Archive for July, 2008

Kew Gardens Union Turnpike Station Now ADA Compliant

Station sign at the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike station in Queens. Resized photo courtesy of A few days ago the MTA issued a press release to highlight the 67th station out of 468 in the NYC Subway to become ADA Compliant. The 67th station is the Kew Gardens-Union Turnpike stop on the & . Here […]

Buses To Replace Trains On Port Washington Line This Weekend

Later today the Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) division of the MTA will post a press release on their site about weekend changes on the Port Washington line. Here are the details: Track and drainage work being performed between Great Neck and Port Washington on the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s Port Washington Branch will […]

Straphangers Release 2008 Subway Report Card

Once again that time of year is here where the Straphangers Campaign releases their annual subway report card. This was the second report released on Tuesday which I mentioned in my previous thread. Now if you recall last year, the 1 train was rated the best line in the system. Unfortunately for the train & […]

New Report Highlights What I & Others Already Knew

The string of bad publicity for the MTA continues as two separate reports came out detailing either service or system condition issues. In this entry I will talk about the first report which focused on system conditions. The report was co-sponsored by State Assemblyman Dov Hikind & Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer. The report’s initial […]

Maybe Another Time

For years commuters have felt no one on the MTA Board truly understands what they go through on a fairly regular basis when riding any part of the current transit system. Within that same period some have called on current & past political leaders to consider adding a working class commuter to the MTA Board. […]