Most Infuriating MTA Official Comments EVER!

Posted on June 19th, 2008 by The SUBWAYblogger in This just in, Transit Failures

David Mack (MTA vice chairman) stop being a dick.

David MackMack:

“If you [the average rider] saw something and called it in, it goes right there,” Mack told reporters at a committee meeting, kicking a garbage can.

“Why should I ride [the train] and inconvenience myself when I can ride in a car?” asked Mack, who has six free E-ZPasses. [New York Post]

In case you haven’t been following, the MTA Board is having a hissyfit because they are going to have their lifetime E-ZPasses and train passes taken away. Mack has SIX free E-ZPasses. However, he now claims to be paying them himself while behind the scenes trying to get board members to fight the proposed ruling.

Keep in mind folks, these jerks are multimillionaires who don’t want to pony up the money.

So his belief is that unless the trains are free, the board members won’t bother to ride…which relates back to his first quote.

The board members need to ride the train because, generally speaking, it is only the board members who get their complaints handled. When you and I report a problem, our complaints are ignored.

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  1. Todd said on June 19th, 2008 at 11:40 pm

    I have another reason he shouldn’t ride the subways. All of us angry daily commuters who now want to punch him in the face might make his ride a little rough!

  2. Sara Nordmann said on June 21st, 2008 at 10:14 pm

    Is he referring to the “See something, say something” campaign? If so, how does that relate to EasyPasses?

  3. The SUBWAYblogger said on June 21st, 2008 at 11:15 pm

    He was making a bad joke.

    Basically, he thinks that if people call in to report something being broken, damaged, dirty, etc, the MTA ignores it. But when board members call it in,stuff gets fixed.

  4. Paul Priore said on June 24th, 2008 at 12:38 pm

    Re: M.T.A. Vice Chairman Mr. David Mack’s recent comments.

    Mr.David Mack and M.T.A.Chairman Mr. Dale Hemmerdinger are out of touch with reality, these people are born with platium spoons in their mouths and don’t know what’s it’s like to live on the otherside of the coin.

    They believe that they are entitled to everything such as hugh salaries, incentives and police permit placards and they know they will get it but they refuse to tackel the real problems such as the subways falling apart and how unsafe they are for riders etc.

    Mr.Mack’s recent statement and I quote “Riders complaints to M.T.A. staff are tossed in the trash”, why am I not suprise by this statement, it explaines so much as to why the subways are so dirty and disgusting and why so many people get hurt and /or killed.

    Are you aware that M.T.A. Chairman Mr. Dale Hemmerdinger owns a company called “ATCO” located at 555 5th avenue, New York, N.Y. everyone should bombard him with all your complaints and suggestions on how to improve the subway’s and railway system and also speak your mind about M.T.A Vice Chairman Mr. David Mack comments, maybe if we all bombard him with so much mail than maybe things will get done the rights?

    I hope everyone drives them crazy that they will finally listen to all the subway and rail riders.

    speak your minds, it’s your money.

    Thank You.


    Paul Priore
    (Flushing, N.Y.)

  5. Ray said on December 15th, 2008 at 10:12 pm

    Mr Mack is not all he apears..maybe im just venting but forclosing on me was not what I would have expected from my ex wifes uncle…I would like to find the forum to tell me story…

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  8. Paul Priore said on October 3rd, 2010 at 4:33 pm

    Re: The recent Suicide of Tyler Clementi and the many other Young closed Gays & Lesbians:

    I am totally disgusted and Outraged at what is happening to these young Gays & Lesbians Youth being forced to live in the closed and committing suicide for being whom they are.

    Something needs to be done about this right here and now, we have all these laws on the books that are suppose to punish those people who are responsible for bulling these young youths, but they don’t seem to be helping.

    As for the two people who are responsible for Tyler Clementi killing himself for being outer and Gay, they should be brought up on Manslaughter charges; it’s no different than if they pulled a gun or a knife on him, they are still responsible for causing his death.

    They violated his rights to privacy and drove this poor young man to his death by posting his private sexual experiences on the internet for the whole world to see, it’s such an invasion of Tyler or anyone else privacy.

    Tyler Clementi’s family and the other poor souls who died should force the elective officials and the justice system to bring stiffer charges against those people who are responsible for these young people committing suicide.

    Counselors should also figure out the signs of troubled young people and do everything in their powers to help them get the help that these young people need, so that no more young teens would consider committing suicide in the near future.

    Rest in Peace, Tyler Clementi, Asher Brown, Seth Walsh, Justin Aaberg, Billy Lucas, and last but not least Raymond Chase.

    These are my own personal opinions and beliefs.

    Thank You.


    Paul Priore

    (Flushing, New York.)

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    Mack is somewhat of a retard and a pig. I have known him for years and he is paid to stay away from the family business. He loves to show off his badges and police credentials. He is a bully worth half billion who would sell his mother if he thought it was a good deal.

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