Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine is mounting pressure on the MTA to take action and release what he believes to be vital information following more deaths on subway tracks this week.
As previously reported on amNewYork Metro, Manhattan Borough President Mark Levine sent a letter to MTA Chairperson and CEO Janno Lieber insisting that subway platform doors be installed in hopes of preventing needless deaths such as the tragic killing of Michelle Alyssa Go. However, Lieber rebuked the notion, slamming elected officials for perpetuating the state of mental health in the city. But the feud did not end there.
amNewYork Metro has learned that Levine sent a second letter on Feb. 10 to the transit service head requesting the release of transparent and easily digestible data regarding just how many individuals have been injured on the train tracks, along with other safety concerns. Yet according to the Manhattan Borough President, he still has failed to receive a reply, during which time more individuals have been struck by trains. Beginning Feb. 15 night and into the following day, three people were struck by subway trains in a 10-hour time frame (two in Manhattan and one in Brooklyn). On Feb. 17 another individual was hit and killed by a train on 125th Street in Harlem.