The #NYC #MTA has to be the most inefficient public transportation system in the world!!! To be honest, I haven’t used a whole hell of a lot of foreign or domestic cities subways, but the ones I’ve used have all been better. I cursed my terrible timing as I just missed a crowded rush hour 5 train at Union Square. Lucky for me there was an empty 5 train literally 3 minutes behind it. This train was obviously empty because everyone waiting for a 5 train pushed their way onto the 5 train that had just left the station. I was excited to get a seat for my long train ride from lower #Manhattan up to the North #Bronx. I spread myself out and enjoyed the empty car pretty much the whole way. Stop after stop only a few new passengers got on while others continually got off. This is one place where the MTA fails in the #Infrastructure department: a local train pulled into every station just as the train I was on closed the doors. Instead of opening the doors to allow some of those riders who would’ve certainly switched to the faster express train, the train operator slowly pulled his nearly empty train out of the station. Repeatedly. Oddly this time next year, none of those riders will be surprised or complain when the MTA, once again, raises the fare.