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  • NY man pleads guilty in plot to bomb NYC subway

    04/23/2010 1:13:17 PM PDT · by Kartographer · 6 replies · 284+ views
    AP/GoogleNews ^ | 4/23/10 | TOM HAYS
    A New York man said Friday that a plan to attack the city subway system was ordered by al-Qaida leaders two years ago while he was in Pakistan with a friend, a former airport shuttle driver who has since admitted to the plot. Zarein Ahmedzay, 25, pleaded guilty in federal court in Brooklyn to charges including conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction in the foiled New York City subway bomb plot from fall 2009.
  • TSA Joins NYPD in Subway Baggage Screening

    04/23/2010 2:52:27 AM PDT · by Palter · 9 replies · 445+ views
    DNA info ^ | 21 April 2010 | Jill Colvin
    The TSA began searching subway passengers' bags Wednesday morning as part of a new partnership with the NYPD. MIDTOWN WEST Straphangers on their way to and from work Wednesday were surprised to see Transportation Security Administration officials, who usually screen luggage in airports, checking bags at local subway stations. The TSA launched a pilot partnership with the NYPD Wednesday morning to enhance security on city trains, a spokeswoman for the TSA said. About a dozen stations are covered daily, according to the NYPD. "While there is no specific threat to mass transit in the United States at this time,...
  • Queens Imam Sentenced to Time Served in Terror Plot

    04/16/2010 2:22:43 PM PDT · by Behind Liberal Lines · 8 replies · 378+ views
    New York Law Journal ^ | 04/15/10 | Mark Fass
    Ahmad Afzali, the Queens imam who pleaded guilty in March to lying to law enforcement officials about his relationship with Najibullah Zazi, the airport worker who planned to bomb New York's subways, was sentenced by a federal judge yesterday to time served. Mr. Afzali, who left his native Afghanistan following the Soviet invasion, also agreed to "self-execute" removal from the United States in the next 90 days in order to avoid a deportation hearing. Prosecutors alleged that Mr. Afzali warned Mr. Zazi and his father that they were under law-enforcement surveillance, then, as Assistant U.S. Attorney James P. Loonam told...

    04/11/2010 9:33:03 AM PDT · by Velveeta · 4,070 replies · 6,773+ views
    Free Republic | 4/11/2010 | FReeper Collaboration
    Obama amputates our nuclear arms By: Charles Krauthammer ...snippet...Under President Obamas new policy, however, if the state that has just attacked us with biological or chemical weapons is in compliance with the Non-Proliferation Treaty, explained Gates, then the U.S. pledges not to use or threaten to use nuclear weapons against it. Imagine the scenario: Hundreds of thousands are lying dead in the streets of Boston after a massive anthrax or nerve gas attack. The president immediately calls in the lawyers to determine whether the attacking state is in compliance with the NPT. If it turns out that the attacker...
  • Double suicide bombings kill 37 on Moscow subway

    MOSCOW Two female suicide bombers blew themselves up on Moscow's subway system as it was jam-packed with rush-hour passengers Monday, killing at least 37 people and wounding 102, officials said. The head of Russia's main security agency said preliminary investigation places the blame on rebels from the restive Caucasus region that includes Chechnya, where separatists have fought Russian forces since the mid-1990s. The first explosion took place just before 8 a.m. at the Lubyanka station in central Moscow. The station is underneath the building that houses the main offices of the Federal Security Service, or FSB, the KGB's main...
  • Deadly explosions on Moscow Metro system [UPDATE: 41 Dead; 2 Female Suicide Bombers]

    03/28/2010 10:12:15 PM PDT · by Liberty Valance · 75 replies · 2,184+ views
    The BBC ^ | Monday, 29 March 2010 06:02 UK | the BBC
    At least 25 people are reported to have been killed in an explosion on the Metro system in central Moscow, with a second blast coming shortly afterwards. The first blast happened at the city's central Lubyanka station, reports quoting security sources said. A second explosion happened at the Park Kultury station, Russian news agency Tass reported. Ten people were injured in the first blast, Tass said, quoting the emergencies ministry. The number of casualties at the second blast is not yet clear.
  • Long, strange trip (Did the CIA test LSD in the New York City subway system?)

