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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.

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...

What Is The Dirtiest Subway Line In The City?

Posted 07.06.2011 | New York

It's the N and Q trains' filthy relative, and it's causing the W train to turn over in its grave. The Straphanger's Campaign's annual Subway Shmutz...

Watching New York City's Check Book

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

As an advocate in New York City for three decades, I have often been asked, "Where do my tax dollars go?" Now answers can be found at the Checkbook ...

A Bad Deal for the MTA and Its Riders

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign joined in a lawsuit this week objecting to the rotten deal that the MTA struck this past June for the rights to build over the Vanderbilt Yards in Brooklyn.

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.

Cross Roads

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

Whether you love them or hate them, for millions of us every day, trains and buses are a daily dose of what it means to live in New York.