Thursday, June 21, 2018

Cynthia Nixon Discusses Plan to Fix Our Subway

 In light of yesterday's roof collapse, Democratic candidate for governor Cynthia Nixon will return to the Borough Hall Brooklyn bound platform in Brooklyn to discuss #CuomosMTA on Thursday.

On Wednesday, part of the ceiling collapsed on the Manhattan-bound 4/5 train platform, one of the busiest lines in the system. The MTA had not previously identified the station as in need of critical renovations. Cynthia first discussed her plan to at the Borough Hall station earlier this month.

As the Village Voice put it, “The MTA is now in the unenviable position of either explaining that it didn’t know the Borough Hall ceiling was in such a state of disrepair or that is simply didn’t bother to fix it. I’m not sure which is worse, and it doesn’t really matter. In either case, the onus is now on the MTA to prove its stations are structurally sound, because we simply cannot assume that anymore. The only thing we do know: Of the list of 50 or so stations two public authorities determined were most in need of critical renovations, Borough Hall was not one of them. Not to sound alarmist, but at this point, there’s no great reason to believe any station is safe.”

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