Logan CrawfordJul 27, 2017, 7:55 pm

Poll: Most New Yorkers unhappy with the city's subway and say Cuomo is to blame

Some commuters still feel the subways are better than the LIRR


A poll by Quinnipiac University released Thursday revealed that most New Yorkers think the subways are in bad shape and feel the feud between Governor Cuomo and Mayor Bill de Blasio is part of the problem.

The poll found that 43 percent of voters think the subways are poor and 67 percent of voters say the quarreling between Governor Cuomo and Mayor de Blasio over who is to blame for the subways is hurting the city.

Long Island Railroad commuter Samuel Kakar says certain subway trains are notorious for being worse than others.

“Yeah delays, you're there for a while. But yes, it is bad. I just don't know what you could do about it at this point," said Samuel Kakar of Fresh Meadows.

LIRR commuter John Bennett says the transit system in New York isn't properly maintained. But he says the subways are better than the LIRR.

"I take the subway every so often. I'd actually say the subway's very reliable. I rarely have trouble with the subway because they're always coming like every minute or so,” Bennett said.

Commuter Nancy Long says she thinks the mayor should be held responsible for the state of the subways since it's a city system.

"My thing is the fare hikes. They just keep going up and there really aren't a lot of improvements. People are just going to be paying more and more, and if we don't see improvements what's the point of the fare hike," Long said.

This week, MTA Chairman Joe Lhota announced a plan to fix the subways and says he will need both the governor and the mayor to help pay for it.

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