Browsing: metrocards

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THE COMMUTE: In Part 1, we discussed the rail and elevated lines which preceded the first subway. In Part 2, we started discussing the Dual Contracts. Yesterday, we discussed decline of the elevated system and the rise of the subway system. Today, we continue discussing the subways’ decline and its renaissance. The Decline of the Subways What if…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Last week (Part 1, Part 2) we started discussing the Dual Contracts. We continue with the rest of the discussion and also discuss the IND line, the decline of the elevated system (“The El”) and the rise of the subways. The Dual Contracts, Continued… After completion of the Fourth Avenue subway in Brooklyn, the…

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THE COMMUTE:  On Tuesday, we discussed the railroads and elevated lines that preceded the building of the first subway that still are in use today, and are now part of the subway system. Today we continue with the invention of electricity.

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THE COMMUTE: Three weeks ago I mentioned how the bus transfer system confused me as a youngster. I also had difficulty understanding the original porcelain IRT subway signs stating “Subway To All Trains,” which were still in use in the 1970s. As I grew up, I realized that the original meaning of the word “subway” referred…

Events
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Congressman Bob Turner has arranged for the MTA’s MetroCard van to come to the parking lot of the El Greco Diner, 1821 Emmons Avenue on the corner of Sheepshead Bay Road, August 31 from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m., to allow commuters to purchase and refill their regular and reduced-fair MetroCards (for seniors 65 and older)…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: In the first two parts [Part I, Part II], we examined the history of free transfers in New York City, discussing types of trips requiring a second fare and how unfair it was. We asked the question if we are moving backwards by not allowing a second bus transfer for those using a…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Last week, I briefly discussed the history of free transfers in New York City, expounding on types of trips requiring a second fare and how unfair it was. It was a simplified discussion, omitting reduced fare bus / subway transfers offered by the Board of Transportation, some free subway / bus transfers offered by…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Next to providing air conditioning on the subways and buses, the second greatest advancement made by the MTA/New York City Transit Authority was to provide free bus transfers throughout the system. Providing transfers between buses and subways comes in third and unlimited ride cards fourth, in my opinion. Even with all these advancements we…

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We got a call late last week from a distressed reader, upset that $9 she had placed on her Metrocard disappeared the very same day. And, when she went to get something done about it, she found agency reps very unhelpful: On Monday July 23rd @ 9AM I used my debit card to put $9…

Events
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The Metrobus will visit Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz’ community office, 1800 Sheepshead Bay Road (between Emmons Avenue and Shore Parkway), on Thursday, October 29. The all-in-one stop for Metrocard issues will be there from 10:00 a.m. to noon. The bus is equipped to handle all MetroCard transactions including applying for senior citizens and people with disabilities…