We’ll Weather the L Train Mess- But the Subway’s Still on Track for Disaster

The answer: The MTA doesn’t have enough trains. It needs to wait until it has extra L trains it’s not using. That’s one of the easiest things to fix. As Rohit Aggarwala, a former Bloomberg adviser, pointed out at the Regional Plan Association’s annual conference Friday, our transportation system — not just the MTA, but New Jersey, too — is a “sinking ship.” People see that “the subways get more and more crowded,” he says, and “that has more relationship to the amount of money we invest in the system.” Indeed, as the RPA’s Juliette Michaelson pointed out, New York “has failed to fund a new signaling system that would have allowed us to run more trains and increase capacity that way.”

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