    03/14/2010 1:28:30 AM PST · by nickcarraway · 39 replies · 1,263+ views
    New York Post ^ | Philip Messing
    A declassified FBI report from the Baltimore field office dated Aug. 25, 1950 provides some tantalizing support for the claim. "The BW [biological weapon] experiments to be conducted by representatives of the Department of the Army in the New York Subway System in September 1950, have been indefinitely postponed," states the memo, a copy of which the author provided to The Post. An Olson colleague, Dr. Henry Eigelsbach, confirmed to Albarelli that the LSD subway test did, in fact, occur in November 1950, albeit on a smaller scale than first planned. Little, however, is known about the test what...

    03/03/2010 9:47:40 PM PST · by Velveeta · 532 replies · 5,882+ views
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  • Fox News: Pentagon on Lockdown; Shooting at Pentagon Metro Station

    03/04/2010 4:17:20 PM PST · by kristinn · 602 replies · 25,060+ views
    Thursday, March 4, 2010
    Nothing on the wires yet. No more news given than what I put in the headline.
  • 2 Metro workers killed in latest track accident

    01/26/2010 7:37:05 AM PST · by Cheap_Hessian · 10 replies · 635+ views
    Breitbart (AP) ^ | January 26, 2010 | Sarah Karush
    WASHINGTON (AP) - Two Metro workers were struck and killed by a maintenance truck on a track Tuesday, the latest in a string of fatalities since last year in the Washington area's transit system. The men were installing safety equipment on a track that was closed to regular service for the night when they were hit, Metro said. One worker died at the scene, a few blocks from the Rockville Metro Station, and the other on the way to a hospital. Both men were automatic train control technicians and the crash involved a large truck equipped to drive on the...
  • All aboard the NYC Jihad Train!

    07/21/2008 9:54:33 AM PDT · by Free ThinkerNY · 31 replies · 446+ views ^ | July 21, 2008 | Michelle Malkin
    Welcome to your Monday morning blood-boiler. The NY Post reports that a jihadi group in NYC planning on running a series of subway ads is led by a Muslim imam tied to the terror plot to bomb the city’s landmarks. Submission: Allah board!An Islamic group plans to blitz 1,000 subway cars with advertisements this September in a campaign being promoted by a Brooklyn imam whom federal officials have linked to a plot to blow up city landmarks.The group says its mission is to explain the true nature of Islam to non-Muslims who believe the religion is bent on acts of...
  • Passengers remove trousers for No Pants Subway Ride

    01/11/2010 8:20:08 AM PST · by earlJam · 19 replies · 912+ views
    BBC ^ | 1/11/09
    Passengers remove trousers for No Pants Subway Ride Despite a cold snap across much of the northern world, users of public transit systems in a number of cities took off their trousers for No Pants Day. The event, which began in New York City in 2002, sees participants with bare legs mingling with other passengers. Organisers Improv Everywhere say 3,000 people took part in New York with more in 43 other cities in 16 countries. The group says its mission is to cause "scenes of chaos and joy in public places". Participants were told to meet at a designated train...
  • NYC: M.T.A. Proposes Severe Service Cuts; 2 Subway Lines May Be Eliminated

    12/16/2009 9:18:13 AM PST · by TigerLikesRooster · 15 replies · 638+ views
    NYT ^ | 12/14/09 | MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM
    DECEMBER 14, 2009, 11:44 AM M.T.A. Proposes Severe Service Cuts; 2 Subway Lines May Be Eliminated By MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM Updated, 1:03 p.m. | Longer waits on subway platforms. More crowded buses and trains. No more discounts for New York City students. One way or another, nearly every bus, subway and commuter train rider will be affected by the newly austere budget released on Monday by the beleaguered Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which is struggling to address a sudden and unexpected financial shortfall of nearly $400 million. Starting mid-year, fewer subway trains would run in the middle of the day, late...
  • Metrolink should take a tip from Subway (restaurant)

