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Old 11-16-2011, 07:07 AM
 
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So, I arrive at the Massapequa station this morning for the 7:14 train and I am greeted by two gentlemen from the MTA/LIRR handing out full color pamphlets about "Escalator Saftey".

Someone in the MTA/LIRR felt this was money well spent. Wow.
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Old 11-16-2011, 07:24 AM
 
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So, I arrive at the Massapequa station this morning for the 7:14 train and I am greeted by two gentlemen from the MTA/LIRR handing out full color pamphlets about "Escalator Saftey".

Someone in the MTA/LIRR felt this was money well spent. Wow.
Before you scrutinize, see if the railroad just paid out to a lawsuit for an escalator injury. Everything like this is done as a result of someone else's lack of personal responsability.

Case in point: The platform / train gap incidents. For over 100 years, people have been stepping on or off trains onto a platform with no issue. One drunk girl falls into the gap, doesnt listen to instruction to remain where she is and climbs out to an adjacent track and is killed by another train, and it's the railroad's fault. That is what started all the gap paranoia.

Remember for every warning about somethng obvious, some idiot had to have hurt themselvs and sued. I think they are called "Stella Awards", named after the woman who sued McDonalds over hot coffee.
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Old 11-16-2011, 08:03 AM
 
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Before you scrutinize, see if the railroad just paid out to a lawsuit for an escalator injury. Everything like this is done as a result of someone else's lack of personal responsability.

Case in point: The platform / train gap incidents. For over 100 years, people have been stepping on or off trains onto a platform with no issue. One drunk girl falls into the gap, doesnt listen to instruction to remain where she is and climbs out to an adjacent track and is killed by another train, and it's the railroad's fault. That is what started all the gap paranoia.

Remember for every warning about somethng obvious, some idiot had to have hurt themselvs and sued. I think they are called "Stella Awards", named after the woman who sued McDonalds over hot coffee.
True, I can't wait to see the one on "Parking Safety", "Safety on the Steps" and "Elevator Safety"

I understand the "Gap" issue but I think this is a little bit of a waste, just like the LIRR Newsletters that little the train every month. Maybe it is just me.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:11 AM
 
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The new escalator at Mass Park now has audio announcements as you go up to the platform...telling you such things as...hold onto the rail, hold childrens hands, face forward...

Just proves that our educational system on Long Island has not prepared some adults to live here.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:23 AM
 
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The new escalator at Mass Park now has audio announcements as you go up to the platform...telling you such things as...hold onto the rail, hold childrens hands, face forward...

Just proves that our educational system on Long Island has not prepared some adults to live here.
Is it in English only, or bilingual? We wouldn't want any Spanish speaking escalator riders left out.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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Is it in English only, or bilingual? We wouldn't want any Spanish speaking escalator riders left out.
Great point! I didn't look at it long enough due to the fact I have nearly 40 years solo experience using escalators.

The funny part is the comments that people were saying "Could you please just make sure the thing works" and "Are you kidding me?"
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:29 AM
 
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How have I managed to survive 35+ years without this? I feel like i've dodged a huge bullet.
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Old 11-16-2011, 09:47 AM
 
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So, I arrive at the Massapequa station this morning for the 7:14 train and I am greeted by two gentlemen from the MTA/LIRR handing out full color pamphlets about "Escalator Saftey".

Someone in the MTA/LIRR felt this was money well spent. Wow.
The escalating fares and escalating taxes cause blood pressure to escalate.

Maybe this is what they were talking about.
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:13 PM
 
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i think they should also provide escape instructions in case the escalator stops while people are on it...
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Old 11-16-2011, 02:20 PM
 
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The escalating fares and escalating taxes cause blood pressure to escalate.

Maybe this is what they were talking about.

this
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