Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced that 30 additional subway stations now have wireless voice and data communication capability allowing New York City subway riders to make and receive cell phone calls, send and receive texts and e-mail and access Wi-Fi underground. Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials were joined by executives from Transit Wireless, AT&T, T-Mobile USA and Boingo Wireless to demonstrate the new capability at the City’s busiest station, Times Square.
The NYPIRG Straphangers Campaign today issued its fifteenth annual “State of the Subways” Report Card, rating the Q as the best of 20 subway lines with a “MetroCard Rating” of $1.60 and the C the worst with a MetroCard rating of 85 cents. The ratings were based on official MTA New York City Transit data.
The Q was rated the best line for the first time since 2001.
The C has been rated worst six times in the fifteen years that the Straphangers Campaign has been issuing report cards. The C came in last in 2001, 2007, and 2009 through 2012.