If you’ve ridden the New York City subway, you know the feeling. You buy a flimsy plastic card that lets you ride the train, and when you try to swipe it at the turnstile, it doesn’t work. You swipe again. The machine asks you to swipe again. You swipe again. The machine asks you to swipe again at the same turnstile.…
Federal investigators have determined that engineers of two commuter trains that crashed in the New York City-area were suffering from undiagnosed sleep apnea at the time of the incidents, according to reports released Thursday. The engineers have no memory of the crashes, the reports showed.
A fatal bus crash occurred early yesterday morning in Flushing, Queens, which killed three and injured 16. A deeper investigation into the bus line involved, Dahlia Travel and Tours, reveals a troubling history of fatal accidents and questionable practices.
As if our world wasn’t as messed up as we already know it to be, NYC’s Transport Workers Union is claiming that the MTA stores dead bodies cleaned up off of subway tracks in worker break rooms. You thought you had it bad when somebody heated up their fish?
So far, the MTA’s “summer of hell” included a power failure that trapped train passengers in A/C-less car for two hours, a track fire that resulted in disastrous delays, and a train derailment caused by “improper maintenance.” Incredibly, some passengers have even been walking the tracks to escape stalled trains.…
As the New York City subway system hurdles toward complete destruction, state leaders are cooking up some creative solutions. You see, allocating emergency relief toward the trains would be too easy.
The New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority has gotten more than its share of bad press recently, and here’s more, in bus form. A lawyer alleges the state agency is purposefully covering up bus collisions by sending in “mobile crash squads” that don’t investigate wrecks, but rather conceal evidence.
The New York Metro Transit Authority sent millions to three upstate ski resorts last year instead of allocating that money to repair a subway on the verge of collapse. Because, priorities.
New York City commuters lost pay, missed doctors appointments and even got fired due to subway delays, a new survey finds.
New Yorkers: if you commute through Penn Station, get ready for eight weeks of extensive train delays, cancellations and rerouting starting today.
New York’s subway was a modern marvel 100 years ago, but these days it has become a disgusting choose-your-own-adventure of unfortunate experiences. Today’s chapter includes an downpour of rank city water on to hapless riders waiting for a train near Bryant Park in Manhattan’s Garment District.
Two cars of a packed southbound A train jumped from the track and collided with a wall between 135th Street and 125th Street Tuesday morning. No deaths were reported, but over two dozen people sustained minor injuries.
There was a run of a driverless MTA bus in Brooklyn at about 12:30 am this morning. Instead of using the usual set of sensors, cameras, and computers to produce a driverless vehicle, this bus was rendered driverless when the driver exited the bus and forgot it was in neutral, sending it careening down the street,…
Some of the most obnoxious bleating I hear from my New York staffers is in regards to the state of the public transportation system. “It’s so laaaaate,” some bawl. “It’s so haaaaawt,” others lament. Why don’t you just drive, then! I swear to God, sometimes the easiest answers are right in front of us.
The summer is hot and the trains are stopped. As you sit on a stalled subway train somewhere deep underground, enjoy our newest installment of people from inside the MTA telling you exactly what is wrong with the MTA.
Here in New York City, the transportation situation is so dire that the MTA is encouraging people to “stay home or work odd hours” to ease the rush hour burden. Which is a good peg for the third installment of our series in which real MTA workers tell us what the hell is going on down there.
Anyone familiar with the New York City subway system knows that it is woefully ill-equipped to handle the throngs of regular rush-hour use. As the system itself is not about to improve enough to match demand, the MTA is now seeking to address the other side of the equation. That is, it’s telling New Yorkers to, uh,…
New York City subways suck, and we’re asking MTA employees to tell us why. Today, actual train operators speak out on flawed equipment, overcrowding, and how they’re DOING THEIR BEST. Okay?