    12/11/2009 12:11:10 PM PST · by mainestategop · 4 replies · 486+ views
    Mainestategop ^ | MaineStateGOP
    Metro link, Southern California's commuter rail for the Greater Los Angeles areas is in tough times in this recession, unfortunately, they are controlled by unionized taxpayer funded liberals. Just like other liberals, they don't learn a damn thing. In every scenario where funding is down and profits are low, they do the worst thing. In this case, raising rates. All while the worst recession in 70 years is taking place. Metro links problems are largely connected to the economy. With people out of work or earning less, they are not able to afford tickets to commute to LA, San Bernardino...
  • Subway airflow tests to prepare T for possible terror attacks

    12/06/2009 3:13:12 AM PST · by Cindy · 9 replies · 908+ views ^ | December 5, 2009 02:55 PM | Kathy McCabe, Globe Staff
    SNIPPET: "A team of researchers convened by the U.S. Department of Homeland Security began a series of tests today at 20 MBTA stations to determine how airborne contaminants would spread in a terrorist attack on Boston's subway system." SNIPPET: "The findings will help guide the design of future detection systems and help strengthen evacuation, ventilation, and other emergency response plans on mass transit across the country. "We hope to use the data from the two to come up with a model to predict the behavior (of chemicals) in other subway systems," Lustig said."
  • China State Construction nets $100m US subway deal

    11/24/2009 7:06:47 AM PST · by John Leland 1789 · 5 replies · 501+ views
    China Daily ^ | November 24, 2009 | Liu YiYu
    China State Construction Engineering Corp, the largest contractor in China, has bagged a subway ventilation project worth about $100 million in New York's Manhattan area, marking the construction giant's third order in the United States'infrastructure space this year. The contract was given to China Construction American Co, a subsidiary, the Wall Street Journal quoted a source as saying. "The new project, along with the $410-million Hamilton Bridge project and a $1.7-billion entertainmet project it won earlier this year signals China State Construction's ambition to tap the American construction market," said Li Zhirui, an industry analyst at First Capital Securities.
  • Slain for his subway seat: Exterminator stabs D train straphanger to death after seat scuffle

    11/22/2009 2:22:15 AM PST · by tlb · 63 replies · 2,059+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | November 21st 2009 | Barry Paddock, Rocco Parascandola and Samuel Goldsmith
    A bugged-out exterminator went berserk ...fatally plunging a knife into a fellow straphanger's neck after they argued over a seat. Cops rushed to the train and nabbed the alleged killer thanks to a quick-thinking train conductor, who locked the doors. Jerry Sanchez, 37, got on the northbound train at Rockefeller Center about 2 a.m. He confronted Dwight Johnson, demanding he move a bag from the seat where the attacker wanted to sit. Johnson, believed to be homeless, refused and punched Sanchez in the face. Sanchez pulled out a steak knife and stabbed him several times in the neck and face....
  • Piling On: The Feds look to take over light-rail and subway systems

    11/15/2009 8:54:39 AM PST · by Publius772000 · 15 replies · 753+ views
    The Constitutional Alamo ^ | 11/15/09 | Michael Naragon
    In a story that first surfaced Sunday in The Washington Post and was reprinted by, President Obamas subordinates have expressed a desire to get a grip on the nations rails. Administration officials cite poor management and lack of oversight as their reasons for taking over the light-rail industry, which leads me to wonder: could the American people take back the federal government using the same line of logic? Cities affected by the federal usurpation would include Chicago, New York, Atlanta, Los Angeles, and every other city, large or small, that uses a rail system, such as a subway. Washington...
  • Video : Boston conductor prayed after woman fell on tracks

