Monday, May 11, 2009

Hunger Strike of the Week - MTA: Going Nowhere

I want to shout it from a rooftop - "I'm mad as hell and I'm not going to take it anymore!" This isn't the first rant/complaint/whine from a New York City straphanger about the less than perfect service of the MTA subways. And it won't be the last. I just have to get my frustration off my chest because with about three weeks of signal and switch problems, massive train traffic and 'earlier incidents,' I've been late to work more than a handful of times. New York City's first subway system opened in 1904. After more than 100 years, you would think the MTA would know how to handle these problems.

Of course, the money situation doesn't make it any better. I'm a bit relieved that my metro card will not increase to $103. But $89 is still no picnic. Why is the MTA making it so that people may not be able to afford to go to work everyday? And there is nothing we can do it about it...but grin and bear it. It shouldn't be my responsibility to throw off my whole morning routine by waking up earlier and walking out the door earlier to get to work on time. In fact, I should be able to take for granted that my subway system will get the job done.
End of the line.