Washington, D.C. and New York City seem to be locked in a battle over which city has the worst public transit system. New York seems to be winning the day, with both the New York Post and Vanity Fair publishing articles on just how bad commuting can be when relying on the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
— New York Post Metro (@nypmetro) June 20, 2017
New York subway riders are now risking death to escape delayed trains https://t.co/uyj1V1HkrY
— VANITY FAIR (@VanityFair) June 20, 2017
Vanity Fair included in its coverage this video that went viral earlier this month:
— Chelsea Lawrence (@chelseahbelle) June 5, 2017
So, what is Gov. Andrew Cuomo doing about it? For one, he’s adding a couple of state seats to the MTA board to give the state a clear voting majority.
Inbox: GOVERNOR CUOMO ADVANCES LEGISLATION TO GIVE STATE CONTROL OF MTA BOARD AND ADDRESS CURRENT CRISIS
— Matthew Hamilton (@matt_hamilton10) June 20, 2017
BREAKING: GOV CUOMO – who already controls the MTA – IS RIDICULOUS https://t.co/49DVOTyNZv
— Harry Siegel (@harrysiegel) June 20, 2017
Well, that escalated quickly. Cuomo uses current MTA crisis to seize control of MTA (which, for the record, he already controls). pic.twitter.com/fVWqkARFfR
— Max RN (@MaxRivlinNadler) June 20, 2017
— Tom Namako (@TomNamako) June 20, 2017
Full Cuomo release. This is CYA for bad press as much as it is real politics. He controls MTA with or without a technical Board majority. pic.twitter.com/Ajo5iiPJjT
— Second Ave. Sagas (@2AvSagas) June 20, 2017
Suddenly it makes sense why Cuomo has gotten in the way of funding the maintenance the MTA has needed for years https://t.co/kV3svvfRiz
— Adam Gurri (@adamgurri) June 20, 2017
This is Cuomo trying to pretend that he has nothing to do with the MTA's problems, nothing at all, no sir!
— Ed Gaillard (@EdwardGaillard) June 20, 2017
Cuomo's move to secure MTA majority is theater but also more: raising the $35 billion needed to stabilize the subways becomes his obligation
— Alyssa Katz (@alykatzz) June 20, 2017
Ah, only $35 billion to stabilize the subways? There must be something in New York left to tax.
Matthew Hamilton of the Times Union last week pointed to this tweet from the governor about self-driving cars as an example of “New York Twitter in a nutshell.” This is just a small sample of the replies.
— Andrew Cuomo (@NYGovCuomo) June 13, 2017
a major milestone for all New Yorkers would be you actually caring about the subways
— Max RN (@MaxRivlinNadler) June 14, 2017
FIX THE SUBWAY
— Amanda Duarte (@duarteamanda) June 13, 2017
Fix the subway
— Sam Biddle (@samfbiddle) June 14, 2017
Who the fuck cares, fix the subways!
— Jeremy M (@thismyshow) June 14, 2017
I would also like to say "Fix the subway"
— Patrick Monahan (@pattymo) June 14, 2017
Fix subway instead so this morning's MTA shitshow never happens again. THANKS IN ADVANCE.
— Elizabeth Lloyd (@lloyd_says) June 14, 2017
Has anyone mentioned fixing the subways yet?
— Man Bartlett (@man) June 15, 2017
Great can you fix the fucking subways now
— Jason Bailey (@jasondashbailey) June 15, 2017
Please fix the subway!
— Andres Jauregui (@dutchvowels) June 15, 2017
Fix the fucking subway. Note: fix does not mean "add wireless" it means "make sure we don't suffocate"
— IT Superfood (@melbacoast) June 14, 2017
just brainstorming here but… WHAT IF YOU FIXED THE SUBWAY BRUH
— George Mcaneny (@NYCSPEAKERRACE) June 14, 2017
FIX THE SUBWAY
— Chris O'Leary (@ohhleary) June 14, 2017
You know what used to be another good way to get around without driving? THE SUBWAY. #FixTheSubway
— Krissa ¯_(ツ)_/¯ (@petithiboux) June 14, 2017
or you could fix the subway
— Jaime Green ? (@jaimealyse) June 14, 2017
A real leader would fix the subway.
— baddggerr (@baddggerr1) June 14, 2017
Wow, I am so looking forward to Audi's new subway cars
— [howling into void] (@jamesfacts) June 14, 2017
So when do we get the driverless subway trains other cities have had for decades? #CuomosMTA
— Craig Toocheck (@ctoocheck) June 14, 2017
Hey Showboat, how about you get yourself to Penn Station and tell the throngs of irate crowds how cool your Audi is. Also, FIX THE SUBWAY.
— Adam (@adamwass) June 14, 2017
— alicia (@wolvus) June 14, 2017
— Eric Cunningham (@EricCunningham) June 14, 2017
— make you go dream (@Yuri_Beats) June 15, 2017
FIX THE SUBWAY YOU MONSTER
— me (@allinotallie) June 13, 2017
How about making headlines for fixing the NYC subway instead?
— Daniela Perdomo (@danielaperdomo) June 14, 2017
Cool. Now fix the subway.
— Jim_Mintzer (@Jim_Mintzer) June 14, 2017
Please fix the subway. This morning I had to choose between a mouthful of someone's hair and a noseful of someone's sweaty armpit.
— Julia Kite (@juliakite) June 14, 2017
oh wow super cool FIX THE GODDAMN SUBWAY
— fat earther (@sssssparkers) June 14, 2017
Andy! My man! long time no see haha. hey, I don't know if anyone has mentioned this to you yet, but fix the fuckin subway.
— Caleb Headley (@Caleb_Headley) June 15, 2017
Pardon sir, might you consider fixing the subway?
— Kit Burns (@AhRealMarksters) June 14, 2017
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Wednesday’s New York Post will include a request that Gov. Cuomo fix the subways.
— New York Post (@nypost) June 21, 2017
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Four months after fatal incident, FTA demands fixes to DC Metro; President blames GOP’s ideology https://t.co/ssbB5TDjjk
— Twitchy Team (@TwitchyTeam) May 12, 2016