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A Brief History Of MTA Station Art

THE COMMUTE: Renovation of the Ocean Parkway Station is nearing completion.  The MTA contracted Railworks Transit (subcontractor- Oliviera Contracting) to perform the work including structural...

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...

The Commute: Why You Should Care About The Woodhaven Boulevard Bus...

THE COMMUTE: If the Department of Transportation (DOT) has its way, bus lanes currently being installed on Woodhaven Boulevard between Dry Harbor Road and...

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...

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...

The Commute: What Is Wrong With The Move NY Plan?

THE COMMUTE: Previously we looked at the historical perspective of previous plans to toll the free East River bridges and briefly discussed the Move...

The Commute: Questions For The MTA Regarding The Proposed B46 SBS

THE COMMUTE: The MTA is proposing Select Bus Service (SBS) on the B46 Utica Avenue bus route scheduled for autumn implementation this year. It...

The Commute: Should The Move NY Plan Be Approved?

THE COMMUTE: The answer is obvious to all the car haters out there. However, those who are more objective in their analysis have legitimate...