This weekend The New York Times published an in-depth article on New York’s subway system, which is descending into misery, and failing millions of riders.
Providing a sprawling 24-hour service, the MTA has been plagued by track fires, stalled trains, signal problems and this past week, a derailment.
<PHOTO ABOVE – Overcrowding in TORONTO’s Bloor/Yonge station during morning rush hour>
Torontonians love complaining about their subway (a pipsqueak alongside NYC’s), but the TTC system is being modernized & expanded. It ranks very high when it comes to on-time performance.
NEW YORK CITY vs OTHER MAJOR SUBWAYS
Most recent annual on-time performances based on data from each transit system – including Toronto, Montreal & Vancouver.
New York City – 65%
San Francisco – 86%
Madrid – 91%
Vancouver – 96%
TORONTO – 96%
Boston – 97%
Montreal – 98%
Hong Kong – 99%
Read the entire New York Times article on how-not-to-run-a-subway at https://www.nytimes.com/2017/11/18/nyregion/new-york-subway-system-failure-delays.html
Hang in there NEW YORK! Rescue is coming from TORONTO. ANDY BYFORD has resigned as CEO of the Toronto Transit Commission (TTC). Mr. Byford has been appointed President & CEO of the NYC Transit Commission (the MTA). After 28 years in public transit, beginning with the LONDON Underground, then the TTC, Byford may be just what New York needs. Good luck down there ‘Fix-It Big’ ANDY. You’ll be missed.
<New York Daily News, November/2017>