If you’ve been thinking the subway is getting worse, you’re right. Three times in the last week, problems have stranded thousands of subway riders. Since 2012, There’s been a 332% increase in subway delays, according to the MTA’s own data. This comes on the heels of a big New York Times report about the aging subway system. Meanwhile, LIRR had third straight day of evening rush hour train delays due to issues at Penn Station.

Activists say we’re fast approaching a redux of the 1970’s, New York’s nadir. Then, trains regularly broke down due to lack of maintenance, and New Yorkers fled the city. Of course, then and now, everything comes back to money. Thanks to Gov. Cuomo and his predecessors, the MTA doesn’t have the money to make repairs or replace outdated technology.

Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein

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Michael Spitzer-Rubenstein is the founder of ShakingNews.

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