    11/11/2009 6:21:16 AM PST · by JoeProBono · 10 replies · 666+ views
    hosted ^ | Nov 11
    The driver of a Boston subway train that stopped just inches short of a woman who had fallen onto the tracks says she expected the worst. Charice (shuh-REES') Lewis told CBS's "The Early Show" on Wednesday that she said to herself, "Please God, let this woman be OK" before getting out of her cab to check. Lewis said the woman just smiled at her.
  • British spies help prevent al Qaeda-inspired attack on New York subway

    11/09/2009 7:09:55 AM PST · by Labour-Watch · 31 replies · 1,376+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 11/09/09
    British spies have foiled a terrorist plot by a suspected al Qaeda operative to blow up the New York subway. The plan, which reportedly would have been the biggest attack on America since 9/11, was uncovered after Scotland Yard intercepted an email. The force alerted the FBI, who launched an operation which led to airport shuttle bus driver Najibullah Zazi, 24, being charged with conspiracy to use weapons of mass destruction. The Afghan is alleged to have been part of a group who used stolen credit cards to buy components for bombs including nail varnish remover. The chemicals bought were...
  • ICE agents arrest Albanian national wanted for murder in Italy...

    10/29/2009 1:34:12 PM PDT · by Cindy · 2 replies · 461+ views
    ICE.GOV ^ | n/a
    Note: The following text is a quote: October 28, 2009 ICE agents arrest Albanian national wanted for murder in Italy The Albanian national also faces criminal visa-fraud charges NEW YORK - An Albanian national, who was convicted in absentia for a murder in Italy, was arrested on Wednesday by U.S. Immigration and Customs Enforcement (ICE) agents. Ferdinand Marku, also known as Edmond Voli, faces visa-fraud charges for knowingly and intentionally making false statements on a federal immigration application. Marku, 39, was convicted in absentia, in Rome, Italy, for the November 2000 fatal stabbing of a victim near a subway station...
  • Judge rules Subway unit broke law in taking soldier's restaurants away

    10/22/2009 11:26:23 AM PDT · by pikachu · 14 replies · 1,148+ views
    Dallas Morning Snooze, er, News ^ | Nove 22nd, 2009 | By KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
    A civil judge in Dallas ruled late Wednesday that the real estate arm of the Subway sandwich chain violated the rights of an Army reservist when it stripped him of his two restaurants while the reservist was serving in Afghanistan. Grant Walsh, an attorney for Leon Batie Jr., said the ruling settles the biggest legal issue in a case that has dragged on for more than two years that the chain's real estate affiliate broke the law when it terminated leases at two central city Subway franchises without a court order.
  • New York terror suspect Najibullah Zazi 'admits terror ties'

    09/19/2009 7:40:01 AM PDT · by Ernest_at_the_Beach · 34 replies · 1,446+ views
    Telegraph ^ | 12:12PM BST 19 Sep 2009 | Philip Sherwell in New York
    Afghan-born American resident Najibullah Zazi, 24, has admitted ties to al Qaeda, according to officials investigating a home-grown terror plot against the New York subway system. Najibullah Zazi has been under investigation for almost a yearThe suspect has admitted contacts with extremists in Pakistan and may strike a plea deal over allegations that he attended a military training camp, according to US media reports of law enforcement officials. He denies involvement in any terrorist acts or plots. A car journey last week by Zazi from Denver, where he now lives, to the Queens district of New York, his previous home,...
  • FBI raid Queens, NY home in terror investigation

    09/14/2009 12:50:55 PM PDT · by Fali_G · 650 replies · 21,606+ views

    07/24/2009 11:33:27 PM PDT · by Cindy · 4 replies · 452+ views ^ | Posted on 24 July 2009, 15:30 | n/a
    SNIPPET: "Bashir al-Ameriki, born Bryant Neal Vinas, was in the right place at the right time. He caught a wave of online jihadi activism dominated by some really interesting and aggressive individuals, and he rode that wave all the way to glory - sort of. Now he's a prized possession of the United States of America. I have to assume there are a number of indictments either pending or under seal, because Bashir likes to talk."
  • Computer failure may have caused D.C. train crash

