This past year has been tumultuous for transit in New York City. Here are our picks for the top 10 stories of 2012:
1. Chair: Never a ‘Disaster as Devastating’
From flooded tunnels to destroyed equipment to subway service to Manhattan out for days, Sandy wrought havoc on New York City's entire transit system.
2. Bloomberg: Gas Shortage Could Go on For 'Days'
Sandy also disrupted gas supply lines, leaving drivers with empty tanks and causing hours-long lines at stations.
3. MTA Votes to Approve 2013 Fare Hike
Subway, bus and LIRR fares will increase in March, as will bridge and tunnel tolls.
Democrats and Republican lawmakers agree that state tolls are way too high, a poll finds.
5. City Bike Share Won't Hit Streets Until March 2013
The Citi Bike share system won’t launch until March 2013.
6. Bus Service to Be Restored and Extended in Northeast Queens
The Q36 line on Jamaica Avenue will continue along Little Neck Parkway in January and the Q30 line will be extended to Queensborough Community College on weekdays, according to the MTA.
7. Man Struck By Train at Little Neck LIRR Station
A man is struck and killed by a train at Little Neck's Long Island Rail Road station.
8. LIRR Staircase Closed on Bell Boulevard
The staircase at Bayside's Long Island Rail Road station is closed for a few days after a nearby building is believed to be in danger of collapsing.
Northeast Queens residents are upset after the MTA removes a bus shelter at Northern Boulevard and Douglaston Parkway.
In a blog post, Bayside Douglaston Patch contributor writes about a plan for Bayside bike lanes that have seemingly "disappeared into thin air."