Laura Bliss is CityLab’s West Coast bureau chief. She also writes MapLab, a biweekly newsletter about maps (subscribe here). Her work has appeared in The New York Times, The Atlantic, Sierra, GOOD, Los Angeles, and elsewhere, including in the book The Future of Transportation.
L.A. and New York are going head to head … through their respective MTAs.
With their third consecutive division title in the bag, the Los Angeles Dodgers will face off against the New York Mets in the National League Division Series, starting October 9. Among other things, this means that the Blue Crew run the risk of sullying their pristine cleats on the filthy floors of the New York City subway.
As any concerned transit agency would, the communications team at L.A. Metro tweeted a respectful request to New York City’s MTA early Wednesday. Then MTA took a turn at bat. And, well, here’s what happened:
pointed out. At last, a Chicago fan intervened. The spat cooled down … for now.
.@metrolosangeles Happy to wager on who wins the series. Care to wager on who gets more fans to the ballpark?— MTA (@MTA) September 30, 2015