all stories tagged "MTA"


The G Train speeds by the temporarily defunct Smith St.-9th Street Station. In 2009, five G stops were added to preexisting stations south of the Smith St. station, and while ridership has surged at three of those stations, the MTA is considering closing the G platforms. Flickr/Seth Thomas Rasmussen
John Farley  |  April 26, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
Three stations where the G train was extended in 2009 saw a surge in straphanger entry between 2008 and 2011.
One of many posters for May Day 2012. This poster, created by artist Rich Black, calls on people to take to the streets on May 1, either in permitted marches or general strike actions. Image courtesy of Occuprint.
John Farley  |  April 25, 2012 4:00 AM | 1 Comment
On May Day, Occupy activists will join forces with labor unions and immigrant rights activists. But there's still some friction between the various groups involved.VIDEO
This is a screenshot of OpenPlans' Shareabouts app. The software is in development, but will add users to add content to a map of New York City.
John Farley  |  April 16, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
While the city is in the process of making its data transparent, the work of one nonprofit illuminates what the future of urban systems might look like.VIDEO
Waiting for the bus
John Farley  |  March 28, 2012 4:00 AM | Updated: March 29, 2012 1:54 PM | 4 Comments

Will a system that allows New Yorkers to find out how far away the next bus is boost lagging ridership rates? MetroFocus looks at how successful similar programs have been in other cities.

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John Farley  |  February 27, 2012 4:00 AM | Comments
On Feb. 23, government, business and nonprofit leaders gathered to discuss the city's infrastructure, quality of life and higher education challenges, and possible solutions.VIDEO
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John Farley  |  January 31, 2012 4:00 AM | 37 Comments
For 72 weeks, two NYC graffiti artists curated one of the best art exhibits in recent years that no one will ever see.
Bloomberg is predicted to tout his aggressive - and successful- public health agenda in his State of the City address. Flickr/yourdon.
Samantha Riddell  |  December 28, 2011 4:00 AM | 2 Comments
As 2011 ends and 2012 begins, MetroFocus looks back on what we've bid adieu to and what's coming our way in the new year.
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Gene Russianoff  |  December 13, 2011 11:04 AM | Comments
The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released its list on Tuesday of the top 10 best and top 10 worst New York City public transit events in 2011.
The M101 bus on East 42 Street, with questionable reliability. The M101 won this year's Straphangers Schleppie award for most unreliable bus line.
John Farley  |  December 1, 2011 11:22 AM | Comments
On Dec. 1, the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign released their annual "Pokey and Schleppie Awards" for the worst bus routes in town. The snail award went to the slowest bus, while the elephant award went to the most unreliable.
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Benjamin Kabak for Second Avenue Sagas  |  November 21, 2011 4:00 AM | 3 Comments
Nail-clipping? Teeth-flossing? Eye-brow-plucking? The founder of the blog Second Avenue Sagas opines on personal grooming habits that just shouldn’t be done on public transit.
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