A Post survey of dozens of stations found a decrepit, aging system fraught with overcrowded trains, crumbling platforms and stations, unfinished repair work, serious rat and cockroach infestations, mystery ooze dripping from ceilings and termite-eaten signs.
Riders also related stories of a gross lack of communication as well as frequent misinformation within the system.
Roberts' response: It's extremely bad, and it isn't going to get better any time soon.
Roberts said the number of stations in good condition could be "as low as 100," far fewer than his agency's capital plan suggests.
With the MTA reporting a steep decline in revenue, especially at bridges and tunnels, straphangers won't see any improvements. The two proposed fare hikes, Roberts said, would "only maintain the status quo."
SUBWAY BOSS: IT WON'T IMPROVE