Did you know that New Yorkers have some of the longest commutes in the nation? Out of the 30 largest metropolitan areas, New York City is the only city where average weekly commutes exceed five hours, according to New York City Comptroller Scott M. Stringer. New Yorkers on average, commute 6 hours and 18 minutes… Read More Freedom Ticket
Anyone who has ever dialed 511 to get MTA information can attest that it can be a frustrating and challenging process that can result in slamming the phone down without receiving answers to the questions that prompted the call. The 511 system, which is operated by the State, can be a first impression of the… Read More Have you ever tried calling the 511 NY Transit and Traffic Information line to get MTA Information?
In its One New York plan, the de Blasio administration recognizes the centrality of an effective transit system to the future growth of the City and the achievement of the Plan’s goals. The City has supported fully funding the MTA’s Capital Program and establishing a stable funding structure for capital needs and recognizes that fully… Read More The MTA Capital Program and the City of New York: The City of New York Has a Great Opportunity with the MTA Capital Program…And timing is everything!!
Riders may have noticed the new platform signs that read “STEP ASIDE” with directional arrows at the 51st station (6 Line) and the 59th Street & Lexington (4 and 5 Lines, soon the 6 Line) stations. The signs are a pilot program now, to remind riders to let the on-board riders off the train before… Read More STEP ASIDE ? STEP ASIDE for what?
Carrying over 25,000 passengers per day, the M86 moves the most passengers per mile of any bus route in NYC. The original M86 Crosstown was a disaster. Up to six minute dwell times at key stops such as 86th and Lex, 86th and CPW, and 86th and York (westbound). Myth has it that one walked backwards… Read More 3 Weeks of M86 Select Bus Service: The Good and The Bad
My hope, through this post, is for transit riders to become fully aware of the current predicament that the MTA faces: a $12 billion gap in the next phase of funding for the 2015-2019 Capital Plan. Just recently, the CEO of the MTA, Thomas Prendergast, said that without a fully funded Capital Program, the system… Read More The Importance of Funding the Gap