Saturday, May 28, 2011

Another MTA Mess (Update Below)

They put some sort of nets under the El over Sheepshead Bay Road.  I assume they are their to either

1. a Keep parts of the subway from falling on humans


2. Keep birds from nesting on the underside of the El.

They don't  work.  This rotting pigeon has been suspended above the sidewalk since there was snow on the ground.

I could have taken a photo of the sidewalk showing that it was covered in bird poop.  That would have been gross.

It took the MTA a while to remove the live bird from 4th Ave on the F line.  Lets see how long the dead bird stays there


I submitted an email to the MTA on their website.  Look at the response the robot sent me

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What is the MTA doing about pigeons roosting in subway and commuter railroad stations?
What is the MTA doing about pigeons roosting in subway and commuter railroad stations?
To address the problem of pigeons in our stations, we are testing a new system that drives away pigeons by sending a harmless, low-voltage electric shock through wires installed in areas where they perch.
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and I got this response 

Recently you requested personal assistance from our on-line support
center. Below is a summary of your request and our response.

Sheepshead Bay Station

Discussion Thread
Response (Fernando Polanco) - 06/30/2011 11:16 AM
This is in response to your recent e-mail to MTA New York City Transit reporting poor conditions in our subway system.

We regret if you experienced difficulty due to the conditions you reported.  Please be assured that customer safety and comfort are New York City Transit’s highest priorities.  All stations are scheduled to be cleaned and disinfected, and station cleaners are responsible for removing litter, emptying trash receptacles, and disinfecting unsanitary areas upon detection. Stations are also routinely inspected and baited for rodents as necessary. In addition, some of our stations are hose-washed with high-pressurized hot water.  Stations supervisors will continue to inspect all stations and adjust cleaning coverage as necessary to ensure a proper environment for our customers.

If you have further station-related questions or concerns, we ask that you contact us at(718) 330-1234, from 6:00 a.m. to 10:00 p.m., seven days a week, regarding this type of issue.

We take the concerns of our customers very seriously and thank you for having taken the time to bring this matter to our attention.

Fernando Polanco
Staff Analyst l

As of June 29, 2011 that bird is still rotting above everybody's heads.

It is the end of August and the MTA removed the dead birds, as well as the net.  They also installed some anti bird spikes.

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