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Moscow Subway Explosions: Dozens Killed By Two Female Suicide Bombers

AP | VLADIMIR ISACHENKOV | Posted 05.25.2011 | World

MOSCOW — Terror returned to the heart of Russia, with two deadly suicide bombings on the Moscow subway at rush hour, including an attack at the ...

Breakfast At Subway: NEW Breakfast Menu Debuts April 5

AP | ASHLEY M. HEHER | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

CHICAGO — Subway is joining the increasingly crowded breakfast scramble in a move that the sandwich chain hopes will help add customers and sale...

MTA Approves Sweeping Bus & Subway Cuts: Longer Waits, Bigger Crowds

New York Daily News | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

The MTA board gave final approval Wednesday to a sweeping package of bus and subway service cuts that will mean longer waits and more crowded slower t...

MTA: The V Train On Subway Will Disappear

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

The V train, a weekday-only service that relieved crowding on the E and F lines and was one of the youngest trains in the New York City subway system,...

Fare-Beaters Cost NYC Transit $27 MILLION Last Year, Analysis Finds

New York Daily News | PETE DONOHUE | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

For years, NYC Transit has wildly underestimated how often riders beat the fare, which cheats the cash-crunched agency out of millions of dollars, the...

Reading In Public: Not Everybody's Reading The Top Of The Bestseller List (PHOTOS, POLL)

The Huffington Post | Amy Hertz and Jessie Kunhardt | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books

Reading books in public makes a statement, we think, about how someone feels about a particular work. It usually means someone is engaged enough that ...

Mass Transit and a Public Works Pilgrimage to Hoover Dam

Joel Epstein | Posted 05.25.2011 | Los Angeles
Joel Epstein

Hoover Dam, transportation and Los Angeles -- for me it's all about well conceived infrastructure and a vision of what is possible.

Union Square Bomb Search: Bomb Squad Inspecting Suspicious Vehicle In New York City

AP | COLLEEN LONG | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — New York City police evacuated part of an apartment building and blocked off some streets near Manhattan's Union Square after a Thurs...

Subway Trying To Trademark 'Footlong,' Sending Cease-And-Desist Letters

Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

Subway is making a play to trademark the term "footlong," prompting some embarrassment and a swift retraction after the chain threatened a mom-and-pop...

4 Killed In Train Accidents In NJ, NY, PA

AP | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

TRENTON, N.J. — Authorities say four people were fatally struck by trains in the Northeast. The first death occurred in Mercer County in New Je...

Woman Hit By Train Trying To Retrieve Bag

nytimes.com | ANAHAD O’CONNOR | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

A 48-year-old woman was hit and killed by a No. 6 train in an Upper East Side subway station on Thursday afternoon after she dropped her bag on the tr...

Najibullah Zazi Pleads Guilty: NYC Subway Bomb Plotter Admits He Was Planning Attack

AP | ADAM GOLDMAN and TOM HAYS | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

NEW YORK — A former airport shuttle driver accused of buying beauty supplies to make bombs for an attack on New York City subways pleaded guilty...

MTA Unveils Security Cameras On Subway E Line

nypost.com | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Four cars of an E train equipped with state-of-the-art security cameras made its unprecedented first run this morning, part of an aggressive anti-terr...

MTA On Track To Hike Fees

nydailynews.com | Pete Donohue | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York

Monthly unlimited-ride MetroCards could soar past $100 and one-way subway fares could jump as high as $2.60 unless the city and state find new sources...

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.

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...

Power Line Explosion In Brooklyn Heights Halts Subway Service

nytimes.com | 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...

Cortlandt Street Station Partly Reopens After 5 Years

nytimes.com | 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?

newyorker.com | 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.

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.