wow... throw down the f-n camera and pull the guy up!
“It's one of those great tragedies, it's a blot on all of us,” Mayor Bloomberg said today. “And if you could do anything to stop it, you would. But the good news is it happens phenomenally rarely.”
I'm glad that useless idiot midget found a sliver lining in all of this.... will he let the family know his "good news"?
OMG.... I can't believe they have this picture posted as a headline. I heard about this on the radio this morning. Why didn't someone help him.
ever since I was a kid I always wondered why there weren't guard rails - you'd always hear about someone falling on the tracks occasionally, sometimes a nutcase pushes them, maybe sometimes they get hit with a case of vertigo and fall themselves... anyway I guess that would cost too much, NYC has more important things to spend their dough on, like no smoking signs or paying cops overtime to make sure nobody is smoking in any public areas - oh and then there's the fat police, someone needs to make sure no stores are selling drinks over 16 oz, oh and free needles and condoms too...
I have taken the New York subways many times ... impossible to have rails ... trains come in differently each time and stop differently ... never know where the doors are going to open up ... it's a zoo at rush-hour.
simple - you have the train stop at the same spot each time so the doors line up (Disneyland monorail), or you have a barrier about 5 feet from the end of the platform with with it's own doors that open when the train stops (Vegas tram)... of course that's running into a lot of money but like I said NYC has more important things to spend there dough on, like making sure the unions keep getting their wheels greased and Bloomberg's idiotic edicts are carried out...
Art, you're right, when it comes down to it, it is a matter of money ... they don't want to invest in their outdated subway system.