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  1. the city
    No Fare: 1 in 5 Bus Riders Don’t PayNearly 370,000 passengers sneak on daily — marking a big jump since 2013 and helping drive $225 million in annual fare-evasion losses, MTA stats show.
  2. select all
    Lyft Reinvents the BusLyft’s new service is a bus.
  3. buses
    The First of the MTA’s Wi-Fi-Equipped Buses Are HereSeven of them have hit the road in Queens.
  4. crimes and misdemeanors
    Staten Island Man Stole Bus Because He Wanted to Drive a BusNot the worst reason.
  5. crimes and misdemeanors
    MTA Driver Used Bus to Pick Up $3 Million Worth of HeroinWithout straying from his route.
  6. accidents
    Pedestrian Killed by MTA Bus in WilliamsburgAnother traffic fatality.
  7. crimes and misdemeanors
    Queens Teenager Killed by Stray Bullet Through Bus WindowShe was new to going out alone.
  8. scary things
    Fung Wah Was Even Scarier Than Anyone ThoughtA new shutdown order is chilling.
  9. scary things
    MTA Bus Driver Passes Out in Almost the Worst Place PossibleAt least it wasn’t on a bridge.
  10. stand clear of the closing doors
    MTA Debuts a Whole New Way for You to Yell at ItThe MTA wants your feedback on video.
  11. free ride
    Freeloaders Take About $50 Million Worth of Bus Rides AnnuallyBleeding the agency $2.50 at a time.
  12. transportation
    MTA Introduces Buses With Three DoorsThree is a magic number.
  13. people who are dumb
    Greyhound Can Remotely Disable Its BusesSomething to keep in mind if you ever find yourself thinking about stealing a bus, like this Westchester man did.
  14. transportation
    New Yorkers Are Abusing Public Transit WorkersAttacks on MTA employees are up.
  15. jews
    The Gender-Segregating B110 Bus: BustedMayor Bloomberg and various city agencies are outraged about the Hasidic bus line.
  16. jews
    Orthodox Jews Caught Acting Like Orthodox Jews on Semi-Public BusWomen have to sit in the back of Brooklyn’s B110 bus.
  17. awful things
    Dead Bus Driver Went Unnoticed for Five Hours at Port AuthorityHis bus was idling.
  18. round and round
    Slow Manhattan Bus Emasculated by ComedianA comedian outraced the M42 on a small tricycle.
  19. buses
    Nearly Twenty MTA Bus Drivers a Month Are Busted Texting While DrivingDoes this surprise you? Then you don’t ride buses.
  20. real estate
    MTA Cuts Hurt Gentrifiers’ Property ValuesBad luck if you live off the V, W, and a number of shortchanged bus routes.
  21. neighborhood news
    First and Second Avenue Bus Lanes to Create ‘Surface Subway’Janette Sadik-Khan announce big changes on the East Side yesterday.
  22. spitting
    Bus Operators Plagued By A Spitting ProblemSlushies in the face, too!
  23. ballsy pastors
    President Obama Literally Picked Up Reverend Wright and Tossed Him Under an Actual BusWright can’t let this go.
  24. power to the pedestrians
    Plan for 34th Street Will Create ‘Pedestrian Plaza’No cars allowed!
  25. neighborhood news
    Greyhound Bus (Was) on the Loose!Joyrider or criminal mastermind?
  26. let’s get civical
    Would Making Crosstown Buses Free Really Make Them Faster?That’s what Mayor Bloomberg thinks.
  27. stand clear of the closing doors
    Would You Rather Have a Baby on a City Bus, or on the Subway?Or would you rather hold it in with your bare hands until you could get somewhere, anywhere else?
  28. neighborhood news
    Another Discount Bus Service ArrivesThe Tripper Bus will take you to Arlington! And BETHESDA!
  29. crazytown
    City Buses Travel Slower Than Chickens WalkingUm, yeah. It’s all about context, eh?
  30. intel
    FreshDirect Admits That Something Has Turned SourHey, remember before Christmas when we told you about how FreshDirect was out of many basic products and was having trouble offering prompt delivery times? And how it might have been because of an exodus of illegal immigrant workers after a Homeland Security probe of the company? When we asked a rep for the popular grocery service about the issues, we were cryptically told to “plan ahead and to double-check available times.” Now, though, FreshDirect brass are finally addressing the problem. Regular users with e-mail logins were sent a letter late yesterday telling them that this month, the company is “going to have a harder time meeting your food needs” than usual. The letter explains the labor issues and employee shortages they’ve been battling. Which is all well and good, but if it means we are going to have to carry an entire spiral ham on the M14 bus back from Whole Foods tomorrow, we might just have to move back to the suburbs.
