“The 70s & 80s, now in living color on a subway platform near you,” the tweet reads. “A true sign of decay, one that we worked so hard to eradicate decades ago. The taggers had plenty of time to cover this entire train, because they know there are no more consequences.”
Yet contrary to the PBA’s comments, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority told Spectrum News that incidences of graffiti are “significantly lower” now than in the past. The MTA believes that the PBA’s tweet was triggered by the union’s rift with City Hall.
Still, this didn’t stop users from calling the union out. A lot of people feel like the PBA has bigger things to worry about regarding the New York City train system than street artists beautifying the trains.