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Scratchiti: is it coming back, and at a major problem

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Q: How badly have trains, specifically NTT's are hit with graffiti, specifically scratchiti. thanks.

 

I haven't seen any graffiti, but scratchiti is becoming a real, big problem! It's not like graffiti, where it's on the outside of the train & looks somewhat nice, it on the windows & it can obscure the view at times :mad:

 

If we still had Giuliani as mayor, this wouldn't be happening as much, but we are lucky enough to have Bloombucks as our mayor :tdown:

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Scratching the windows of the train is easier to perform as there is no sneaking into train yards and no smelly clumsy spray paint involved..most of the time its done while trains are in service with people inside and takes no more than a minute for those who are experienced in it.

 

If you notice now there are layers of plastic over the train windows..now all the MTA has to do is just peel off a layer of plastic and the train window is clean again (back then they'd have to replace the entire window which was not cheap)

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It's really a problem on the Staten Island local buses. If they had more fare inspectors on the buses even non SBS buses, there would be less opportunities for these knuckleheads to do this. :mad: They also need to change the covering on the windows more often to deter it. Why can't they change then when they go to wash the buses? Do everything in one shot.

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The plastic sheet described by error serves two purposes. First prevent actual damage to the window glass by vandels and second from shattering if the window had something throw at it. When that protect plastic sheet gets scratched up it weakens it ability to protect passengers from the shatter affects of glass breaking. Window Glass Protection for Vehicles: VehicleGARD - YouTube This is a similar to what currently used by the MTA.

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It's really a problem on the Staten Island local buses. If they had more fare inspectors on the buses even non SBS buses, there would be less opportunities for these knuckleheads to do this. :mad: They also need to change the covering on the windows more often to deter it. Why can't they change then when they go to wash the buses? Do everything in one shot.

 

Sounds like you need more cops to catch the perps and throw them in jail. Repeat offenders should be sent to Rikers Island. Disgusting how we riders can't have anything nice when vermin like that ruins things for everyone.

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Why is it that people have to scratch/paint and mess up nice equipment the the subway finally has. It's clean , modern somewhat secure as opposed to the era when I rode (1970s). Those boneheads are the ones that bitch when the fare goes up to ride. Maybe they should stop and think they are the reason why, it costs to replace and fix all that senseless damage. :mad:

 

NASCAR uses the same film on race cars too......

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