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MTA board member: Bronx subway stations need a makeover



Bronx subways need a visit from the “Extreme Home Makeover” crew, according to one MTA official.

“The Bronx continues to have the worst subway service, the worst subway stations, the worst on-time performance, the worst wait-time performance in the entire system,” MTA Board Member Charles Moerdler told Transit President Thomas Prendergast during an agency hearing Monday.

“If I were still building commissioner, I’d condemn the [subway] buildings — they’re that bad,” he added.

Prendergast said he agreed that work needed to be done, and said the agency was considering closing some stations overnight to fix them, but there’s limited funds to do the work. Bronx Borough President Ruben Diaz Jr. said he’d “had it” with waiting for the MTA to address the foul odors, poor lighting, mice and dirty conditions in the stations, which he pointed out to the agency in March.

“We’re tired of excuses [about funding],” Diaz told amNewYork. “We want our subway stations fixed.” 


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