The New York Times put together a massive and thorough report on the historic and current wretched operations and financing of the Metropolitan Transit Authority the other day and it’s a motherfucker. It covers 20 plus years of bureaucratic bullshit, lousy management, circumventing state and city funding of the decrepit antiquated and as the paper actually stated, worst transit system in the world.
For this, tis the season, certainly everyone this holiday weekend who will have time to read this essential expose are very thankful. Especially here at Impunity City, for my infamous most popular and widely read vulgar manifesto on the worst fucking transit system in the universe, thanks to the old grey lady, has been professionally and officially validated and vindicated. It also shows that Mario’s son’s micromanaging style when he was at HUD resurfaced in prioritizing MTA projects and de Faustio’s derelict approach by deferring responsibilities for the transit system to the state even though the city runs and manages it. Job well done!
This gives renewed hope for the fourth estate, especially the Times. And also that there is an audience out there still yearning for solid reporting and factual information. This story was way overdue has the subway and bus lines have got worse and worse and might be worse now (I know, repetitive) than it was back in the, yes, bad old days when there was an actual excuse for it’s inefficiency because New York was broke in the 70’s. This article was super informative yet monstrously grim, and it’s only part one!
So thanks again. Also of course to Governor Cuomo and the MTA, for continuing to live up to your exceptional shitty standards and ineptitude with the recent train derailment running a new train worth 3/4 of a billion dollars from a Montreal manufacturer on it’s first hours of operation. And also going to the Great White North to hiring some dude from Toronto to take the tattered reins of this literal trainwreck as the new transit chief.
New Transit Chief Andy Byford. Sure, he looks happy now.
Good luck Transit Chief Andy B.. Try to fix this clusterfuck transit system to the best of your abilities before you bail in 9 months. Don’t expect any gratitude though, because commuters have had enough and now know everything on how the MTA runs and mostly doesn’t run. Fix the fucking subway.