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MTA Improvements: SJU Weighs In

Jeremy Mesias, Contributing Writer

April 17, 2019


Filed under Features

If you’re new to New York City, it won’t take long before you figure out how frustrating the Metropolitan Transit Authority’s (MTA) train system can be. Known colloquially among New Yorkers as “the subway,” our transit system is among the oldest in the country, first opening over 100 ...

Express Buses: Is spending $6.50 worth it?

Express Buses: Is spending $6.50 worth it?

Beverly Danquah, Features Editor

September 20, 2017


Filed under Opinion

Imagine a bus that could take you from SJU to Midtown Manhattan in less than 35 minutes; a bus that makes less than five stops in Queens once you board at the Union Turnpike/168 Street bus stop, before proceeding straight to Midtown; a bus with comfortable seating, charging ports and a smooth ride to your...

New MTA subways to be introduced in 2020

New MTA subways to be introduced in 2020

Anabelle Madho, Staff Writer

February 3, 2016


Filed under Home Scroll, News

From seats to benches, and poles that vary, New York’s subway system has always been the number one public transit system in the country. Now, New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority is taking a risk with the newest model. According to the MTA, subways will be revamped to mimic subway sys...

MTA fare increase set for March 22; St. John’s commuters will feel the effects

Talia Tirella, News Editor

February 5, 2015


Filed under Home Scroll, News

Back in January, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) announced a fare increase that will go into effect on March 22. The current base fare for travel by both subway and bus is $2.50 and will be increased to $2.75. The cost of a 30-day Metrocard will be raised by $4.50, up to $116.50, according...

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