Monday, October 6, 2014

Subway stations are falling apart

From Crains:

A new report says that a majority of New York City's subway stations are in need of structural and architectural repairs.

The report by state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli found that only 51 of the system's 468 stations didn't require repairs to stairs, columns, platform edges and lighting.

Mr. DiNapoli says NYC Transit said it was making progress. But the comptroller says the pace is too slow.

He says damaged stairs and platform edges pose risks for riders.

The report was based on the most recent data available—a 2012 survey conducted by NYC Transit.

The MTA, which runs the system, says none of the stations were unsafe.


Anonymous said...

No kidding, Sherlock.

Anonymous said...

It would make sense to let the developers fix the stations beneath their buildings, but the unions that elected Dibazio won't let them.

Anonymous said...

Welcome to another MTA price hike.

Jerry Rotondi said...

I smell some sweetheart contract awards and a fare increase. Do you?

JQ said...

If those situations materialize jerry,I suggest a critical mass turnstile jumping protest.

Anonymous said...

The MTA renovates or builds a new subway station and three years later it looks like crap because of shoddy workmanship and lack of a full regular maintenance plan.