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'I've NEVER Seen It This Crowded': Subway Meltdown In Queens Spreads To LIRR

'I've NEVER Seen It This Crowded': Subway Meltdown In Queens Spreads To LIRRgallery

A train with mechanical problems and a simultaneous signal failure led to an extra heaping of commuter chaos all along the Queens Boulevard corridor this morning, leaving many with no option but to take the Long...

MTA Unveils Ambitious 'Fast Forward' Plan To Fix Subways & Buses, Cost TBD

MTA Unveils Ambitious 'Fast Forward' Plan To Fix Subways & Buses, Cost TBD

Stefan Georgi / Flickr After promising a "full-blown NYCT renaissance," NYC Transit chief Andy Byford today unveiled an ambitious 10-year plan to rehaul the city's extensive but beleaguered subway and bus system. At an MTA board...

Help Gregg T Navigate The Subway System In This Online MTA Game

Help Gregg T Navigate The Subway System In This Online MTA Game

The trains are delayed, there are track fires and sick passengers everywhere, and subway icon Gregg T needs to get to work! This isn't a normal Tuesday commute—okay, maybe this is a normal Tuesday—but in this...

Joe Lhota Has Many Side Hustles. Running The MTA Is Just One Of Them

Joe Lhota Has Many Side Hustles. Running The MTA Is Just One Of Them

(Gothamist) Governor Cuomo's chosen head of the MTA says he doesn't actually work for the public authority, and is thus totally allowed to take on an abundance of board positions and lobbying gigs for massive private...

MTA Promises To Help Approve Sex Toy Ads On Subway

MTA Promises To Help Approve Sex Toy Ads On Subway

(Unbound) Earlier this week, Unbound, a sex accessories company whose stated mission is "educating and empowering women to own their sexuality," submitted a series of new ads to Outfront, the company that manages MTA advertising. The...

Here's How Clever New Yorkers Are Surviving Subway Flooding

Here's How Clever New Yorkers Are Surviving Subway Flooding

Tuesday night's severe thunderstorms (and baby tsunamis!) kicked off a soggy week in NYC that shows no signs of abating through the weekend—it may rain every day through Tuesday ha ha. And while it's easy enough to...

Cynthia Nixon Does Something Cuomo Hasn't Since 2016: Ride The Subway

Cynthia Nixon Does Something Cuomo Hasn't Since 2016: Ride The Subway

Governor Andrew Cuomo demonstrates track improvement work as part of Subway Action Plan. Full funded Subway Action Plan allows for acceleration work on continuously welded rail, which reduces track related delays. MTA will double rate of...

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Brooklyn Residents Call For More Ambitious Survival Plan At L Train Town Hall

Last night's town hall at Progress High School in Williamsburg (Gothamist) Fresh off last week's rollicking display of NIMBY indulgence, the second and final stop on the MTA's L-pocalypse Listening Tour came to Brooklyn last night,...

These Female Sexuality Ads Are Apparently Too Racy For The Subway

These Female Sexuality Ads Are Apparently Too Racy For The Subway

(Unbound) If you've been unlucky enough to be on the subway surrounded by those creepy new Roman erectile dysfunction ads, then you know the MTA is comfortable with a certain amount of racy advertising material. But...

MTA Holds L-Pocalypse Town Hall In Williamsburg Tonight

MTA Holds L-Pocalypse Town Hall In Williamsburg Tonight

Streets around the Bedford Avenue L are already being transformed by the L-pocalypse. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) Future victims of the L train shutdown can deliver their questions, grievances and helpless cries directly to transit...

Video: Fergie Was The Happiest Subway Rider In NYC During Yesterday's Storm

Video: Fergie Was The Happiest Subway Rider In NYC During Yesterday's Stormvideo

(screenshot) Yesterday's commute home was hell for almost everybody in the city, whether you were huddled inside your apartment like an extra from Children of Men, crammed inside a train along with other soggy straphangers, or...

Brooklyn Teen Who Claims MTA Clerk Choked Her Suing For $2.5 Million

Brooklyn Teen Who Claims MTA Clerk Choked Her Suing For $2.5 Millionvideo

(screenshot) A 13-year-old Brooklyn resident says an MTA clerk choked her during an altercation at a subway station in March—and she is suing the MTA for over $2 million. According to the criminal complaint, the incident...

Subway Commuters 'Trapped' Along 1, 2, 3 Lines Due To Signal Problems

Subway Commuters 'Trapped' Along 1, 2, 3 Lines Due To Signal Problems

(Brian / Flickr) Commuters who rely on the 1/2/3 line got a full dose of extra strength Monday Burn Juice™ this morning due to signal problems at Chambers Street. Some hapless souls report being stuck on...

Woman In Wheelchair Says MTA Driver Strapped Her Into Bus Against Her Will

Woman In Wheelchair Says MTA Driver Strapped Her Into Bus Against Her Will

Jessy Yates (left); NYC bus (via Triborough's Flickr) A disabled woman who uses a wheelchair says she was forcibly strapped into a bus against her will this week. Commuter Jessy Yates published a Twitter thread on...

The MTA Is Testing Out A Radically Different Subway Train Flooring

The MTA Is Testing Out A Radically Different Subway Train Flooring

There are so very few things you can rely on when it comes to New York City's subway system. It will fail you many more times than it will impress you with its ability to, say, function....

