NYCTRC Testimony – Crew Shortages and Major Incidents


What a year it’s been! We’re heartened that riders are getting back on board and that new post-pandemic records are being regularly set. Hopefully, real numbers leave McKinsey projections in the dust and transit rebounds faster than anticipated. That would benefit our entire region and the larger economy.

However, as riders return, they have been faced with delays due to crew shortages and major incidents. We’d hoped the types of incidents resulting from signal and track-related issues would be behind us with the extensive work that’s been done through the Subway Action Plan and Fast Forward – and the installation of CBTC – but clearly, additional steps need to be taken to address these significant concerns, and quickly.

Read Full Testimony Here: NYCTRC Transit Committee Testimony 7.19.2021