In a one-week flash poll, The Daily asked readers for their opinions on the transit options available during the F Train shutdown. With a major Track Fixation initiative underway, both the MTA and RIOC set up alternatives for commuting. We asked about that, singly and as a unit.
by David Stone
The Results of our Transit Options Poll
Our poll ran from the first day of the shutdown with shuttle trains and buses attempting to fill in for canceled full-service Fs. It’s worth noting that votes tended more toward dissatisfaction as the week wore on.
Of all votes cast, 50% went to the most negative of all options: “Awful. A monkey with a Ouija Board could do better.”
You can’t get more critical than that.
A second downside option: “Poor. It’s confusing and long delays,” scored 22%.
This left “Yes. I’m satisfied.” and “Okay, but they could do better.” with only 22% together.
The remaining votes were neutral: “Still not sure, one way or the other.”
As for their individual contributions to the transit options, the MTA got support from one out of every three voters. That’s bad, not awful, but RIOC scored worse: There was not a single vote in support of their efforts.