The Metro Transit Authority says it won't green-light a City Council-proposed ranking system for subway stations.
The idea, proposed by Council member Peter Koo at a budget meeting on Wednesday, was also supported by committee chairman James Vacca of District 13, according to a report by WNYC. The grading system would take into account such factors as floor and tile cleanliness, leaks, and rats.
But the idea was quickly rebuffed by MTA spokesman Kevin Ortiz because station conditions, such as peeling paint and rodents, were already plainly visible to riders.
MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota also criticized the idea, saying the idea would strain the agency's budget, according to the Daily News. A fare increase is already planned for 2013 to cover a projected deficit.
Currently the MTA rates station and train cleanliness by line and borough, but stops short of ranking individual stations.
Earlier this year, In October of 2011,