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Now Is The Time For The MTA To Investigate Alternate Fare...

THE COMMUTE: This past week the MTA unveiled a series of progressive initiatives, including additional restorations of service that were cut in June 2010....

MetroCard Vending Machines Are Cash Only Saturday Morning

Just a quick note if you didn't already know -- MetroCard vending machines will only be accepting cash from 2am-12pm tomorrow, June 22, due...

Tomorrow: MetroCard Vending Machines Only Take Cash Till Noon

Just a quick note if you didn't already know -- MetroCard vending machines will only be accepting cash from 2am-12pm tomorrow, June 22, due to a...

How Should The MTA Plan Changes To Its Bus Routes?

THE COMMUTE: There are two schools of thought on this. One is that changes should be made incrementally as the need arises. That is...

MTA Van To Visit Weinstein’s Office Sunday

The following is a press release received yesterday from the offices of Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein: For years now, Assemblywoman Helene Weinstein has been bringing MTA...

Transit Fares And Tolls Now Cost More

THE COMMUTE: Subway, bus, and railroad fares, as well as tolls for bridges and tunnels operated by the MTA, are all higher. The new...

Allan Grades The DOT & MTA

THE COMMUTE: The DOT gets an ‘Incomplete.’ Reason One: As of January 10, the Ocean Avenue Footbridge still has not reopened, although the scheduled completion...

Subway Fare Sign Is Unfriendly To Tourists

THE COMMUTE: Most New Yorkers do not notice the sign in the station booths explaining the fare, except perhaps to check the price of...

Councilman Recchia Wants MTA Toll Hike Delayed Until Southern Brooklyn Rebuilds

After the Metropolitan Transit Authority voted to increase the public transit fees and the toll on the Narrows Bridge, Councilman Domenic Recchia is asking...

MTA Making It Easier To Report A Lost Or Stolen MetroCard...

The MTA announced yesterday that straphangers whose MetroCards are lost or stolen can now file their claims online, further embracing the wonders and conveniences...

What Will The New Subway Fare Be?

THE COMMUTE: Most likely $2.50. But the real question is: What will happen to the bonuses and unlimited passes? Those discounts have been decreasing with each...

A Brief History Of The Subway System: Part 6 Of 6

THE COMMUTE: So far we discussed the railroads and elevated lines that preceded and later became part of the subway system, the original three subway divisions -...

A Brief History Of The Subway System: Part 5 Of 6

THE COMMUTE: In Part 4 of my “A Brief History Of The Subway System” series (Part 1, Part 2, Part 3), we discussed the decline of the subways...

A Brief History of the Subway System: Part 4 of 6

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...

A Brief History Of The Subway System: Part 3 Of 6

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...