Folks, are there really any words to describe this morning? I don’t even know where to begin.
All I know is that I walked over 50 blocks to get to work this morning. What a nightmare. Luckily, I was not caught in the rain, but I might as well have been because I was soaked in sweat.
So I left my building this morning and turned the corner. That’s when I saw it. About 150 people waiting for the bus. I knew right then that it was going to be a nightmare commute. So I walked to subway entrance knowing that they couldn’t possibly be running. There, a transit cop told me there was no service at all on the 1, 2, 0r 3. Damn it.
Then I decided to walk over to Central Park to catch the B or C. Got half way over there, and a fellow straphanger told me not to bother because those trains were out too. Damn it again.
So I started walking south. Every block had 30 or 40 people trying to get cabs. Every bus stop easily had 100+ people waiting. So I decided to walk down Riverside Drive, hoping that maybe a random cab would be over there. Nope. Damn it again.
Then I tried the M5 bus. At each stop, 2 or 3 buses just blew by the stops. Even the limited buses weren’t stopping at the limited stops. How fucked up is that? People were going bat shit insane.
So I crossed the UWS back and forth before just sucking it up and walking to midtown. Each step more sweaty than the next.
I heard an MTA or NYC Transit official on TV literally say, “At this point, we can’t get people from point A to point B on the subway.” That about sums it up.
How much longer are we going to have to deal with this crappy infrastructure before they do something about it. A heavy rain is all it takes to throw the city into chaos. And there’s clearly emergency plan in place to handle this when it happens. People are just SOL.
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