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Transit union accuses MTA of putting riders at risk

NEW YORK (PIX11)- With subway deaths on the rise what can the MTA do to keep commuters safe? The transit union wants train operators to slow down while pulling into stations to prevent accidents.

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3 Comments to “Transit union accuses MTA of putting riders at risk”

    Kathy said:
    January 19, 2013 at 2:56 PM

    It's not about slowing down when they pull in the station…that would just cause more delays than what we already have….I think barriers should be built on the platform, preventing from people falling or being dragged into the tracks.

    Gary said:
    January 23, 2013 at 9:11 AM

    The technology for constructing barriers between the platform and the tracks has been around for decades…It boils down to money…Most recently, in our area, a platform barrier system was placed in service as part of the JFK Air Train project…

    Rob said:
    January 28, 2013 at 6:29 AM

    The subway system has been in operation since 1904,why is it suddenly people are too stupid to ride the train?

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