New Yorkers will get a chance to give an opnion on the new subway train designs. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released an open invitation to the public to view the cars from Nov. 30 though Dec. 6 at Hudson Yards. MTA staff will be on site taking surveys and collecting feedback. The open house comes amid rumors that New York City’s subway system may shut down late nights Monday through Thursday. The recommendation was given to by the Regional Plan Association as a part of a 15-year plan to modernize the subway system.
A final decision has not been made regarding cuts to the city’s 24-hour subway service, the MTA continues with its current plan to roll out new subway car designs to accomodate a growing number of commuters.
“Developing a first-in-class subway car is an essential part of modernizing our subway system,” said MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota. “It is important that our subway customers provide their feedback in this process and we hope they will do so after visiting the prototype. Ultimately, our customers will be riding these cars each day and their input is very important.”