Managing the homeless population shouldn’t be the MTA’s problem, but it is, de facto. For months I’ve been hearing from my fellow commuters that they’re seeing a growing number of homeless individuals in Penn Station and at our Long Island stations, along with an increase in aggressive panhandling. They don’t feel safe. That feeling extends when they get into the subways. I see the same in my daily commute.
Full Testimony Here: LIRRCC Testimony. MTA Homeless Problem. 2.18.2021