MTA employees were caught urinating in public while conducting work on the L Train on 14th Street near Third Avenue on Sunday, March 10th. They created a makeshift porta potty by hanging a piece of white cloth over the open rear doors of a work truck. MTA employees would disappear behind the cloth, urinate into a plastic container, then empty the container into a subway ventilation grate. As if by some divine revelation, a gust of wind came blowing just in time to expose the dirty deed as it was being done.
WestView News received an exclusive tip from an employee at Trader Joe’s Wine Shop, in front of which the MTA crew was stationed. The employee confided that the previous day (Saturday, March 9th) there was double the trouble—there were two makeshift porta potties in use! Because it wasn’t raining that Saturday, as it was on Sunday, it was easy to observe the tell-tale wet streaks that resulted from bad aim. The employee stated that a female MTA employee requested and was allowed to use the Trader Joe’s restroom in lieu of the makeshift loo. The following weekend, the L-Train was down again, the MTA crew was back in front of Trader Joe’s and so too were the improvised relief stations. No word yet as to why the MTA is not providing their employees with appropriate accommodations.