MTA to Post Clearer, System-wide Signs on Subway Changes

Proposed fare hikes just get steeper

Thursday, Sep 9, 2010  |  Updated 11:14 AM EDT
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Man on the street interviews with New Yorkers getting their thoughts on the latest fare increases in the New MTA Plan.

Rhonesha Byng

Man on the street interviews with New Yorkers getting their thoughts on the latest fare increases in the New MTA Plan.

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The MTA is about to post clearer, more comprehensive signs about all the ways your subway ride has been upended, elongated or made troublesome on nights and weekends.

For years, subwaygoers could, at best, expect only a flier announcing changes or cancellations on the line they were currently riding -- or waiting on.  Straphangers had little option to modify their route depending on changes system-wide.

But starting next week, riders looking for information about weekend and late night service changes will be able to check out color-coded, system-wide rundown of modifications.

These colorful posters will boast subway line designations by its color and letter and a sun and moon to indicate day or night.  When stations are temporarily closed for construction projects, riders will see notices on street-level entrances.

A new billboard-size poster to be distributed in every station will offer a master schedule of an entire week’s worth of service changes, broken into weekday and weekend sections.

The MTA said the notifications will be updated regularly. 

 "It's a huge improvement" Andrew Albert, executive director of the NYC Transit Riders Council told the New York Daily News.

 

These much needed improvements come as straphangers can expect another fare boost from the MTA early  next year.

 

 

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