Gene Russianoff

Gene Russianoff appears in the following:

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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The Subway is Packed. Now What?

Wednesday, March 26, 2014

Subway ridership hasn't been this high since 1949. Turns out, a lot has happened in the past 65 years that has implications for service, repairs, and those crowded cars.

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2011 Subway Report Card

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Gene Russianoff, staff attorney for New York Public Interest Research Group's Straphangers Campaign, announces their annual State of the Subways report.  How would you assess your subway line? Post your subway grades here!

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30 Issues: The MTA

Friday, October 29, 2010

Gene Russianoff, staff attorney at the NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign, and Andrea Bernstein, WNYC reporter and director of the Transportation Nation blog, talk about what the elections might mean for the MTA.

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Subway Crunch Quiz

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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MTA Cuts

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

Gene Russianoff, staff attorney at NYPIRG Straphangers campaign, and Neysa Pranger, director of public affairs for the Regional Plan Association, review the drastic service cuts approved by the MTA's Finance Committee to close a budget gap.

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Transit Solutions

Tuesday, December 15, 2009

A key MTA board has approved a budget that drastically reduces both bus and train services, including discounted student fares. Gene Russianoff of the Straphanger’s Campaign discusses what to expect and why the MTA is in such dire shape. Plus, Greg David on how to really get banks lending again; ...

MTA Deal

Wednesday, May 06, 2009

First, Elliot Sander, executive director and CEO of the MTA, then Gene Russianoff, staff attorney at NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign, talk about the plan, announced last night, to fund the MTA and avoid the threatened drastic fare increases.

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See it, Do it?

Wednesday, July 16, 2008

New York City is brainstorming ways to deter gropers on trains. One suggestion is putting ads up threatening to punish the illegal acts. Similar efforts in Boston were recently put in place, but some think an ad campaign might encourage inappropriate behavior. In the conversation, Gene Russianoff, staff attorney ...

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Who's Driving the Train

Friday, June 20, 2008

Recent revelations about free E-ZPasses and Metrocards have put the MTA board under scrutiny. Gene Russianoff, staff attorney for NYPIRG's Straphangers Campaign, talks about the board and its perks.

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Congestion Pricing: Week Two

Monday, March 31, 2008

We continue our look at congestion pricing with Gene Russianoff, staff attorney at NYPIRG Straphangers campaign, and Liz Benjamin, columnist at the New York Daily News.

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Spitzer: Fare Game?

Friday, November 30, 2007

Bob Hardt, the executive producer and political director of New York 1, and Gene Russianoff, staff attorney at the NYPIRG Straphangers campaign, look further at Gov. Spitzer's proposal on the MTA fare.