The New York City subway is inundated with 13 million - 13 MILLION – gallons of water a day. Every day. Every dry day. If it’s raining, it’s full of even more water. And it turns out a big part of that is because our great forefathers before us had absolutely zero clue what they were doing.
The New York City subway, it’s widely acknowledged, is terrible compared to what it used to be. The basics—rails, signals, the system itself—are all fundamentally broken. Nevertheless, New York state Governor Andrew Cuomo plows on with massively overdone capital projects. And his shining centerpiece is broken, too.
The New York City subway, which, honestly, even around five years ago, used to be good, is now bad. This weekend, it will be a little worse.
The New York City subway is bad. We all know this. But this is how bad it got today:
“I don’t think it’s corrupt.” MTA board member Charles G. Moerdler told the New York Times for its most recent subway exposé, “But I think people like doing business with people they know, and so a few companies get all the work, and they can charge whatever they want.” Oh yeah. That’s definitely not corruption.
The problems with New York City’s subway system became sharply apparent this year, and now a major investigation by the New York Times lays out why the system is in such poor shape.
I have a great job. I get to make videos with a super-talented group of car fanatics. There is, however, one caveat to this job. I have to commute from an outer borough in New York City into Manhattan. This often means taking the subway, which this summer especially, has proven to be a nightmare. But I have something…
As if our world wasn’t as messed up as we already know it to be, NYC’s Transport Workers Union is claiming that the MTA stores dead bodies cleaned up off of subway tracks in worker break rooms. You thought you had it bad when somebody heated up their fish?
Over the past week, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced some solutions to NYC’s subway catastrophe, fixes that include removing seats from trains, making an app and getting Tough On Litter. Now Governor Andrew Cuomo discovered yet another remedy: getting businesses to adopt subway stations.
Think you know what a crowded subway platform looks like? Think again.
Agitated, sweaty and perpetually late subway riders have had enough of New York’s disintegrating transit system and plan to protest outside of Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s city office tonight to give him a piece of their mind. Will he fix the trains after this? Probably not, but it’s something.
The summer is hot and the trains are stopped. As you sit on a stalled subway train somewhere deep underground, enjoy our newest installment of people from inside the MTA telling you exactly what is wrong with the MTA.
If you’ve noticed an uptick in disgruntled Facebook posts from your New York City friends, you’re probably not alone. The NYC subway system has been getting worse for years, and a few recent horror stories—like when a 45-minute delay in a crowded, dark, sweltering line caused passengers to literally disrobe—are signs…
Here in New York City, the transportation situation is so dire that the MTA is encouraging people to “stay home or work odd hours” to ease the rush hour burden. Which is a good peg for the third installment of our series in which real MTA workers tell us what the hell is going on down there.
Anyone familiar with the New York City subway system knows that it is woefully ill-equipped to handle the throngs of regular rush-hour use. As the system itself is not about to improve enough to match demand, the MTA is now seeking to address the other side of the equation. That is, it’s telling New Yorkers to, uh,…
New York City subways suck, and we’re asking MTA employees to tell us why. Today, actual train operators speak out on flawed equipment, overcrowding, and how they’re DOING THEIR BEST. Okay?
Everyone who has ever sat on a stalled subway train knows that the MTA, the agency responsible for keeping New York City transportation running, is broken. Why? We asked MTA employees to tell us.