Archive for June, 2010

MTA CEO: We Will Not Raise Fares This Year

Earlier today, MTA Board Chairman & CEO Jay H. Walder appeared on the John Gambling show to discuss the current state of the MTA in terms of finances & service cuts. During his appearance, he announced that the agency will be sticking to its schedule & not increasing fares this year. Plans are still in […]

LIRR Service To Dave Matthews Band At Citifield

A short time ago, the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) announced it will be providing service to the Dave Matthews Band concerts at Citifield on July 16th & 17th. Here are the complete details courtesy of the press release they sent me: There‚Äôs no reason to fight traffic in order to enjoy an evening […]

MTA Statement On 10th Av Station For 7 Line Ext.

The 7 line extension is back in the news again as Mayor Bloomberg feels confident that the city can still build a 10th Ave station as part of the 7 line extension. Readers of this blog know how critical I have been of this project overall over the last couple of years. The only positive […]

Georgi Vodka Ads Removed From Brooklyn Buses

Here is the Georgi Vodka ad removed from Brooklyn buses due to complains from the Hasidic community. Photo courtesy of Alvarez for the New York Daily News. In yet another example of people having too much time on their hand, Georgi Vodka ads have been removed from Brooklyn buses due to complains from members of […]

State Senate Derails MTA’s Plans To Save

Ever since Jay H. Walder took over as MTA Board Chairman & CEO, he has been obsessed with streamlining operations & saving money. This hard line stance has been a huge sticking point in the agency’s latest battle with the Transport Workers Union Local 100 (TWU Local 100). Both sides have engaged in a war […]