MrJeff2000 Explains It All It’s a mad, mad, mad, mad, um what was I talking about again?

There were a full three pages of news about New York's Metropolitan Transit Authority today. So much information, in fact, that I could only talk about the first two pages.

My older son graduated from high school last week.

Due to terminology and the Department of Education, I have to say he is "transitioning," not graduating.

But the future looks bright, after some up and down spots.

I watched my son board the LIRR this past week and deal with commuting and interacting with other commuters. I saw a workshop of a one-woman play called "A TRAIN" recently about an autistic boy obsessed with the subway. And yes, the two stories intersect.

For Presidents' Week vacation (otherwise known as February vacation), I packed a bunch of activities into a short span. So many that I had to call up my phone calendar to go back and recount half of them.

Every winter brings a new rash of indigent people to major transportation hubs, which are generally open 24/7 to the public.

Had a couple of insights into some of their behaviors, thought they might be worth talking out.

The MTA is finally getting around to implementing safety installation measures on their new trains and they should be coming into service in 2018.

You did not misread that last sentence – it comes from an article in 2016.

Plus some other tales of MTA wackiness.

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