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The MTA is launching a competition to fix the subway system

Written by
Rebecca Fontana

Governor Cuomo just announced that the MTA is launching a competition to fix NYC’s transportation system, but we all know what this really is: a white flag.

Cuomo tweeted, “We need outside-the-box thinking to tackle the subway’s vexing technology and design challenges.” Loosely translated, that means the MTA is completely out of ideas and is looking for people willing to give them a solution for free. What could go wrong?

With train derailments, the upcoming L train shutdown and just overall shittiness of service, the MTA is desperately in need of an update. So the MTA Genius Transit Challenge was created to find “outside experts” with quick and efficient solutions for the subway transportation. The best ideas will receive a $1 million award, so we’re going to stop making jokes and start planning our submission now.

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