According to sources, the [MTA] cuts include:
- Elimination of at least a handful of bus and subway routes, including the W and Z subway train lines.
- Fewer transit workers in the subways because 600 or so station agent positions will be axed and about 350 administrative posts.
- Longer gaps between scheduled trains at midday and between 2 a.m. and 5 a.m.
- Expanded subway loading guidelines to allow for more crowding of trains.
- Eliminating bus service during late nights and weekends on dozens of routes that have low ridership.
"It's a nightmare on weekends if trying to go to Queens as it is," groaned Zack Frank, 26, an actor from Queens. "The MTA should worry about strengthening what it's got, not cutting it."
Two subway lines - the G and M - would essentially be halved, with trains making far fewer stops.
MTA's planned cuts include everything from station agents to entire train lines
All the subway lines being cut run through Queens. Yet our borough is expected to shoulder the largest percentage of the million more people by 2030. Figure that one out.