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40th Anniversary of the MTA Subway Graphics

Robert Vinci | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Robert Vinci

Font fanatics have finally been given answers about subway design courtesy of the two men were hired in 1966 to overhaul the system's ancient and confusing signage system.

The Legend of the Metrocard Bike

Nick Carr | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Nick Carr

When I saw it today at 59th and 8th, I didn't realize I had come across a legend. At the time, it seemed like a clever novelty: a bike completely decked out in Metrocards.

Power Line Explosion In Brooklyn Heights Halts Subway Service | KAREEM FAHIM and COLIN MOYNIHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Workers installing a gas line into a Brooklyn building accidentally struck a power line that feeds the subway on Monday, sparking electrical explosion...

Van Pandya Plans Stake Out After Subway Restaurant Robbed

Colorado Springs Gazette | MARIA ST.LOUIS | Posted 05.25.2011 | Denver

It's a scene tha's played out once too often at Van Pandya's Subway restaurant on North Academy Boulevard: A robber comes into the store and runs o...

Man Hit By Train While Trying To Get MP3 Player From Tracks | By Kerry Burke and Leo Standora | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A man was struck and killed by a subway train Monday when he dropped his digital music player on the tracks and jumped down to get it, police said....

MTA Whistleblower Breaks Nose, Loses Teeth After Alleged Push Onto Tracks | By Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

An MTA whistleblower who helped expose track workers sitting around idle for hours every day claims he was shoved off a Brooklyn platform onto a live ...

D Train Stabbing: Photography Student Captures Scene of Killing on a D Train | JAMES BARRON | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

It began with a startling, inexplicable explosion of anger over a seat on a D train. And then the passenger who had resisted giving up his seat was bl...

Subway Groping On Rise | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Female straphangers are most likely to be touched by slimy subway pervs on rides between Grand Central Terminal and East 14th Street-Union Square than...

Manhattan Bridge Cable Repair Will Take Four Years, Disrupt Subway Service | PATRICK McGEEHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A $150 million project to replace all of the vertical suspension cables on the 100-year-old Manhattan Bridge will cause sporadic weekend disruptions i...

Traffic Jams Can Help the Environment | DAVID OWEN | Posted 05.25.2011 | Green

Congestion isn't an environmental problem; it's a driving problem. Traffic jams can actually be environmentally beneficial if they turn subways, buses...

New Ground Zero Subway Will Rise With Building

AP | VERENA DOBNIK | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — Fresh bread will soon be baking high above ground zero. The new World Trade Center got its first restaurant Wednesday – a sand...

Cash-Strapped MTA Looks To Cut Bus Routes & W, Z Subway Lines | By Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Facing a massive budget crisis, the cash-squeezed MTA is moving to implement sweeping service cuts - again - including shutting down dozens of bus rou...

The Former Music Capital of the World

Joe Robinson | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joe Robinson

One of the effects of gridlock that never comes to mind for our city nonplanners is the toll it takes on the arts and cultural events.

D Train Stabbing: Locking Down Train Was The Right Thing Says Bloomberg

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK (Associated Press) - Drifter Dwight Johnson was on the subway with his bag on the seat next to him when another passenger demanded it be move...

Subway Sandwich Shop Opening Atop World Trade Center Crane | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

As the Freedom Tower makes its ascent into the city skyline, rising alongside it atop a crane will be a Subway sandwich shop that will turn out subs f...

MTA Cuts Likely If Paterson, Albany Cut Aid | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Among the billions of dollars in cuts that were proposed by Gov. David A. Paterson last week was $113 million in state financing for the Metropolitan ...

G Train Suspended For Four Weekends

Gothamist | [17] | | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The MTA announced that the G train will be suspended on four consecutive weekends due to several maintenance projects....

Nostalgia Subway Hosts Vintage Tea Party

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

New Yorkers put on their Sunday best yesterday, not for church, but for the MTA Nostalgia Train running on the V line between Queens and 2nd Avenue. T...

Subway Guy, Jared Fogle, Falls Off The Diet Wagon | Deborah Dunham | Posted 05.25.2011 | Home

Jared Fogle, a.k.a., "the Subway guy" was recently spotted in the Miami airport toting some extra baggage -- and not the kind on two wheels either. ...

Cortlandt Street Station Partly Reopens After 5 Years | SEWELL CHAN | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The Cortlandt Street station on the R and W lines, which was closed for one year after the 9/11 attack and then shut again in August 2005 to accommoda...

F Train Accident Leaves At Least One Dead

Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

UPDATE: Gothamist is now reporting that the second victim was the train's operator who was taken to the hospital for "trauma." ********* While full ...

Scary Transit Issues

Gene Russianoff | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Gene Russianoff

What Halloween would be complete without the annual Straphangers Campaign trick o' treat of the Board of Directors of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority?

MTA's "Train Of Thought" Series Inspires With... Franz Kafka? | Posted by Christopher Glazek | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Is it possible that the subway wizards are getting too clever, that in their self-described efforts to "enlighten millions of New York commuters" they...

Possible Student Metrocard Cuts 'A Crisis'

AP | KAREN MATTHEWS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — The cash-strapped agency that runs New York City subways and buses is considering a proposal to end the more than 60-year-old practic...

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.