MTA Subway conductors sounded the alarm over the dismal conditions of the New York City transportation system Thursday; saying the trains are “filthier than ever” from an “astronomical amount of homes people.”
“There is an astronomical amount of homeless people now in the subway,” MTA train conductor Tramell Thompson said. “The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is now the Metropolitan Transmission Authority. They are transporting this virus.”
“The trash, the feces, the urine, is there. It’s just a very toxic, unsafe environment,” Thompson said.
“Because we have less trains to work with, the homeless in the system congregate on fewer trains, so it’s way more evident now than it’s ever been,” an anonymous conductor told CBS2’s Ali Bauman. “It’s causing a hazard to MTA employees and the people that we have to transport during this time.”
“We’ll get a call from someone on the train. They’ll press the passenger intercom and one of them is urinating in the cars,” the anonymous conductor said. “And because we have so few trains, we have to ride back and forth.”
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