MTA president to New York: We’re sorry for our terrible service

The MTA’s president on Wednesday offered riders an apology for the shoddy state of the city’s transit system. “We’re not happy with the service. And we do owe the public an apology,” MTA president Pat Foye said during a state budget hearing in Albany. The long-awaited mea culpa came under grilling from Sen. James Skoufis, who heads the Senate Investigations […]

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Sex toy company says MTA is ‘sexist’ for bailing on ad deal

A Brooklyn sex toy company says the MTA is a major buzzkill because it banned vibrator ads while allowing ones for erectile dysfunction. Dame Products, which sells frisky treats in Williamsburg, is hot and bothered that Outfront Media, which manages the MTA’s subway ads, reneged on a deal to run its posters inside trains, CEO Alexandra Fine said Friday. “It’s […]

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Multiple people fall onto subway tracks across NYC

Multiple people fell onto various subway tracks across New York City on Thursday, according to MTA officials. The first incident was reported in Manhattan at the 96th Street station at around 2:47 p.m., officials said. Video captured by another straphanger showed firefighters and EMTs tending to the person who fell. “It did not look like he was alive. He was […]

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Subway station destroyed on 9/11 finally ready to reopen

The No. 1 line’s Cortlandt Street subway station is set to reopen for the first time since 9/11, paying special homage to the tragedy by including incorporating “World Trade Center” into its name, according to photos and workers. The lower Manhattan stop — once located in the shadow of the Twin Towers — also will feature a touching mosaic inscription. […]

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New York’s future depends on the subways

Mayor de Blasio finally met with subways chief Andy Byford on Tuesday after Byford had spent half a year on the job. It’s true the mayor doesn’t run the subways — but his constituents’ jobs depend on them, and he should have welcomed Byford to Gotham months ago. Without efficient mass transit, New York couldn’t have increased its number of […]

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‘Crazy’ subway passenger sucker-punches conductor

A deranged straphanger sucker-punched a subway conductor in Brooklyn on Tuesday — the latest in a recent string of assaults on MTA workers. The unidentified man socked a Q train conductor after his Brighton Beach-bound train pulled into the Prospect Park station at 11:54 a.m., MTA officials said. The rider was acting erratically while aboard the train, according to a […]

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MTA will allow sex toy ads on the subway

The MTA said on Thursday that they would allow ads for a sex toy company to appear in the subway one day after the images were deemed too racy for city straphangers. The reversal came after accusations of unequal treatment when the company that handles MTA ads said the colorful images from luxury sex toy company Unbound violated policies about […]

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The MTA’s biggest money pit

With the start of LIRR service into Grand Central Terminal still at least four years off, the estimated cost of the project last week jumped another $1 billion, to $11 billion and likely still rising. Early estimates had the East Side Access job running $2.2 billion and finishing by 2009. And MTA board member Scott Rechler says, “I wouldn’t be […]

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Suspected subway shover in ‘MAGA’ hat arrested

Cop have busted the “Make America Great Again” hat-wearing thug who shoved a a Hispanic man onto the subway tracks at Union Square, police sources said. Willie Ames was nabbed on Staten Island early Thursday, and is now awaiting charges at the 7th Precinct stationhouse on the Lower East Side, sources said. Ames — who has several priors in New […]

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