Protect Ya Neck: Queens Trains Lose NYPD Patrol

Inhabitants of the Q-boro should take extra precaution when riding the rails after January 5. According to the New York Post, the Queens Transit Task Force, responsible for protecting late-night trains, is shutting down.

The MTA, having mismanaged its way into a budget crisis, has already announced plans to jack fares and cut service. And we doubt they'll be able to afford the $100 million it would take to keep the trains clean. We thought that if our commute had to be more difficult and expensive, it would at least be safe and free of schmutz.

Will the days of graffiti riddled cars and reckless robberies on platforms and trains soon follow? Smells like the dirty 80's all over again.


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