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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....

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...

On Fare Hike, The Day To Speak Up Is November 7

THE COMMUTE: November 7, 2012, is when the Brooklyn hearing for the 2013 proposed fare and toll hikes is scheduled. If that evening is inconvenient...

A Tale of Two Cities: Chicago and New York – Part...

THE COMMUTE: My First Bus Ride After spending 45 minutes exiting Chicago O’Hare International Airport, since there were no clear airport exit signs, I finally arrived...

A Tale Of Two Cities: Chicago and New York – Part...

THE COMMUTE: Hey, let’s give Chicago top billing for a change. I’ve always wondered why Downtown Chicago retained its Els when New York City...

Subway And Bus Satisfaction Survey Results Are Mostly Meaningless

THE COMMUTE: For the third consecutive year, the MTA released the results of its satisfaction surveys for each mode of travel / agency, using a...

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...