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MetroCard Discounts

Apr 21, 2004

 The transit system’s fare discounts helped produce rapid increases in subway and bus ridership in the late 1990s. But has the success of the fare incentives, which include 30-day


Taxi Fare Hike

Feb 24, 2004

 After more than two years of start-and-stop debate on the issue of a taxi fare increase, the Taxi and Limousine Commission (TLC) proposal for a 26 percent hike, which


Urban Issues: Mass Transit

Feb 23, 2004

URBAN ISSUES - MASS TRANSIT • • • • • • •  John Edwards Edwards supports federal mass transit initiatives like the Federal Transit Administration's Job Access and Reverse Commute


How New Yorkers Get To Work

Jan 15, 2004

 Debates about transportation often focus on big construction projects such as the Second Avenue subway, the extension of the #7 subway line and a new transit center on Fulton Street



Jan 12, 2004

  Next time you're standing on a corner in rush hour, muttering in frustration because you can't get a taxi, consider this: In 1937, when Fiorello LaGuardia was mayor and a youngster


New Subway Projects And Their Benefits

Dec 22, 2003

 The New York City subway, which celebrates its 100th anniversary next year, was built to provide faster and less crowded transit service than the street cars they replaced, and thus


Staten Island Ferry Crash Remains A Puzzle

Nov 18, 2003

 One very simple question lies at the heart of the investigations into the October 15 crash of the Andrew J. Barberi ferry into a Staten Island pier, which killed 10 people and


East River Bridge Tolls

Oct 15, 2003

 The mayor's shifting positions on East River bridge tolls illustrates the tension between the conclusions of Mayor Michael Bloomberg's analytical mind and the consequences of his political education. Two