Friday, May 25, 2012
City Council comes up with more stupidity
The City Council is proposing letter grades for the city's subway stations.
During a Transportation Committee hearing Wednesday, Councilmember Peter Koo suggested the agency should come up with letter grades similar to those issued to restaurants for each of the 468 subway stations.
The committee's chairman, Bronx Councilman James Vacca, says he plans to introduce a non-binding resolution urging the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to do so.
"We rate the restaurants and every takeout place. Why can't we rate stations on cleanliness, water, garbage, graffiti? That's a good idea, councilmember, I'm with you," Vacca said.
MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota says the agency does not have the money for station letter grades.
The MTA does publish station cleanliness ratings by line and borough but does not break down the information station-by-station.