Archive for September, 2010

1 Train Line October Service Changes

Back in July, the MTA announced a $47M station rehabilitation project that would affect 5 stations on the . 12 days ago, work officially started on the project. Earlier today, MTA NYC Transit announced the October service changes via this press release: Due to the ongoing station repair work at the 207th, 215th, 225th, 238th, […]

Extremely Limited LIRR Service For 2 Weekends

Let me first apologize for not posting this sooner. Anyhow…. This past Monday, the MTA Long Island Rail Road announced that for 2 weekends, there will be extremely limited service due to a major signal modernization program at & around Jamaica Station. Here are the complete details courtesy of the press release they sent out […]

Brooklyn Pols Want Express Bus Service Restored

Many riders & elected officials bemoaned the MTA’s initial announcement of massive service cuts due to budget woes. When the cuts went into effect & reality set in, those complaints became louder. Many of the complaints centered around bus service which took the biggest blow from the MTA’s service ax. Express bus service was especially […]

15,700 Fare Beaters Arrested So Far In 2010

Whether it is lowlifes deciding to not pay, or similar individuals jamming MetroCard Vending Machines to sell rides for cash, fare evasion is a problem that continues to cost the MTA. A report that should appear in today’s New York Daily News looks at how 15,700 people have been arrested so far this year for […]

NYCT Introduces Prototype Help Point Intercom

A prototype of the “Help Point” Intercom that the MTA will install at 2 subway stations for testing. Photo courtesy of the MTA. Anyone who rides the NYC Subway knows that the passenger intercoms in place leave a lot to be desired in terms of functionality & usefulness. If MTA NYC Transit has its way, […]