MTA Chief Executive Officer Jay Walder acknowledged the problem, simply saying: "It''s money saving. That''s what we have to do."
In addition to fewer cleaning shifts, the MTA plans to lay off 83 cleaners and has cancelled training programs for workers, the story stated.
Spokesperson Paul Fleuranges said the MTA does plan to release a more thorough system for subway station cleaning, but that the plan will not include any new hires, the story added.
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