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Effective Communication From the MTA

Posted in adventures in life, New York City with tags , , , , , , , , , on October 6, 2009 by melsanie

The Glory of the New York City’s Subway System [The Awl]

Open Letter to the Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Posted in New York City, open letters with tags , , , , , , on September 14, 2009 by melsanie

Dear MTA,
You know what I love about you? I love how on weekends you suddenly decide to skip random stations and not let anyone on the train know. My unexpected jaunt across the Manhattan bridge to Brooklyn was delightful.

Also? I love how warm and toasty your stations are in the middle of summer. The fact that you know that sweating is my favorite hobby and adjust your temperature accordingly is more than kind.

You know what else I love about you MTA? I love how on weekends you switch up your schedule so there are less trains and the run less often. Because really, on a weekend, who doesn’t want to spend their free time underground waiting for a train?

So, MTA, I don’t know how you do it, but stay true to yourself and keep being the most awesome and efficient transportation system in the world.

Hugs and kisses,

Ps. Increasing the fare was a good idea too. I cheered when you did that. Thumbs up.

Eff You MTA

Posted in eff this, New York City, really? with tags on April 26, 2009 by melsanie

caesar-stabbed-metrocardRemember when I mentioned how the MTA is bumping up the cost of monthly metro cards?  Well, they’re being even more bitchy because now they won’t let me buy as many unlimited monthly cards now and stock up for the next year.  I guess all MetroCards bought before the May 31 fare hike must be used by June 8.  Jerks. of them.