MTA Must Keep Riders Informed, Cellphones Ban
August 13th, 2007

Last weeks torrential rains closed much of the subway system and forced many straphangers to find alternatives to get to their destination. Now, argues the Times editorial, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority need to “work overtime to regain the publics confidence in mass transit. ”

Of all the indignities suffered last week, among the worst was feeling that no one cared enough to keep riders informed.

The Posts editorial praises Mayor Bloomberg for standing up to the city councils bill that took aim at the ban on cellphones in public schools.

Not only are phones a serious classroom disruption, the Editorial writes, but they’ve also been used to cheat on tests, bully, deal drugs and coordinate gang activity.

By on August 13, 2007, 11:56 am
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2 Responses to “MTA Must Keep Riders Informed, Cellphones Ban”

  1. Dan Says:
    August 15th, 2007 at 12:37 pm

    The MTA is internet un-savvy. Their website frequently has incorrect and incomplete information, not to mention poor grammar and mis-spellings. It is the simplest thing in the world to set up an real time e-mail notification system. Major cable news networks like Fox, MSNBC and CNN have done it for years, sending out free news alerts to e-mail subscribers.

  2. Bill Bartmann Says:
    September 3rd, 2009 at 4:28 pm

    Cool site, love the info.

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