Advocate claims buses, subways lack cleanliness

One Brooklyn community advocate says that while fares have gone up, cleanliness has gone down on MTA buses. Tony Herbert says after a recent ride

Tony Herbert says after a recent ride on the B41, he feared tracking lice and bed bugs in his home.

Tony Herbert says after a recent ride on the B41, he feared tracking lice and bed bugs in his home. (7/5/15)

BROOKLYN - One Brooklyn community advocate says that while fares have gone up, cleanliness has gone down on MTA buses and subway trains.

Tony Herbert says after a recent ride on the B41, he feared tracking lice and bed bugs in his home.

He claims buses and trains, especially in minority neighborhoods, are only cleaned once a day. 

Herbert says he is circulating a petition to call on the MTA to fix these conditions. 

A MTA spokesperson says, "New York City transit strives to keep our buses, trains and stations in a clean and sanitary condition with absolutely no regard for what neighborhood they serve. The MTA is barred by law from taking discriminatory actions, and we ensure compliance by performing a detailed statistical analysis of any potential changes to service and fares."  

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