Wednesday, October 26, 2011
MTA removing garbage cans in subway stations
It seems ironic: to cut down on trash on subway platforms, the MTA is considering trashing garbage cans.
The cash-strapped agency may remove all the cans from some platforms if everything goes well with a test-run underway at two stations. The MTA is banking on riders to take their trash with them, or simply bring less of it.
If the pilot program — which began two weeks ago at the 8th Street N/R station and Flushing/Main Street No. 7 station — is successful over the next two months, it could roll out to other stations.