Borough president putting pressure on transit authority to fix-up subways

The Bronx borough president is putting pressure on the transit authority to fix-up subway stations following a report that showed four of the five worst subway stations are in the Bronx.

In a special hearing Thursday, Borough President Adolfo Carrion Jr. along with other Bronx officials called on the MTA to amend its upcoming capital plan that includes fixing up stations not deemed to be the worst. Pelham Line 6 and the 2nd Avenue line in Manhattan are slated for improvements, but neither made the NYC Transit Council's list of the worst stations.

Carrion says when he visited the 205th Street D Station, which was at the top of the list, he was insulted and embarrassed. He says he will continue to press the MTA to fix that station and others that are in poor condition.

The NYC Transit has agreed to take another tour of the Bronx stations and come up with a to do list for changes that can be made immediately.

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