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  1. transit
    First Look: New York’s Digital Subway Map Comes Alive TodayAnd, almost incidentally, it resolves a five-decade fight for graphics supremacy.
  2. urban planning
    The Regional Plan Association Would Like to Close the Subways All NightAnd add glass partitions and gates to keep people from falling onto the tracks.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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.
  6. 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.
  7. 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.
  8. select all
    Twitter to Cuomo: Forget Self-Driving Cars. Fix the Subway.Andy gets roasted on Twitter after bragging about Audi’s self-driving cars hitting New York highways.
  9. select all
    Rest in Peace, the One Spot in the Subway That Gets ReceptionEveryone knew which subway stops on their commute got a signal.
  10. dc metro
    Surprise! The Entire D.C. Metro System Will Be Shut Down All Day WednesdayNo, apparently it can’t wait until the weekend.
  11. stand clear of the closing doors
    Here’s the MTA’s New Anti-Hoverboard AdThat red bubble-person is up to naughty things again!
  12. L Train Crisis With No Good Solutions Receives Its Worst Idea YetBuild another tunnel?
  13. subway week
    The 5 Most Architecturally Distinguished Subway Stations in New YorkPlus an honorable mention.
  14. The MTA Is Going to Try Superlong Subway CarsSame size train, 10 percent more passenger space.
  15. shiny new things
    Cuomo Wants You to Be Able to Pay for the Subway With Your Phone SoonWi-Fi, phone service, countdown clocks, and MetroCards on your phone.
  16. underground cultures
    What Lives on the Subway Pole?Art … and also a ton of bacteria.
  17. stand clear of the closing doors
    Scientists Screw Up Study About Bubonic Plague, Anthrax Traces on SubwayThey’ve revised earlier findings.
  18. blizzard of 2015
    Report: The Subway Will Actually Keep Running All Night — You Just Can’t Ride ItAn MTA source said Governor Cuomo made a “horrible, purely political decision.”
  19. stand clear of the closing doors
    More MTA Courtesy Campaign AdsAnother batch of subway ads, appearing this month.
  20. terrorble
    Iraq Claims ISIS Is Planning Subway Attacks in NYC and Paris U.S. officials don’t seem too worried.
  21. stand clear of the trash piles
    The MTA Wants Even Fewer Trash Cans in Subway Stations (and Fewer Rats)When will it end?
  22. stand clear of the closing doors
    MTA Plans Wi-Fi for Trains to Appease the YoungThe trains, not just the stations.
  23. transportation
    Citi Bike May Be Best Hope for Stranded G Train RidersIf the MTA agrees to pay for expansion.
  24. stand clear of the closing doors
    The Subways Are Filled With Foot FartsBest not to think about the air down there.
  25. stand clear of the closing doors
    ‘Sleeping’ Man Was Actually Dead on the 5 TrainMore things to fear in the subway.
  26. stand clear of the closing doors
    The G Line Is Dry, But It Still Won’t RollFlooding was not the only problem.
  27. stand clear of the closing doors
    MTA Debuts a Whole New Way for You to Yell at ItThe MTA wants your feedback on video.
  28. stand clear of the closing doors
    Report: MTA Fares May Be Movin’ on UpQuarter a ride.
  29. close calls
    Man Collapses on Subway Tracks, Cheats DeathPhew!
  30. stand clear of the closing doors
    Somehow, Man on Subway Platform Hit by Uptown 6 TrainSeriously, stand clear of the closing doors.
  31. stand clear of the closing doors
    Report: MTA Depriving Riders of Fans in Subway StationsHow much sweat must riders produce?!
  32. stand clear of the closing doors
    Topless Activist Bares Breasts on SubwayNo top subway ride.
  33. stand clear of the closing doors
    One Man Killed, One Injured in Separate Subway Incidents SundayA man in Astoria was killed while another in the UWS is expected to survive.
  34. transportation
    Subway Strikes Twice at One StationMaybe avoid Broadway and W. 72nd Street for the rest of the day.
  35. stand clear of the closing doors
    Brooklyn Subway Entrance Opens After 40 Years on the ShelfA win for safety.
  36. benches
    Decorate Your Pad With a Wooden MTA Subway BenchWhat better way to say, “I’ve got some money to spend but I don’t care much about hygiene.”
  37. unsolicited nudity
    Watch What Happens When ‘No Pants Subway Ride’ Meets ‘La Bamba’It was glorious.
  38. stand clear of the closing doors
    L Train Relief Coming EventuallyBy next summer, to be exact.
  39. rock you like a hurricane
    The MTA Comes Crawling Back [Updated]It will take a while for the MTA to get back to its usual just-barely-functioning self.
  40. stand clear of the closing doors
    J/Z Unseats 7 Train As Best Subway Line After Six Years of Dominance“MTA Has 99 Problems, But J/Z Ain’t One.”
  41. stand clear of the closing doors
    Just Kidding, the First Half of the Second Avenue Subway Won’t Be Ready Until at Least 2018Twist!
  42. stand clear of the closing doors
    MTA Chairman Jay Walder Will Quit on October 21That was fast.
  43. stand clear of the closing doors
    Here’s a Video of Someone Getting Beat Up on the SubwayWhat? You’re tired of these?
  44. stand clear of the closing doors
    Naked Man Tries to Top All Recent Subway Freak-out VideosAnd, unsurprisingly, he succeeds.
  45. stand clear of the closing doors
    A Man Was Able to Walk Through The Entirety of the PATH Tunnel to New JerseyStarting at the World Trade Center station, no less.
  46. stand clear of the closing doors
    And the Letter of the Week Is R, for RevoltingThat’s the subway line that’s the grossest, which will come as no surprise to riders.
  47. hobos
    The Times Finds Genuine Hobo in Riverside ParkFinally, someone in Manhattan riding the rails the old-fashioned way.
  48. it just happened
    Clothesless Man Jumps From Rockaway Railroad Trestle Into Frigid Jamaica BayPolice are looking for him now.
  49. last wills and testaments
    Carlos Castro’s Ashes Poured Down Subway GrateHe loved New York.
  50. stand clear of the closing doors
    This Week in Moronic Protests: The Free Swipe MovementHow, exactly, does this “stick it to the man”?
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