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2019-02-22 01:10:31 AM  
shiat like that makes me think they should outlaw pictures before it starts a panic
 
2019-02-22 01:12:06 AM  
Part of Subway gone rogue? Old news...

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2019-02-22 01:15:35 AM  
"There must be an immediate investigation into how something this dangerous could happen."

Several months and many millions of dollars later the investigation concludes that shiat sometimes happens.
 
2019-02-22 01:18:02 AM  
What a rogue subway might look like...

Knowing (4/10) Movie CLIP - Subway Hell (2009) HD
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2019-02-22 01:19:48 AM  
They put caution tape up around the loose wood, what more can you expect from them?
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2019-02-22 01:20:32 AM  
Rogue Subway
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2019-02-22 01:30:04 AM  
CSB: Years ago when I was a kid, a neighbor was driving home, and as he passed a construction site a metal pipe fell and went through his windshield, missing him by inches. He went back and handed them the pipe and asked if they were missing something.

Here in LA there's so much house construction that you just have to deal with getting screws and nails in your tires because they get dragged out into the streets by the construction vehicles driving on and off the sites. I had an Uber driver a while back who said he has to go in every couple of weeks to get a tire repaired because it happens so regularly.
 
2019-02-22 02:13:56 AM  

danielscissorhands: What a rogue subway might look like...

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I like that move in a throwback 60's kindof way.
 
2019-02-22 02:21:41 AM  

Boo_Guy: They put caution tape up around the loose wood, what more can you expect from them?
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If it was really serious they would have used danger tape.
 
2019-02-22 02:54:06 AM  
If someone hadn't thrown a switch, would five cars have been impaled instead?
 
2019-02-22 06:36:22 AM  

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That image reminded me of...
Trevor Noah: That's Racist - Tacos
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2019-02-22 06:50:47 AM  
It is now an elusive unicorn
 
2019-02-22 06:56:37 AM  
" There must be an immediate investigation into how something this dangerous could happen. @MTA must answer for our crumbling subway infrastructure before a tragedy occurs. "

Here's your answer: They don't have the money to maintain it properly. They haven't had the money they need for decades, and the slow but inevitable decay is resulting in failures.

Point fingers all you want but if they don't have the resources to do the job, the job ain't gonna get done.
=Smidge=
 
2019-02-22 07:16:10 AM  

Smidge204: They don't have the money to maintain it properly.


The organization that spends $2.7 billion on one mile of subway, many times more than any other subway system in the world has ever spent, anywhere, ever, including cities with infrastructure vastly older than New York's...doesn't have enough money.

Pull the other one.
 
2019-02-22 07:19:38 AM  

bobobolinskii: shiat like that makes me think they should outlaw pictures before it starts a panic


Progs already want to outlaw speach, don't give them any more ideas.
 
2019-02-22 07:19:38 AM  

Gulper Eel: Smidge204: They don't have the money to maintain it properly.

The organization that spends $2.7 billion on one mile of subway, many times more than any other subway system in the world has ever spent, anywhere, ever, including cities with infrastructure vastly older than New York's...doesn't have enough money.

Pull the other one.


2.7 billion? Who the hell are they paying? Union Trollways?
 
2019-02-22 07:28:53 AM  

Smidge204: " There must be an immediate investigation into how something this dangerous could happen. @MTA must answer for our crumbling subway infrastructure before a tragedy occurs. "

Here's your answer: They don't have the money to maintain it properly. They haven't had the money they need for decades, and the slow but inevitable decay is resulting in failures.

Point fingers all you want but if they don't have the resources to do the job, the job ain't gonna get done.
=Smidge=


According to which set of books? The MTA has a long, sordid history of keeping 2 sets of books: a real set of books showing the massive profits they rake in and how they hide it, and a cooked set for showing the public and the state government how poor they are to justify fare increases and state welfare for maintenance, improvements, etc.
 
2019-02-22 07:38:30 AM  
New Yorkers already have a pretty long list of greatest fears: falling through a sidewalk grate, falling air conditioner pulverizing your head, rats in your toilet bowl, being stabbed by a celebrity and not playing it cool, bedbugs, etc.

"Tell me about it"
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/great show by the way
 
2019-02-22 08:45:58 AM  

danielscissorhands: What a rogue subway might look like...

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Holy... what did I just watch?! I don't think I've ever seen such death and destruction in a Cage movie like that. Damn, they did not sugar coat that scene.
 