    06/23/2009 5:30:04 PM PDT · by normanpubbie · 42 replies · 1,353+ views
    Associated Press ^ | 6-23-2009 | AP
    WASHINGTON – Investigators looking into the deadly crash of two Metro transit trains focused Tuesday on why a computerized system failed to halt an oncoming train, and why the train failed to stop even though the emergency brake was pressed. At the time of the crash, the train was also operating in automatic mode, meaning it was controlled primarily by computer. In that mode, the operator's main job is to open and close the doors and respond in case of an emergency. Debbie Hersman, an investigator with the National Transportation Safety Board, said it was unclear if the emergency brake...
  • Breaking: Nine killed in Washington-area Metro train collision

    06/22/2009 2:31:06 PM PDT · by Pyro7480 · 252 replies · 16,744+ views
    CNN ^ | 6/22/2009 | n/a
    CNN producer Vito Maggiolo saying "one train on top of each other."
  • Soldier suing after being stripped of Subway restaurant franchises

    06/22/2009 10:36:39 AM PDT · by DFG · 128 replies · 4,620+ views
    Dallas Morning News ^ | 06/21/09 | KAREN ROBINSON-JACOBS
    While serving in Afghanistan with the U.S. Army Reserve, Leon Batie Jr. dodged roadside bombs and scrambled to safety when rockets pierced the night sky. When he returned to Dallas in early 2006, another battle loomed. As Batie was returning from Afghanistan, he learned he was being stripped of the two Subway restaurants he bought before mobilizing. The stores were sold to Subway insiders, with one transaction yielding a Subway executive a $100,000 profit, according to a lawsuit Batie filed last year in state court in Dallas County. One issue in the case is set for trial this week.
  • Men-only train cars sought in groping fears

    06/18/2009 3:04:53 AM PDT · by Loyalist · 16 replies · 1,059+ views
    Yahoo! ^ | June 18, 2009 | Reuters
    Many women taking the crowded train in Tokyo opt for women-only carriages during the rush hour to avoid gropers. ADVERTISEMENT Now, for fear of being accused of groping, some are asking for carriages reserved for men as well. Ten shareholders of Seibu Holdings, which runs trains in the Tokyo area, have petitioned for carriages reserved for men. "There have been many cases of groping, as well as false charges of groping, on Seibu Railway," the shareholders said in a notice seeking a vote at the company's annual meeting next Wednesday. "While measures against groping, such as setting women-only carriages, have...
  • U.S. Halts Pilot Program in New York to Detect Biological Attacks

    05/09/2009 3:52:16 AM PDT · by Cindy · 22 replies · 2,075+ views
    WASHINGTON ^ | MAY 7, 2009 | Spencer S. Hsu
    The Department of Homeland Security is dismantling a next-generation biological attack warning system in New York City subways because of technical problems, U.S. officials said. Robert Hooks, a deputy assistant secretary, said the department no longer believes it is necessary to expand the pilot program, as he told Congress in July, because of resource and technology limits. Hooks said a long-planned alternative sensor system, set for initial deployment late next year, also will not be available nationwide until 2012, to allow for more testing. The deactivation of the pilot program in late March marks a setback in U.S. efforts to...
  • DFU SONG: Don't Sleep in the Subway (Joe Biden sings - Don't Ride the Subway)

    05/01/2009 8:53:53 PM PDT · by doug from upland · 3 replies · 402+ views
    DFU NEWS OF THE DAY IN SONG ^ | 5-1-09 | Lyrics, Doug from Upland
  • JOE'S PIG PANIC (another Biden screwup)

