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New York City Transit

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  • Manhole Fire Snarls Subway Service in Brooklyn

    Manhole Fire Snarls Subway Service in Brooklyn
    A manhole fire in Brooklyn Monday temporarily shut down some subway service in the area. The incident occurred around noon on Willow Place, near downtown Brooklyn. The explosion prompted the evacuation of buildings in Brooklyn Heights near Borough Hall...
  • Video: Man Caught Kissing, Hugging Chicken on Train

    Video: Man Caught Kissing, Hugging Chicken on Train
    Straphangers on the uptown 6 train were treated to quite an unusual show Tuesday night as a man donning an MTA shirt began to wrestle a live chicken. A rider apparently taped video of the entire incident and posted it to his website, which was later...
  • MTA Cuts $33 Million From Cleaning Budget

    MTA Cuts $33 Million From Cleaning Budget
    City subway and buses and are about to get dirtier as the MTA makes cuts in its budget. Due to a decline in ridership, the MTA will slash $33 million from its maintenance budget by 2010. This money would have been used for the upkeep and cleaning of...
  • Rider Claims Operator Let 8-Year-Old Drive Subway Train

    Rider Claims Operator Let 8-Year-Old Drive Subway Train
    The MTA has launched "a vigorous and thorough investigation" into an incident in which a subway rider claimed he saw a child behind the controls of a subway train, while the conductor watched on. Jules Cattie, an attorney who resides on the East Side,...
  • NYC Transit Steps Up Security Amid Terror Probe

    NYC Transit Steps Up Security Amid Terror Probe
    In the wake of a continuing terrorism probe, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has stepped up patrols at "key locations" in the city, the agency announced Tuesday. MTA officials said while there has been no conceivable threat to the city's subway...
  • Transit Repairs To Make A Rough Weekend Commute

    Transit Repairs To Make A Rough Weekend Commute
    Subway riders should prepared for a rough commute this weekend. The MTA is planning more than two dozen service changes throughout the system because of necessary repairs. Most subway lines will be rerouted during the weekend, with the exception of...
  • Atheism Ads Hit Several NYC Subway Stations

    Atheism Ads Hit Several NYC Subway Stations
    In a new aggressive ad campaign, New Yorkers will be encouraged to "stop believing." Ads promoting atheism hit a dozen Manhattan subway stations Monday. It features the slogan "A Million New Yorkers Are Good Without God. Are You?" The $25,000 campaign,...
  • Fire Continues to Hobble LIRR

    Fire Continues to Hobble LIRR
    Long Island commuters are going to have to deal with more frustration for days as rail workers struggle to repair fried cables damaged by an electrical fire just east of the LIRR's Jamaica Station. The charred signal and switching cables mean the LIRR,...
  • Other Transit Hubs Vulnerable To LIRR Breakdown

    Other Transit Hubs Vulnerable To LIRR Breakdown
    A small electrical fire, like the one that crippled the Long Island Rail Road, could easily hobble Metro North or even the NYC Subway system if flames damaged the right station. Bloggers who focus on public transportation issues have been imagining...
  • Mocker and Mariachi Band: MTA Exec Hiring Spree Surprise!

    Mocker and Mariachi Band: MTA Exec Hiring Spree Surprise!
    As the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is laying off hundreds of hourly workers, PIX 11 News reporter Greg Mocker discovered it's also on a multi-million-dollar executive hiring spree. Mariachi Tapatio de Alvaro Paulino, a popular band from...
  • Mocker Gets "Thank You" Letter from MTA

    Mocker Gets "Thank You" Letter from MTA
    MTA New York City Transit has written a letter to WPIX's Greg Mocker about his recent reporting about a broken emergency exit door at the Grand Central Terminal. The letter, from Vice President of Corporate Communications Paul Fleuranges, thanks him...