Today’s Headlines

  • One Con-Ed Malfunction Tortured Subway Riders Throughout the System Friday (NYT, PostAMNY, NY1)
  • Turning Cab Driver Kills Manikam Srymanean at York and 78th; No Charges (GothamistPost)
  • Drunk Off-Duty Cop Critically Injures Woman at Van Wyck On-Ramp (Post)
  • Crumbling Paint From 7 Train Trestle a Health Hazard to Everyone Who Lives Nearby (Post, QChron)
  • Scenes From a Wet Car-Free Broadway (Gothamist)
  • De Blasio Appointee to MTA Board Rips de Blasio for Not Funding Fair Fares (Amsterdam News)
  • Security Expert: Penn Station Won’t Fare Well in an Emergency (WNYC); Schumer: Do Something (WNYC)
  • How the Park Slope Civic Council Got the MTA to Spruce Up the 4th Avenue Station (WNYC)
  • DOT to Restore Two-Way Traffic to Stretch of 11th Ave By Lincoln Tunnel (DNA)
  • Cuomo Announces $3 Million for Roosevelt Island Bike-Only Ramp (DNA)

More headlines at Streetsblog USA

  • kevd

    i’m not sure which of those states have extensive subways.
    boston, MA – sorta.
    Chicago, but the chart is for Illinois as a whole.
    A better comparison would be London, Paris, Berlin or Tokyo.
    But they get all sorts of other cool stuff from their high taxes like maternity leave and healthcare.

  • kevd

    5 minutes longer than normal is my rule of thumb for rush hour subway riding. typically, it checks out.

  • localmile

    True. Some of their relays are so old that they have to make parts for them in their shop. They really really do need to upgrade.

    Somewhat in their defense, they run 24×7. Most systems have at least a few hours of down time during each night. London just recently began running late nights, I believe on just one line.

    Is there also a pride of workmanship thing? Do NYC transit workers take less pride in what they do than others?