M.T.A……….My Time Asleep………zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

The more I travel on the subway the more interesting it gets, recently I had to travel in the early hours of the morning and was intrigued that the trains are trnsformed into bedrooms for the weary or homeless each night. Watching these unfortunate people during their slumber I couldnt help noticing how when some of them stirred how they were forced to cover their eyes because of the bright light in the carriage. I do think if the ticket price rise does occur then the MTA should at least use dimmer lighting for night travel so as not to inconveinience these travellers. The fact that some take up eight seats for their slumber makes me think tha at night the MTA should designate certain carriages for sleeping only, that way us trvellers that do actually have to get somewhere wouldnt disturb them. Im my wildest dreams NO daughter of mine of any age would travel on the subway for all the worst reasons, The subway needs security guards lke most cities to ensure safety or at least the feeling of safety. Im sorry for the people who have to sllep on the subway trains but thats another problem for another department Mr Bloomberg. You want more cleaners well youve already got them, make the people who sleep there cleanup if you cant fix it. You sure know how to waste money on the wrong things. Does anyone that administers the MTA ever actually ride on it and look at all aspects and co-ordination of trains and the discomfort of waiting passengers try ing to make connections at certain stations. Personally I dont think so. Blind Freddie can see you dont have a clue what youre doing. So increase the fares waste the money on your salaries and do nothing to for the general public that keep you in business……….What a bloody shambles……

Sleeping Beauty

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M T A (Misery Torture and Agony)

this is what a subway rain looks likeThe MTA serves as a commuter service for thousands of patrons during any week of the year, going and coming home from work etc. It has its highs and lows as do most forms of transportation. There are many critics of the service and the reliability comfort and cleanliness but most patrons are just glad to get on and get there and get off till the next time they have to use it. So saying all that rather kindly I thought we will now go to the weekend service or chaos for a better word. As a person that relies on the service (ha ha) to get to and from places around town for my leisure purposes then I can only say the service is atrocious or non service that is and the lack of co-ordination and schedules are nothing more than a joke. I know maintenance has to be carried out and that no doubt is the excuse that would be given if I complained but surely someone in the MTA actually has a look and perhaps travels as an hands on person to see what is necessary for the minimal comfort of patrons at the weekends. To travel in the wrong direction to actually get to a train to take you in the right direction might be acceptable to a degree and to have to use an express train to take you to a point where you need a to catch a local might also might seem acceptable BUT and a big BUT at that when you get to the transfer point it is totally unacceptable to have to stand there in horrendous temperatures while five more express trains arrive and spew their loads onto the platform to wait for a single local train. There would have been in excess of 300 people standing on that platform waiting at Rooservelt for an “R” train on Saturday evening and the conditions were appauling to say the least. People with small children could get no relief from the heat, when a train finally appeared I was so pleased I applauded. So MTA, your little notices on station walls asking for comment and thought about your service I can tell you right now. IT SUCKS………………..thank you

Luggage for the traveller

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A very interesting observation has been noted by me on my daily walks around Manhatten. Looking in the windows of stores/shops that primarily sell luggage for the traveller also display an assortment of neatly packaged watches, key rings, and swiss army knives. Swiss army knives? Now the first thing one is asked by security officers at airports is do you have any knives or sharp instruments etc. so why would you think a luggage shop would want to combine the two items. Just seems strange to me. Mind you the fact that some security officers go through rigmerole of asking about the sharp objects (which I might add I support entirely) it seems futile since when you get seated on the aircraft and they serve up the meals every flight Ive been on recently has given me a metal conventional fork and one airline a complete set of metal utensils. So obviously the pre- flight security officers dont want certain individual passengers going on board armed because that would be unfare, obviously its the job of the aircraft CREW to arm everyone so everyone is equal. Odd I spose, but democratic equality in full bloom.