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Fare Hike Not Fair, Say Brooklynites – 78 Percent Of Our...

Following the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's fifth fare hike in eight years, which left straphangers digging deeper into their pockets to board the city's subways...

Poll: Is The MTA Fare Hike Fair?

Beginning this Sunday, bus and subway riders will see fares increase across the board, with the base fare going up from $2.50 to $2.75. (For...

Poll: Is The MTA Fare Hike Fair?

Beginning this Sunday, bus and subway riders will see fares increase across the board, with the base fare going up from $2.50 to $2.75. (For...

The Commute: Reinventing The MTA – Part 2 Of 3

THE COMMUTE: Last week, we started speaking about reinventing the MTA, a subject we should have gotten to in 2014. We started criticizing the...

The Commute: Reinventing The MTA – Part 1 Of 3

THE COMMUTE: The MTA didn’t receive the nickname “More Trouble Ahead” in the 1970s for no reason. Deadlines are routinely missed and capital projects...

The Commute: Reflecting On 2014

THE COMMUTE: It’s time again for our yearly wrap-up as The Commute ends its fourth year. So just as we did in 2013, we...

Between The Lines: Oil’s Well With Drivers, But Not Consumer Prices

BETWEEN THE LINES: The law of gravity dictates that whatever goes up must come down. But, when it comes to consumer prices that rule...

The Commute: What Is A Transit Advocate?

THE COMMUTE: What is a transit advocate? Is it someone who always proposes mass transit solutions to all transportation problems? No, it isn’t. Mass...

The Commute: MTA Public Safety Announcements And The Proposed Fare Hike

[youtube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilBoctileko] THE COMMUTE: Sheepshead Bay and Manhattan Beach are prominently featured in a new series of MTA public service announcements denouncing texting while walking,...

The Commute: Why Does The MTA Give Out So Much Incorrect...

THE COMMUTE: In answer to the question posed in the headline, it is because they don’t care enough, since they do not place themselves...

Op-Ed: We Want a Boardwalk – Not a Sidewalk

by Assemblyman Steven Cymbrowitz Back in 2008, my Assembly colleague, Alec Brook-Krasny, and I were able to secure $10 million in capital funding for the...

Should Biking & Texting Be Illegal? Some Bike Advocates Say “No”...

Last month, Councilman Mark Treyger proposed a comprehensive bike safety legislation package to help minimize bike casualties, winning support from the City Council’s Transportation Committee, the mayor,...

The Commute: We Deserve Some Real Answers From The MTA

THE COMMUTE: Ever since I started riding buses more than 50 years ago, I noticed that service is erratic. I never knew the extent...

Amending Archaic Law Won’t Turn City Into The Big Reefer

“…Legalize it, yeah yeah, that's the best thing you can do" – Peter Tosh, “Legalize It,” 1975 BETWEEN THE LINES: Start spreading the news — the...

Speed Kills — 25 MPH Can Make You Absolutely Lethargic

BETWEEN THE LINES: Beginning last Friday, New York City motorists, and anyone passing through the jurisdiction, are required to drive at a leisurely 25 miles...