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New York City's Subway System Is Embracing Gender-Neutral Announcements  New York City's Subway System Is Embracing Gender-Neutral Announcements 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA), New York City’s subway and bus system, is nixing “ladies and gentlemen” from its regularly-scheduled announcements, and opting for gender-neural phrasing instead.

What Food Is Appropriate to Eat on the Subway?

Food. You need it to live, and a lot of the time you need it right now. Another thing you often need to do is be someplace. Therein lies a conflict if you happen to live in a major metropolitan area (we’ll focus on New York City for the purposes of simplicity and also because it’s where most of us at this website…

Manspreading Still a Global Issue Manspreading Still a Global Issue

Manspreading, when men spread their wide open legs for the whole goddamn train to see and take up bench space which could accommodate at least three mid-sized women, is now forbidden in Madrid’s public buses. As CNN reports, this marks a victory for women’s groups like Mujeres en Lucha, who started the hashtag…

NYC's New 'Baby On Board!' Buttons Are a Bad Idea NYC's New 'Baby On Board!' Buttons Are a Bad Idea

One of the few things I enjoy about riding the subway in New York City are the occasional moments of grace demonstrated between passengers. These typically come in the form of someone giving up their seat to allow the less able-bodied to sit—usually an elderly person or a pregnant woman. Witnessing such acts always…

Woman Killed After Being Pushed Onto Subway Tracks in Times Square Woman Killed After Being Pushed Onto Subway Tracks in Times Square

On Monday, at around 1:20 pm, a woman waiting on an subway platform in Times Square was pushed in front of southbound 1 train and killed.

The Rest of New York Wants to Remind L Train Riders that Commuting Generally Sucks  The Rest of New York Wants to Remind L Train Riders that Commuting Generally Sucks 

Since the MTA started threatening to shut down the L train to make repairs on damage from Hurricane Sandy, there’s been a flurry of panic from some of the the wealthier residents of Williamsburg, Brooklyn. Now the date is set, and they just can’t believe that they’ll have to get on a crowded hourlong bus ride every…

Here Is Your Worst Third Rail Nightmare Here Is Your Worst Third Rail Nightmare

In news that is almost as horrifying as the prospect of watching a rat king mate with another rat king, a 48-year old woman was subjected to numerous third-degree burns after she fell off of a subway platform in the Bronx and onto the fabled electrically charged third rail on Tuesday morning.

This Isn't Hillary Clinton's First Campaign Subway Ride  This Isn't Hillary Clinton's First Campaign Subway Ride 

Today, would-be president Hillary Clinton took a little trip on the New York City subway. But it was actually a repeat performance: In March 1992, during her husband’s campaign, she hopped aboard the 1 train en route for an appearance in Greenwich Village. As you can see, this was during the headband years.

Finally, NYC Will Have 'High-Heel Friendly' Subway Grates Finally, NYC Will Have 'High-Heel Friendly' Subway Grates

Some positive news for accident-prone New Yorkers who love heels: Those annoying subway sidewalk grates that you either have to walk around, teeter over, or risk slipping into are getting a stiletto-friendly makeover.

Thinx Period Panty Ads Are Coming to One Lucky L Train Station Thinx Period Panty Ads Are Coming to One Lucky L Train Station

Thinx and New York City’s MTA have found common ground in their week-long public fight over period panty advertisements on the subway.

Thinx Underwear and the MTA May Have Called a Truce Over the Word 'Period' Thinx Underwear and the MTA May Have Called a Truce Over the Word 'Period'

Earlier this week, the “period-proof” panties company Thinx and New York City’s Metropolitan Transit Authority seemed to be at odds over the use of the word “period” in some new subway ads. Now the MTA has retreated a bit—the flailing corporation just takes forever to make decisions.

'Period' Is Too Much for Subway Ads, Says MTA, But Cleavage-Heavy Implant Ads Are A-OK 'Period' Is Too Much for Subway Ads, Says MTA, But Cleavage-Heavy Implant Ads Are A-OK

New York City has rules for their subway ads, which can’t look too racy. And a set of new ads by Thinx, a company peddling knickers for women who’d like the option of forgoing pads and tampons during menstruation, have proven to be just too much for NYC’s (inconsistently) prim sensibilities.

Man Terrorizes Train By Masturbating Into a Hat On Subway  Man Terrorizes Train By Masturbating Into a Hat On Subway 

The New York Police Department is looking for any leads on a man that’s been accused of masturbating on a crowded train last week. The woman who reached out to the NYPD with a complaint claims that the man jerked it behind a hat to completion on her morning commute. Also, there’s video.

Manspreaders Are Sick of the MTA Telling Them Not To Manspread Manspreaders Are Sick of the MTA Telling Them Not To Manspread

Late last year, New York’s Metropolitan Transit Authority began placing ads asking its male customers to stop spreading their legs on busses and subways. Though the campaign has received a fair share of criticism over its production cost, Emily Hopkins of Bitch Magazine discovered that the most dramatic reactions…

The Star of the MTA's 1962 Campaign for Subway Manners: A Damn Cat The Star of the MTA's 1962 Campaign for Subway Manners: A Damn Cat

The ongoing campaign to combat manspreading and other offenses isn't the MTA's first attempt to encourage polite behavior on public transit. Did you know that back in the early 60s, the subways were once plastered with admonitions from "Etti-Cat"?

Stop Being Gross on the Train, Yell New NYC Subway Ads Stop Being Gross on the Train, Yell New NYC Subway Ads

Hey jerks! Stop acting like the subway is your bathroom! Or your living room! Because it ain't, alright! This is essentially the latest push for New York City subway ads and some of them are astounding. No nail clipping? On a train? Who does that?

Men's Rights Group Demands Their Balls Be Allowed to Breathe on Buses Men's Rights Group Demands Their Balls Be Allowed to Breathe on Buses

A recent campaign to stop the phenomenon known as "manspreading" on New York's transportation system has men's rights organizations in a tizzy, especially in Canada, where one "advocacy group" is demanding men be allowed to spread their legs as far and wide as they want to to avoid a pain more awful than anything…

What Happens When Someone Confronts Splay-Legged Male Subway Riders What Happens When Someone Confronts Splay-Legged Male Subway Riders

Dudes who ride the subways with their legs spread so wide you start to wonder whether perhaps they are shelling ghost peas into an invisible 55-gallon drum are an annoying fixture on public transit. What happens when someone calls them on their space-taking?

The MTA Will Finally Chastise Men Whose Balls Need Three Seats The MTA Will Finally Chastise Men Whose Balls Need Three Seats

I have testicles, they're fairly sizeable (physically, not metaphorically), and they don't need a separate seat on the subway. In fact, no matter how big someone's balls are (again, speaking from a purely physical standpoint), they will never need an extra seat. Yet some men continue to sit on the train as though they…

Public Transit Officials Say No Thanks to 'Inappropriate' Bravo Ad Public Transit Officials Say No Thanks to 'Inappropriate' Bravo Ad

Bravo tried to get cheeky with the ads for its upcoming show, Girlfriends' Guide to Divorce, which blared "Go Find Yourself" alongside star Lisa Edelstein holding out her ring finger, bird-flipping style. But when they tried to place them on public transit in LA and New York, they were promptly denied.

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