Transit Issues

November, 2007

Hot issue, cold seats

Transit: Congestion pricing was the hottest public issue when Mayor Bloomberg announced the traffic-reducing initiative this summer, but only about 100 people showed up for a public hearing on the issue in Downtown Brooklyn last week — and 20 of those were elected officials. Comment

October, 2007

An L of a good time!

Williamsburg: Who doesn’t like Mondays? The much-ballyhooed expansion of service on the L train — long sought by Billyburgers and Greenpointers — will start with the first rush-hour of the work week. Comment

July, 2007

Marty’s blind spot

Editorial: Borough President Markowitz championed the MTA’s land giveaway to pal Bruce Ratner, yet now says MTA mismanagement is behind a proposed transit fare hike. Markowitz shares the blame Comment

June, 2007

Can I get an express F, please? Activist seeks trains for empty tracks

Transit: Nearly 2,000 F line straphangers have signed a petition demanding restored express train service on the slow-moving line whose name is often used as an abbreviation for an epithet. But don’t trade in that Jonathan Lethem tome for a People magazine just yet — Transit officials say that F riders won’t lose any reading time for at least another five years. Comment

April, 2007

The Phantom Bus of Fort Greene

Fort Greene: Unraveling the mystery of the lost bus stop. Comment

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