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In the long run, legalizing fare evasion neglects to address the societal issues that give rise to it.

‘No Cops in the Subway’ Is Not A Solution

December 4, 2019

This is why the movement is dangerous. It’s shortsighted and destructive, focused only on eliminating the short-term issue of policing without addressing the underlying systems of poverty, corruption and underfunding.

NYPD officer at emergency action protest on Nov. 1.

Students Storm Subway Protesting NYPD, MTA

November 13, 2019

An emergency action protest against the New York Police Department and Metropolitan Transportation Authority was held in downtown Brooklyn on Nov. 1, 2019.

Commuters race around New York City while residents sleep soundly, but they make the most of every minute.

Commuters Manage Their Time Better Than You Do

October 2, 2019

Here at FLC, residents are able to go to their classes with a sufficient amount of sleep and a good breakfast, lunch or dinner — but that’s not possible for me. Commuters are constantly racing against time, trying to make a minute seem like an hour.

Fordham has earned a reputation of being expensive, but generous with financial aid. Why not extend this mentality to commuters?

Fordham Should Buy Commuters MetroCards

October 2, 2019

Navigating the concrete jungle is the reality for commuters. But the problem does not lie in the conditions that they commute in, but rather the price they pay to do so.

A Dummy's Guide to the MTA

A Dummy’s Guide to the MTA

September 17, 2019

From taking an uptown train instead of a downtown train to missing a stop, we’ve all had our share of MTA mishaps. Now they’re a thing of the past with Loreen Ruiz’s guide to the NYC subway.

London and New York are cities that have differ in underground transportation and pedestrians, but they both have breathtaking views.

West Side, West End

April 10, 2019

Photo Editor Emeritus Andrew Beecher discusses his thoughts on living in both London and New York, whether or not the Tube is really better than the Subway and how Londoners and New Yorkers ultimately measure up to each other.

MTA is changing its policies for commuters in the Bronx coming to Manhattan, adding more connections for the two boroughs.

Metro-North Changes Make Commuting Easier From The Bronx

March 22, 2019

Fordham station lies in a predominately black and Latin-American community. Many, along with Stringer, believe that the old policy was the result of institutional racism, and aimed to make mobility for minority communities more difficult.

This may be a chalk illustration, but the disrepair of the New York City subway system is not child's play. (COURTESY OF ZAYDA BLEECKER-ADAMS)

Metropolitan Turmoil Authority

November 7, 2018

Together, de Blasio and Cuomo don’t even know who’s paying the $30 billion for the repairs that need to be made.

Winter storm Jonas sets in in the early hours of Saturday morning at 12:30 A.M. (ANDIE ZIMMERMAN/ THE OBSERVER)

Snow Emergencies Need Better Responses

February 13, 2016

By DEMETRIOS STRATIS    Staff Writer If I have learned anything from being born and raised in New York...

With never-ending MTA fare hikes, Senator Chuck Schumer is trying to  reduce the costs of students' commute.  (Ged Carroll via Flickr)

Senator’s Discounted Fare Plan Halted

December 3, 2015

By REESE RAVNER Staff Writer “I’ve spent less money on food this semester than I have on transp...

MTA plans to raise prices in 2015 and 2017. (Rex Sakamoto/The Observer)

MTA Will Raise Fares by Four Percent

October 22, 2014

By MARTIN MUNEZ-BONILLAContributing WriterPublished: October 22, 2014 Starting March 2015, the New York subway that the Fordham students and New York City...

Frequent MTA Hikes Unfairly Affect Commuters

September 9, 2013

By KAMRUN NESA Asst. Copy Editor Published: September 9, 2013 Free MetroCards for New York studen...