Riders Alliance Wants Your Subway Horror Stories

The Riders Alliance wants you to share your subway horror stories. You may post them here or tweet them to @RidersNY using the hashtags #SubwayStruggles and #ThanksCuomo. You may also sound off in person tomorrow (Wednesday, April 8) at a strategy meeting to be held from 6:30 to 8:00 p.m. at the YWCA Brooklyn, 30 Third Avenue (at State Street).

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  • Roberto Gautier

    An inability to communicate seems to be built into the system. Once again, MTA culture is caught teeming with hobgoblins who complicate too many lives. The principal reason for this is an obvious culture of non-communication. Have you ever been stuck in a subway between stations and not been told what was happening? Why do agents in token booths have no information about current service? One reason might relate to the MTA use of a caste system topped by a creamy, highly-paid administration and bottomed by customers who pay their fares and receive questionable service.

  • Jorale-man

    Good analysis. The MTA is a massive, under-funded bureaucracy with little ability to get anything fully under its control. There are stations throughout the system in horrible condition; dirt and crime are relentless; many of the trains are outdated by decades (see: C, A, 1, 3); communication, as noted, is terrible and overcrowding has gotten much worse in the last 5 years. Unfortunately, this is all of little interest to Cuomo and the State government who oversee the MTA. I don’t see things improving any time soon.

  • Boerum Bill

    Speaking for those who don’t follow BHB, the MTA workers who are only required to push a button while witnessing rapes or who just watch attempted murders on the platforms, to name a few.