The photographer writes:
"I was shocked. The subway is an iconic New York thing... but [it] has not seen the kind of improvements/overhauls necessary to bring it to the 21st century. While New York maintains their subway, I think they also take it for granted."
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Our Vision of the Future
An Accountable MTA
We believe in a future where the New Yorkers have a real voice at the MTA, where every concern is properly addressed. A future where the leadership of the MTA answers to the riders themselves, rather than politicians in Albany.
A Modern MTA
While New Yorkers face constant delays and crowding, modern subways around the world travel like clockwork seconds, not minutes apart, on automated trains that have run smoothly, safely and consistently, for 20 years.
Join us to bring on a Better MTA
We at OurMTA are working hard to help put our MTA on the right track.
Join us to help bring accountability and more to New York City transit:
Today, we’re squandering the most valuable real estate in the world, giving this public asset to the lowest-density mode of transportation.
One of the key benefits of improving the MTA is the effect it has on our streets.
When the trains are fast, frequent, reliable and uncrowded day and night, many current car commuters will choose the trains and subways a compelling alternative to their daily grind.
As they switch to the better, more efficient modes of transportation that the MTA has the power to provide, the roads become free for other uses, for faster bus service, for abundant bike lanes, and even more available to those drivers who don’t have good transit options.
But sadly, none of this can happen on a large scale without reform of the MTA. Without reform, as we see today the MTA will constantly be cutting back service, rather than increasing it. Without reform the trains will not improve, just as they haven’t improved over the past 10+ years of failed MTA capital improvement projects.
The MTA is a fantastic resource for so many New Yorkers, but if we can help to see it reach its potential, we can bring on the next stage of New York: a return to the days where the streets are free and clear first and foremost for the people of New York, rather than their cars.
For more, see our blog