The cost of the rise in subway delays is coming right out of straphangers' pockets, according to a new study.
The study from the Independent Budget Office found they cost commuters more than $300 million every year.
Brooklyn's borough president commissioned the study. He says the burden of those costs falls mostly on poorer New Yorkers who do not have many transportation options.
There were more than 65,000 subway delays this past May, causing riders to lose more than $1 million a day in rush hour delays.
Commuters say these numbers do not surprise them.
"Because people are getting to work late and their jobs are not believing the people that come to work late," said one New Yorker. "So like, every day, I come to work kind of late, I try to leave 30 minutes early to make it to work on time, but yet, the trains are still delayed."
"I spend half my time in the city waiting for the subways. It feels like that, anyway," said another.
"I just don't understand how we got into this place because it's just clearly a lack of underinvestment in the subway system," said a third.
The MTA responded to the study with a statement from a spokesperson, which read, in part, "The subway and our unparalleled 24-hour-a-day mass transit network are the engines that power a city economy that continues to grow and outpace the nation. Chairman Lhota's Subway Action Plan is stabilizing the subway by targeting the biggest drivers of delays across the system – and that is exactly why we need City Hall and Mayor de Blasio to commit to paying its 50% share to fully implement the Plan."