Advocate claims buses, subways lack cleanliness
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."