straphanger


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straphanger

n. a subway passenger; bus passenger; commuter. I didn’t think I could get used to being a straphanger.
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The Straphangers Campaign rates each subway line's timeliness in a sepa rate report in July.
Subway and bus fares," said the Straphangers Campaign in a recent testimony (Contino 2014), "have gone up four times in the past six years.
The female fronted NYHC band the Straphangers will go on at 8pm.
Russianoff, the attorney for the Straphangers campaign who has lobbied on behalf of transit riders for nearly three decades, says there is a "realization that the city cannot afford to subsidize the automobile.
The campaign jokes with straphangers about watching their "nees" and eating their "nishes," and suggests that Manhattan is badly missing its "k's": Kmart, that is.
Today, even under an extremely optimistic scenario--which assumes they will receive tens, maybe hundreds of millions of federal dollars from programs that are shrinking or nonexistent--subway service would be created for only 7,600 straphangers a day.
At the Porte de Versailles station, they jostle off to the exposition, leaving the pallid Parisian straphangers to reflect that spring is officially here; the Salon International de l'Agriculture has opened.
New York is always bustling during the holidays, and Microsoft's sponsorship of Boingo Wi-Fi on the Transit Wireless subway wireless network will help straphangers stay connected," said Jerry Page, MTA director of strategic initiatives.
The winners of this year's App Quest competition raised the bar once again, helping both veteran straphangers and first time riders," said Brendan Kessler, CEO of ChallengePost.
The plans include vast improvements to our city's transit system, creating a more enjoyable and convenient commute for residents of every borough, straphangers from across our region, as well as tourists and visitors from around the world.
and one byone began to undress, causing some tourists and riders to balk at the seemingly bizarre behavior of their fellow straphangers.
The camera peers up from the subway floor as the train subjects Gehr and his fellow straphangers to its own rhythmic rocking.
Big Apple visitors and New York straphangers on the go can stay productive, update their status and surf online while avoiding data overage charges and network congestion via Boingo's Wi-Fi networks from June 25 through September 7, 2012.
Despite some riders' fears of catching cold or flu from fellow straphangers, viruses were rare - they made up.
5 percent more straphangers on New York City subways in April and May.