Reports from the scene indicate a man struck by the N train in Midtown on Monday may have been pushed. The incident occurred in the 49th Street and 7th Avenue subway station around 12:30 p.m., after the victim fell from the platform. He tried to climb to safety but didn’t make it. He was transported to Roosevelt Hospital, where he later died from his injuries.
The station was evacuated after the incident and N, Q and R trains from all directions directed to bypass the 49th Street Station.
Forget about getting annoyed at crazy weekend subway and bus schedules—apparently you’re actually quite satisfied with subway and bus service! Straphangers across the city told the M.T.A. their rides were not as bad as one might think, according to the agency’s 2011 Customer Satisfaction Survey, which was released today.
The weekend is supposed to be a time of respite and relaxation. But it’s not, because if you live in a rather large section of Brooklyn and try to see friends and relatives or go eat a taco in Park Slope, the MTA will actively thwart you at every attempt you make to Read More
Mayor Bloomberg apparently caused a spot of bother in London today when a severe “media scrum” crowded his tour of the city’s subway.
Bloomberg wanted to see the Tube’s “ring of steel,” a network of over 12,000 security cameras that monitors the underground train system, in the hopes of Read More
With atonement and repentance in the air today, the transit advocacy nonprofit Transportation Alternatives released a feature on the Web site rollingcarbon.org that calculates the carbon footprint of New York City commuters.
Visitors to the site can choose one of seven transportation options (bus, car, hybrid car, taxi, subway/train, bike, walk) and calculate Read More
A congressional push is on to up funding for public transportation nationwide. And not a moment too soon, given rising oil prices. From this morning’s Wall Street Journal:
Data being released Tuesday by the American Public Transportation Association show the number of riders on mass-transit systems is growing at an accelerating clip. After Read More
One of the central elements of Mayor Bloomberg’s plan for a sustainable New York City is to improve mass transit and get people out of their cars and into busses and subways. In addition to better and more frequent transit service, the city also needs to ensure that the price of mass transit is kept Read More
Michael Bloomberg and Eliot Spitzer just unveiled a new sign at the 42nd Street station pointing to the expanding 7 subway line, which, when completed, will extend to 10th Avenue by the Hudson Yards.
“Whereever the subways have blazed a trail, the people have followed,” Bloomberg said.
“The city’s growth Read More
No photograph ran with the online version of New York Post reporter Jeremy Olshan's story about the New York City Transit using barricades to block some ubway exits near Yankee Stadium.
The visuals are kind of essential to a) show how really bad an idea this is, and b) prove that Read More