Pols hop aboard city subways to hear commuter complaints right from the source | NY Daily News

BY Catherina Gioino & Larry Mcshane

Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz (left) and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez talk to a subway passenger as they take the 1 Train on Aug. 3. (Photo: Anthony DelMundo | NY  Daily News)

Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz (left) and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez talk to a subway passenger as they take the 1 Train on Aug. 3. (Photo: Anthony DelMundo | NY Daily News)

Assembly Member Jeffrey Dinowitz (left) and Council Member Ydanis Rodriguez talk to a subway passenger as they take the 1 Train on Aug. 3. (Anthony DelMundo/New York Daily News)

Politicians boarded a city subway car Thursday for a tour of the troubled transit system, getting an earful from straphangers about the problem-plagued trains.

“This is like holding a hearing in the trains,” said City Council member Ydanis Rodriguez. “(This) provides us a great opportunity to spend 24 hours listening to the riders about their frustration, about their feedback.”

The two-day ride-a-thon began at 7 a.m. at the 168th St. station in Washington Heights, where commuters griped about the malfunctioning elevators.

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