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Old 07-16-2013, 02:06 AM
 
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PATH train has a ban on food & beverage, along with nazi cops to issue you a summons for eating your snickers bar or carrying sealed bottles of champagne on new years eve. No thanks
Poor you.
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Old 07-16-2013, 05:01 AM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Because people will have no appreciation or respect for it and destroy it almost as soon as it's done.

Please explain to me how "people" manage to get years of black grime and filth in thick layers onto the clelings and back walls of the station beyond the train tracks? Do people come into stations with tons of greasy lampblack and catapult the stuff up?
Do "people" carefully engineer the stalactittes of slop hanging from the ceilings that took years to drip, drip, drip for a decade or more? If a drip hits you, you wonder whether it will burn through your clothes.

Worst part, these are the RULES not the EXCEPTIONS.

I took a good look at the ceiling and back walls of 53rd and Lex yesterday, one of the major hubs of the system...the sewers of Paris are cleaned more often.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:19 AM
 
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Someone asked if the Tube in London is more expensive. Yes, it is.

If you live in and only travel around the center of London, you will pay about $180 for a monthly pass. But if you live further out, say the equivalent of Forest Hills, you would pay close to $300 for the same pass. Yes, the Tube is lovely. But it shuts down every night, the cars aren't air-conditioned (unless they have upgraded in the last few years), and although they have the signs saying when the next train is coming, everyone in London knows there is "real" time and there is "Underground" time.
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Old 07-16-2013, 06:55 AM
 
Location: Planet Brooklyn
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Because the MTA is poorly run and overpaid. They are not answerable to anyone, least of all the travelling public. So, like most employees, if they don't HAVE to do something, they will not do it.
And they most definitely do not have to provide clean stations...so we have to live with grime.
We get what we settle for.


Big, old? All stupid arguments for filth. The Sistine Chapel ceiling is both big and old...but it is not filthy. Versailles is big and old but they manage to keep it clean.
And almost every other subway system on the planet makes ours look like a dump in comparison.
KK hit the nail on the head. The MTA or "Money Taking Agency",as Curtis Sliwa calls it, is an apathetic bureaucracy. The MTA doesn't care about riders, students, or their workers. Although it is given large budgets, the MTA can only find $15 to pay hourly cleaners... those who have not quit or been downsized yet.
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:16 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Poor you.
Actually I rarely eat or drink on the subway, but it's nice to know that if I want to in NYC there won't be a cop there to bust my balls to fill his quota. That new year's eve story came out a year or two ago. People who were taking bottles of wine back from the store on the PATH train were harassed and detained by cops even though they hadn't been drinking and the bottles were sealed
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Old 07-16-2013, 09:17 AM
 
Location: New York City
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Someone asked if the Tube in London is more expensive. Yes, it is.

If you live in and only travel around the center of London, you will pay about $180 for a monthly pass. But if you live further out, say the equivalent of Forest Hills, you would pay close to $300 for the same pass. Yes, the Tube is lovely. But it shuts down every night, the cars aren't air-conditioned (unless they have upgraded in the last few years), and although they have the signs saying when the next train is coming, everyone in London knows there is "real" time and there is "Underground" time.
this!
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Old 07-16-2013, 01:49 PM
 
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That new year's eve story came out a year or two ago. People who were taking bottles of wine back from the store on the PATH train were harassed and detained by cops even though they hadn't been drinking and the bottles were sealed
So, it happening to one person, on a holiday known for over-ambibing, makes the entire PA Police Dept., who were probably tasked to cut down on drinking & the ensuing mayhem on the PATH trains on NYE, Nazis?
http://gothamist.com/2010/03/24/man_...ket_for_un.php
Or perhaps avoid incidents like this:
http://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/2013...ource=outbrain
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:12 PM
 
Location: New York City
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So, it happening to one person, on a holiday known for over-ambibing, makes the entire PA Police Dept., who were probably tasked to cut down on drinking & the ensuing mayhem on the PATH trains on NYE, Nazis?
Man Cuffed For Bringing Unopened Wine On PATH Train: Gothamist
Or perhaps avoid incidents like this:
Man Electrocuted While Urinating on G Train Subway Tracks - Williamsburg - DNAinfo.com New York
no, it's the summons-happy port authority who will jump at the chance to fine you for eating or drinking
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:15 PM
 
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no, it's the summons-happy port authority who will jump at the chance to fine you for eating or drinking
I've used PATH trains for decades, never seen a "summons-happy" officer jumping at the chance to fine anybody on them. Only time I see heavy ticketing by PATH officers, is for idiots who leave their cars unattended on the arrival & departure ramps of the airport terminals.
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Old 07-16-2013, 02:32 PM
 
Location: New York City
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I've used PATH trains for decades, never seen a "summons-happy" officer
Good for you
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