Posted on September 20, 2017
Cuomo says New Yorkers can see subway improvements if they look hard enough
— Riders Alliance (@RidersNY) September 20, 2017
John Raskin, head of the Riders Alliance, said the MTA had put out a “credible” plan to address the subway’s worst problems but there is not yet evidence of whether it has produced improvements. After two subway meltdowns over the last week, Gov. Cuomo said Tuesday that people who are “looking very carefully” can see that the trouble-plagued train system has improved. As many have suggested, it is hard to measure short term gains in a system that has seen many recent breakdowns. Raskin and Riders Alliance emphasize that there is no substitute for long term investment.