NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — While there’s so much focus on having people stay off the streets during the coronavirus pandemic, there’s another big problem happening underground.
Homeless people are taking over the subway.
The city says it’s taking action, but concerned Metropolitan Transportation Authority employees are demanding more, CBS2’s Christina Fan reported Sunday.
A video of a No. 2 train shows the city’s subway system looking like a homeless shelter. It was taken early Sunday morning by an MTA employee, and it shows car after car of people sprawled out sleeping.
Train operator Yann Hicks said he is fuming about having to work in these unsanitary conditions during a pandemic.
“The virus is going back and forth, back and forth in dirty trains with people, homeless, and everybody with no masks on. There’s a problem here,” Hicks said.