Archive for May, 2010

LIRR/NJT Team Up For 1 Ticket Concert Access

Summer is only a few short weeks away & you know what that means, prime concert season. As always, the Meadowlands will be the host to many shows. Yesterday afternoon, the MTA Long Island Rail Road (LIRR) announced it was teaming with New Jersey Transit (NJT) to provide 1 railroad ticket access to get to […]

Extra LIRR Trains To Start Memorial Day

Time to catch up on some blogging by starting with a press release the MTA Long Island Rail Road sent me on Monday. The press release was to announce that as usual, they will be running extra trains at the start of the Memorial Day holiday weekend. Here are the complete details: The MTA Long […]

Spat On Bus Drivers Take 2 Months Paid Leave

B68 turning around in the Mermaid Bus Loop. Resized photo courtesy of Eye On Transit. The topic of overtime & sick time abuse has dominated this blog & the mindset of many in the transit community of late. Within the last 25 minutes, the New York Daily News issued a report about how bus drivers […]

MTA Gas Choices Cost Taxpayers $39M

The MTA’s bus fuel contract is once again in the news & yet again it is in an unfortunate light. Back in September 2008, I wrote about how the agency was being price gouged on the contract by long time supplier Sprague Energy Corp. Fast forward to 2009 when I wrote about the agency announcing […]

Service Diversions 05-20-10

I have just updated the “Service Diversions” page with the latest information for the weekend & following week (beyond in some cases). For riders going near the Broadway-Nassau & Fulton Street stations, do not forget to read this entry to see what service is affected. I suggest you print out a copy of the diversions […]