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NYPD: 'Urine' Thrown On Female Transit Workers In Separate Incidents

NYPD: 'Urine' Thrown On Female Transit Workers In Separate Incidents

(Shutterstock) The Transit Workers Union is concerned a "serial attacker" may be targeting female transit employees, after two workers—a subway conductor and a bus driver—were attacked in different incidents on Friday. The incidents about 15 blocks...

MTA Now Wants To Crack Down On Bus Farebeaters

MTA Now Wants To Crack Down On Bus Farebeaters

Commuters board an MTA BX19 bus after waiting over 15 minutes for the bus to arrive.(David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) After it pinned $225 million in lost annual revenue and declines in ridership on farebeaters, the...

Queens Woman Identified As One Of Two Fatalities In Virginia Bus Crash

Queens Woman Identified As One Of Two Fatalities In Virginia Bus Crash

The Tao's Travel charter bus that crashed in Virginia on Tuesday morning, on its way to NYC. (Virginia State Police/Twitter) Police have identified a Queens woman as one of the two people who died in the...

Staten Island Driver In Deadly Virginia Bus Crash Charged With Manslaughter

Staten Island Driver In Deadly Virginia Bus Crash Charged With Manslaughter

The Tao's Travel charter bus that crashed in Virginia on Tuesday morning, on its way to NYC. (Virginia State Police/Twitter) The driver in the deadly Virginia bus crash has been charged with two counts of involuntary...

NYC-Bound Bus Crashes In Virginia: 2 Confirmed Dead, Dozens Injured

NYC-Bound Bus Crashes In Virginia: 2 Confirmed Dead, Dozens Injured

The Tao Travel-owned bus that crashed en route from Orlando, Florida, to NYC on Tuesday morning. (Virginia State Police/Twitter) A charter bus headed from Orlando to New York City tipped over outside Richmond, Virginia, early Tuesday...

MTA Bus Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian In Jackson Heights

MTA Bus Driver Fatally Strikes Pedestrian In Jackson Heights

The intersection of Roosevelt Avenue and 75th Street (Via Google Maps). An MTA bus driver struck and killed a man in Jackson Heights early Monday morning. According to an NYPD release, the Q33 bus driver was...

Chaos Pigeon Boards A Bus, Does A Crash

Chaos Pigeon Boards A Bus, Does A Crash

Nothing to see here. (SabOlga/Shutterstock) A scheming pigeon injected a little mayhem into Tuesday morning's commute, sneakily slipping onto an MTA bus and creating such a flap that the driver careened into a sidewalk shed. Or...

New Yorkers On Why They Put Up With Maddeningly Slow Buses: 'I Don't Have No Choice'

New Yorkers On Why They Put Up With Maddeningly Slow Buses: 'I Don't Have No Choice'

Commuters board an MTA BX19 bus after waiting over 15 minutes for the bus to arrive.(David "Dee" Delgado / Gothamist) Andre Cuevas slumped over his phone in the back of the bus. His construction boots, coated...

I Spent A Morning In 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Bus Tour Sing-Along Purgatory

I Spent A Morning In 'Bohemian Rhapsody' Bus Tour Sing-Along Purgatorygalleryvideo

The giant, spiderweb-like crack in the front window of the bus seemed like a real good sign right off the bat. A couple dozen people carrying Queen tote bags mulled outside, waiting and wondering if we'd even...

Prolific Young Transit Thief Suspected Of Snagging Another MTA Bus

Prolific Young Transit Thief Suspected Of Snagging Another MTA Bus

(DCPI) A young transit bandit, believed to have been involved in multiple MTA bus-thefts in recent weeks, appears to have struck again. Police say that the thief commandeered an empty city bus at around 3:20 a.m....

De Blasio Vows To 'Do Something Big' For New York City's Beleaguered Buses

De Blasio Vows To 'Do Something Big' For New York City's Beleaguered Buses

via Flickr user elHarley For some time now, the city's bus system has been in free fall. Thanks to increasingly traffic-choked streets and a general disinterest in doing anything about it, the average bus speeds in...

Man Borrows City Bus For Joyride To Queens, Returns It Before Anyone Notices

Man Borrows City Bus For Joyride To Queens, Returns It Before Anyone Notices

925 Hunts Point Avenue, the site of the bus theft (Google Maps) An unknown transit thief managed to quietly borrow an MTA bus from a Bronx street this weekend, taking it on a round-trip jaunt to...

New Video Shows Enraged Bus Basher Keeps Busy:

New Video Shows Enraged Bus Basher Keeps Busy: "I Will F*ck Your Bus Up Like I Did Everybody Else'

The seething straphanger who chased and smashed an MTA bus in retaliation for allegedly bad service earlier this week was reportedly involved in a series of bus pummeling incidents throughout the night. As we reported yesterday,...

Video: Man Misses Bus, Man Chases Bus, Man Smashes Busvideo

Video: Man Misses Bus, Man Chases Bus, Man Smashes Bus

Police are searching for a man who wrecked the outside of an MTA bus on Wednesday during a fit of rage apparently prompted by the driver's alleged refusal to pick him up. Cell phone footage captured...

