Hurry! Go to the MTA's Subway Service Advisory E-mail Notification Pilot page and sign up to get emails from the MTA about what service issues there will be on the weekends. Yes, just like knowing the L train will be out for every weekend in a month! In the future, the MTA hopes to email people about sudden service issues, but it's all about the baby steps, people. Only 10,000 people can enter this pilot program. Gothamist will take a look at what we get from the MTA, maybe slap it up on Gothamist or at least provide a review or whether this works well.

And the NY Times has a Public Lives feature on MTA Chairman Peter Kalikow: He talks about his ultimately successful ownership of the NY Post ("It was murder"), his love of Ferraris, and how he promises to fix the $400 million budget deficit by 2008, but his term ends in 2006. Mmm...Chairman Kalikow, you might have thought this humanized you, but now we're just more suspicious. To paraphrase the great film, Married to the Mob, watch your ass, Peter. Watch your ass.