Here are the MTA’s fare-hike proposals. The authority is expected to choose one of the four proposals in December, and possibly set the hikes in motion by March. There will be public hearings between now and then. Which one would you choose?

Here are the MTA’s fare-hike proposals. The authority is expected to choose one of the four proposals in December, and possibly set the hikes in motion by March. There will be public hearings between now and then. Which one would you choose?

Ride the NYC subway?
Meet the boss of your commute: MTA chairman Joe Lhota
Lhota, a lifelong conservative Republican, was “installed by a governor who doesn’t much care about transit  to straighten out the finances and public image of an authority that is  a political pinata, all while keeping the trains   running on time.”
In his first 100 days, he has:
Implemented Fastrack, a program that shuts down entire subway lines for a series of evenings to increase repair efficiency
Argued the case for public investment in transportation
 Loudly resisted the House of Representative’s efforts to cut the gas tax
Traveled to Albany seven times to  discuss transit issues with the executive and legislative branch, and  where he lobbied   alongside Transport Workers Union head John Samuelsen
“Compared to Jay Walder, who literally never met with the transportation  or civic groups that cared about the M.T.A., he met with me  individually and some other people   individually,”  said Gene  Russianoff, staff attorney for the Straphangers Campaign. “He’s very direct. There’s really no B.S.”
How do you think he’s doing?

Ride the NYC subway?

Meet the boss of your commute: MTA chairman Joe Lhota

Lhota, a lifelong conservative Republican, was “installed by a governor who doesn’t much care about transit to straighten out the finances and public image of an authority that is a political pinata, all while keeping the trains running on time.”

In his first 100 days, he has:

  • Implemented Fastrack, a program that shuts down entire subway lines for a series of evenings to increase repair efficiency
  • Argued the case for public investment in transportation
  • Loudly resisted the House of Representative’s efforts to cut the gas tax
  • Traveled to Albany seven times to discuss transit issues with the executive and legislative branch, and where he lobbied alongside Transport Workers Union head John Samuelsen
  • “Compared to Jay Walder, who literally never met with the transportation or civic groups that cared about the M.T.A., he met with me individually and some other people individually,” said Gene Russianoff, staff attorney for the Straphangers Campaign. “He’s very direct. There’s really no B.S.”

How do you think he’s doing?

Meet the M.T.A.’s engineer-in-chief Michael Horodniceanu. He is building the next generation of the New York City transit system.

Meet the M.T.A.’s engineer-in-chief Michael Horodniceanu. He is building the next generation of the New York City transit system.

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fishy:

vusie-deuce:

littleorphanammo:

A gothamist link to a f-ing righteous reddit Q/A with an MTA conductor. I read it for at least an hour last night and made sure to say hi to my conductor today.

Good fun.

And servicey (what to do if you fall on the tracks).

Great read!

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nevver:

Andy Pratt
Solidarity, Charlton St.

Tags: NYC Subway maps

An obsessive and obsessively absorbing blog about the digging of the Second Avenue Subway tunnel.

RIDING ‘RITHMETIC: The city reclaims its 3 p.m. rush hour in Alex Citrin's new art for Capital New York. Click here to see a larger version at the top of our homepage.

RIDING ‘RITHMETIC: The city reclaims its 3 p.m. rush hour in Alex Citrin's new art for Capital New York. Click here to see a larger version at the top of our homepage.

neighborhoodr-eastvillage:

getbackvassifer:

Broadway & 8th

Here’s an old Subway System Map from 1968 showing some of the double letter local lines.
And one from 1972.
More historical NYC Subway Maps here.

neighborhoodr-eastvillage:

getbackvassifer:

Broadway & 8th

Here’s an old Subway System Map from 1968 showing some of the double letter local lines.

And one from 1972.

More historical NYC Subway Maps here.

(via neighborhoodr-eastvillage)

matthewknell:

NYC Subway in 1986

Some amazing fashion spotting in this.

Tags: NYC subway