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  1. getting around
    Meet the Newest Next Penn StationHochul is tightening the focus from Cuomo’s sweeping plans and looking to fast-track the project. Maybe it’ll work.
  2. transit
    Farewell (for Now) to the Absurd La Guardia AirTrainAndrew Cuomo’s dream of shepherding riders the wrong way to the airport is on likely permanent hold.
  3. getting around
    ‘The Whole Economy Depends on It’: Chuck Schumer on His Push to Bail Out the MTAThe New York senator talks about trying to persuade red-staters to keep our transit system from collapsing.
  4. transit
    First Look: New York’s Digital Subway Map Comes Alive TodayAnd, almost incidentally, it resolves a five-decade fight for graphics supremacy.
  5. 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.
  6. coronavirus
    Scenes From the Subway ShutdownThe New York City subway executed its first-ever overnight shutdown early Wednesday. This is what it looked like.
  7. transit
    Cuomo’s Penn Station Plan Is a Beautiful BoondoggleHe could save billions and improve New York’s rail service by finding a way to end the turf wars among the region’s transit agencies.
  8. the future issue
    By 2029, a Hyperloop Could Turn Columbus, Ohio, Into a Suburb of ChicagoI’m intrigued but skeptical.
  9. 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.
  10. cityscape
    Here’s a Solution for Fixing the Brooklyn-Queens Expressway: Get Rid of ItNew York City wants to spend billions upgrading a perpetually jammed roadway. Bad idea.
  11. transit
    Tales From the Impending L-Train ApocalypseHow locals are preparing for April’s L-train shutdown.
  12. basta!
    Rome Tried to Break Up Its Version of the MTA, and Only Apathy Stopped ItA big majority of voters were in favor — but so few people voted that it didn’t matter.
  13. 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.
  14. urban planning
    The Bright Future of Citi BikeAfter five years, the system is nimble and popular, and costs the taxpayer nothing — and still has the power to transform the city.
  15. 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.
  16. 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.
  17. bill de blasio’s new york
    Mayor Bill de Blasio Teases Citywide Ferry Service, Coming This SummerThe company is hiring as the system prepares to open new routes from Astoria, the Rockaways, and South Brooklyn.
  18. Art Installations and Light Shows Will Replace Tollbooths on NYC BridgesIt’s the latest infrastructure plan from Governor Cuomo.
  19. select all
    Look at This Dumb Bus, Which Now Exists in Real LifeThis bus is ready to hit the road.
  20. The Ferry Plan May Be Misguided. But …An iffy plan has an upside.
  21. Why the Brooklyn-Queens Streetcar Is the Folly We NeedA skeptic gets (partly) won over by a new proposal.
  22. A $10-Per-Barrel Tax on Oil? Obama’s Final Budget Proposal Turns Bold To pay for fossil-fuel-free transportation options. 
  23. stand clear of the closing doors
    MTA Plans to Replace MetroCards With Sensor Cards Linked to Your Bank AccountMetroCards are the new subway tokens.
  24. transit
    Woman Gives Birth in the Back of an Arecibo Cab“The cleanup took a while,” he said. “But that was no big deal.”
  25. the future is coming
    Brooklyn-Based Traffic and Subway iPhone App Takes Home Top PrizeA crowd-sourced app called Roadify.
  26. brawls
    Girl Eating Spaghetti on Subway Incites BrawlTwo subway riders came to blows over public pasta consumption.
  27. stand clear of the closing doors
    This Week in Moronic Protests: The Free Swipe MovementHow, exactly, does this “stick it to the man”?
  28. transit
    Jay St./Borough Hall Subway Gets a New Name and a New TransferNo more paying extra to transfer from Jay St./Borough Hall to Lawrence St./MetroTech!
  29. transit
    7 Train, Next Stop: Secaucus, New JerseyThings get fancy.
  30. transit
    Yellow Cab Fleet Owners Propose a 19 Percent Fare HikeIt feels like the city is trying to tell us something.
  31. transit
    For the Second Year in a Row, the C Train Is Ranked the City’s WorstThe Straphangers Campaign says taking the C train is only worth 55 cents.
  32. transit
    NYU Doesn’t Want to Know Whether Drunk Bikers Were Also HighBiking while drunk is the second-highest reason bikers end up in car accidents.
  33. transit
    Bridge Fire Suspends Train Traffic in and Out of Grand CentralNo train service after a fire on the 138th Street Bridge.
  34. transit
    The MTA’s Proposed Fare Hikes Are Based on Estimated IncomeMTA head says the current discounts depending on the average income of riders are “inequitable.”
  35. transit
    Will Red Hook Get a Street Trolley? A Journey Into Brooklyn’s PastSort of like steampunk, only not.
  36. transit
    Evil Bike Salmon Ruining the Roads for Reuters’ Felix Salmon (No Relation)“Evil bike salmon” have reached “pandemic proportions” on New York City streets.
  37. bridges and tunnels
    Unemployment Is Great for TrafficWay fewer cars have been making the slog into the city this year than last year.
  38. neighborhood watch
    New South Ferry Station to Save You From EmbarrassmentYou know you’ve been caught on the wrong car at the last stop on the 1 train once or twice, and have had people look at you like you’re an idiot tourist.
  39. let’s get civical
    The Irony of Naming the Triborough Bridge After RFKHe was an early environmentalist who favored mass transit over cars in New York City.