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Wednesday, March 10, 2010

With the ongoing MTA budget crunch, New Yorkers can expect significant changes to their commute. WNYC reporter Matthew Schuerman and Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign break down the latest.

Plus: test your knowledge in the subway-news-quiz!

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Gene Russianoff and Matthew Schuerman

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Comments [13]

Eugenia Renskoff from Williamsburgh, Brooklyn

Hello, As someone said, the J Marcy goes by Williamsburgh, not Bed Stuy. I ride the subway nearly every day and there is one thing I would like to see: More people offering their seats to people like me, a disabled person. I have read the signs saying that it is an act of courtesy to do so (and it is also the law), but 9+ plus out of 10 people don't offer their seat. I feel I should not have to ask them to offer it to me. Eugenia Renskoff

Mar. 10 2010 04:29 PM
Michael from Long Island

Transportation is a huge cost to suburban schools both public and private. 10's of thousands of ($)dollars to operate one bus.

There is often heated depate as to which students qualify for ridership and which students are religated as "walkers."

Mar. 10 2010 11:43 AM
j from bushwick

marcy stop isn't in bed stuy (it's in south williamsburg), or near the marcy projects... nearest subway stops to marcy houses is myrtle-willoughby on the g... and i'm 99% sure that hov didn't get his name from the subway but from his old streetname "jazzy"...

Mar. 10 2010 11:38 AM
Nick from NYC

Oh my god, the idea of pro-rating fares is horrible and I hope that this never, never comes to be!

It would totally destroy the egalitarian ethos of the subway... and horribly reinforce the inter-boro snobbery. Plus, most of the riders that travel furthest can least afford a higher fare.

Mar. 10 2010 11:37 AM
Joachim from across from macys

The Marcy stop on the JMZ is not in Bed Stuy. It is in Williamsburg.

Mar. 10 2010 11:36 AM
RLewis from bowery

Worst Subway Stop: Bowery station on the JMZ line.

Since that line spends so little time in Manhattan, it gets almost no MTA lovin'. It's a wreck of a subway stop.

Mar. 10 2010 11:27 AM
ericf

Don't some communities charge for riding the yellow school bus?

(not when students board, but by charging an annual or semi-annual fee paid by parents.)

Mar. 10 2010 11:25 AM
JP from NJ

How much money is wasted on huge administrative salaries and no bid private contracts?

Oh and yellow school buses are paid for by the tax payer's school budgets, they are not for free...

Mar. 10 2010 11:22 AM
Robert Swift from Park Slope

What percentage of the MTA revenue comes from advertising and can that element be further exploited -- either through higher rates or sale of additional space?

Mar. 10 2010 11:15 AM
teagan from east village

Offer a week MTA pass instead! :)

Mar. 10 2010 11:15 AM
JP from NJ

With MTA having so many people use it, why are they always (even in good economic times) crying broke? What kind of funny math is going on here? Is it even possible for the MTA to have “good times”?

Mar. 10 2010 11:14 AM
Claire from Westchestser

Is it really 7.5 M people or it is rides? That is riders vs. rides.

Mar. 10 2010 11:12 AM
Mark from Albuquerque

The MTA website states that daily weekday subway ridership is 5.1 million (based on 2008 figures).

Mar. 10 2010 11:12 AM

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