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7 train service suspended for an hour during rush hour, service has resumed

April 19, 2017 Staff Report

7 train service ground to a halt during evening rush hour Wednesday due to signal problems.

Both local and express service between Hudson Yards and Flushing was suspended shortly after 5:30 pm.

Service resumed about 6:45 pm.

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MRLIC

David Wolberg the MTA is accountable to the Governor. He don’t seem to care. Yes a State run entity it is PAUL but it affects us down state. The agency has some terrible workers who don’t seem to care at times There are good workers too I am sure.

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Paul

MRLIC I was being sarcastic…as you know most LICPost readers have issues when you state the obvious

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David Wolberg

This is what never ending track work on the 7 line has accomplished. Absolutely nothing but more headaches for 7 train riders. But this is the worst yet, a total shutdown of the 7 line last night due to signal malfunction. This will continue to happen because the MTA is accountable to no one.

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Paul

Why would you want to revamp them? Leave them alone. MTA is a state entity, and you got some nerves writing commenting about this on a Long Island City news site!! People like you worried about MTA, NYCHA while there are immigrants being sent back are the PROBLEM!…..hahaha who am i kidding….I can’t even try to be like most of the LICpost readers even if I tried hahaha

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MRLIC

MTA as with many other so called “Authorities” such as NYCHA, Port Authority, Bridge & Tunnel Authority are all wasreful “BLOATED” organizations that need to revamped from TOP TO BOTTOM.

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where the evidence?

Privatization proponents always state that a company is run “more efficiently” and “saves money”. That may be true in some examples but why would you want a basic utility such as transit run and then they can earn an unlimited margin above the cost for “profit”. This can be anything to 100’s of percent above cost. Many of those anti-gov’t states have privatized toll roads and most of them went bankrupt. Look at gov’t contactors such as Lockheed and Boeing where using private companies bloats the budget. These are real examples, not anecdotal ones that people make up on the fly to support their argument. I agree the organization needs to be restructured or rebooted completely but to privatize a societal utility is not smart or good for anyone.

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again, what evidence

same rants from same people with no evidence. Bring up salaries, avg salary, etc anything? if you actually read what I wrote, i’m for restructuring the organization but again comment was on privatization.

Frank

How about a half a billion dollar cost for raises alone over a 4-year period? How about a salary freeze for 10 years until the MTA starts to function effectively instead?

https://www.nytimes.com/2014/04/24/nyregion/new-labor-contract-will-cost-mta-525-million.html

I somehow don’t see why 1 in 4 MTA employees are worth 6-figure salaries. Factor in rampant overtime abuse, and you get some pretty big numbers.

http://nypost.com/2015/07/16/heres-why-your-subway-fare-keeps-going-up/

I just don’t see the value for these employees.

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