This week, the Taxi of Tomorrow—well the taxi of 2013 to 2023, that is (the duration of the lease)—was unveiled to New Yorkers for the very first time. Thoughts from the first users of the fully fitted mock-up installation, which is on display in Madison Square Park until Sunday, were mixed. Despite the years of research and design, you can be sure that any flaw will be brought to light by the critical eye of your average New Yorker. Read More
Yesterday, the city and MTA launched Select Bus Service on First and Second Avenues, the latest expansion of a system meant to revolutionize above-ground public transit. With dedicated lanes and off-board payment, the new system is supposed to cut trips from 125th Street to the Seaport down to about 75 minutes from their Read More
Recently, blogger Felix Salmon spotted a baby–yes, someone’s newborn child–set down in its baby carrier in the middle of a bike lane. And not just any bike lane but Grand Street, one of the busiest and most notorious streets in Chinatown.
As a new study by Manhattan Borough President Scott Stringer shows, that mother Read More
The perennially cash-strapped MTA has a brilliant new “revenue stream” in the works: turning 10-inch video screens in the newest R160 trains into TVs, complete with commercial breaks. The agency is currently running a pilot program on the Times Square Shuttle (where better to put up advertising) in partnership with TBS.
The station is Read More
Here’s City Council Speaker Christine Quinn defending the reaction some people had at hearings about MTA budget cuts, saying the public was just acting “emotional.”