New York City subway cars get dirtier

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New York City subway cars are getting dirtier—and the transit-advocacy group that did the study fears things could get worse.

The Straphangers Campaign says that half of 2,200 cars it examined were clean during a survey last fall. That’s down from 57 percent in fall 2008.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority, faced with large budget deficits this year and last, has been cutting subway cleaners in order to save money. In a statement, the agency’s New York City Transit acknowledged that “some subway car floors may not be as clean as our customers expect or deserve.”

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