Archive for June, 2008

2 Men Dead After Being Hit By LIRR Trains

LIRR train departing the Woodside station. Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit Today was not a good day for the Long Island Rail Road as 2 men were killed in separate incidents after being struck by trains. Joseph Mallia of Newsday filed this report: Two men were hit by Long Island Rail Road trains […]

Editorial On MTA Funding

Today’s edition of the morning newspaper Metro has an excellent editorial by Neil deMause on MTA funding. Here is his piece: As if New Yorkers hadn’t been beset by enough bad news of late — foreclosures going through the roof, “The Real World” filming its next season in Brooklyn — last week the MTA chimed […]

A New Extreme Commuter

As you know by now, I am a big fan of the AMNY Extreme Commuter series which highlights the extreme commutes which some tri-state residents go through to get to & from work. AMNY’s Marlene Naanes has posted a report about the latest extreme commuter who travels from Queens to Connecticut. Here is Marlene’s report […]

The MTA Is In Deep Doodoo

This sentiment was shared by a member of a panel which met this past Thursday to discuss post congestion pricing solutions for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA). Em Whitney of the New York Observer filed this report: Last night at the New York Blood Center auditorium on the Upper West Side, Assemblyman Micah Kellner moderated […]

MTA Talks About Select Bus Service

Bx12 approaching the Pelham Bay Park station. Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit The MTA’s New York City Transit division issued a press release discussing Select Bus Service. Here is the release courtesy of the MTA: MTA New York City Transit, in collaboration with NYC Department of Transportation (DOT), is rolling out Select Bus […]