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Cuomo Announces 'Genius' Contest To Fix The NYC Subway

Cuomo Announces 'Genius' Contest To Fix The NYC Subway

Cuomo likes all kinds of transportation. (via Governor's Flickr) Less than a week after Governor Andrew Cuomo attempted to distance himself from the steadily-deteriorating Metropolitan Transportation Authority, the man who essentially controls the MTA took a...

Woman Wearing Surgical Mask Burns Bus Driver With Mysterious Liquid

Woman Wearing Surgical Mask Burns Bus Driver With Mysterious Liquid

(DCPI) A bus driver was hospitalized Friday night after being sprayed in the face with an unidentified liquid by a woman wearing a surgical mask. The incident took place at the corner of Marcus Garvey Boulevard...

My Subway Commute This Morning Sucked, How Was Yours?

My Subway Commute This Morning Sucked, How Was Yours?

Faces of despair. (Rebecca Fishbein / Gothamist) I knew today was going to go wrong when I woke up to my landlord power-washing my building at 6 a.m. And when I left my apartment in Crown...

Cuomo Denies Controlling The MTA Despite Controlling The MTA

Cuomo Denies Controlling The MTA Despite Controlling The MTA

(Governor's Office) On Thursday, Governor Cuomo attempted the boldest gambit in New York politics since Bo Dietl announced his mayoral candidacy: claiming to reporters that he is not responsible for the subway system's vast and rapidly...

So It Goes: Morning Commute Snarled By Problems On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, F, N, Q, R & W Trains

So It Goes: Morning Commute Snarled By Problems On The 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, F, N, Q, R & W Trains

I knew today was gonna be a little off when I wokeup at 4:19am drenched in sweat bc my clearly my bedroom is on the ☀️ now heading to work, the complete 1 train line breaks...

The F Train Is Effed

The F Train Is Effed

(Polly Mosendz) Not that a subway disaster is even newsworthy at this point, but an F train had to be taken out of commission at 23rd Street for a "smoke condition" just a few minutes ago,...

Straphangers Accuse De Blasio Of Criminalizing Poverty In The Subway

Straphangers Accuse De Blasio Of Criminalizing Poverty In The Subway

(Emma Whitford / Gothamist) Dozens of low-income New Yorkers and advocates gathered around the entrance to the R train at City Hall on Wednesday morning, holding up oversized summonses for subway fare evasion. One read "Immigrant...

How Fast Can A Subway Train Go?

How Fast Can A Subway Train Go?

(Photo by Ryan Budhu/Flickr) I was somewhere around 14th Street when the train I was on sped up in a way that reminded me, joyously, of the times my parents would accelerate just before a little...

MTA Admits It Has A Problem, Reveals 'Six Point Plan' To Combat Delays

MTA Admits It Has A Problem, Reveals 'Six Point Plan' To Combat Delays

A recent meltdown at DeKalb Avenue (Courtesy Patrick Corbett). Following a week of signal failures, power outages and police investigations that devolved morning rush hours into chaos across NYC, the MTA on Monday announced a "six...

Here's Where You Can Find The New 'Twin Peaks' MetroCards

Here's Where You Can Find The New 'Twin Peaks' MetroCards

(Jen Carlson/Gothamist) A new season of Twin Peaks is hitting Showtime on May 21st, and we've been seeing eerie Laura Palmer billboards around town for a few weeks. But now, just ahead of the premiere, you'll...

MTA Hopes 'Baby On Board' Button Will Sway Subway Riders To Give Up Seats For Pregnant Women

MTA Hopes 'Baby On Board' Button Will Sway Subway Riders To Give Up Seats For Pregnant Women

(istockphoto) On Sunday, the MTA announced it was tackling a critical subway etiquette issue: How to shame straphangers into giving up their seats for pregnant women or subway riders who are senior citizens or who have...

Evergreen Headline: Subway Commute Subpar

Evergreen Headline: Subway Commute Subpar

Good times making new friends leaving the A and C train at Nostrand Avenue station in Crown Heights this morning. (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) A day after transit advocates and frustrated subway riders rallied outside Governor...

Frustrated Subway Riders Will Protest Outside Cuomo's Office Tonight

Frustrated Subway Riders Will Protest Outside Cuomo's Office Tonight

Last month's subway meltdown at DeKalb Avenue (Courtesy Patrick Corbett). Subway riders have been putting up with a lot lately—there were widespread delays during Tuesday's morning rush hour thanks to a power outage at the the...

'Loss Of Power' At DeKalb Avenue Forces Evacuation, Widespread Subway Delays

'Loss Of Power' At DeKalb Avenue Forces Evacuation, Widespread Subway Delays

(Courtesy Patrick Corbett) A power outage at DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn prompted a mass evacuation from the 36th Street D/N/R station Tuesday morning, according to the MTA and straphangers documenting the hectic scene on Twitter. Maintainers...

Power Outage In Brooklyn Screws Up N, Q, R and D Trains

Power Outage In Brooklyn Screws Up N, Q, R and D Trains

You'll be waiting a little longer for it. (via Flickr user Gary Burke) A power outage at the Dekalb Av stop in Brooklyn has thrown a number of subway lines into chaos this afternoon, the MTA...

