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MTA Maintenance Failure To Blame for Nonstop Subway Elevator Outages: Audit

(DNAINFO)  Nicole Levy | May 3, 2017 — A failing MTA maintenance system is a major contributing cause to incessant disruptions in subway station elevators and escalator service, according to an audit released Monday morning by New York City Comptroller Scott Stringer’s office.

The MTA failed to perform all the preventative maintenance assignments it had scheduled for roughly 80 percent of 65 elevators and escalators sampled between Dec. 28, 2014, and July 2, 2016, the audit says.

A third of the assignments on the sampled machines weren’t completed on time, and for 32 percent of the elevators and escalators, preventative services came too late, As a result, 21 machines failed the MTA’s inspections and had to be removed temporarily from service.

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