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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 is a descendant of the public interest groups of the 1920s and 1930s, the so-called good government groups, or goo-goos.
That means culling information from the mass transit authorities, using volunteer reporters and observers to assimilate their own database, and using catchy titles on resulting reports, such as "The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly" ranking of various lines, and the similarly telling disaggregated report of "A Tale of Two Subways," both issued by the Straphangers Campaign.
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.
Urinating inside subway or tracks or at the station is not uncommon; in August last year, a subway rider released a cloud of crickets and peed herself in a Brooklyn-bound D train train crossing the Manhattan Bridge, sending straphangers scurrying away from her.
The T train, as the new light blue subway line will be named, along with an extended Q train line, will cut right through Yorkville along Second Avenue, providing much-needed relief for straphangers who take the 4,5 and 6 lines --some of the most overcrowded trains in the subway system.
She started out as a contentious board member, but I think one of the key attributes of a board member is being there," the New York Post quoted Gene Russianoff of the Straphangers Campaign as saying.
The camera peers up from the subway floor as the train subjects Gehr and his fellow straphangers to its own rhythmic rocking.
Reliable Wi-Fi is an important benefit for straphangers in New York City subway stations.
Shortly after Sunday's incident, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials urged straphangers to speak to subway staff if they drop anything on the tracks rather than trying to retrieve it themselves.
There have to be ground rules that protect the taxpayers of New York City and protect the straphangers .
A campaign to get New York City subway riders to show some courtesy and step aside for fellow straphangers trying to get off the train has so far been greeted by a collective ``Fuhgeddaboudit
Lakes and Behrens might just as well have been two straphangers on the subway for all the passion that swept them along.
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.
Unfortunately for the little straphangers, they are sometimes scraped off as their mother makes her way through the brush.