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  1. politics
    Congestion Pricing Is Really, Finally, Actually HappeningNew Jersey politicians are not happy about this at all.
  2. local
    Now Playing: Obnoxious Film Ads at Subway StationsSubway riders have taken to social media to report hearing loud ads for the newest Indiana Jones film playing on stations’ PA systems.
  3. getting around
    Who’s Afraid of the Subway?Riding every line in the days after the Sunset Park shooting.
  4. infrastructure bill
    Infrastructure Bill Spares New Yorkers From MTA Fare Hikes for NowGovernor Kathy Hochul said that billions in federal funding means that fare increases are suspended and service cuts are “off the table.”
  5. andrew cuomo resignation
    We Just Got a Reprieve From Cuomo’s Worst Transit IdeasSo we might not get stuck with that LGA AirTrain anymore.
  6. coronavirus vaccine
    New York City Jabs 1,100 on First Day of Pilot Program in Subway, Train StationsAnyone who gets a vaccination will get either a seven-day MetroCard or tickets for the LIRR or Metro-North.
  7. congestion pricing
    Secretary Pete Is Already Coming Through for New York City on Congestion PricingFederal approval is finally coming for the MTA-funding traffic-reducing program.
  8. covid-19
    MTA to Reduce Subway Closure Hours Beginning February 22As of next week, the subway will run for 22 hours a day, with no service from 2 a.m. to 4 a.m.
  9. transit
    First Look: New York’s Digital Subway Map Comes Alive TodayAnd, almost incidentally, it resolves a five-decade fight for graphics supremacy.
  10. encounter
    The Woman Tasked With Saving the Subway Is Still Commuting on ItSarah Feinberg took over the city’s transit in a state of emergency – and controversy.
  11. coronavirus
    Scenes From the Subway ShutdownThe New York City subway executed its first-ever overnight shutdown early Wednesday. This is what it looked like.
  12. the top line
    Fixing the MTA Bureaucracy Has to Start at the Top: With Andrew CuomoThe mourning over Andy Byford’s departure highlights the agency’s dysfunction: New Yorkers want a savior rather than just a competent manager.
  13. the city
    All the Dogs, Raccoons, and Turkeys Delaying Your Morning CommuteIt’s not just signal problems and sick passengers that slow the subway.
  14. subway waterfall
    Subway Station Turns Into (Extremely Dangerous) Water Park in Time for Heat WaveGushing water flowed onto a New York City subway platform on Wednesday night, almost sweeping a man onto the tracks as a train pulled in.
  15. urban planning
    Why New York Can’t Have Nice ThingsIt costs three times more to build a subway station here than in London or Paris. What if we could change that?
  16. the city
    Congestion Digestion: What You Need to Know About the MTA Budget BoostersAlbany’s deal will wring funds from motorists, pricey properties, and online transactions—but it’s still not enough to save ailing subways and buses.
  17. 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.
  18. fix the subway
    A Foolproof Guide to Making Your Subway Misfortunes Go ViralRats. Sweat. Waterfalls. Just throwing out some ideas, here.
  19. the top line
    Cuomo and de Blasio’s Plan Doesn’t Fix the Biggest Subway ProblemEveryone needs to know who is in charge.
  20. fix the subway
    Bad Subway Still BadIf your commute involves the Fifth Avenue and 53rd Street station, maybe consider rerouting.
  21. 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.
  22. 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.
  23. transit
    Tales From the Impending L-Train ApocalypseHow locals are preparing for April’s L-train shutdown.
  24. 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.
  25. 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.
  26. the city
    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.
  27. Why Those Fake-Poetry Subway Ads Are So AnnoyingRoses are red / Violets are blue / Imitating poetry / Is a bad look for you.
  28. The Overlooked Reason New York’s Subway Trains Are So Painfully SlowA new report suggests that it is no accident.
  29. 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.”
  30. MTA Announces Plan to Phase Out MetroCardStarting in late 2019, riders will be able to use phones and credit cards to pay for fares.
  31. select all
    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?
  32. 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.
  33. scary things
    Man Wandering Around on the Subway Tracks Wreaks Havoc With Morning CommuteIt made for a bizarre scene, captured on video by one subway passenger.
  34. bill de blasio’s new york
    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.
  35. One Way the MTA Could Speed Up Subway RepairsMTA Chairman Joe Lhota said Sunday that the transit agency will shut down more lines overnight.
  36. 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.
  37. 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.
  38. summer of hell
    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.
  39. select all
    Unbelievable Photo of Packed Subway Platform Sums Up the MTA in 2017Nothing better to start off your week than a hellish commute.
  40. commutes from hell
    Track Fire Is the Latest Subway DisasterHappy Monday, riders on the A, B, C, and D lines!
  41. stand clear of the closing doors
    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.
  42. select all
    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.
  43. commutes from hell
    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.
  44. stand clear of the closing doors
    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.
  45. select all
    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.
  46. select all
    Gushing Water Main Shuts Down 6 Train for HoursIn the video, a passenger comforts another passenger, telling them, “You’re not gonna die.”
  47. commuting woes
    MTA Previews ‘Summer of Hell’ for LIRR RidersAlmost 10,000 commuters will be affected and have been instructed to warn their employers in advance.
  48. select all
    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.’”
  49. stand clear of the closing doors
    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.
  50. l train apocalypse
    L Train Apocalypse May Be Slightly Shorter Than ExpectedThe MTA now expects the repairs to take 15 months instead of 18.
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