I just stumbled upon a short editorial written in the Newsday relating to the Jamaica bottleneck that the Long Island Railroad plans to fix. No writer was listed but here is the short editorial anyway:
Anybody who has crawled ever so slowly into the LIRR’s Jamaica station – especially after a speedy express from, say, Huntington – will happily greet the news: This quick-trip killer is going to be removed (although it will take six years to do it). One way to deal with our energy problem is to get more commuters onto trains and out of their cars. But that will only happen if commuters know they can make better time on the train.
Once those LIRR passengers get into the city, they should be sure to stay safe on the subways – by riding inside the cars. A 23-year-old was killed this week after he attempted to hitch a ride on the outside of a C train. It was the second subway-surfing incident in as many months to get attention, though there are likely many other daredevils who tempt fate this way. The MTA is right to keep up its efforts to cut down the practice.