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MTA admits communication could have been better during blizzard

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NEW YORK -- The snow is melting around New York City, but the MTA is still dealing with fallout from the storm.

At the monthly board meeting, officials praised the crews who dug out the system. They also noted that communication was a challenge.

Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer ran the meeting because Chairman Tom Prendergast is on leave for a medial procedure. Ferrer says there are lessons to be learned.

"Things were changing fast," Ferrer said. The system was blanketed in about two and a half feet of snow.

LIRR Commuter Council Chairman Mark Epstein hopes the agency will do a review of the response, which include the function of the real-time transit apps.

MTA Board Member Andrew Albert believes it was a good decision to keep the underground portion of the subways open.