093008subwaytrash.jpgA pilot program to keep subway stations cleaner on the No. 7 and L lines was a success, but transit officials are balking at the cost of implementing it citywide, which would be approximately $100 million. The test run increased the number of cleaners at all stations on two subway lines, providing round the clock service; an MTA analysis found that those stations had heavy litter just 10% of the time, down from 33% before the pilot program. But NYC Transit would have to hire an additional 1,575 cleaners and spend nearly $230,000 per hub to meet those standards, the Daily News reports. And $100 million is no small potatoes in a time when the MTA is facing a nearly $1 billion budget deficit and considering service cuts. [Photo cred.]