Passengers packed like sardines on several subway lines may eventually get some breathing room, but the city's most cramped commuters may have to wait years for relief.
"It's bad news," Transit Authority President Howard Roberts said Monday. "There's no room in the inn."
Transit head: No quick fix for overcrowding
Adding more cars to trains and extending station platforms could alleviate pressure. But that takes money the MTA doesn’t have, said Roberts, and one potential funding solution — congestion pricing — could exacerbate the problem in the short run, especially if diverted drivers choose to take trains on already overcrowded lines.