MTA Cracks Down On Litterers

Seeing trash all over the place whether it be on the platforms or the tracks is a part of the NYC Subway riding experience. The agency has spent many resources on trying to keep things clean but it is hard to fight the lack of care that comes from litterers.

However this is not stopping the MTA from cracking down on such pigs. Anna Sanders of the New York Post has more:

Since fines for littering on the subway doubled to $100 in mid-September, cops have been cracking down on sloppy straphangers.

MTA police issued 200 littering tickets between Sept. 14 and Dec. 28, and the NYPD gave out another 97 from Sept. 14 to Dec. 17.

That’s more than twice the 143 littering violations recorded in all of 2016.

This fall was the first time MTA police began enforcing littering laws in the subway system; until now, only the NYPD issued such summonses.

Click here for the complete report.

I am glad the agency increased fines as littering in the subway is completely inexcusable. All it does is cause an increase in rodents & lead to potential delays due to track fires. We all know the same pigs who are littering the stations will be the first ones to complain that their commute is delayed due to track fires. I would completely support the agency increasing the fines even more to really start to deter these filthy animals.

xoxo Transit Blogger

If you enjoyed this post, please consider to leave a comment or subscribe to the feed and get future articles delivered to your feed reader.


No comments yet.

Leave a comment