Democratic candidate for Governor Cynthia Nixon is slamming the governor's management of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
Nixon, along with councilman Jimmy Van Bramer and State Senate candidate Jessica Ramos, spent Thursday morning riding the 7 train and speaking to commuters in Jackson Heights, Queens.
They called for safety repairs to the subway, citing a recent news report that found half of the cars on the line were found to have worn down wheels last year, which can make trains more likely to derail.
The wheels were replaced.
"We find ourselves in this scary situation for one reason - the governor. Governor Cuomo has not only ignored the problems facing the MTA from his first seven years in office but he has actually raided the MTA for his own pet projects," Nixon said.
Nixon says riders are unhappy with the service and that the frequent delays are inconvenient and costly for riders.