Discussion relating to the past and present operations of the NYC Subway, PATH, and Staten Island Railway (SIRT).

Moderator: GirlOnTheTrain

  by RearOfSignal
 
NBC 4 News wrote:If the MTA really wants to address its budget shortfall, it should start hiring better lawyers or better train conductors. For the second time this year, a jury has awarded a seven-figure payout to someone too drunk stay on the platform. Having ruled that the conductor had sufficient time to stop the train, a jury on Friday awarded him $7 million for his troubles.
http://www.nbcnewyork.com/news/local/An ... -Ride.html
  by ElliotCourtney
 
Hmpph! What is a jurys definition of adaquite stoping distance? And what about the tramatised train oporator after having a drunk stumble in front of their train? :(
  by itszjay
 
That is why they should install platform screen gates or doors, so MTA can't get sue for people falling into the track. Because if they fall, they did it in purpose.
  by Robert Paniagua
 
Yes it is motormans that operate the trains, Otto :-) Conductors are nothing more than "train attendants" or "guards" like we call them uphere in Boston
  by FRIEDCHIKKIN
 
Funny... when you drive drunk the driver's still responsible... if this is the case then drunk drivers should be able to sue the people they maim and kill!!!

MO•RO•NIC
  by FRIEDCHIKKIN
 
ElliotCourtney wrote:Hmpph! What is a jurys definition of adaquite stoping distance? And what about the tramatised train oporator after having a drunk stumble in front of their train? :(
I'm sure for idiots with a gripe against the MTA "adequate stopping distance" is about one foot.
itszjay wrote:That is why they should install platform screen gates or doors, so MTA can't get sue for people falling into the track. Because if they fall, they did it in purpose.
The MTA would go broke there. Morons getting their heads, hands, feet, legs, pets, kids, etcetera caught in there would happen daily!
  by itszjay
 
@FRIEDCHIKKIN, MTA is installing PSD on Second Ave Subway and 7 Subway Extension Station. I am looking forward to see this as a improvement to try new things and not just stay with the old. $2 Million per platform, $32 Million for SAS along. Really looking froward to see this in D.C and Boston (don't even think Boston will ever install them)