Manhattan Residents Rage Against Bike Lanes & Buses At L Train Shutdown Town Hall

Manhattan Residents Rage Against Bike Lanes & Buses At L Train Shutdown Town Hall

Hour three of last night's L train shutdown town hall. (Gothamist) With the L-pocalypse now just eleven months away, the MTA and the Department of Transportation are inviting the public to voice their concerns about the...

The MTA Is Holding An L-pocalyse Town Hall Tonight & Next Week

The MTA Is Holding An L-pocalyse Town Hall Tonight & Next Week

Streets around the Bedford Avenue L are already being transformed by the L-pocalypse. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) The MTA is holding a town hall meeting in Manhattan tonight and next Wednesday in Williamsburg to discuss...

NYC's Most Committed Busking Subway DJ Brings Ootz Ootz To Evening Commute

NYC's Most Committed Busking Subway DJ Brings Ootz Ootz To Evening Commutevideo

The L Train, that unavoidable waystation between Brooklyn and Manhattan festooned with broken seats and bloody bandages, is set to shut down for lengthy repairs in less than a year. Which means you only have so much...

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

Disability Rights Activists Disrupt MTA Talk, Demanding Subway Accessibility

via Brian Van Nieuwenhoven A discussion last night about the subway with MTA Chairman Joe Lhota at the Museum Of The City Of NY was disrupted, and ultimately cancelled, after disability rights activists protested the lack...

HaHa The MTA Can't Spell, Ether

HaHa The MTA Can't Spell, Ether

OMG get it togeither MTA. (Courtesy Micah A.) In addition to screwing up you're commute, the MTA is screwing up it's sign spellling. As you can see hear, the MTA really needs to spellcheck! Its NORFOLK...

Police Search For Man Who Tried To Set Subway Token Booth On Fire

Police Search For Man Who Tried To Set Subway Token Booth On Firevideo

Photograph of a token booth by BitchCakes / Flickr An unidentified man threatened an MTA worker in a lower Manhattan token booth before throwing lit matches through the money slot, according to police. The incident occurred...

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

Everything We Know & Fear About The Impending L Train Shutdown

You'll miss this someday. (courtesy of Billy Devine) With the dreaded L train shutdown now just one year away, the upheaval that awaits the city’s already afflicted subway riders is beginning to snap into focus—even as...

The MTA Painted A Subway Platform During Rush Hour & You'll Never Guess What Happened

The MTA Painted A Subway Platform During Rush Hour & You'll Never Guess What Happened

(L) The wet paint & (R) the end result (courtesy Josh Boerman) Like a dysfunctional democracy running on fumes in the year 2018, our subway is a complex system with myriad antiquated moving parts that probably...

People Are Waiting On Line For Hours For Limited Edition David Bowie MetroCards

People Are Waiting On Line For Hours For Limited Edition David Bowie MetroCardsgallery

On any normal weekday, NYC commuters are laser focused on getting through the subway system as fast as humanly possible. But there is one person whose presence can make even the most jaded straphangers willingly spend hours...

NYers Chase Subway Waterfalls & Brave Train Rain During Nasty Monday Commute

NYers Chase Subway Waterfalls & Brave Train Rain During Nasty Monday Commute

As if to clear up any doubt that the weekend is OVER, this morning's commute was a drenching, dreary ordeal for mass transit riders, due to heavy rain triggering flash flood warnings across the city. Are your socks still wet? Ours are, among other things. Monday seems to be getting stronger, but New Yorkers are still stronger than Monday, right? When the subway stairs turn into a gushing waterfall, New Yorkers climb that waterfall.

De Blasio Says NYC Can't Afford Half-Price MetroCard Subsidy For Poor NYers

De Blasio Says NYC Can't Afford Half-Price MetroCard Subsidy For Poor NYers

Politicians and Fair Fare advocates rally outside City Hall on April 11, 2018 (Stephen Nessen / WNYC) There are 800,000 New Yorkers living below the federal poverty level—$29,420 a year for a family of five—and the...

Inside The Cavernous Workshop Where Subway Trains Get Fixed

Inside The Cavernous Workshop Where Subway Trains Get Fixedgallery

The MTA's vast 207th Street Car Overhaul Shop in Inwood is where workers break down damaged subway cars piece by piece and rebuild them. This is where subway car doors, air conditioning and electronics are refurbished. Hundreds...

Video: The Most Patient MetroCard User In The World Vs. Subway Turnstiles

Video: The Most Patient MetroCard User In The World Vs. Subway Turnstilesvideo

From Mr. Yellow Sweatshirt The MTA has now begun its long good-bye to the MetroCard, as it's planning a new contactless system proposed to launch in some locations by 2019. But while the current technology is...

NY's Public Transportation Ranked Best In North America?

NY's Public Transportation Ranked Best In North America?

Still better than Boston! (Christopher Robbins / Gothamist) This morning the B and Q were messed up, so I had to take three trains to work, two of which turned into other trains while I was...

UPDATE: Bernie Sanders Says Subway Is A 'Real Problem,' Endorses De Blasio's Millionaire's Tax

UPDATE: Bernie Sanders Says Subway Is A 'Real Problem,' Endorses De Blasio's Millionaire's Tax

Mayor Bill de Blasio has enlisted Senator Bernie Sanders's help to bolster his populist cred, showing New Yorkers that even high-profile politicians can spend their Monday morning waiting for a delayed, overcrowded subway train. A Trains are...

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