Straphangers Campaign

Straphangers Campaign Ranks No. 5 As Worst Subway Line; No. 7 Line Tops ListThe MTA agrees, saying extensive track work has created service disruptions on the 5 line.
Transit Advocate: Cuomo Must Step Up, Help MTA FinanciallyWithout that money, MTA chief Tom Prendergast says the agency needs to better manage overcrowding.
MTA Chairman Warns Of Dire Consequences If Funding Isn't Found For Transit ImprovementsMore subway delays? That could be the future for New Yorkers if lawmakers don't agree on how to pay for improvements to the city's aging mass transit system.
M79 Deemed Slowest Bus In NYC; M15 Named Least ReliableThe Straphangers Campaign and Transportation Alternatives have given out their 2014 Pokey and Schleppie awards.
Advocate: MTA Fare Hike May Be Fair And NecessaryNobody likes a fare hike when it comes to public transportation, but a straphangers’ advocate said Saturday that a hike may be fair and necessary for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
MTA Eyes Surveillance Cameras On All Subway CarsThe Metropolitan Transportation Authority says it's "studying the possibility of installing surveillance cameras in future subway car models."
Straphangers Campaign Report: Subway Delay Alerts Jumped 35% In 2 YearsThe number of alerts issued about MTA subway delays has jumped 35 percent in the past two years, according to a report released Tuesday by a watchdog group.
Survey: Only 42 Percent Of Subway Cars Are Clean; D Train Is WorstA new survey revealed that the number of clean New York City subway cars declined between 2011 and 2013.
MTA Chairman Warns Of Possible 12 Percent Fare Hike Next YearMTA Chairman Thomas Prendergast said issues between the agency and labor unions could result in an almost 12 percent fare hike next year, three times more than planned.
Straphangers Campaign Lists Best & Worst Transit Events Of 2013“The year was – and for years to come will likely be – dominated by the aftermath of Superstorm Sandy,” the group's Gene Russianoff said in a statement.
MTA: Planned Fare Hikes To Be Smaller Than Initially AnnouncedDue to cost-saving measures, the 2015 and 2017 fare and toll increases will amount to a 4 percent hike, instead of the original 7.5 percent.
Census Of Subway Platforms Finds Many Are 'Bleak And Dreary'This was third annual "State Of The Platforms" report but the first time the Straphangers Campaign conducted a census of all 862 platforms in the subway system.