Tuesday, August 5, 2008

Subway hikes won't improve conditions

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

7 comments:

Anonymous said...

Yet another cost imposed on us by the developers. Now we have to expand a system to accomodate a million more people.

All this while our politicans have barbeques with them.

Anonymous said...

Gee, when the money is good, let's give everyone raises (including the board) saying "yeah, we have a surplus" - and when the money is not so good, say "we can't fix anything" - maybe if you banked some of that money, or used it to pay down bonds, you would not go through these cycles of "waaaah, we have no money"

kingofnycabbies said...

Ah, a picture of the Court Square "people mover," given to residents of Queens and Brooklyn in lieu of the G running its defined length beyond LIC to Forest Hills; and all because of NYC Transit's own Lionel train, the V, that cute little part-time line which serves no one, and cost LIC the 24/7 express F.

Again, for those keeping score at home: the rezoned LIC, with a Bloomberg projected population addition of 150,000, loses its full-length G, loses a 24/7 express, but gains a people mover which don't move people.

Anonymous said...

MTA: Please bring the 75-year old Continental Av station up to 21st century code. It's disgusting!

Anonymous said...

Again, for those keeping score at home: the rezoned LIC, with a Bloomberg projected population addition of 150,000, loses its full-length G, loses a 24/7 express, but gains a people mover which don't move people.


looses a fire house (Dutch Kills) looses a school (PS1) and looses a hospital (St Johns)

only a clueless jerk fresh off the bus would move to HP.

A Better NYC said...

Just another example showing that any program or agency that is run by the government is a disaster.

Services stinks, the conditions of the stations and cars are a disgrace and fares keep going up, up, up.

Yep, sounds like a government-run program to me.

KG2V said...

It's typical how you get "service" from the government - and I mean "service" in the same way that cows get 'serviced'