photo of the MTA Service Specialists by Zandy Mangold (via Staten-Island Real-Time News
No, this isn't about a plane, or the mile high club, but a) the outfits are hot, b) the campaign is cheeky, and c) the MTA fare hikes, especially combined with what can only be called lackluster service, are absolutely ridiculous. I love this sexy art protest...it only would've been better if they were passing out cupcakes!
Who are the MTA Service Specialists? I'll let them tell you:
Their names (via MySpace) are:
and Anya Sapozhnikova
From The New York Daily News:
The MTA has found yet another way to make riding the subways more miserable.
On top of fare hikes and service cuts, it's now dumping on "MTA service specialists," four women who voluntarily ride the rails to help straphangers get around quicker and happier.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority thinks the smiling women in their 1940s-style stewardess uniforms are giving riders the idea that the MTA is actually improving service, said specialist Kiki Valentine.
MTA lawyers filed a cease-and-desist order Tuesday giving the volunteers 72 hours to remove a video and make other changes on their Web site, www.mtaservice.org, which the MTA says makes unfair use of the agency's "intellectual property."
And they have a video:
And another photo by Zandy Mangold, just because I couldn't resist: