Quantcast

Gotham Gazette

The Place for New York Policy and politics

Citizens Union

Transportation

Bus Bunching

May 05, 2003

  You are waiting for the M104 bus at Broadway and 116th Street. Minutes go by, and it does not arrive. Then, maybe 20, 30 minutes later, three M104s arrive,

 

Speed Bumps and Humps

May 05, 2003

  For years, Moseley Avenue in the Annandale section of Staten Island was a dead-end street, probably not very attractive to speeding motorists. But last year, the street was connected

 

Getting a Stop Sign

May 05, 2003

  Eleven-year old Christopher Adam Scott rode his bicycle across the pedestrian overpass of the Clearview Expressway in Bayside. As he reached the corner of 46th Avenue and the expressway

 

Fixing a Traffic Light

May 05, 2003

  Ken Daniels could hear the horns and smell the carbon monoxide. After eight years of pestering, he had finally convinced the city Department of Transportation to install a traffic

 

NYC Subway Token, 1953-2003

Apr 28, 2003

-- -- At the transit museum store, you can buy a set of the five "historic" New York City subway tokens, introduced in 1953, 1970, 1980, 1986 and 1995, as well as

 

The Fare Hike Mess

Apr 28, 2003

  During his 1921 reelection campaign, Mayor John F. Hylan declared the five-cent subway fare to be "the cornerstone of the edifice which we call New

 

MTA's On the Wrong Track

Apr 28, 2003

  In the wake of the Enron and Worldcom scandals, a reasonable expectation could be that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority – a quasi-corporate entity with an annual budget of $7

 

The MTA's Numbers Don't Add Up

Apr 28, 2003

  The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is facing a crisis of credibility. In just a few days, subway and bus riders will be hit with the largest fare hike in history.

 

The MTA's Numbers Don’t Add Up

Apr 26, 2003

 The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is facing a crisis of credibility. In just a few days, subway and bus riders will be hit with the largest fare