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How to improve the Subway? Riders weigh in

July 10, 2018 By Raanan Geberer Brooklyn Daily Eagle
Eagle file photo by Paula Katinas

How can New York City improve its subway system? Thrillist asked several transit riders what they think, and here’s what they had to say. Day camp counselor Jake Diamond wanted more fold-in seats “so when I board with 30 rowdy screaming campers, I can corner them somewhere instead of spreading them out all over a train car to make room for everybody else.”

Raphael Laude, an urban planning intern, said that because the subway system is at capacity during rush hours, the city should offer incentives for businesses to rearrange their business hours. Urban planner Luc Nadal suggested replacing MetroCards with a “tap-in, tap-out system.” And Brooklyn City Councilmember Rafael Espinal said the subway experience “would improve enormously if a train arrived every two minutes at every station in the city and if every station was climate-controlled.”


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