Archive for September, 2008

Nostalgia Train To Mark The Final Season Game At Shea Stadium

The MTA sent me a press release yesterday afternoon to announce that they will run a nostalgia train to mark the final regular season game to ever be played at Shea Stadium. They did the same thing to mark the final regular season game to ever be played at Yankee Stadium. Here is the press […]

Service Diversions 09-26

I have just updated the service diversions page with the latest scheduled diversions for this weekend & next week (and beyond in some cases). Don’t forget to check in for any changes to the page. I also suggest printing out a copy of the page to use while riding the system. Have a safe & […]

TSTC Teams Up With One Region Funders Group

Earlier this afternoon the Tri-State Transportation Campaign announced it will team up with the One Region Funders’ Group to create a “new community assistance grant program to encourage transit-oriented development.” The TSTC’s Executive Director Kate Slevin provided more details in this entry: Today the Tri-State Transportation Campaign and the One Region Funders’ Group announced a […]

Proposed Budget Means More Of The Same For Long Island Bus

The long standing trend of local government shortchanging the MTA in terms of funding continues. This time we will focus on Nassau County which has a history of shortchanging Long Island Bus way before the MTA took over. The latest shortchanging comes from Nassau County’s 2009 proposed budget. The proposal calls for the county’s subsidy […]

How The MTA Was Yet Again Their Own Worst Enemy

Amidst of all the LIRR drama along with talks of hypothetical cuts was the story of the MTA getting price gouged on bus fuel as part of a new contract extension with its long running supplier Sprague Energy Corporation. Now word as come out that some officials saw this price gouge coming a mile away […]