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Slower Than ‘A Herd Of Lumbering Elephants’: New Study Seeks To...

Transit advocates have rolled out a new drive to improve NYC's buses and their ridership. Elected officials and activists introduced a busload of new ideas...

Sen. Golden’s New Bill Will Make Subway & Bus Crimes Easier...

Safety advocated are hailing a new law, sponsored by Senator Marty Golden and Assemblyman James Brennan, as an important tool in protecting commuters and...

The Commute: Dangerous Road Conditions

THE COMMUTE: In July, I discussed confusing signage on the Gowanus Expressway regarding the Belt Parkway exit existing for months. It could lead to accidents due...

The Commute: Why The Emphasis On Pedestrians Fatalities?

THE COMMUTE: A hallmark of Mayor Bill de Blasio’s term has been his emphasis on pedestrian safety, most notably the Vision Zero campaign. You...

Brooklyn Mela Will Be Celebrated On Coney Island Avenue This Sunday;...

Music and food will fill Coney Island Avenue, between Avenue H and Newkirk Avenue, this Sunday, August 16, for the annual Brooklyn Mela, which...

Brooklyn Mela Will Be Celebrated On Coney Island Avenue This Sunday;...

Music and food will fill Coney Island Avenue, between Avenue H and Foster Avenue, this Sunday, August 16, for the annual Brooklyn Mela, which...

The Commute: State And City DOT Are A Bad Joke

THE COMMUTE: Confusing signage near where the Belt Parkway separates from the Gowanus Expressway has been misleading commuters for months — sending baffled Belt-bound drivers over...

Traffic Alert: MTA Opens New Belt Parkway Ramp To Verazzano-Narrows Bridge

The MTA opened a new ramp connecting the Belt Parkway to the Verrazano-Narrows Bridge today -- which now requires Staten Island-bound motorists to use the highway's...

The Commute: How Common Is Bus Bunching?

THE COMMUTE: Last Thursday, I had an appointment near the Kings Highway train station on the Brighton line. I either take the B1 or...

The Commute: Let’s Have An Honest Discussion About Select Bus Service

THE COMMUTE: That is what blogger Ben Kabak requested last week in Second Avenue Sagas. What prompted his article was something I wrote, in...

The Commute: The Customer Is Not The MTA’s Top Priority

THE COMMUTE: Customers should be the MTA’s top priority, but they're not. That explains why communication is so poor when there are service outages that result...

The Commute: Proof That NYC DOT’s Mission Is To Increase Traffic...

Editor's note: Portions of this article were significantly changed due to factual errors that have since been corrected. The premise behind those errors remain in...

The Commute: The MTA And DOT Still Are Not Answering Questions

THE COMMUTE: The first Woodhaven / Cross Bay Select Bus Service (SBS) newsletter has been released. It claims to provide the latest updated information...

The Commute: Let’s Sum Up The Week’s Events

THE COMMUTE: The major local transit news is that the New York City Transit (NYCT) President Carmen Bianco is resigning this summer after nearly...

Gravesend Pol, Union Calls On MTA To Add Limited B1 Service

Assemblyman William Colton and the Transport Workers Union are calling on the MTA to implement a weekday, limited service for the beleaguered B1...