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.
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 New York City subway system is large: 468 stations and hundreds of miles of tracks," says Neysa Pranger of the Straphangers Campaign, a New York Public Interest Research Group.
The arched ceiling of Gustavino tiles and the chandeliers--still intact today--are hardly the design motif contemporary straphangers expect.
But Naef has also included several examples from Evans' far lesser-known series of ``Subway Portraits,'' in which the photographer strapped a hidden camera to his chest and took secret photos of New York straphangers.
For each evening I see Straphangers in street-cars bound Home for their tea; Flies by them my Jitney.
Metro isn't just for Philadelphia straphangers anymore.
Stainless straphangers allow 360 [degrees] aiming to maximize task visibility.
According to the Straphangers Campaign, the city scrambled to find the missing funds and postponed the free transfers for two years.
On the subway leading from Yankee Stadium after victory had been secured, the unruly mob of straphangers didn't chant pro-Yankee slogans or sing songs of victory.
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.
reappears in the political arena as "the common man," "the plain people," "the straphangers," "the man on the street," "the taxpayer," "the ultimate consumer.
Interviews with consumer-oriented interest groups, such as the Straphangers Campaign in New York City, have identified users' suspicions as to why the current state of the art is so woefully lacking.
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.