    05/01/2009 7:06:26 AM PDT · by Liz · 37 replies · 1,370+ views
    NY POST ^ | 5/1/09 | EDITORIAL
    Mere days after an Air Force One backup buzzed Lower Manhattan, panicking thousands and reviving memories of 9/11, VP Biden scared the bejabbers out of straphangers...."I would not be . . . suggesting [my family] ride the subway." Biden is famous for his dumb utterances.......but there's a real cost to fomenting panic -- if the consequence further depress NY's economy. Time to zip it joe.
  • White House Backs Away From Biden's Advice To Stay Off The Subway

    04/30/2009 3:36:47 PM PDT · by FromLori · 19 replies · 896+ views
    Please pay no attention to what the Vice President actually says when it differs from the official White House line on swine flu
  • Biden: Stay Off Subways During Swine Flu Panic

    04/30/2009 6:18:23 AM PDT · by mmanager · 52 replies · 1,802+ views
    New York/News ^ | April 30, 2009 | XANA O'NEILL
    Vice president Joe Biden said today he would tell his family members not to use subways in the U.S. and implied schools should be shuttered as the swine flu outbreak spread to 11 states and forced school closures amid confirmation of the first U.S. death. Biden made his comments during a brief interview on NBC's "Today" show during an interview with Matt Lauer. "I would tell members of my family, and I have, I wouldn't go anywhere in confined places now. It's not that it's going to Mexico, it's you're in a confined aircraft when one person sneezes it goes...
  • Biden: Don't Ride The Subway! (VIDEO)

    04/30/2009 6:16:06 AM PDT · by KeyLargo · 68 replies · 4,280+ views
    Business Insider ^ | Apr 30, 2009 | Joe Weisenthal
    Biden: Don't Ride The Subway! (VIDEO) Joe Weisenthal|Apr. 30, 2009, 8:22 AM| Tags: Economy, Health, The Way We Live Now, New York swineflusubway.jpgHey New Yorkers, take a cab to work today. Or walk. Your Vice President Joe Biden says you should avoid both planes and subways. NBC New York: "I would not be at this point ... [be] suggesting they ride the subway," Biden said when asked whether he would advise family members to use public transportation. Biden made his comments during a brief interview on NBC's "Today" show during an interview with Matt Lauer. The vice president said if...
  • Biden: Don't ride subway

    04/30/2009 4:12:24 AM PDT · by mft112345 · 64 replies · 3,055+ views
    The Today Show ^ | 4/30/2009 | Today show
    Joe Biden just told people not to ride the subway or ride airplanes. He also called Matt "Sam".
  • New York's Subway Woes Could Have Been Avoided

    04/25/2009 5:44:46 AM PDT · by reaganaut1 · 11 replies · 805+ views
    Wall Street Journal ^ | April 25, 2009 | Nicole Gelinas
    Unless the state intervenes, in five weeks New Yorkers will face steep fare hikes on buses, subways and commuter rail lines. They'll also face deep cuts in train and bus service. ... Five years ago, the MTA's labor costs were $5 billion. Now they are nearly $7 billion. The big drivers have been pension and health-care costs, up 42%. MTA employees, even those who perform what might be called retail jobs, like station clerks, can retire as early as 55 with generous pension and health benefits. This is not compensation for a lifetime of low wages. Average pay for the...
  • Subway rape victim comes forward after suit tossed against MTA workers who ignored her cry for help

    04/06/2009 7:59:09 PM PDT · by marktwain · 74 replies · 2,948+ views
    New York Daily News ^ | 3 April, 2009 | Christina Boyle
    A young woman brutally raped in a Queens subway station says her heart was broken when a judge threw out her suit against two transit workers who ignored her cries for help. Speaking for the first time since the ruling, Maria Besedin said Thursday she never expected the toll booth clerk and train conductor who witnessed the 2005 attack to be heroes and put their own lives in danger. But, she said, they didn't even call 911, or yell, "Stop!" Besedin hoped to have her day in court so a jury could decide if the MTA staffers were negligent for...
  • Remembering the Tokyo Subway Attacks

