A woman was given a $50 summons for resting her bad leg (two metal rods, blod clot) on an empty seat in a V-train. When the former schoolteacher tried to protest, the police said, "Haven't you heard of zero tolerance?" claiming she should have seen signs of the MTA cracking down on those taking up more than one seat. Um, no, and Gothamist wants to know where have the police been when those people rest their extra bags on the seats next to them, unwilling to give them up even for pregnant ladies or small children or the elderly.

An MTA citizens' advisory group would like transit workers to be more cheerful when interacting with customers.

Gothamist on the sleepy F-train rider who was fined and other outlandish tickets of late.