NYC officials hold hearing on safety, infrastructure efforts for subway system
The New York City Council held a hearing Monday to address infrastructure efforts and safety on the subways and in the transit system.
While crime on transit was down about 12% for the month of November, there were still over 200 incidents throughout the month. Frightening moments, such as a man being pushed onto the subway tracks in Brooklyn back in October, have drawn attention to safety concerns.
Over the past few months, there have been several solutions proposed such as increasing the NYPD and Metropolitan Transportation Authority police presence on the subway system, adding subway cameras to train cars and moving station agents out of the booth and into the stations to help increase commuter safety.
MTA police, NYPD officers, and EMTs also have the legal authority to remove anyone with mental issues off the subway.
Monday's meeting comes as transit crime is down by 15% this month.