    03/22/2009 12:12:13 AM PDT · by Cindy · 7 replies · 581+ views
    TERROR WONK ^ | March 20, 2009, 1:22 pm | AARON MANNES
    SNIPPET: "Fourteen years ago today Aum Shinrikyo released sarin gas on the Tokyo subway." SNIPPET: "A final note - Aum Shinrikyo operatives, on the order of the cult's leader, underwent flight training in Florida. There is no evidence that they made any attempts to use this training. It is just an odd, disturbing coincidence."
  • Obama should take a tip from subway

    03/09/2009 1:16:27 PM PDT · by mainestategop · 15 replies · 728+ views
    Its back again! Subway's 5 dollar footlong menu has expanded for a limited time to include every sandwich except the Subway Feast and Philly Cheesesteak. Just as the first one, sales of Subway sandwiches are expected to skyrocket. The reason is because in times like these when we can no longer afford what we would like to eat or do. With subway giving the oppertunity to purchase a footlong sanwich with choice of any toppings for only five dollars, (Plus tax. Unfortunately the left got us there as well.) is a golden oppertunity for poor families who must cope with...
  • (Vanity) Check out this pic I took today on NYC subway.

    02/07/2009 4:01:48 PM PST · by thefactor · 45 replies · 1,875+ views
    me | 2.7.09 | me
    I took this pic today on an NYC subway. Now, I am FINE with advertisements, religion, etc... This just struck me as a tad overdone. I hope you can make out some of the words: Jesus, Paradise, Misunderstood, 1,500,000,000 followers, Peace or Terrorism. And my personal favorite: Chauvinistic VS Chivalry.
  • NYC's 8th annual No Pants! Subway Ride draws 1,200

    01/14/2009 2:29:22 PM PST · by Beaten Valve · 4 replies · 706+ views
    NBC News Los Angeles ^ | Jan 15, 2009 | Scott Ross
    No, it wasn't your imagination. Pants were in short supply along four lines of the New York City subway system on Saturday. The No Pants! Subway Ride, organized by Improv Everywhere each January, is a chance for New Yorkers to ride the rails unencumbered by the burden of jeans, slacks or trousers.
  • MUST I buy separate ticket for Beijing Airport Express train?

    12/21/2008 9:05:36 PM PST · by rudy45 · 17 replies · 721+ views
    I have a dark blue card from Beijing Subway that I have been using. It says 一卡通 on the front. I use it on all the "regular" lines, 5, 13, 2, 1, 10 etc. and of course the system takes RMB2 from the card each time. I was hoping to be able to put RMB25 on the card, then use that same card on Airport Express 机场快轨, but the person at one of the stations said I couldn't. Is he right? MUST I buy a separate card for 机场快轨, even if I have enough money on my 一卡通? Thanks. It's...
  • Saving the subway [BLOOMBERG MONEY GRAB]

    12/05/2008 5:56:46 AM PST · by ml/nj · 36 replies · 612+ views
    NY Daily News ^ | Dec 5, 2008
    Mass transit is on the brink, and there's no single, simple fix. Ravitch wants a tax on all worker payrolls downstate - 33 cents for every $100, yielding $1.5 billion a year. Burdening businesses with new costs at this tenuous time is not to be taken lightly. But it is necessary. Second, he calls for new tolls on East River and Harlem River bridges - which would net another $600 million a year. That won't be painless either. But it, too, is necessary. Third, the plan calls for a new approach to fare hikes - inflation-adjusted increases every two years....
  • Exclusive: NY Rail Plot Details Based on 'Reliable' FBI Source -- New Information in Last 48 Hours

    11/26/2008 7:20:16 PM PST · by GVnana · 22 replies · 1,041+ views
    ABC News ^ | 11/26/2008
    Exclusive: NY Rail Plot Details Based on 'Reliable' FBI Source New Information in Last 48 Hours Led to Public Warning By RICHARD ESPOSITO Nov. 26, 2008 Uniformed police officers have flooded New York City's Penn Station, home to the Long Island Rail Road, following a warning from the FBI of a "plausible but unsubstantiated" threat of a terrorist bomb attack against the system during the holidays. FBI says terrorists may have orchestrated a plan targeting LIRR commuter rails. Law enforcement officials tell, the plot involved a "Madrid-like attack," a reference to the synchronized bombing of the commuter rail system...
  • Al-Qaeda threat to New York subway, says FBI

