Archive for October, 2007

M23 Receives The Dreaded Pokey Award!

Today, The Straphangers Campaign handed out its annual award for the slowest local bus route in New York City. The award known as the “Pokey” is now in its 6th year & continues to point out the worst of the worst as far as slow bus service is concerned. However this year is special as […]

The Anti Fare Hike Bandwagon Is Up To 80 Local Politicians

The total number of local politicians publicly against the MTA’s proposed fare hike is now sitting at 80. What might be surprising to some is the list of politicians are of a mixed variety. The group includes Assembly Democrats from the city & suburbs. They are joined by Republican State Senators from New York City […]

Off Duty Transit Cop Fires At Intruders…..

Today’s Newsday had a story about an off duty transit officer who fired shots at two armed intruders on his property in Elmont. The incident took place in the officer’s driveway where he encountered the intruders after hearing noise coming from that location. The officer whose identity has not been revealed went outside & found […]

MTA Police Dedicate New Headquarters To A Fallen Officer

This past Thursday, the MTA Police dedicated its new Jamaica headquarters to fallen officer Dennis McCarney. Mr. McCarney of Hicksville was the first Long Island Railroad police officer to die in the line of duty. His unfortunate death occurred 18 years ago on March 15, 1989. He was killed while chasing a robbery suspect out […]

M Train Rider Report Card Breakdown

Middle Village/Metropolitan Ave. bound M train leaving the Myrtle-Wyckoff Aves. station. Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit Earlier this morning I briefly wrote about the initial results for the M train rider report card. The MTA has released the full report card so it is time to get down to business! Here are the […]