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  1. the top line
    Two Cheers for Andrew Cuomo, Subway SaviorSetting aside many other points of uncertainty about the governor’s L train plan, there’s no question the MTA needs more oversight.
  2. cityscape
    The L Won’t Shut Down After All. Time to Panic?Governor Cuomo’s surprise announcement of relief was greeted with less enthusiasm than he might have hoped for.
  3. transit
    Tales From the Impending L-Train ApocalypseHow locals are preparing for April’s L-train shutdown.
  4. mta
    Get on the Bus: A Radical Plan for Brooklyn’s Bus NetworkTwo urban planning experts argue that putting buses first could help fix New York’s transit woes.
  5. the goat
    Jon Stewart Helps Two Goats He Didn’t Even Know PersonallyThe GOAT of goats.
  6. new york politics
    Can Andrew Cuomo Win by Being Andrew Cuomo Again?Even as he’s pushed leftward, the governor thinks there’s still plenty of elbow room for a Democrat like him.
  7. business concerns
    The Subway’s ‘L-pocalypse’ Is Nigh — Are Brooklyn’s Restaurants Ready?As a vital transit option closes, owners of some of Brooklyn’s most popular restaurants are wondering what their new normal will be like.
  8. fitness
    The Slowest Bus in New York Taught Me to RunThe M42 travels 3.2 miles an hour. I challenged myself to beat it.
  9. The New Ferry Fleet Will Be Delightful, and Is Also a Huge MistakeSix hundred million dollars is way too much for such a tiny number of riders.
  10. Why Those Fake-Poetry Subway Ads Are So AnnoyingRoses are red / Violets are blue / Imitating poetry / Is a bad look for you.
  11. The Overlooked Reason New York’s Subway Trains Are So Painfully SlowA new report suggests that it is no accident.
  12. new york 50th anniversary
    Who’s Sitting Next to You on the Subway? On an R Train in September, We Asked.“I get, like, panic attacks, on the train especially. That’s why I get into the benzos.”
  13. MTA Announces Plan to Phase Out MetroCardStarting in late 2019, riders will be able to use phones and credit cards to pay for fares.
  14. Would You Let the Subway Sell Your Data If It Led to Better Service?Transportation agencies around the world are wising up to the fiscal benefits of data mining, but what does that mean for us?
  15. Bus Crash in Queens Kills at Least 3A collision in a busy Flushing intersection between an MTA bus and charter bus also injured at least 16, some critically.
  16. Man Wandering Around on the Subway Tracks Wreaks Havoc With Morning CommuteIt made for a bizarre scene, captured on video by one subway passenger.
  17. Mayor Wants to Raise Taxes on Those Making Over $500K to Pay for Subway RepairsHe announced a boost on high-end income-tax rates to fund public-transit fixes and reduced-fare MetroCards.
  18. One Way the MTA Could Speed Up Subway RepairsMTA Chairman Joe Lhota said Sunday that the transit agency will shut down more lines overnight.
  19. Here’s the MTA’s Plan to Fix the SubwaysMTA chairman Joe Lhota presented some near-term steps including signal overhauls and getting rid of vague announcements.
  20. The New York City Subway Just Had Its Second Derailment in a MonthA car on a southbound Q train jumped the rails near Brighton Beach in Brooklyn.
  21. Plan for Fancy Light Shows on Bridges Jeered in City Where Subways Don’t WorkThe dismal state of the MTA is becoming a real problem for Andrew Cuomo.
  22. bans
    Oh, C’mon, MTA: Don’t Ban Food on the SubwayIn light of recent track fires, MTA chief Joe Lhota says it’s not a bad idea.
  23. Lorde Still Likes the Subway, Despite Getting Trapped on F TrainLorde’s love for the subway is well-documented.
  24. Unbelievable Photo of Packed Subway Platform Sums Up the MTA in 2017Nothing better to start off your week than a hellish commute.
  25. Track Fire Is the Latest Subway DisasterHappy Monday, riders on the A, B, C, and D lines!
  26. Governor Andrew Cuomo Will Declare the MTA in a State of EmergencyHe’s signing an executive order to speed up procurement and adding $1 billion to the capital plan.
  27. Andrew Cuomo Played Himself by Giving New York Internet Access on the SubwayNow you can yell at him to fix the subway, from the subway.
  28. A Train Derails Near 125th StreetThe FDNY says 34 people suffered from minor injuries, and service has been suspended or changed on the A, B, C, and D lines.
  29. Joe Lhota Is Back As MTA ChairmanLhota, who got the subways running after Hurricane Sandy, will take over the job as the agency faces crises on multiple fronts.
  30. MTA Brings Nightmare Above Ground With Runaway Bus Rolling Down Brooklyn StreetsThe bus smashed into a church, several other vehicles, and sent one person to the hospital.
  31. Gushing Water Main Shuts Down 6 Train for HoursIn the video, a passenger comforts another passenger, telling them, “You’re not gonna die.”
  32. MTA Previews ‘Summer of Hell’ for LIRR RidersAlmost 10,000 commuters will be affected and have been instructed to warn their employers in advance.
  33. Facebook and Twitter Scenes From a Hellish F-Train Ride in the Dark“People started to yell things like ‘please get me out’ and ‘I feel sick.’”
  34. MTA Has a New 6-Point Plan to Make Subway Commuting Less TerribleRolling out over six months and starting with the A,C,E lines.
  35. L Train Apocalypse May Be Slightly Shorter Than ExpectedThe MTA now expects the repairs to take 15 months instead of 18.
  36. Train Delays and Icy Platforms Are Making for a Miserable Commute in NYCThe blizzard may have disappointed, but it was enough to handicap the MTA.
  37. MTA Tollbooths Will Begin Disappearing in JanuaryThe cashless toll system will collect money through E-ZPass and by mail.
  38. Muslim MTA Worker Pushed Down the Stairs at Subway StationHate-crime reports since Election Day are up 115 percent.
  39. feminist book club
    Emma Watson Is Hiding Books on the London Underground for Lucky Riders to FindTen points for Gryffindor.
  40. W Train Officially Comes Out of Retirement in NovemberWelcome back!
  41. Second Avenue Subway Is Behind Schedule, AgainSo close, and yet so far. 
  42. Subway Operator Hits Man, Runs From CopsThe R train Monday morning in Bay Ridge, Brooklyn. 
  43. DHS Will Test Bioterror Airflow in NYC SubwayNontoxic gases and particles will be released throughout the system this week in order to simulate a terrorist attack using a chemical or biological agent.
  44. Both MTA L Train Plans Don’t Sound GreatThe MTA gives two not-great options to straphangers.
  45. MTA Plan Restores Funding for the Next Phase of the Second Avenue SubwayGood news for East Harlem.
  46. See Manspreading Ads From Around the WorldA study in subway etiquette across states and borders.
  47. The L Train Apocalypse Won’t Begin Until 2019You’ve got time to prepare, at least.
  48. Subway Ridership Is at Its Highest Since 1948There were 1.763 billion subway rides in 2015.
  49. M Train Repairs Will Displace Brooklyn ResidentsA couple of stores, too.
  50. The Beginning of the End for MetroCards Is HereIt’ll be a while before the MTA replaces them with a new payment system, though.
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