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Should The MTA Split The R Line?

Should The MTA Split The R Line?

Delays and crowding are not infrequent on the R train line. (Courtesy Ryan Wolf) The R, a local train that runs from Forest Hills, Queens, to Bay Ridge, Brooklyn is notoriously unreliable (and sometimes has bedbugs)....

In A New Approach, MTA Asks Wheelchair Users Which Stations Should Be Prioritized For Accessibility

In A New Approach, MTA Asks Wheelchair Users Which Stations Should Be Prioritized For Accessibility

MTA President Andy Byford (right) and the agency's accessibility chief, Alex Elegudin, held a public hearing Wednesday night on accessibility issues. (Photo by Jaclyn Jeffrey-Wilensky) Craig Wollenstein is a professional transit trainer who teaches people with...

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.

NYC's Subway Savior Andy Byford Urges City Council To 'Bite' A $40 Billion Bullet

NYC's Subway Savior Andy Byford Urges City Council To 'Bite' A $40 Billion Bullet

NYCTA President Andy Byford testifies before the City Council's Transportation Committee on Tuesday morning (John McCarten / City Council) Employing the phrase "bite the bullet" ten times, New York City Transit Authority President Andy Byford urged...

MTA: Subway Service Is Actually Improving

MTA: Subway Service Is Actually Improving

The scene at Hoyt-Schermerhorn during a morning rush hour subway meltdown in mid-September. (Courtesy Skippy Santiago) "We have turned the corner on our worsening reliability," Sally Librera, Senior Vice President for New York City Transit, declared...

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Picks: Babeling edition

The Cinecultist's Weekly Movie Picks: Babeling edition

With Halloween coming next week and the fall chill in the air, this is the perfect weekend to curl up with a good scary movie. The Shining or The Nightmare on Elm Street make for good rentals...

Lead of the Class

Lead of the Class

Remember when lunch boxes were made of metal? They weighed more than the food inside, could serve as excellent swingable weapons, and doubled as great action-figure carrying cases. But they also rusted, developed sharp edges, and...

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