Sparta Report

The NYC Subway is Crumbling

The crumbling NYC subway is a great example of Democrats not being able to govern. They spend all of their time talking about social justice and transgender bathrooms and saving the planet and are asleep at the wheel when it comes to fixing the potholes (or maintaining the subway system):

The Borough Hall subway station in Brooklyn is more than 100 years old and is known to have water problems. That issue led to a ceiling collapse on Wednesday.

A 10-feet-by-10-feet section of ceiling tile came crashing down onto the 4/5 subway platform. Luckily, only one rider suffered a minor injury to the arm and didn’t require medical attention.

New York City Transit President Andy Byford responded to the scene and encouraged the transit workers who banged away at the ceiling to make sure any other loose pieces came down. He said that crews believe that water that leaked into the ceiling and loosened the tile.

With service seriously disrupted on the No. 4 and No. 5 lines, agents and officers tried their best to redirect riders. The MTA’s social media account stayed just as busy sending updates.

The grumble of New Yorkers won’t be happy to hear what they probably already know: that this isn’t an isolated incident. All one needs do is look around to see that the infrastructure is crumbling.

The subway has put forward a “Fast Forward” plan to become modernized and repair the aging infrastructure, but it does not seem like funding has been found for it.

Get real time article updates directly to your device, subscribe now!

Send this to a friend