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NYC Transit: Subway Riders Stranded During 2010 Blizzard Were Forgotten

AP | Posted 12.07.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- A transit official has admitted that subway passengers left stranded on a train for hours during last year's blizzard had been forgotten. ...

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 Looks to Increase L Train Service as Ridership Rises

| Patrick Hedlund | Posted 12.04.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- The MTA is looking at increasing rush-hour and weekend service along the crowded L train following inquiries by a local politician into s...

LOOK: First Phase Of Second Ave Subway Construction Complete

Posted 11.23.2011 | New York

By ANDREW GROSSMAN, Wall Street Journal The end of the beginning has begun for the Second Avenue subway. The Metropolitan Transportation Authori...

MTA Officials Scramble To Reset Commute

AP/The Huffington Post | COLLEEN LONG and DAVID B. CARUSO | Posted 10.28.2011 | New York

NEW YORK -- New York Mayor Michael Bloomberg says residents who had been ordered out of their homes in low-lying areas will be allowed to return Sunda...

MTA Audit Shows Millions Wasted, Bad Notifications

| Tom Liddy | Posted 10.01.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- A scathing audit says the MTA and New York City Transit are on the wrong track when it comes to diversions related to subway work, with m...

'Well Educated' Meme Says She Feels 'Raped By The Internet'

Posted 09.17.2011 | New York

Let this be a lesson the next time you feel like you want to lose your cool in public; someone is likely watching you, waiting with their phone in ha...

WATCH: 'Well Educated Person' Thrown Off Metro North Train

Posted 08.16.2011 | New York

We here in New York have become all but anesthetized to fights on the subway. But this is new -- a scuffle on Metro North! A slight variation, yes, bu...

City Wants To Give Street Sweepers Surveillance Cameras

nytimes.com | THOMAS KAPLAN | Posted 08.13.2011 | New York

In addition to grimy roadways, New York City's street sweepers might soon clean up something else: parking scofflaws. The Bloomberg administration is...

Student Hit By Subway Car Mourned By Classmates

dnainfo.com | Posted 06.04.2011 | New York

LOWER EAST SIDE -- Friends and classmates of a Lower East Side student who died after striking his head on subway car last week expressed shock and sa...

WATCH: Jar Jar Binks Character Beat Up On The Subway

| Patrick Hedlund | Posted 06.01.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- Brutal subway beating or April Fool's Day hoax? An improv joke purportedly gone awry ended up with an actor dressed as a "Star Wars" ...

Spaghetti Fight Video Fails To Sway MTA Policy, Grub Ban Nixed

AP/The Huffington Post | CHRIS HAWLEY | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The city's subway riders can handle panhandlers, rats and tuneless street musicians. But eating spaghetti in a crowded subway car? Well, ...

MTA's Anti-Terror Program Is Over Budget And Behind Schedule

nypost.com | TOM NAMAKO Transit Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

If you see something, you'd better say something -- because the MTA's anti-terror technology will probably miss it. The agency's top-secret program...

WATCH: Greatest Bus Driver Ever

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NYC The Blog took a bus ride recently that turned out to be unexpected -- in a many, good ways. The broken coin box seen when boarding the crosstown...

Is This The Annoying Future Of Subway Wi-Fi?

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For years New Yorkers have been clamoring for cell phone signals and wi-fi in the city's subway system. In fact it's rather unthinkable that at this p...

SUBWAY HERO

nydailynews.com | By Barry Paddock, Pete Donohue and Rocco Parascandola | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The mystery hero who rescued a woman pushed onto the subway tracks by a deranged lunatic made a surprise visit Monday to the victim's hospital room. ...

Animator Sold 40,000 DVDs Of His Cartoon Series On The Subway

nydailynews.com | By Jacob E. Osterhout | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Forty thousand dollars. That's a lot of cheese, especially when earned on the subway, one buck at a time. But Mark Stansberry has a dream, and he b...

Man Killed By L Train In Brooklyn

nypost.com | JOHN DOYLE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A man was killed early this morning after a subway train struck him in Brooklyn, authorities said. The victim, believed to be in his 30s, was killed ...

MTA Spent $250 Million Terror-Proofing Tunnels And Bridges

nypost.com | TOM NAMAKO Transit Reporter | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The MTA is nearing completion on a $250 million anti-terror project to reinforce underwater subway tunnels and bridges against a bomb blast, The Post ...

Nobody Told The MTA About The Subway To Jersey Plan

nytimes.com | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Bloomberg administration stunned the city's transportation establishment on Tuesday evening as reports trickled out about an ambitious plan to ext...

Sanitation Department To Pick Up Half Of Giant Garbage Mounds

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It's been a rough week for city's sanitation department. During one of the worst blizzards in the city's history, 720 of the city's sanitation workers...

Man Struck by Train on West 14th St. Platform

dnainfo.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

MANHATTAN -- A man who was hit in the head as he looked to see if a subway train was arriving was in critical condition Sunday, the New York Post repo...

WATCH: How To Ride MTA's Vintage 'Nostalgia Trains' This Season

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Whether you are a nostalgic senior, a starry-eyed kid or a train enthusiast, this is truly amazing. Every Sunday from now until December 26, if you us...

MTA's New Ticketing Bully, The M15

The Huffington Post | Jonah Green | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The newest member of New York's bus fleet, the M15 Select Bus Service, which is a conceptually faster express bus running on Second Ave, has many pas...