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    MTA Chairman Announces Sweeping $836 Million Plan to Stabilize Subway System



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    #1 Lance

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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:00 PM

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    MTA Chairman Joe Lhota has announced an immediate $836 million subway stabilization plan that will include sweeping repairs and cleaning of subway trains and stations, added personnel, and longer trains, more countdown clocks and clearer service updates.
     "The subway system is no doubt in distress and we're here for solutions," Lhota said at the MTA headquarters Tuesday.
     Stabilizing the problem-plagued subway will be Phase One of the overall plan. Phase Two will be modernizing it -- "get it out of the late 19th century and get it into the 21st century quickly," according to Lhota.

     

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    #2 danielhg121

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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:04 PM

    What is this longer train solution they’re posing? It would only work for the (G).


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    #3 Via Garibaldi 8

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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:05 PM

    Good now it's de Blasio's turn to zip his big mouth and open up the wallet.  <_<

     

     

    What is this longer train solution they’re posing? It would only work for the  (G).


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    It seems pretty clear to me.  I don't know why they didn't have full cars on the © to begin with...


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    #4 DJ TORO

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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:15 PM

    What is this longer train solution they’re posing? It would only work for the (G).


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    The C as well

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    #5 Around the Horn

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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:16 PM

     I don't know why they didn't have full cars on the © to begin with...

     

    The © doesn't have the ridership for full 10 car trains. 8 is perfectly fine for that line.


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    #6 danielhg121

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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:17 PM

    Oh yea......that other train...overshadowed by the express


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    #7 Via Garibaldi 8

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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:22 PM

    The © doesn't have the ridership for full 10 car trains. 8 is perfectly fine for that line.

    Well apparently the (MTA) thinks it does, which is why the article notes that they're adding cars to the ©.  It actually does get pretty crowded at times.  What I've been noticing is more and more people stay on the local to get to 125th and above, and now they're actually crowded, so that means the (A) and (D) are not performing as well as they should, or people find them too crowded or both.


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    #8 Around the Horn

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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:33 PM

    Well apparently the (MTA) thinks it does, which is why the article they're adding cars to the ©

     

    Ah, but there's one problem with that, which they apparently overlooked...

     

    1. we've had a car shortage in the B Division since 2010 and 2. We don't have extra NTT B cars sitting around to expand © trains.


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    #9 RR503

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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:38 PM

    I have a feeling that this will be either rolled into the order for 211s or somehow tacked onto the 179 contract (if such a thing is even possible)...

    On the whole, I thought his solutions were detailed, well thought out and practical. He also acknowledged the politics of it all which I give him credit for.
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    Posted 25 July 2017 - 03:41 PM

    The © train gets pretty crowded actually, so I'm all for this plan. My only question is where are the cars coming from?

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