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Opinion Source: The Scepter
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THE COMMUTE: The MTA has a problem and they know it. How do you most efficiently transport 1,500 passengers by bus from Kingsborough Community College to the subway every afternoon during the peak 30 minutes between Monday and Thursday? I wrote about this problem numerous times, citing very long waits for Manhattan Beach and Brighton…

Opinion
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THE COMMUTE: Last week, we criticized the MTA Reinvention Commission Report for the lack of specifics it provided. Rather than discussing how to reinvent the MTA, the report provided justification regarding past and current MTA projects and suggested some new directions the MTA should take. This is hardly a reinvention of an agency that was…

Police & Fire
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A Q train struck and killed a man at Avenue M in Midwood Thursday evening. The man was hit by a southbound Q train shortly before 7pm, the MTA told CBS News. It was not immediately clear if he fell onto the tracks or if he jumped. The outlet reports: A witness, Joey Baghdadi, took an…

Transportation
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In news that will surprise no one, a lot of the city’s subways aren’t showing up on time — and it’s only gotten worse. The MTA recently released some statistics that show you’re not going crazy when you think you’re waiting far too long for the next train. According to NBC New York, the report says that 25…

Arts & Culture
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If you’re looking for fun outside of the neighborhood this weekend, and have a young (or old) train fan in your life, be sure to catch the MTA’s Holiday Nostalgia Train, running along the M line between 2nd Avenue and Queens Plaza on Sundays (10am to 5pm) through December 28. The cars, originally in service between…

News & Features
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Once again, the MTA has announced plans to raise fares and tolls – this time by 2 percent a year for the next two years. The 30-day MetroCard will definitely jump from $112 to $116.50, but the MTA is deliberating on whether to raise the price of the single ride MetroCard to $2.75, or keep it the same, effectively eliminating the bonus on the…

News & Features
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Q LINE From 10:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Manhattan-bound Q trains run express from Kings Hwy to Prospect Park. From 7am to 9pm, Saturday, and from 9am to 7pm, Sunday, Q service is extended to Ditmars Blvd. F LINE From 9:45pm Friday to 5am Monday, Jamaica-bound F trains are rerouted via the M after 47-50…

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