After riding the New York City subway for the first time in months, Mayor Bill de Blasio appears to be aligning himself with its many frustrated riders, and taking a more hands-on approach to the problem.
Per a report from Dan Rivoli of the New York Daily News, the MTA is discussing the possible retirement of the agency’s subway on-time performance data. The agency is thinking about placing an emphasis on evenly spacing trains, as opposed to sticking to a strict train schedule. However, while considering this option, it is important to consider how this switch would actually be implemented, and how the new metric would be measured.
This morning, a Con Edison power failure at DeKalb Avenue in Brooklyn caused massive delays for the morning’s commute.