The scene at the 181st Street station after the brick ceiling fell to the platform & tracks in August 2009. Photo courtesy of MTA NYC Transit.
The state of the NYC Subway system is in disarray. One does not need an Ivy League education to figure that out. It will take decades before the system is up to basic acceptable standards across the board. A report released by the MTA Inspector General focuses on how subway station conditions are a threat to riders. Pete Donohue of the New York Daily News has more:
Subway riders were at risk of injury and death because of NYC Transit’s failure to adequately detect and fix some dangerous conditions at subway stations, a report released Monday claims.
At the 181st St. station on the No. 1 line, a large section of the arched brick ceiling came apart and fell to the platform and tracks last August – nearly a decade after NYC Transit first learned there was the risk of such a collapse, according to the report by MTA Inspector General Barry Kluger’s office.
Click here for the complete report.
I immediately went to the website for the MTA Inspector General but was unable to find the report in question. I hope that it will be posted in its entirety later today. If not, I will call the office & request a copy as I am interested in reading it.
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