According to the NY Post, the MTA has its customers in mind with a new plan to improve subway rides. The effort is mostly to improve safety and avoid delays. The plan includes increased track testing, signal testing, and putting new cars into service faster.

Well, woop-de-freakin'-doo.

You want to improve our subway rides? How about you make impromptu musical and dance performances illegal? If you are on the subway trying to get to work, do you really want to see some jackass popping and locking in your face? It's bonkers. If these performers were super-sweet like they think they are, then someone would pay them to do it in a theater.

What's the matter? Mommy didn't give you enough attention? Sit down and shut up please, I am trying to get to work. Even the good ones make me angry. What makes you think I am in the mood for a live performance?

What if I don't happen to like the music you are playing or the style of dance you are doing? Am I out of luck? What if I don't want to be kicked in the head when you make a mistake?

Hey MTA, try shutting this down. By the way, the people that clap at the end of these performances are a HUGE part of the problem. If you ignore them and don't give them the attention that they are so desperately seeking, they will go away.