Installed in 1970, Muni’s current train management system is disjointed and obsolete. When problems arise, it can take longer for technicians and engineers to pinpoint the issue than to actually fix the glitch, according to John Haley, Muni’s director of transit. Read More
Some restaurant owners want The City’s guidelines for food trucks sent back to the kitchen.
Legislation adopted earlier this year was intended to strike a balance between terrestrial eateries and their mobile counterparts. But some restaurant and building owners say the arrangement doesn’t go far enough to prevent food trucks from swarming areas with a high density of restaurants. Read More
New York City bus and subway workers were spat upon by irate passengers 145 times so far this year — about 14 times a month, which is up from the 139 salivary assaults during 2010, according to transit statistics. NYC police have become so concerned that they are looking at using DNA to identify and prosecute transit expectorators. Boston is already doing this, and similar programs in England have led to successful prosecutions. Read More
An N-Judah that pulled wires and concrete supports from the subway walls Thursday morning is causing massive delays through the Muni system. Read More
Muni Metro passengers are experiencing a slow commute Friday morning due to a problem with one of the agency’s trains.Sometime Friday morning, an L-Taraval train made contact with something on the downtown underground railway, according to agency spokesman Paul Rose. Rose did not have details on what the L-Taraval struck or where on the system the incident occurred. Read More
A man who prosecutors allege went on a 13-store Subway robbery spree will likely be dining on jail food for some time, after a judge Thursday ordered bail set at $1.25 million.
Police said forensic evidence led to the arrest of Damon Cooper, 40, at his Bayview district home on April 7, five months after stores were robbed in various parts of the city nearly every day for about three weeks between Oct. 14 and Nov. 6. Read More
A tip jar thief struck a Financial District Subway restaurant on Wednesday, police said.The thug simulated a gun — holding his right arm out with his fist closed — as he stormed into the sandwich shop at 200 Pine St. around 10 p.m., police said.The suspect, described as a man in his late 30s, pressed his fist, or fake gun, into a 32-year-old store worker’s chest, police said. Read More
WHAT: Madeline Klima, 81, had her shoulder fractured when she was thrown to the ground at a New York subway station by a burly woman who stole her purse.HOW: Subway surveillance video shows Klima being attacked from behind and body-slammed by a female mugger. She had never been a crime victim before.WHY IT’S OUTRAGEOUS: Klima still works cleaning offices and was returning home from the night job. She lost $800 worth of paychecks in the robbery. Read More