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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...

L Train's Brand New Foldable Seats Are Already Broken

L Train's Brand New Foldable Seats Are Already Broken

via Flickr user Stephen Rees The MTA's experiment with foldable seats, introduced as a result of overcrowding which was itself a result of years of underinvestment in mass transit even as the city's population swelled, is...

MTA Will Reportedly Test Platform Barriers To Keep People Off L Train Tracks

MTA Will Reportedly Test Platform Barriers To Keep People Off L Train Tracks

The floor-to-ceiling barriers on the AirTrain. (Courtesy lily_bart's flickr) [UPDATE BELOW] The MTA will test out a new floor-to-ceiling barrier at the 3rd Avenue L train platform, much like the sliding doors on the JFK AirTrain,...

Transformer Fire Near City Hall Disrupts R, W Subway Service

Transformer Fire Near City Hall Disrupts R, W Subway Service

A transformer fire at the City Hall R/W subway stop is sending smoke, flames, and fireworks out into Broadway and Murray Streets, and potentially messing up your evening commute. pic.twitter.com/bhAOURnGRK— The Real T Fish (@TheRealTFish) October 24,...

This L Train Car Was Off-Limits To Riders, Apparently Due To Bloody Bandages Everywhere

This L Train Car Was Off-Limits To Riders, Apparently Due To Bloody Bandages Everywhere

Months after riders reported seeing (and riding) a subway car with blood splattered on the floor, a straphanger came across an L train car with the same issues. Reader Susan Key sent us the above video of...

MTA Board Members Threaten To 'Pull Back' On Subway Repair Action Plan, Urge NYers To Sue City

MTA Board Members Threaten To 'Pull Back' On Subway Repair Action Plan, Urge NYers To Sue City

(Gothamist) The MTA is warning that it will be forced to "pull back" its emergency response "Action Plan" if it does not receive more funding from the city to repair the crumbling subway system, according to...

MTA Reportedly Finally Ready To Ditch MetroCards

MTA Reportedly Finally Ready To Ditch MetroCards

We'll always have MetroCard Man though. (via Flickr user Atomische * Tom Giebel) The MetroCard, that flimsy piece of plastic that's bedeviled so many New Yorkers in its time on this Earth, might finally be headed...

MTA Disputes Report That They're Ditching Overnight Cleaners

MTA Disputes Report That They're Ditching Overnight Cleaners

We've got us a good old fashioned garbage fight. (via Flickr user Jen Gallardo) After a report emerged last night that the MTA was planning on cutting overnight cleaning shifts in subway stations, the agency is...

Don't Worry, Tonight's Rush Hour Subway Commute Will Be Great!

Don't Worry, Tonight's Rush Hour Subway Commute Will Be Great!

This morning's beautiful nightmare. (Gothamist) It appears the MTA has fixed all the signal problems and stalled trains that laid waste to this morning's commute, because there's a golden unicorn of a service status update on...

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Performing Oral Sex On Sleeping Straphanger

Homeless Man Arrested For Allegedly Performing Oral Sex On Sleeping Straphanger

(Chuck Yeager via Flickr) A 28-year-old man has been arrested for allegedly sexually assaulting straphangers who fell asleep on subway trains over the weekend, according to police. One victim told cops he woke up to find...

[UPDATE] Actually, Most Of The Trains Are Effed

[UPDATE] Actually, Most Of The Trains Are Effed

Scenes from the F. (John Del Signore / Gothamist) [UPDATE BELOW]: For those of you who are starting off this lovely Monday on the F train, note that there are some...challenges...this morning, thanks to double whammy...

FASTRACK Is Coming To Fix The 1,2,3 Line Next Week

FASTRACK Is Coming To Fix The 1,2,3 Line Next Week

There'll be none of this for a couple of weeks at night. (Via Flickr user Michael Daddino) The subway is ah, not so great at the moment, as any study or real life experience riding it...

New & Improved Bay Ridge Subway Station Still Excludes Disabled New Yorkers

New & Improved Bay Ridge Subway Station Still Excludes Disabled New Yorkers

(Gothamist) After nearly six months of construction, the Bay Ridge Avenue R subway station reopened on Friday with countdown clocks, colorful tiles, and shiny new leaning benches. But a small crowd of people gathered for the...

Classic 1970s Vignelli Subway Map Uncovered At Midtown Subway Station

Classic 1970s Vignelli Subway Map Uncovered At Midtown Subway Stationgallery

It's been about forty years since the MTA used Italian designer Massimo Vignelli's modernist transit map, but people are still debating its merits and disagreeing on the design today. If you want to get a good look...

Faulty MetroCard Machines Have Been Quietly Charging Customers Without Issuing MetroCards

Faulty MetroCard Machines Have Been Quietly Charging Customers Without Issuing MetroCards

(Courtesy Paolo Mastrangelo) Straphanger Rachel Frank made four futile attempts to refill her MetroCard Tuesday afternoon, at all three machines at the Myrtle-Willoughby G train stop in Bed-Stuy. All of the machines were sluggish, and ended...

