I don't know if you have heard, but the New York Subway system is a bit of a mess. It handles, well, I will quote the MTA...
Ridership:: In 2016, average weekday subway ridership was 5.7 million, the highest since 1948. Annual ridership was 1.757 billion.
That is a lot of people. And in the late 1940s, the electrical and switching systems were from the 1930s, so about 10 - 15 years old.
|Yep, a current picture of NY Subway Technology - Really|
Today the electrical and switching systems are... from the 1930s and therefore about 80 - 85 years old.
Now to fix this, the NY Times is proposing to reissue the tax on commuters. Bill DeBlassio is proposing a new tax on individuals making of $500K or couples making over $1 Million.
BUT THE PROBLEM ISN'T MONEY. The New York Subway system has over a $1 Billion dollars in funds designated for infrastructure they haven't spent yet. Sure, if hypothetically then spent all that money tomorrow, then the subway system MIGHT have a shortfall. But they can't spend the money at all. They couldn't find their ass with a map and compass (hat-tip on analogy to Mom).
I think starting an argument about taxes (as Bill DeBlassio has done) is Trumpian-Brilliant. Now, everyone wants to talk about taxes, not the idiot Democrats' (DeBlassio and NY Governor Cuomo share responsibility for the subway system in the city) inability to hire people to do the fucking job (hat-tip on adjective to ex-Presidential spokesman A. Scaramucci).
More pictures of the NY Subway's current systems:
In the words of our Presidential Spokesman - Dear MTA Stop trying to suck your own cock!