in New York City's Union Square...

Eking Out A Life As A Subway Busker

AP | JAKE PEARSON | Posted 10.30.2013 | New York

NEW YORK -- NEW YORK (AP) — To many, the real soundtrack of New York City plays out well below the street cacophony of rumbling traffic and honking ...

LOOK: Where Did The New York Subway Get Its Font?

Posted 03.02.2013 | Arts

"The passenger will be given the information or direction only at the point of decision. Never before. Never after," reads the introduction to the New...

Hurricane Sandy's School Lessons

Marc Epstein | Posted 01.20.2013 | Education
Marc Epstein

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.

Staten Island Ferry To Resume Service

Posted 11.02.2012 | New York

The city announced the Staten Island Ferry will restore service to commuters starting Friday at noon. The ferry will depart at St. George with half...

Transit Workers And MTA Still Working It Out

AP | Posted 01.17.2012 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York City transit workers say they'll continue working even though their contract has expired. Spokesman Jim Gannon of Transport Work...


Posted 01.13.2012 | New York

The 7 train, that vital artery connecting Times Square and midtown to Queensboro plaza and Queens, will be shut down for 11 consecutive weekends, The ...

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...

City Will Shut Down Transit System Saturday At Noon

Posted 10.26.2011 | New York

New York City will shut down all transit service Saturday at noon in preparation of the storm, Gov. Cuomo said. The New York Times reports that "c...

Children Make Up 43 Percent of Subway-Fare Dodgers Says Report

Posted 09.19.2011 | New York

Height matters, especially when you are small enough to duck the turnstiles in the subway. According to a new report from the MTA, children taller...

Cabbie Ran Down Three Men After Fare Dispute, Police Say

| Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- A recent Manhattan College grad is in a coma after being run over by taxi driver, who allegedly refused to take him and his friends to th...

THE WORST | TOM NAMAKO, Transit Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's Clearly the worst! The C line is the scummiest and slowest subway in the entire system for the second year in a row, an annual report has found....

Metro North To Get Double-Decker Trains? | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Some commuters who take the railroad to Manhattan may soon enjoy an amenity more common to Paris than Ossining: the double-decker ride. ...

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,...

MTA Rolls Out New Subway Cars (PHOTOS)

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New subway cars are coming to a station near you. The R160s were shipped from Brazil and will soon be appearing on N, Q, M, J, Z, L, E and F lines....

UNFARE: Get Ready For Price Hikes, MetroCard Changes

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (AP) -- New York's transit agency on Wednesday proposed fare increases of more than 16 percent for monthly subway and bus passes and 9 percen...

East River Tolls Possible: Richard Ravitch | Sarah Armaghan and Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The battle over East River bridge tolls may be lost, but the war hasn't ended, Lt. Gov. Richard Ravitch said on Wednesday....

Best and Worst in NYC Transit in 2009

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

Believe it or not, some good things happened for city subway and bus riders in 2009 -- along with the bad. So here's my list of the best and worst in transit during the year that's just ending.