It’s bad enough when a pigeon treats your Toyota like a toilet. It’s worse when you have to run a gauntlet of dead birds and poop while dashing for your morning train. Who’s going to clean up this mess at Metropark station?
Commuter Joe Yospe emailed us about a problem he encounters on his commute from Iselin in the walkway between the third floor parking deck and the station.
“The walkway is full of pigeon excrement, feathers, other unknown filthy objects and for a two-week period, two dead pigeons (were) just sitting in the walkway,” he said. “No one cleans up that area, as well as the area on the platform itself which is full of bird excrement.”
Q: Whose job is it to clean up the pigeon poop and remove the dead birds and what’s being done?
A: NJ Transit hires contractors to run some of it’s parking facilities and that is the case in Metropark, said Jennifer M. Nelson, an NJ Transit spokeswoman.
“The parking deck is run for NJ Transit by Nexus. We have responsibility for the platform and it was just power washed this past Friday,” she said. “We did a walk through with a pest (bird) control representative, with Nexus, and with our staff to discuss how to best address the ongoing bird-related issues at the station and parking deck.”
NJ Transit expects to have a proposal from the pest control representatives in the next few weeks to address the issue around the station and parking deck, she said.
“(We) will implement an agreed upon course of action as soon as possible,” Nelson said.
Let us know how the battle of the birds shakes out, Joe.
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