Sunday, August 2, 2015

Unfilled potholes cost taxpayers a bundle

From Crains:

New York City should be quicker to repair potholes, which have cost taxpayers $138 million in settlements over the last six years, City Comptroller Scott Stringer said Thursday.

Mr. Stringer released an analysis that showed that the Belt Parkway had the most pothole claims involving vehicles over the six-year period —706— and Broadway was the street with the most pedestrian trip-and-fall claims at 195.

"If you happen to drive on the Belt, please know that you are in our thoughts and prayers," Mr. Stringer joked at a news conference in Greenwich Village.

Mr. Stringer said it took an average of 6.7 days for the Department of Transportation to complete a pothole work order in the first four months of fiscal year 2015, nearly triple the 2.4 days it took in the previous year.


Joe Moretti said...

As usual this city does shit about everything. If you are going to run an overpopulate city like NYC, then have enough people to run all the services and run it right. Cannot be that hard, but then when your city is as corrupt as NYC and your state is corrupt as NY, then yeah, you will have issues.

From Mister Softee's annoying music blaring while parked and tons of garbage to illegal apartments and sub-par building, there are always a thousand excuses why something cannot be done.

NYC, a failed city.

Jackson Heights Johnny said...

My wife and I travel to NJ almost every weekend to visit the grandkids, and YES, I travel the Belt Parkway.

Some sections are new and nice, but the majority of this roadway is a motorist's nightmare.

Potholes are only PART of the problem: lighting is POOR in many sections due to lights that do NOT come on at night, and in many areas the lane markings are worn out or do not exist.

As a traveler, on a scale of 1-10, I give this road a (generous) 4.

BTW: the Staten Island Expressway is W O R S E !

Anonymous said...

And even when they "repair" potholes, they do such a hack job of it that the pothole sinks back the very next day. If you contact the Dept. of road repairs, they respond with some sort of unintelligible gibberish that "they have examined the situation and it has been taken care of" or some such fake tripe. That's why there is still a considerable wave in the pavement and a nice sinkhole POST "REPAIR" on Jewel Avenue in Queens and dozens of other streets. They are as poorly run as the MTA, which specializes in delayed trains and making everyone late for work and classes.

Anonymous said...

Why isn't Queens Blvd on this list??