2019-02-22 10:21:31 AM  
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2019-02-22 10:23:10 AM  

shower_in_my_socks: CSB: Years ago when I was a kid, a neighbor was driving home, and as he passed a construction site a metal pipe fell and went through his windshield, missing him by inches. He went back and handed them the pipe and asked if they were missing something.

Here in LA there's so much house construction that you just have to deal with getting screws and nails in your tires because they get dragged out into the streets by the construction vehicles driving on and off the sites. I had an Uber driver a while back who said he has to go in every couple of weeks to get a tire repaired because it happens so regularly.


Everything I ever hear about LA's contractors is you guys have the world's laziest, worst contractors.  Made worse by how many don't bother getting licensed, or learn how to use a hammer.  Our contractors know how secure nails and screws, and sweep work sites with magnets.  I've seen bad contractors here, but they don't compare to LA contractor horror stories.
 
2019-02-22 10:27:04 AM  

Walker: New Yorkers already have a pretty long list of greatest fears: falling through a sidewalk grate, falling air conditioner pulverizing your head, rats in your toilet bowl, being stabbed by a celebrity and not playing it cool, bedbugs, etc.

"Tell me about it"
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/great show by the way


If they didn't focus on personal problems, looked like it was turning into 101 ways to die.
 
2019-02-22 10:51:01 AM  

Gulper Eel: The organization that spends $2.7 billion on one mile of subway,


Phase 1 included three new stations as well, so that's not exactly a fair comparison is it? Excavating a cavern under the middle of Manhattan isn't cheap. Using cost-per-mile is a dishonest way to discuss the relative cost of the project.

Lack of regular maintenance also makes matters worst; The more you let a looming problem sit unaddressed, the more expensive it generally becomes to fix. This incident can probably be traced back to a lack of maintenance budget decades ago. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the total pricetag to overhaul the entire system comes in at a trillion bucks at this point.


Dick Gozinya: According to which set of books? The MTA has a long, sordid history of keeping 2 sets of books:


I'm sure you have evidence of this massive conspiracy to defraud the public, and the only reason nobody's manged to press charges of file a lawsuit is because they're all in on it...

As someone who's worked as a consultant for various governmental agencies in NYC, I can tell you two things: Their bureaucracy is unrivaled, and their budgets are always tight to the point of only being able to afford doing a half-assed job which makes things worse in the long run.
=Smidge=
 
2019-02-22 11:21:26 AM  

Smidge204: Gulper Eel: The organization that spends $2.7 billion on one mile of subway,

Phase 1 included three new stations as well, so that's not exactly a fair comparison is it? Excavating a cavern under the middle of Manhattan isn't cheap. Using cost-per-mile is a dishonest way to discuss the relative cost of the project.

Lack of regular maintenance also makes matters worst; The more you let a looming problem sit unaddressed, the more expensive it generally becomes to fix. This incident can probably be traced back to a lack of maintenance budget decades ago. Wouldn't surprise me in the slightest if the total pricetag to overhaul the entire system comes in at a trillion bucks at this point.


Dick Gozinya: According to which set of books? The MTA has a long, sordid history of keeping 2 sets of books:

I'm sure you have evidence of this massive conspiracy to defraud the public, and the only reason nobody's manged to press charges of file a lawsuit is because they're all in on it...

As someone who's worked as a consultant for various governmental agencies in NYC, I can tell you two things: Their bureaucracy is unrivaled, and their budgets are always tight to the point of only being able to afford doing a half-assed job which makes things worse in the long run.
=Smidge=


In 2003 the MTA was busted during a state audit for having 2 sets of books and for presenting the cooked set as justification for fare increases. Lawsuits were filed, which the MTA lost, but later got dismissed on appeal after dragging it through the court system. Feel free to do your own research if you need more proof. But, of course, you knew all this already because you've worked with various government agencies in NYC...
 
2019-02-22 11:41:38 AM  

Vurcease: danielscissorhands: What a rogue subway might look like...

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Holy... what did I just watch?! I don't think I've ever seen such death and destruction in a Cage movie like that. Damn, they did not sugar coat that scene.


I know.
 
2019-02-22 12:41:49 PM  

Gulper Eel: Smidge204: They don't have the money to maintain it properly.

The organization that spends $2.7 billion on one mile of subway, many times more than any other subway system in the world has ever spent, anywhere, ever, including cities with infrastructure vastly older than New York's...doesn't have enough money.

