James Ramsay

James Ramsay is a Digital Producer and the copywriter behind WNYC's Morning Brief newsletter. He's written trivia games for NPR's Ask Me Another and hosted a college radio program called Morning Breath. 

James Ramsay appears in the following:

The Wheels on the Bus...Go. Really. Slowly.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

In parts of the city, the average bus speed is about 5 mph. Waiting for the bus to show up isn't any faster. How do we speed things up?

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This Week, We're All About That Bus

Monday, August 21, 2017

Getting stuck in traffic. Making friends. Being able to view the outside world. What are your joys and concerns when it comes to commuting by bus?

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From Rush Hour to Happy Hour, Here's Your Penn Station Survival Guide

Friday, August 18, 2017

A secret tunnel, a secret waiting platform and a secret option for cheap booze. Here are our takeaways from a week of getting to know Penn Station.

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The Final Exam: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Thursday, August 17, 2017

During a three-hour window, five days a week, you can get a pint of beer for $3.75. Know where?

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Day 3 Quiz: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Get ready for the Amtrak cheat to end all Amtrak cheats.

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Day 2 Quiz: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Now you know where to get oysters. Do you know how to actually get to your train without running into a mob of people?

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Quiz: Are You a Penn Station Pro?

Monday, August 14, 2017

Penn Station is a pain. But it's less of a pain if you know what you're doing. This week, we're all going to get better at this. And it starts with a quiz.

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Give This a Spin: 5 Takeaways From Commuter Self-Care Week

Friday, August 11, 2017

Coloring books are for adults now. So are fidget spinners, meditation tricks and Selena Gomez songs. And they'll all help make your commute a little more pleasant. 


Sign Up to Get a 'We the Commuters' Button

Tuesday, August 08, 2017

One thing we're sure of: It's not okay to wear a packpack on a crowded train, but it's absolutely okay to wear a We the Commuters pin.

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Subway Self-Care: What Do You Do to Make Your Commute More Than Bearable?

Monday, August 07, 2017

In our quest to empower commuters, we've fielded etiquette tips and delivered your comments to the MTA. But this week, it's all about you and your techniques for "enjoying" the commute.

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Here's Looking at You: Takeaways From Commuter Etiquette Week

Friday, August 04, 2017

Subway dos and don'ts; a '90s rap about standing clear of the doors; a controversial stance on making eye contact; and a case for being allowed to photograph strangers on the train.

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Subway Etiquette Do's and Don'ts: Porn Is Bad, Eye Contact Is Okay

Wednesday, August 02, 2017

Did you pay a double fare to ride the subway? No? Then why do you insist on wearing a person-sized backpack on a rush hour train?

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How'd You Learn to Behave on a Train?

Monday, July 31, 2017

It's Etiquette Week for We the Commuters, and we want to hear your stories about the time someone else provided a good, and maybe surprising, example of commuter courtesy.

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'Legit Fear on People's Faces': Takeaways From Week 2 of We the Commuters

Friday, July 21, 2017

The subway system is officially in a "state of emergency," and it lived up to the hype this week. Here are some highlights from the hundreds of comments we've received from commuters.

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What Do You Want the MTA to Know About Your Commute?

Monday, July 17, 2017

There's a group of people responsible for our subway system, and they're holding a public board meeting next week. We the Commuters plan to deliver a message on your behalf.

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Hell Is Other Transit Systems: Takeaways from Week 1 of We the Commuters

Friday, July 14, 2017

After months of hype, NJ Transit and LIRR disruptions due to Penn Station track repairs turned out to be more manageable that we thought. For now. Meanwhile, people hate the subway. 

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NJ Transit and LIRR Commuters: What Are You Seeing Monday?

Monday, July 10, 2017

Extensive track repairs at Penn Station begin today, meaning that about 17,000 commuters are forced to take alternate routes into the city. We want to know how it's going.

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How to Get to Work With Penn Station Under Repair

Friday, July 07, 2017

With extensive track repairs beginning July 10, thousands of commuters from New Jersey and Long Island will have to seek alternatives to their usual routes. Here are the options.

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A Month in, What's it Like Commuting From the Rockaways on a Boat?

Thursday, June 01, 2017

The thrill hasn't worn off yet for some new ferry commuters.  "I take pictures every day and send them to people, saying 'look where I am!'" said one.

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The Spice Dogs: More New Yorkers Are Giving Pups Savory Names

Friday, May 05, 2017

The city's health department says Max and Bella remained the most popular dog names in 2016, but names like Ginger, Pepper and Olive are on the rise.