How does the ‘NYC Train Sign’ MTA countdown clock work (and is it worth it)?

You might have recently scrolled past an advertisement or were tagged in a social media post for the NYC Train Sign. Continue reading “How does the ‘NYC Train Sign’ MTA countdown clock work (and is it worth it)?”

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Your MTA transfer doesn’t work for bus-to-bus transfers on same route

Whenever possible I plan my trip in a way that allows me to do what I need to maximize my $2.75 Metrocard fare. Continue reading “Your MTA transfer doesn’t work for bus-to-bus transfers on same route”

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Lyft Line: When a car service is cheaper than the subway

Would you rather have a car pick you up from your home and zip you directly to your destination or take the subway? Usually the subway is cheaper than a private car, but with Lyft Line, the price difference isn’t much. Continue reading “Lyft Line: When a car service is cheaper than the subway”

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That one time when a subway performer and an angry stranger connected on a NYC subway platform

Anything can happen when a diverse set of people share common space as we do everyday in big cities across the country. A lot of these interactions happen on public transportation. Continue reading “That one time when a subway performer and an angry stranger connected on a NYC subway platform”

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Is the MTA adding entrances to the L Train at Avenue A?

For selfish reasons, I think there should be a TRAIN STATION at Avenue C or D, but I welcome the news that MTA is looking to extend the 1st Avenue entrance to the L train to Avenue A. Continue reading “Is the MTA adding entrances to the L Train at Avenue A?”

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A table of the fastest, slowest, most-reliable and least-reliable buses in New York City

The Straphangers Campaign just released a survey of the city’s buses to determine the fastest, slowest, most-reliable and least-reliable buses in New York City. Continue reading “A table of the fastest, slowest, most-reliable and least-reliable buses in New York City”

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Citi Bike Review: Is Citi Bike Worth $100? Hell Yes.

I resisted Citi Bike for nearly a year.

I liked the idea of the city’s bikeshare program, but since I already had a monthly MTA pass, my own bike sitting at home, I pushed off Citi Bike as a nice-to-have, but was more a luxury that I would only use from time-to-time.  Continue reading “Citi Bike Review: Is Citi Bike Worth $100? Hell Yes.”

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