Archive for September, 2010

East Meadow Business Owners Protest MTA Tax

Back in 2008, the MTA’s financial picture was in complete shambles. The outlook was so bad, it led to former MTA CEO Elliot Sander to use such terms as “draconian” & “doomsday scenario” to describe the chaos & potential fare hikes & service cuts that were to come from it. During that process, many different […]

MTA Looking To Advertising To Raise Revenues

The TBS 2010 MLB Postseason video ad that will be appearing in some NYC Subway cars. Photo courtesy of the MTA. Once again the MTA is looking to raise revenues via advertising opportunities in its vast infrastructure. The latest attempt is in the form of video ads in subway cars & side ads on some […]

Bridge Fire Halts Metro-North Service

This fire on the Harlem River Bridge is the reason that Metro-North service is suspended to & from Grand Central Terminal. Photo courtesy of ABC. Metro-North commuters should brace for some major travel delays as service to & from Grand Central has been suspended due to a fire on the Harlem River Bridge. Here is […]

Rockland Considers Withdrawing From The MTA

While catching up on transit related news of the last few days, I came across a brief but very interesting report. The report was about how, one of my old stomping grounds, Rockland County will begin analysis on whether it should withdraw from the MTA. Empire State News has more: Rockland County has begun an […]

Parkchester Residents Still Fight For Bx14

Back in June, I wrote about the Bx14 & its upcoming elimination. I opined at how the elimination of the line did not surprise me as it seemed justified based on the limited ridership & its proximity to other bus routes & subway lines. A few days ago, the Bronx Times took a look at […]