Transit Issues

December, 2012


G train catch-22


G train catch-22

Riding the G train might seem like a trip into Dante’s “Inferno,” but subway boosters claim it’s straight out of a Joseph Heller novel. Comments (1)

November, 2012


Alternate-side parking is back — at least for some parts of Brooklyn

The city announced that alternate-side parking will be back in effect on Wednesday, except for those neighborhoods still recovering from Hurricane Sandy. Comment

September, 2012

Weekend Watch

All aboard the MTA express!

Most of Brooklyn’s trains will be in tip-top shape, so get out there and enjoy the weekend. Comment
Weekend Watch

Very few trains will be running properly this weekend

Now that riding the subway — and waiting for trains at a subway station — is actually bearable again, the MTA has decided to find another reason for you not to ride the rails this weekend. Comment

August, 2012

Weekend Watch

Major changes on the rails — but only after midnight

You know what they say about gift horses, right? We’re thinking the same thing about the rails — we’re greeting the weekend with cautious optimism. Comment

The Big Screecher’s riding the rails again!

Courier columnist Carmine Santa Maria hasn’t taken a subway in more than 25 years because he couldn’t get his trusty scooter onto the el at Bay Parkway. But that accursed curse was finally lifted yesterday. See how his wondrous adventure to the People’s Playground unfolded in our slideshow. Comment
Weekend Watch

You won’t be railing at the rails this weekend

It won’t be a bad a weekend on the rails out all out there, folks, so those of you who’ve already used up your vacation time or money (or both) should have an enjoyable staycation. Comment

July, 2012


She minds the gap: Activist says there’s too much space between trains and platforms

Midwood straphanger Michele Kaplan often gets stuck on the train, but unlike many commuters, it’s not delays or track work that slow her down — it’s the space between the subway car and the platform. Comments (18)

G train is musical muse: Write a subway-inspired song, win trip to Sweden

The G train will feel more like the soul train thanks to a new songwriting contest rewarding crooners inspired by the Brooklyn Local. Comment

June, 2012


To L and back! MTA adds new trains to North Brooklyn line

Getting the L is about to get a bit easier thanks to an MTA plan to add more trains to the overcrowded North Brooklyn line. Comment

May, 2012


Buy land and buy sea? East River ferry operator wants to accept Metrocards

The operator of a ferry line that connects Greenpoint, Williamsburg, and DUMBO with Manhattan wants to accept MetroCards — a proposal that could streamline payment and lure more landlubbers to commute across the East River, transit advocates say. Comment

April, 2012


Ridership grows at stations serviced by G train extension, stats show

Subway ridership has surged over the past three years at stations serviced by the at-risk G train extension, MTA figures reveal. Comment

Brooklynites really want to save the G train

The movement to save the beloved G train extension is picking up Brooklynites faster than a rush-hour train. Comment

March, 2012

Brooklyn straphangers got free rides on Wednesday morning courtesy of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority — or so they thought. Comment
Nixing an extension of the G line is an assault on love that will push many straphanging couples into long distance mode, or even break them up, lovebirds say. Comment
Weekend Watch ✔ Poll

Don’t go off the rails on these crazy trains!

Things are pretty screwed up on the rails this weekend. Thank heavens it’s bicycle weather! Comment

February, 2012

Weekend Watch

Happy rails to you!

Good news! There shouldn’t be many surprises for subway riders this weekend, though the J train will skip a few stops and the Q train remains out of commission. Comment
Weekend Watch

Get ready for Trainageddon!

L riders get the shaft this weekend. Comment

January, 2012

Weekend Watch

It’ll be hell on the rails this weekend!

The MTA will be working on almost every line in the borough this weekend. Enjoy! Comment
Weekend Watch

Take the N and R at your own risk

The N and R will be skipping Court Street and Jay Street-MetroTech this weekend. You’ve been warned! Comment
Weekend Watch

What the L!

The L train skips Bushwick, and the Q continues its dogged boycott of central Brooklyn. Comment

January, 2011

Weekend Watch

New year, new worries on the rails

Attention all Q riders: get ready to take the bus. Comment

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