A survey of 2,000 New York City subway riders by the City Council, which led the oversight meeting, found that 75% of riders said delays and overcrowding were the biggest issues they face. Photo: MTA/Patrick Cashin

A survey of 2,000 New York City subway riders by the City Council, which led the oversight meeting, found that 75% of riders said delays and overcrowding were the biggest issues they face. Photo: MTA/Patrick Cashin

NEW YORK CITY — During an oversight meeting, N.Y. MTA officials revealed that the major reason for current subway problems was due to lack of manpower and needs hundreds of skilled workers to fix the outdated system, reported NBCNews4NewYork.

MTA Managing Director Ronnie Hakim told NBC News 4 that if all the money was in place, they could hire 700 people by the end of this year — then commuters would notice service improvements early next year.

A survey of 2,000 subway riders by the City Council, which led the oversight meeting, found that 75% of riders said delays and overcrowding were the biggest issues they face, the report said.

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