The MTA has a huge problem on its hands. Because the transit agency spends money like a crack-whore, mostly to cover its immense debt habit, they won’t hire enough workers to timely cart away all the trash, which according to the Daily News tops over 8,500 bags a day. This leads to huge pileups of garbage and that attracts rats.
So, their new plan, as part of a pilot program, is to remove the trash cans from platforms altogether. But what’s that going to solve?
The people who ride the subway and reflexively litter will continue to just toss their shit on the ground or in the tracks, while the more well-mannered won’t have a place to throw anything out.