Category Archives: MTA

Rate Hikes Proposed

Under a new MTA proposal, Metro-North rates would go up 8-9%. In other words, figure out 10% of your monthly pass, add that to your total, and subtract a few bucks. LoHud’s Commuter Life blog does the math: A monthly … Continue reading

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Metro-North Adding 79 Trains a Week

The MTA, not nearly as broke as it has been in years past, is adding 79 trains a week when the new fall timetables come out October 14. The trains are primarily added to off-peak and weekend routes, which means … Continue reading

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Record Number of Riders Really Like Metro-North

Metro-North riders gave the railroad a 93% satisfaction rating this year, tying its record score in 2010, and blowing past, like a rookie conductor going rogue through Westport, last year’s 89% satisfaction rate. The saggy 2011 numbers were due in … Continue reading

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Police Save Dying Newborn On Metro-North

While the rest of you were drinking Bud Lime and hurling lawn darts in the blazing sun, a pair of MTA police officers spent the holiday weekend saving a choking baby on board Metro-North. The baby and her mother were on … Continue reading

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The Most (Turn)Stylish Borough in the City

Our colleagues over at SecondAvenueSagas pore over a major data dump to find the busiest subway station in the city. The top 9 are in Manhattan, while No. 10 is out in Queens. The top six are on 42nd Street … Continue reading

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‘Lush’ Life for Subway Thieves

Fun story in the NYTimes over the weekend on a rare but distinguished group of criminals known as “lush workers” that cut out the wallets of boozy, snoozy subway riders with a surgeon’s precision. There are 109 lush workers plying … Continue reading

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A Rider’s Bill of Rights

There is a proposed Metro-North rider Bill of Rights being circulated by the Connecticut Commuter Council. You can view it here; it would guarantee riders a seat, heat in the winter, courteous conductors with visible nametags, credit back for canceled … Continue reading

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