    11/26/2008 7:04:40 PM PST · by GVnana · 13 replies · 829+ views
    TimesOnline UK ^ | 11/26/20008 | John Smock
    November 26, 2008 Al-Qaeda threat to New York subway, says FBI (John Smock/AP) Subway passengers will see extra police patrols this weekend Times Online The FBI has received a plausible but unsubstantiated report that al-Qaeda terrorists may have discussed attacking the New York City subway system during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend, US authorities said today. Russ Knocke, spokesman for the Department of Homeland Security, said that the FBI warning to New York law enforcement agencies meant that there may be an increased police presence in New York and other large metropolitan areas this weekend. The report indicated that al-Qaeda terrorists...
  • Feds Warn Of Terror Plot Against NYC Subways...

    11/26/2008 3:29:57 PM PST · by Cindy · 28 replies · 1,121+ views - Breaking News ^ | November 26, 2008 | n/a
    Nov 26, 2008 5:00 pm US/Eastern "Feds Warn Of Terror Plot Against NYC Subways Homeland Security: Expect Larger Police Presence In NYC And In Major Cities Across U.S. During Holidays" ARTICLE SNIPPET: "NEW YORK (CBS/AP) ― Federal authorities are warning police of a possible terror plot against the New York City subway and train systems during the holiday season, prompting local officials to beef up security at stations. An internal memo obtained by The Associated Press says the FBI has received a "plausible but unsubstantiated" report that al-Qaida terrorists in late September may have discussed attacking the subway system. A...
  • HUMBLE COP: I'M NOT THE HERO (Shot Illegal Immigrant Who Shot Two Other Officers)

    10/22/2008 1:06:07 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 29 replies · 1,167+ views
    New York Post ^ | Oct 22, 2008
    The humble cop who took down an illegal immigrant who shot two other officers last night in a Queens subway station said today, "I'm not a hero." Lt. Gary Abrahall put four bullets into Raul Nuez, who jumped a turnstyle and then coldly shot two cops -- Shane Farina, who was critically wounded, and Jason Maass, who was grazed with a bullet -- with one of their own guns. "The cops that took the bullets, they're the heroes," Abrahall said today outside his house. Farina took a bullet in the abdomen and it exited through his sternum. "[Farina] is doing...
  • 2 Cops Shot In Wild Qns. Subway Melee[NY][Previously Deported Illegal Alien]

    10/22/2008 12:16:42 PM PDT · by BGHater · 43 replies · 1,569+ views
    NY Post ^ | 22 Oct 2008 | MURRAY WEISS and LARRY CELONA
    STRAPHANGERS DIVE FOR COVER IN RUSH-HOUR CHAOS A fare-beater caught sneaking into a Queens subway last night coldly shot two cops with one of their own guns after he knocked them to the station-platform floor, authorities said. The gunman then bolted - weapon still blazing at the wounded Anti Crime transit cops - and ran into a lieutenant who dodged the suspect's bullets and pumped four of his own into him. The heart-pounding, rush-hour shootout at 5:15 p.m. had straphangers ducking for cover at the F-train station at 21st Street/Queensbridge in Long Island City. The shower of bullets lasted less...
  • VIDEO: Black bear walks into Subway restaurant

    10/04/2008 10:50:11 AM PDT · by Ronzo · 35 replies · 2,117+ views
    National Geographic ^ | 10/3/08 | National Geographic
    From the National Geographic website... A video showing a black bear opening the front (unlocked) door of a Subway restaurant, and getting some free samples... VIDEO: A Bear Walks Into a Restaurant...