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Old 10-04-2015, 09:26 AM
 
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LoL @ the people complaining about the price and the speed...
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Old 10-04-2015, 04:43 PM
 
Location: Glendale NY
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LoL @ the people complaining about the price and the speed...
The price is probably the best thing about it. It's the only thing "NYC" that isn't a total rip off.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:01 PM
 
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As a whole it's ok but I find the R tone especially slow and painful. The 1/2/3 lines provide pretty reliable, frequent service.
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Old 10-04-2015, 05:03 PM
 
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It's vastly underrated. Yeah its dirty and old, but it influences the culture here more than anything else. Cars are obsolete for the average person. Wanna grab a drink after work? You have nothing to worry about because you will take the subway home.
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Old 10-04-2015, 09:51 PM
 
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It's probably the best public transit system in the US, if not the world

It has its flaws of course, but overall I like it a lot
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:30 PM
 
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For a world class city, it's just barely an adequate subway.

On the other hand, we can do much better. Too bad the MTA is a huge jobs and nepotism program through and through.

One of the most extensive subway systems in the world in one of the top 3 world class cities in the world has one of the most sub-par workforces. Both on the management and system side.

Like this moron who simply retired when an investigatioin was opened up. lol

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.2082184
https://www.linkedin.com/pub/eustace...eta/1b/b47/311

Or this,

http://www.nydailynews.com/new-york/...icle-1.1799625

Or this;

http://gothamist.com/2011/08/03/mta_...etting_his.php

and this,

http://nypost.com/2014/06/20/mta-dep...epotism-probe/



The biggest problem with the NYC subway is the MTA. The system could be so much better; it doesn't have to be so ****ty.

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Old 10-04-2015, 10:45 PM
 
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Just an overall opinion poll on the Subway in terms of:

- Reliability
- Safety
- Appearance
- Coverage
- Rail cars
- Stations
- Price
- Management
- Train schedule

People in other cities are always whining about how their subway system isn't as good as NYC. Just wondering if NYC likes its Subway as much as everyone else.. or if its just one of those "grass is greener" things.
I believe for a city like this, its pretty good. The MTA itself, I feel has stepped up its game. Station renovations are getting done a lot faster. They have implemented the Select Bus Service which drastically cuts down wait time, and gets people in and out. I think they need to be better prepared for mother nature, because they dropped the ball on a few occasions. They need to focus on beautifying the forgotten stations, in the South Bronx. Brook Ave, St Marys, Cypress Ave specifically. I think they need to increase subway access from the Bronx to Manhattan too. I feel its management is shady. If they trimmed a little fat from the top, maybe they can get these major projects done at a faster pace
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Old 10-04-2015, 10:48 PM
 
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They need to work on trying to get one or two more lines in our lifetime. Maybe a far West Side Manhattan line (or extend the 7 farther) and maybe a Queens-BK Line
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Old 10-04-2015, 11:55 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY (Crown Heights/Weeksville)
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It's like falling madly in love. "I can't live with it! I can't live without it!"

Price: making half-price for all seniors and disabled people is very compassionate, allowing all to be part of the whole city. NYC deserves fame for this. I don't know if other cities do this.

Single price for every ride: brilliant. An early decision, it pulled NYC together years ago. People can work and reside across boroughs. Keeps the city fluid.

Coverage: Major decisions too often reflect income inequity, then reinforce it. Shoulda built the Utica Line; there were 3 different opportunities; still shelved. Busiest line (bus) in city pokes down Utica through Flatbush, although it's a huge job corridor starting in BedStuy. Poor people in Central/Eastern Brooklyn don't have the cache of folks on the Manhattan 7 line that just expanded to Javits Center. Watching all that sucks.

Manhattan-centric, which might not be with the times. It's built like spokes on a wheel, but more and more people need to get from one spoke to another. Need BK-Queens connections, and link a few more lines within boroughs. People end up getting cars in boroughs because going in and out of Manhattan to get 10 miles north or south in Brooklyn takes 80 minutes by subway.

Handicap Access: F for some stations, A+ for others. Not yet an accessible system, but a few stations work fully.

WIFI. Need it. Then everybody could work flat-out 24/7 while commuting, and die earlier. The economy would benefit.

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Old 10-05-2015, 03:58 AM
 
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I've always had issues with the pricing: You can go from the end of the bronx all the way to Coney Island for the same price that someone would from 8th & Broadway to Times Square.
London has zone fare pricing, probably no way to institute it here, it took forever the MTA to get off the token and now it can't even get off the MetroCard to something more reliable

The state of the trains especially in terms of garbage is due to the ghetto trash that rides it... and the MTA's stupid idea to take out garbage bins from most train stations.
There is no reason for the Pizza Rat video to have ever existed.
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