Pull the other one.


Well, the MTA sucks at using funds efficiently, but part of the reason the 2nd Ave subway is so expensive is the fact they're drilling through bedrock.
 
2019-02-22 12:47:51 PM  
It also doesn't help having dense infrastructure underground to navigate as well that goes back over 150 years.
 
2019-02-22 08:23:42 PM  

northguineahills: Gulper Eel: Smidge204: They don't have the money to maintain it properly.

The organization that spends $2.7 billion on one mile of subway, many times more than any other subway system in the world has ever spent, anywhere, ever, including cities with infrastructure vastly older than New York's...doesn't have enough money.

Pull the other one.

Well, the MTA sucks at using funds efficiently, but part of the reason the 2nd Ave subway is so expensive is the fact they're drilling through bedrock.



Geology doesn't have SHIAT to do with it.

Let's try again. Read the boldfaced part, slowly if necessary.

In some ways, M.T.A. projects have been easier than work elsewhere. East Side Access uses an existing tunnel for nearly half its route. The hard rock under the city also is easy to blast through, and workers do not encounter ancient sites that need to be protected.

"They're claiming the age of the city is to blame?" asked Andy Mitchell, the former head of Crossrail, a project to build 13 miles of subway under the center of London, a city built 2,000 years ago. "Really?"


Smidge204: Phase 1 included three new stations as well


Speaking of that.

From the very beginning of the article above:

An accountant discovered the discrepancy while reviewing the budget for new train platforms under Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

The budget showed that 900 workers were being paid to dig caverns for the platforms as part of a 3.5-mile tunnel connecting the historic station to the Long Island Rail Road. But the accountant could only identify about 700 jobs that needed to be done, according to three project supervisors. Officials could not find any reason for the other 200 people to be there.

"Nobody knew what those people were doing, if they were doing anything," said Michael Horodniceanu, who was then the head of construction at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs transit in New York. The workers were laid off, Mr. Horodniceanu said, but no one figured out how long they had been employed. "All we knew is they were each being paid about $1,000 every day."


Y'all and the MTA need help with the First Law of Holes - that when you're stuck in one, stop digging.
 
2019-02-22 08:56:54 PM  

Gulper Eel: northguineahills: Gulper Eel: Smidge204: They don't have the money to maintain it properly.

The organization that spends $2.7 billion on one mile of subway, many times more than any other subway system in the world has ever spent, anywhere, ever, including cities with infrastructure vastly older than New York's...doesn't have enough money.

Pull the other one.

Well, the MTA sucks at using funds efficiently, but part of the reason the 2nd Ave subway is so expensive is the fact they're drilling through bedrock.


Geology doesn't have SHIAT to do with it.

Let's try again. Read the boldfaced part, slowly if necessary.

In some ways, M.T.A. projects have been easier than work elsewhere. East Side Access uses an existing tunnel for nearly half its route. The hard rock under the city also is easy to blast through, and workers do not encounter ancient sites that need to be protected.

"They're claiming the age of the city is to blame?" asked Andy Mitchell, the former head of Crossrail, a project to build 13 miles of subway under the center of London, a city built 2,000 years ago. "Really?"

Smidge204: Phase 1 included three new stations as well

Speaking of that.

From the very beginning of the article above:

An accountant discovered the discrepancy while reviewing the budget for new train platforms under Grand Central Terminal in Manhattan.

The budget showed that 900 workers were being paid to dig caverns for the platforms as part of a 3.5-mile tunnel connecting the historic station to the Long Island Rail Road. But the accountant could only identify about 700 jobs that needed to be done, according to three project supervisors. Officials could not find any reason for the other 200 people to be there.

"Nobody knew what those people were doing, if they were doing anything," said Michael Horodniceanu, who was then the head of construction at the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs transit in New York. The workers were laid off, Mr. Horodniceanu said, but n ...


Upper East Side Manhattan is more urbanely dense (I've seen the myriad blueprints of current and former utilities). then most of London, and it has a more forgiving substrata, but they have to stop every km for every ancient archaeological find. UES doesn't have that problem for an excuse.
 
2019-02-22 10:37:32 PM  
"...the wood that fell appears to be from a worker or supply platform that was installed beneath the tracks years ago."
They keep a worker installed beneath the tracks? For years?
Da-a-a-a-a-a-ya-mn...what does the MTA do if he takes a day off? Just let shiat fall through??? Oh, wait. I just answered my own question!
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