MTA Bus Time Popular With S.I. Riders

Back in October 2010 the MTA debuted Bus Time in Manhattan on the M16 & M34, the agency promised that it would be a huge hit amongst bus riders. They were so pleased with the pilot that it ended up heading to Brooklyn’s B63 in February 2011. Last July, the agency announced it would be […]

Assemblyman Ra Opines On LIRR 3rd Track

Many of my readers know that I have long been a supporter of the MTA Long Island Rail Road’s plan to build a third track on its main line between Floral Park & Hicksville. I’ve argued that this project should have taken priority over the ridiculous 7 line extension. However not everyone has been a […]

A Fascinating 3 Part Series On MTA Bus Planning

I was browsing for transit related news when I happened to stumble on a fascinating 3 part look into MTA bus route planning which was written by former Director of MTA/NYC Transit Bus Planning (1981) Allan Rosen. The first part takes a look at the back story of the 1978 bus route changes in Southwest […]

Opining On Jay’s Resignation

When I started the day, I figured it would be light on the transit news front. At most, I might post an entry or two but the main task of the day being updating the service diversions for the upcoming weekend. I never thought that plan would get blown out of the water by the […]

Senator Says MTA Needs To Take Over

LIRR commuters need no reminder of the painful commutes they had to put up with for days to Amtrak’s recent derailment in one of the East River tunnels. All it did was highlight the sub par agreement between the LIRR & Amtrak in terms of control of operations. One of the first to criticize Amtrak […]