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Old 05-04-2016, 04:28 PM
 
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Out of the box solutions are called for:

Surge in Ridership Pushes New York Subway to Limit
by EMMA G. FITZSIMMONS
MAY 3, 2016
New York Times
(link) http://www.nytimes.com/2016/05/04/ny...imit.html?_r=0
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Old 05-04-2016, 04:42 PM
 
Location: Bronx
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I blame gentrification for the massive ridership of the mta along with its hardships.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:30 PM
 
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Even CFOs living in Manhattan are not spared from a miserable commute.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:49 PM
 
Location: New York City
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Companies will just have to stagger work hours. 8 to 5, 9 to 6, 10 to 7, 11 to 8, etc...
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:56 PM
 
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Massive rideship is breaking the system now but the same massive ridership wasn't breaking the system in the 40s and 50s?

It's not the system. It's the MTA; both management and workforce.
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Old 05-04-2016, 05:58 PM
 
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Companies will just have to stagger work hours. 8 to 5, 9 to 6, 10 to 7, 11 to 8, etc...
Yeah right.. Companies will have to spread out. The majority of companies are located in Midtown West and East. Companies need to set-up job in Harlem, UWS, UES, Washington Heights, etc. Or allow work from home for mid-level employees.
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:50 PM
 
Location: Brooklyn, NY
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Massive rideship is breaking the system now but the same massive ridership wasn't breaking the system in the 40s and 50s?

It's not the system. It's the MTA; both management and workforce.
What would you suggest the MTA do differently?
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Old 05-04-2016, 06:53 PM
 
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This is why they implemented fast track during the weekends. They take a line out of service and they basically bum rush that area with as many different people as possible, from signal guys to track guys to other folsk, who all have specific jobs in regards to fixing any issues that might be in that area.

People don't seem to understand that the system runs 24/7 365 days a year, and that as such it's very difficult to achieve massive overhaul while at the same time trying not to inconvenience riders.
If people want the MTA to implement these grand make overs then they will need to give up the convenience of having a train show up to their station all night long. Shut down 4-6 stations during rush hour to complete massive repairs and overhauls to station and tracks. Of course people would be screaming their heads off so work has to be done in incremental stages.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:22 PM
 
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What would you suggest the MTA do differently?
Do what a private company would do to be efficient. Restructure debt, reduce the amount of administrative earning high salary, stop hourly pay and provided fixed salary base (no overtime pay), fire incompetent workers, increase fare prices, shut the system for repairs from 2am-5am EST.
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Old 05-04-2016, 08:37 PM
 
Location: Manhattan
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Companies will just have to stagger work hours. 8 to 5, 9 to 6, 10 to 7, 11 to 8, etc...
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Yeah right.. Companies will have to spread out. The majority of companies are located in Midtown West and East. Companies need to set-up job in Harlem, UWS, UES, Washington Heights, etc. Or allow work from home for mid-level employees.
It would be far easier and more practical to just upgrade the subway system. Will it happen? I don't know.
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