NEW YORK (CBSNewYork/AP) — More subway delays and crowded trains? That could be the future for New Yorkers if lawmakers don’t agree on how to pay for improvements to the city’s aging mass transit system.
Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Thomas Prendergast said he rides the subway with some frequency and he’s noticed the increase in crowded trains too, 1010 WINS’ Carol D’Auria reported.
“If you want to go down to a very crowded line like the Lexington Avenue line at Grand Central or 14th Street, maybe two, three years ago you wouldn’t get on the first train, but you’d probably get on the second train,” the chairman said. “Now, it may take you three or four trains.”