Video: NYC's Wide Variety Of Subway Turnstile Jumping Techniquesvideo

Video: NYC's Wide Variety Of Subway Turnstile Jumping Techniques

Earlier this week, the MTA said that it will lose $215 million in revenue from subway and bus fare evasion. To further drive home the point, the agency put together a montage of subway farebeaters from late November.

Brooklyn Man Faces Prison Time For Spraying Bear Mace At Two MTA Bus Drivers

Brooklyn Man Faces Prison Time For Spraying Bear Mace At Two MTA Bus Drivers

(via Flickr user matthewgomez1) A man who allegedly sprayed a noxious substance at two MTA bus drivers this summer has been indicted by the Brooklyn District Attorney on felony assault and reckless endangerment charges. He was...

Staten Island Bus Driver Allegedly Catches Girl's Arm In Door, Laughs, Keeps Driving

Staten Island Bus Driver Allegedly Catches Girl's Arm In Door, Laughs, Keeps Driving

An image of the girl's trapped arm, posted to Facebook by bus passenger Paul Costello. (Photo by Daziyah Johnson) A Staten Island bus driver caught a girl's arm in the vehicle's door on Friday, and rather...

MTA Bus Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking 81-Yr-Old Woman In Bensonhurst

MTA Bus Driver Arrested After Fatally Striking 81-Yr-Old Woman In Bensonhurst

(Adam Fagen/Flickr) An MTA bus driver hit a woman in Brooklyn on Wednesday evening, fatally striking her while she was crossing the street inside a marked crosswalk, according to the NYPD. Just after 8 p.m., police...

This Is The Slowest Bus In New York City

This Is The Slowest Bus In New York City

The slowest bus currently making its miserable trek through New York City is the M42, according to the just-announced "Pokey" awards. The tongue-in-cheek "awards" are presented by mass transit advocates every year to the slowest as well...

Racist Bus Rider Tells Woman In Headscarf: 'ICE Is Here For You!'video

Racist Bus Rider Tells Woman In Headscarf: 'ICE Is Here For You!'

For the second time in a week, a berserk racist has been caught on tape lashing out at fellow bus-riders, and threatening to have them deported by Immigration and Customs Enforcement. In the above video, which...

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...

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...

Truly Adorable Couple Host Their Wedding On MTA Bus, 13 Years After Meeting On Same Bus

Truly Adorable Couple Host Their Wedding On MTA Bus, 13 Years After Meeting On Same Bus

(Oran Viriyincy / Flickr) Here's a nice thing: A Manhattan couple were married earlier this week while riding a crosstown city bus, surrounded by about 80 friends, an accommodating driver, and a couple of very confused...

Look, This Is Just A Nice Story About A Woman Who Forgot Her Purse On A City Bus And Managed To Get It Back

Look, This Is Just A Nice Story About A Woman Who Forgot Her Purse On A City Bus And Managed To Get It Back

Seiler and her savior (Courtesy Stephanie Seiler) It's not really all that hard to lose a bag, phone or baby on public transportation, and the odds of ever getting your stuff back are always slim. So...

MTA To Trim 'Summer of Hell' Bus And Ferry Service That No One Used

MTA To Trim 'Summer of Hell' Bus And Ferry Service That No One Used

A nearly-empty rush hour ferry to Hunterspoint departing Manhattan on a recent Wednesday evening. (Emma Whitford/Gothamist) Starting Wednesday, the MTA will no longer offer ferry service between Manhattan and Long Island City for Long Island Railroad...

'Summer Of Hell' Actually Kind Of Heavenly For Some Long Island Shuttle Bus Riders

'Summer Of Hell' Actually Kind Of Heavenly For Some Long Island Shuttle Bus Riders

Marina from Melville disembarks her personal charter bus on Wednesday morning (Emma Whitford / Gothamist) The MTA announced Wednesday that it is scaling back a fleet of 200 shuttle buses chartered for Long Islanders during eight...

Chelsea Residents Warned City About Buses Using Side Streets Near Citi Bike Death

Chelsea Residents Warned City About Buses Using Side Streets Near Citi Bike Death

(via amin torres's Flickr) Community Board 4 in Manhattan has been raising the alarm about bus traffic on residential Chelsea side streets since December, with an emphasis on a stretch of West 26th Street less than...

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 Official Says NYers Take Buses Less Because The Subway's So Improved

MTA Official Says NYers Take Buses Less Because The Subway's So Improved

(Oran Viriyincy / Flickr) Bus ridership in the city is on a decline. This is thanks to a number of factors, like changing demographics; sloooooowing bus speeds; more cyclists; and the advent of e-hail apps like...

Here's How Mass Transit Is Handling Today's Big Snowstorm

Here's How Mass Transit Is Handling Today's Big Snowstorm

An MTA employee hard at work during this morning's snow. (Courtesy NYC Transit) The sky is dumping two to four inches of snow on us an hour this morning, and though lucky schoolchildren get to enjoy...

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