The transit workers union has a point — 10 of them in fact — to fix the subways and finally give riders the service they pay for and deserve.
The plan revolves around “more,” as in money, equipment and inspections, “better,” as in crew and train car deployment, and “now,” as in immediately.
“The lesson that needs to be learned is that you can do all the long-term investment you want in a capital plan, but you can’t forget about day-to-day reliability of the system,” Transport Workers Union Local 100 President John Samuelsen told the Daily News Editorial Board.
The MTA has been caught in a continuous loop of delayed trains, causing commuters everything from inconvenience to threats of losing their jobs. But trains aren’t just late, they’re also overcrowded — so much so that some riders have to wait for two or three trains to pass before they can finally get into a car. Twenty-minute commutes can take an hour or more.