Snapshots: Best and Worst of City Transit 2011

July 10, 2011 at 6:46 pm

"Break of Day," winning photo in the "Good Transit Scene" category. Photo by Sabrina Porter.

Each year, The Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives ask riders to submit images of New York’s public transportation at its best…and worst.

A committee representing both organizations named two winning photos Wednesday from a group of finalists culled from 169 submissions. Both contest winners will receive a 30-day MetroCard, valued at a whopping $104.

"Reassuring? Not So Much!" Won in the "Bad Transit Scene" category. Photo by John Wehmeyer.

“New York is an unusual city where there’s always a photo opportunity if you just take a second and look around,” Sabrina Porter, winner of the “Good Transit Scene” category, said in a press release.

John Wehmeyer, whose photo depicts an out-of-order “assistance intercom,” won in the “Bad Transit Scene” category.

“Although I like to think that the MTA does a great job overall with one of the biggest public transportation systems in the world, seeing something like this — in a station that has already had its human clerk removed — is a bit unnerving, to say the least,” Wehmeyer said.

 

“Good Transit Scene” Finalists

“Bad Transit Scene” Finalists

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