Chunk Of Concrete Falls In 'Huge Crash' At Franklin Ave Subway, Delays Ensue

Chunk Of Concrete Falls In 'Huge Crash' At Franklin Ave Subway, Delays Ensue

(Rebecca Baird-Remba) Not that extensive subway delays are ever pleasant, but straphangers at the Franklin Avenue 2,3,4,5 station in Crown Heights had to suffer a little extra agony this morning when a chunk of concrete dislodged...

The J Train Is Getting FASTRACKED For Two Weeks In Lower Manhattan

The J Train Is Getting FASTRACKED For Two Weeks In Lower Manhattan

Say goodbye to THIS, kinda. (via Flickr user Matt Heidelberger) The L train preview shutdown might be the sexy transit repair news, but FASTRACK repairs are still around too, and they're coming to the J train...

Seeking Compromise, Advocates Ask De Blasio To Phase In Half-Price MetroCards For Poor NYers

Seeking Compromise, Advocates Ask De Blasio To Phase In Half-Price MetroCards For Poor NYers

(Via Mayor's Flickr) Since last spring, transit advocates have urged Mayor de Blasio to fund a half-price MetroCard program for New York City's working poor—about 800,000 New Yorkers, excluding seniors and the disabled, who live at...

Here Come The Poop Trains

Here Come The Poop Trains

Smells like victory. It's official: the MTA has placed an order for 640 open gangway subway cars, which are popular in cities like Toronto where bodies have no odors. Linked together, the cars form one long,...

UPDATE: MTA Says No Worries About Tonight's Rush Hour Commute

UPDATE: MTA Says No Worries About Tonight's Rush Hour Commute

Don't even think about it (Jen Chung / Gothamist). [UPDATE BELOW] It's not quite the weekend yet, and the MTA is making sure you know it: a midtown power outage has caused rippling delays along the...

Grand Central Tour Guide Out Amid Reported Investigation Into Possible Unsanctioned Tours

Grand Central Tour Guide Out Amid Reported Investigation Into Possible Unsanctioned Tours

Dan Brucker gives a tour of Grand Central's sub-basement in 2015. ( Sai Mokhtari/Gothamist) The MTA tour guide who showed legions of visitors the off-limits underbelly of Grand Central Terminal is out of a job, possibly...

Video: MTA Bus Bursts Into Flames Near Grand Centralvideo

Video: MTA Bus Bursts Into Flames Near Grand Central

An MTA bus burst into flames on Thursday morning on the corner of 45th Street and Lexington Avenue. Photos from the scene show an M101 bus with multiple windows blown out in the rear and flames on...

Penn Station Tracks Fixed At Last, LIRR Cancels Ten Morning Trains

Penn Station Tracks Fixed At Last, LIRR Cancels Ten Morning Trains

ALL ABOARD AT LAST! SORT OF! (Getty) Amtrak announced at approximately 7 a.m. today that work to repair damage caused by Monday's NJ Transit derailment was finally finished. Unfortunately for some Long Island commuters, the job...

Amtrak Knew About Penn Station Track Problems Ahead Of Monday's Derailment

Amtrak Knew About Penn Station Track Problems Ahead Of Monday's Derailment

Commuters in Penn Station wait to see the fate of their trains following the train derailment in Penn Station two weeks ago. (Photo by Scott Lynch) On day four of commuter hell following Monday's "minor derailment"...

Woman Gets Head Stuck In Subway Doors In Disturbing Video

Woman Gets Head Stuck In Subway Doors In Disturbing Videovideo

A disturbing video shows a woman getting her head and bag stuck in the subway doors. The incident reportedly happened around 12:45 p.m. Tuesday as a 4 train reached the end of the line at the...

NYPD Transit Chief Chides Trump: 'Please Don't Ride Between The Subway Cars'

NYPD Transit Chief Chides Trump: 'Please Don't Ride Between The Subway Cars'

No photos of Donald Trump on the subway could be found (Getty Images) Donald Trump gave a long interview to notable "Fake News" outlet The New York Times this week. They touched on a number of...

This Visualization Of All NYC Cab & Bus Rides In One Day Is Surprisingly Soothingvideo

This Visualization Of All NYC Cab & Bus Rides In One Day Is Surprisingly Soothing

The words "bus" and "soothing" rarely belong in the same sentence, but this map visualizing a full day's worth of bus and taxi trips in the city is a welcome exception. Behold: Creator Will Geary combined data...

IT'S ALL HAPPENING: MTA Board Approves 15-Month L Train Shutdown

IT'S ALL HAPPENING: MTA Board Approves 15-Month L Train Shutdown

(Billy Devine) As expected, the MTA Board approved a 15-month L train shutdown today, officially heralding in a near (albeit temporary) future of truncated service between North Brooklyn and Manhattan. The MTA Board awarded the $477...

Drunk Man Who Stole Truck, Killed M14 Bus Driver Convicted Of Manslaughter

Drunk Man Who Stole Truck, Killed M14 Bus Driver Convicted Of Manslaughter

The crash scene at 7th Avenue and West 14th Street on February 12, 2014 (Jen Chung/Gothamist) A 24-year-old man was found guilty of aggravated vehicular homicide, second-degree manslaughter and other charges for killing a NYC Transit...

MTA...Disposes Of Pilot Program To Remove Trash Cans From Subway Platforms

MTA...Disposes Of Pilot Program To Remove Trash Cans From Subway Platforms

Everything's back to the way things were. This is how the trash cans always looked. (via Flickr user Scott Lynch) The MTA has announced that they're ending the pilot program in which the agency removed trash...

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