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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MTA Shop Opens in Macy’s

A tiny shop selling NYC subway merchandise has opened in a fitting place–the Cellar at Macy’s. The 1,000 square foot boutique features sundry items under the “NYC Underground” label, including apparel, umbrellas and wrist watches. “To add authenticity to the shopper’s experience,” says … Continue reading

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MTA Not Afraid of a Little Shaking

Your evening commute should not be affected by today’s little quake, says the MTA. Service Advisory Re: Earthquake There is currently no impact on service as a result of the earthquake felt throughout the metropolitan area. Please continue to check … Continue reading

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Metro-North Has Gone CooCoo

This Friday, at 11:30, MTA Chairman and CEO Jay Walder and Metro-North President Howard Permut will introduce something called  CooCoo, which the MTA describes as “a text message service that provides train departure and arrival info via cell phone.” They’ll be … Continue reading

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