Straphangers Campaign

Straphangers Campaign 2010 Bus Award Winners

Once again, it is that time of the year where slow & unreliable bus lines get the spotlight they would rather not have. The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign announced the 2010 winners for the respective Pokey & Schleppie awards. The 2009 “winners” were the M42 & B44. Unfortunately for the M42, history repeated itself as it […]

Subway Car Cleanliness Has Declined

According to the 2009 Subway Shmutz report, the M has the lowest percentage of clean cars. Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit. Throughout the year, the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign releases multiple reports involving the state of some aspect of the MTA’s system. This time, it is the release of the 11th annual “Subway Shmutz” […]

Subway Car Announcement Report Released

It is that time of year again, where the NYPIRG Straphangers’ Campaign releases its Subway Car Announcement Report. The report focuses on the clarity & accuracy of subway car announcements. Here is the press release they issued this morning for the report: More than 80% of basic announcements made on subway cars are clear and […]

NYC Transit Responds To Straphangers’ Awards

Shortly after the NYPIRG Straphangers’ Campaign announced its 2009 award winners for the slowest & poorest bus service, MTA New York City Transit responded with a statement. Here is what they said courtesy of a press release sent to me: Buses were introduced to New York City more than 100 years ago and despite being, […]

Straphangers Campaign 2009 Bus Award Winners

It is once again that time of year when the NYPIRG Straphangers’ Campaign hands out its annual awards for the poorest bus service in New York City. The two awards given out annually are the “Pokey Award” & “Schleppie Award”. However this year is a bit different as the group debuts a third award which […]