Lime-A-Rita L Train Racist: I Was Race-Baiting But I'm Not Racistvideo

Lime-A-Rita L Train Racist: I Was Race-Baiting But I'm Not Racist

Paul Lawson, seen above, insists he is not racist, but does "enjoy getting a rise out of people." (via Facebook) The man caught on video this weekend shouting the n-word on a crowded L train said...

Video: Lime-A-Rita Drinker Shouting Racial Slurs Gets Tossed Off L Trainvideo

Video: Lime-A-Rita Drinker Shouting Racial Slurs Gets Tossed Off L Train

A professed graduate of NYU Law School was caught on video shouting the n-word on a Brooklyn-bound L train over the weekend, prompting some fellow riders to forcibly remove him from the train, and leading one...

Surprise: Many MetroCard Vending Machines Were Cash-Only This Morning

Surprise: Many MetroCard Vending Machines Were Cash-Only This Morning

(Courtesy Paolo Mastrangelo) Don't ever discount the MTA's ability to throw a fun little curveball into the stultifying drudgery of a wet Monday morning commute: Today, an untold number of MetroCard machines at stations across the...

MTA Will Test Fold-Away Benches To Cram More People Onto Your L Train

MTA Will Test Fold-Away Benches To Cram More People Onto Your L Train

How many of these people could fit on a bench-free train? (Billy Devine) The MTA is planning to retrofit one L train with fold-away benches that lock into place during rush hour for a more complete...

These Subway Ads Calling The Knicks 'Hopeless' Will Be Removed

These Subway Ads Calling The Knicks 'Hopeless' Will Be Removedgallery

A Fox Sports advertising campaign deriding the Knicks as "HOPELESS"—as well as "HOPEFUL"—is now being removed from NYC subway cars after Knicks owner James Dolan reportedly called Rupert Murdoch, who owns Fox, to complain. The campaign, which...

Photos: Step Inside The MTA's New Subway Cars, Now With Less Seating

Photos: Step Inside The MTA's New Subway Cars, Now With Less Seatinggallery

Attention E train riders: Look around your subway car the next time you're commuting—you may be on one of 100 new "refurbished and reconfigured" train cars that have had some seats removed to increase standing room. The...

Report: Subway Delays Costing City Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Each Year

Report: Subway Delays Costing City Hundreds Of Millions Of Dollars Each Year

(Courtesy Patrick Corbett) A few weeks back, Governor Cuomo assured some reporters that the subways were getting better, citing conversations he'd had with "people," who'd apparently noticed these "improvements" by "looking very carefully." But according to...

Cuomo's MTA Says The Subways Won't Get Fixed Unless De Blasio Pays For Half

Cuomo's MTA Says The Subways Won't Get Fixed Unless De Blasio Pays For Half

MTA Chairman Joe Lhota delivering the agency's action plan in July (Metropolitan Transportation Authority / Patrick Cashin) Squabbles over how the MTA would pay for its $800 million action plan to fix the subways took up...

Video Screens Will Soon Start Forcing Ads On Captive Subway Ridersvideo

Video Screens Will Soon Start Forcing Ads On Captive Subway Riders

Digital screen rendering, courtesy MTA's flickr There comes a moment in every New Yorker's life in which they have to decide if this city is worth the fight. Sometimes, it's a rent increase. Other times, it's...

Hapless Teen Somehow Gets Stuck ON TOP OF Full-Height Subway Turnstile

Hapless Teen Somehow Gets Stuck ON TOP OF Full-Height Subway Turnstile

A teenager managed to get stuck on top of a full-height subway turnstile on Tuesday, somehow wedging himself atop one of those egg-slicer gates, while unwittingly posing for a Frank Reynolds-style Instagram photo. It's really never a...

Cuomo's Mysterious Bridge & Tunnel Towers Will Cost The MTA $100 Million

Cuomo's Mysterious Bridge & Tunnel Towers Will Cost The MTA $100 Million

Man oh man flashing lights haven't caused this much outrage since the Kanye video. (Governor's Office) The MTA has spent close to $50 million to install allegedly decorative towers outside of the city's bridges and tunnels,...

MTA Unveils New Dashboard To Measure Your Subway Misery

MTA Unveils New Dashboard To Measure Your Subway Misery

(Courtesy Patrick Corbett) The MTA on Monday announced new metrics for subway performance that will allow riders to track how often a train is late, how much precious above-ground life is snatched away thanks to train...

Monday Morning Subway Service Appropriately Mondayful

Monday Morning Subway Service Appropriately Mondayful

The MTA is having itself a morning. There are/were a slew of delays on the 1, 2, 5, E, F, M, B, D, N, Q, R and W trains, which is a pretty significant cross-section of subway...

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