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The Brian Lehrer Show

End of the Line Adventures

Friday, May 01, 2015

Adventure begins where the subway ends. 

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Mom of the Year; Food Truck Permits; Subway Adventures

Friday, May 01, 2015

Baltimore's so-called "#MomOfTheYear;" reforming the food truck permit system; an update on Nepal's earthquake; when America became a Christian nation & subway adventures.

Transportation Nation

MTA Votes to Ban Political Ads

Wednesday, April 29, 2015

Over the objections of some public speakers — as well as some board members — the MTA changed its policy so it could reject controversial ads.
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Transportation Nation

Court Ruling Leads MTA to Propose Banning Political Ads Altogether

Monday, April 27, 2015

In the past couple of years, the MTA has had as many court cases dealing with free speech as it has had fare hikes. Now, it wants to accept only viewpoint-neutral ads.
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Transportation Nation

L Train Riders: Help Is on the Way

Friday, April 24, 2015

Last year, every single station along the L line in Brooklyn saw an increase in ridership. Now, according to the MTA, a significant boost in service is coming later this year.
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WNYC News

Subway Ridership Hits 65-Year High

Monday, April 20, 2015

The MTA says 1.75 billion people rode the subway in 2014, and Brooklyn riders are leading the way.

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The Brian Lehrer Show

Brian Lehrer Weekend: Public Shaming, Toms River & Subway Poetry

Friday, April 03, 2015

Three of our favorite segments from the week, in case you missed them: Public Shaming (First) | Toms River Pollution (Starts at 18:44) | Subway Poetry (Starts at 37:53)
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Subway Stranger Poetry

Friday, March 27, 2015

Every time she rides the subway, Madeline Schwartzman asks a stranger to write a poem. She discusses her ambitious and eccentric project "365 Day Subway: Poems by New Yorkers."

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Transportation Nation

7 Train to West Side Will Open at Some Point

Monday, March 23, 2015

You've waited this long for the station at 34th Street and 11th Avenue to open. What's a few more weeks?
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Just How Bad Are the Subways?

Monday, March 16, 2015

You've probably noticed unpredictable service this winter, especially during rush hour. Delays are up. Trains are stopping between stations. But there are reasons to be optimistic.

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Transportation Nation

Even 40 Inches of Snow Would Be No Problem for These Trains

Monday, February 02, 2015

Today's storm hasn't been deemed "historic," as was last week's blizzard. But if it were to be, could the subways stay open? We analyzed every segment of the system to find the answer.
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Transportation Nation

Ice on the Third Rail Strands 7 Trains

Monday, February 02, 2015

Service on the No. 7 subway line was halted Monday morning after a build up of ice cut power to the third rail.
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Transportation Nation

Your Coming MTA Fare Hike, Explained

Thursday, January 22, 2015

As expected, the MTA voted Thursday to raise fares and tolls. But before you fixate on the 25-cent increase, take heart: there's another way of looking at it.
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Transportation Nation

The New MetroCard Probably Won't Be a Card

Tuesday, January 20, 2015

The MTA is at least five years away from implementing its new fare payment system. Meanwhile, it has to keep the MetroCard limping along.
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Transportation Nation

Subway Emergency Exit Alarms Will No Longer Drive You Nuts

Wednesday, December 31, 2014

New Yorkers, our long national nightmare of alarmed subway emergency exit doors is finally over.
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Transportation Nation

MTA's New Etiquette Campaign: Keep Your Knees Together and Your Bodies Off the Pole

Monday, December 22, 2014

As subway ridership reaches record numbers, New Yorkers are getting "gentle but firm" reminders about courtesy and spatial awareness.
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Transportation Nation

MTA To Combat Subway Delays With 'Platform Conductors'

Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Ridership on the New York City subway is booming — and so are delays.
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Transportation Nation

MTA Kicks off Public Hearings on Fare Proposals

Monday, December 01, 2014

The MTA is considering raising base bus and subway fares by a quarter, from $2.50 to $2.75.
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The Brian Lehrer Show

Stop "Man-Spreading" and Take Off Your Backpack

Friday, November 21, 2014

The MTA announced a new campaign to launch in January aimed at getting people not to take up other people's space on the trains or wearing backpacks. What else should it include?

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Transportation Nation

Subway Platform Barriers Not Easy to Come By

Wednesday, November 19, 2014

The fatal shoving of a 61-year-old man in front of a D train earlier this week is renewing calls for protective subway platform barriers. But that retrofit is far from simple.
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