Excellent morning on this cheery-chilly Monday.
(Yes, we feel you 7 train riders.)
Having far more passengers but fewer trains is senseless logic. So what, and who, is to blame? And how did we get here?
An investigation by The New York Instances revealed that as our subway technique has aged — with signal issues and car equipment failures happening twice as often as a decade ago — city and state lawmakers have steered income away from fixing the troubles. And that lack of investment has caught up.
A handful of numbers that highlight the scenario:
The daily ridership, which has doubled in the past two decades.
Much more than 111,000
The quantity of delays simply because of “overcrowding” in the very first 4 months of 2017, which was 37 % of all delays.
The percentage of weekday trains that attain their destinations on time, the worst overall performance of any main transit system in the globe.
The amount the city gave the M.T.A. this year in operating funding. In 1990, the city gave the authority about $1 billion, in today’s dollars.
The combined amount that politicians and transit leaders stripped from the M.T.A. by diverting tax revenues and charging massive payments for solutions the authority could have accomplished without having.
All of these statistics translate to commuters missing meetings, job interviews, medical doctor appointments and family events — even a loss of wages for some.
As The Times digs deeper into the issues that have contributed to the city’s subway crisis, we would like to know:
What concerns do you have with regards to the state of our subways?
Please post them in the comments or create [email protected], and we’ll pass questions along to our investigative team covering this concern.
Here’s what else is happening:
You put on Monday nicely, Mother Nature.
Clear-as-glass blue skies today, with endless sunshine and a high close to 47.
The rest of the week is seeking equally delightful, and it may possibly even warm up just a tad.
In the News
• Kiryas Joel, a village in Orange County that is home to far more 20,000 Hasidic Jews, gained its independence from the Town of Monroe, ending years of conflict over zoning. [New York Instances]
• More students have turn out to be interested in old-school photography, increasing the demand for photography classes that have darkrooms. [New York Times]
• A former senior official appointed by Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo has been accused of sexual harassment and assault, according to a lawsuit. The case comes at a time when the governor has appointed a lot more females to top posts. [New York Instances]
• The city’s tourism agency projects an annual increase in tourism this year despite a decline in international visitors. [New York Instances]
• At a gathering to celebrate Voltaire, a professor revealed that the 18th-century satirist lied about his date of birth to stir controversy. [New York Instances]
• Meet the “nomadic” New York City couple who moves into a different New York City apartment each week. [New York Post]
• Five folks were trapped below scaffolding in SoHo when heavy winds triggered a sidewalk shed to collapse, witnesses and officials said. [Everyday News]
• Today’s Metropolitan Diary: “At a Playground in Alley Pond Park.”
• For a international appear at what’s happening, see Your Morning Briefing.
Coming Up Today
• Learn about the Planet War I memorials around the city, and how nearby parks figured into the Great War, at “More than Here,” an exhibition at the Arsenal in Central Park by means of Nov. 24. 9 a.m. to five p.m. [Free of charge]
• What’s going on in our brains when our eyes deceive us? The Secret Science Club presents “Illusions of Thoughts,” a speak by neuroscientists and authors, at the Bell Residence in Gowanus, Brooklyn. eight p.m. [Free of charge]
• Knicks host Clippers, 7:30 p.m. (MSG). Devils at Wild, 8 p.m. (MSG+).
• Alternate-side parking remains in impact till Thursday.
• For a lot more events, see The New York Times’s Arts & Entertainment guide.
With Thanksgiving 3 days away, and lots of turkey on the horizon, we wanted to ask New Yorkers:
What are you thankful for this year?
We are gathering readers’ responses — preferably those that are more than a single-word answers, like “family” and “health” — for possible inclusion in a vacation column. Please share your thoughts in the comments section, or send us an e-mail at [email protected], including your full name, age and the neighborhood where you live.
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Published at Mon, 20 Nov 2017 11:00:01 +0000