Due to a complete cluster f*ck of the MTA financial systems, the Daily News reports that the MTA has drawn up plans to shut down the W and Z lines as well as turn the J into a local train.
These plans are not official, but they seem like they’ll have to be put into place.
Additionally, as many as 1,500 jobs could be cut, overnight waiting times up to 30 minutes, and a fare hike making a single ride $3.00 seems to be right around the corner.
Here lies the problem. The MTA is a bureaucracy controlled by the State up in Albany that really only impacts the lives of people in New York City. (Yes, I know the MTA runs services in the burbs such as buses, etc. But I’m concentrating in the bulk of the issues which are here in the city.)
So there really isn’t enough outrage on behalf of the citizens of New York. For example, people living in Utica, NY could give a crap if the subway runs on time, or if the W and Z lines continue to be around. So they aren’t going to say anything. Actually, they’re probably against financial support of the MTA because it has nothing do do with them really.
Mark my words, major sh*t is about to go down.