Officials say a recent setback in the hunt for a general manager could be a blessing in disguise.
They feared their names would be known after a TV reporter learned where they work, officials said.
The transit agency will try to balance its budget without raising prices or reducing the frequency of trains.
A disabled train, track issues, an escalator outage and other trouble cause subway aggravation.
But upgrades to help coordinate the work of ventilation fans have not moved beyond the paperwork stage.
Agency says the ventilation system was used incorrectly and smoke in tunnels can’t be pinpointed.
As the transit agency figures out its next budget, fewer trains and slightly higher prices are still options.
Member of the board of directors have discussed possible service reductions and a fare increase.
The review will begin March 2 and end in May, perhaps with new safety recommendations.
Communications became an issue during a fatal incident last month near L’Enfant Plaza.