The MTA is taking out trash cans from more subway stations after an ongoing pilot program has shown that removing them helps alleviate garbage problems.
Queens straphangers will have to hold on for a little longer. The borough suffered a 17 percent spike in subway delays from 2011 to 2012, according to a new Straphangers Campaign report by the New York Public Interest research Group (NYPIRG). Queens was the least improved in the city when it came to decreasing subway [...]
BY ANTHONY O’REILLY A majority of subway platform conditions have improved over the last year, according to the Straphangers Campaign’s second annual “State of the Stations Platforms” survey. These conditions include garbage bags on platforms, staircases in disrepair, exposed wiring, floor cracks and lighting. Again this year, the presence of garbage cans and the lack [...]
A recent Straphangers Campaign poll found that about a third of New York City Transit riders can’t find a single reason to praise the MTA. In honor of Valentine’s Day, the transportation advocacy group asked 252 people what they love about subways and buses. The most popular answer was convenience, but riders also liked the [...]
Today the Metropolitan Transit Authority officially announced its proposals for the fare and toll hikes that are planned for March. The agency said that the increases will bring in “vitally needed revenue to support the New York region’s transportation system.” The MTA is considering four options that would increase bus and subway rides. On October [...]
Gone are the days when subway announcements sounded as if they were spoken from Charlie Brown’s teacher. A new survey by the Straphangers Campaign found a majority of delay and disruption announcements, 59 percent, to be “clear and accurate” for the time since 1997. “We found that transit officials are doing a better job keeping [...]
City straphangers are getting a brief reprieve from a 2013 fare hike, but will soon be paying more at both the turnstile and MetroCard machine. The MTA approved a preliminary budget including a bump in 2013 fares, followed by further increases in 2015 and 2017. A $1 “green fee” will also be added to newly [...]