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Subway Station Condition Map

August 31, 2015

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's (MTA) latest survey of the condition of its 467 subway stations in 2012 showed more than one in four of all structural components were not in a satisfactory condition—known in the jargon as a “state of good repair” or SGR. Assuming the completion of all planned work in the agency's 2010-2014 capital program, 20 percent of all structural components will not be in SGR. Moreover, even if the MTA's proposed five-year capital plan for 2015-2019 were fully funded—which it is not—the MTA’s current and planned pace of work is not expected to bring all stations to SGR anytime soon.

Source: Data provided from Metropolitan Transportation Authority, 2012 Station Conditions Survey (2012).

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