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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