NYC Transit official apologizes for trash bags littering subway platforms
The MTA’s current practice of leaving bags of garbage uncovered on subway platforms is “unacceptable,” a top transit official said yesterday.
The Daily News reported yesterday that MTA garbage trucks and refuse collection trains failed to make scheduled trash pickups at more than 100 stations every day.
Stations also lack storage space, so bags of uncovered trash remain on platforms sometimes for days before being carted away.
The MTA began tackling the problem well before yesterday’s article, transit officials stressed.
In the short term, the MTA will put additional metal storage sheds on platforms so bags aren’t left exposed, spokesman Charles Seaton said.
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