The New York City subway safety plan proposed by Big Apple mayor Eric Adams will start today (Monday).
Starting today, teams of NYPD cops and outreach workers are set to start canvassing trains and subway stations across the city under the mayor’s plan to crack down on rule-breaking and eliminate homelessness.
Sources said the teams will also look for mentally ill and homeless people in a bid to stop them from living on trains and in the stations — and work to get them the treatment they need.
“No more smoking. No more doing drugs. No more sleeping. No more doing barbecues on the subway system. No more just doing whatever you want,” Adams said last Friday with regards to his subway safety plan.
“No. Those days are over. Swipe your MetroCard. Ride the system. Get off at your destination. That’s what this administration is saying,” Adams added.
The Democratic mayor asserted that his plan “is not about arresting people,” but “about arresting a problem.”
To avoid harm, Adams said rules of conduct will now be strictly enforced.
Moreover, Adams said the city will also be taking a more aggressive approach to homeless people who use trains and stations as shelter.
“There’s one case where a woman has been living under a stairway in the system for months. This is not acceptable,” he said.
“That is not dignity. That is disgusting. And that’s not who we are as a city,” he added.