  31. the morning line
    Bus Stop • Sure, the Feds promised Bloomberg $354 million for his traffic-reduction plan (if he can get the city and state to pass it), but that dough’s mainly to put up new bus depots. Of the roughly $200 mil needed to charge drivers entering Manhattan, Uncle Sam’s promised only $10 million. [NYT]
  32. developing
    What’s That Shiny Building, and What Have They Done With Our Bus Station? When Governor Spitzer held a press conference Friday to announce the state was opening bidding for the 12-million-square-foot Hudson Yards site, he mentioned another bit of redevelopment in the works for the West Side: an imminent overhaul of the Port Authority Bus Terminal. Which promptly sent us scurrying to the Port Authority’s Website, looking for details. We turned up these renderings and these optimistic stats: Apparently they’re planning 55,000 square feet of spiffed-up stores, 26 new bus gates, and a bright office tower on top. Even if the building doesn’t look too architecturally interesting, it’s still nice to imagine a presentable depot. Just don’t count on it anytime soon; feasibility studies will be ongoing till 2009. —Alec Appelbaum Earlier: You Wanna Buy a Rail Yard?
  33. the morning line
    It’s Not Easy Being a Hell’s Angel • Anyone who’s ever walked by the Hell’s Angels’ redoubt at 77 East 3rd Street knows the place is a bit creepy. But holy crap: After an injured woman was found outside, the police had to cordon off the block and use rooftop snipers, machine guns, helicopters, and a Bearcat vehicle to storm the mini-fortress. [amNY] • The Post whips out the trusty “Un-Fare” pun for an unpleasant little scoop: The much-covered Fulton Street Transit Center will force riders switching from, say, J to R trains to swipe their MetroCard twice. And suddenly, we couldn’t care less about the shape of its dome. [NYP] • If you’re at all hip, you know that the absolute trendiest thing to do is to beat the living shit out of someone and post the footage on YouTube. All the cool kids are doing it, including four aspiring documentarians on Long Island. One thing about video, however: It makes it awfully easy to identify the perps. [WNBC] • A Manhattan professor expresses parents’ overarching sentiment on the new school-bus routes, as quoted by the Times: “It looked as if a monkey had done it.” [NYT] • And if you like self-piloting trains and automated dry cleaning, you’ll love robotic parking. The first such garage opens this February in Chinatown; your car will be lowered through the floor on a moving platform and assigned a free space by a computer. One hopes without you still in it. [FoxNews]
  34. the morning line
    Everything Is Beautiful; It’s Morning in America • While bleary-eyed Democrats are gloating like Posties on circ day, let’s go over the entirely unsurprising results of local races. Hillary made quick work of John Spencer (Blues Explosion! Get it?), Spitzer is your new and already boring governor, Cuomo crushed Pirro, and Alan Hevesi is back, uh, behind the wheel. [NYT, NYDN, NYP] • The suspect is talking, and more lurid and ultimately depressing details of the Adrienne Shelly murder are emerging. Nineteen-year-old illegal immigrant Diego Pillco says he strangled the actress with a sheet after she called him a “son of a bitch,” because he took the insult literally. [NYP] • The Transit Authority is installing digital cameras on 450 city buses — and up to seven cameras per bus. We’re not sure how to feel about this one, and the manufacturers are not helping much by saying things like “The bus is always recording, everywhere, all of the time.” [NYDN] • The city is mulling the Lower East Side rezoning proposal that would put the kibosh on the future skyscrapers in the neighborhood. The Department of Planning says it wants new buildings capped at 80 feet (about eight stories); activists want the bar lowered to 60. No word on color restrictions. [amNY] • And finally, we’ll just slavishly repeat the headline here: “Woman Hurt In ‘Shake-It-Like-Shakira’ Contest Sues NYC Bar.” Because, really, what can be added to that? Only a lame joke about how hips make good witnesses (they don’t lie). But we’re above that. [WNBC]
  35. in other news
    It’s a Bird, It’s a Plane, It’s … a Bus!The Second Avenue subway may be on the fast track, but you know what? Too late. We’re over you. We’ve moved on. We’re going to have buses — ultra-fast buses — instead. These superbuses — revealed in a Times piece this morning — will stop only once every mile. They’ll be painted a special color. They’ll have their own lanes, also painted a special color. And they’ll carry cameras that will capture — and rat out to the cops — all cars and trucks that block these lanes. Most awesome, the stops will have curbside turnstiles that allow people to board without lingering on the steps. In other words, pure urban Utopia.