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MTA to face City Council hot seat on blizzard


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Ding. Ding.

It’s the MTA’s turn in the ring to get socked from the City Council for melting down during the Dec. 26 blizzard.

“We want to know what went wrong and why, and what do we do to correct it?” said Transportation Committee Chair Councilman James Vacca.

After city officials were bashed earlier this week for leaving neighborhoods buried in snow for days, MTA bigwigs will be grilled Friday on how hundreds of A train riders wound up stranded for seven hours in Queens.

“I think it’s clear that in December we were too slow in reacting to events as they happened,” Chairman Jay Walder conceded at a news conference this week.

What people want to know:

• Why did so many buses get stuck in the snow?
• What was the plan for dealing with the stranded train riders?
• How much did the storm cost the agency?
• Why did it take so long to fully restore train service in Brooklyn?

The meeting will be held at 10 a.m. at 250 Broadway on the 16th floor.


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