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Cuomo Rides “Safe” Subway As NYC Begins Reopening

The New York Post reports: A masked Gov. Andrew Cuomo rode the subway to work in Manhattan on Monday as New York City entered Phase One of its reopening amid the coronavirus. The governor took the No. 7 train in Queens to his office in Midtown. “Today, I took a ride on the 7 train,” Cuomo said at a daily …

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New York City Subway May Try Reservations System

The New York Daily News reports: “Your subway pole reservation awaits.” That could be the new reality for straphangers as life in New York inches back to some kind of normal during the coronavirus pandemic. Metropolitan Transportation Authority chairman Pat Foye said Thursday the agency is considering a form of “Ticketmaster technology” that would require riders to book a slot …

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NYC Subway System To Close Nightly For Disinfecting

The New York Post reports: The transit system that never sleeps is taking a snooze. New York’s 24/7 subway system will shutter nightly from 1 a.m. to 5 a.m. to facilitate coronavirus cleaning, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Thursday in a historic move. “You never had a challenge of disinfecting every train every 24 hours,” said Cuomo in an Albany press …

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Cuomo: L Train Tunnel Done Under Budget And Early

Oh look. Actually good news. Curbed New York reports: The MTA’s dreaded repairs to the L train’s East River tunnel were completed ahead of schedule, despite the coronavirus pandemic, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced, Work on the Hurricane Sandy-damaged Canarsie Tunnel was initially scheduled to wrap up in July 2020 at the earliest to the tune of $500 million, but MTA …

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MTA: 41 Deaths, 6000 Out Sick, Many Trains Canceled

The New York Times reports: At least 41 transit workers have died, and more than 6,000 more have fallen sick or self-quarantined. Crew shortages have caused over 800 subway delays and forced 40 percent of train trips to be canceled in a single day. The average wait for some trains, usually four minutes, has ballooned to 40 minutes. Since the …

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San Francisco To Cease Muni Rail Service On Monday

Curbed San Francisco reports: Beginning Monday, March 30, all Muni metro and light-rail routes will be replaced by buses during the COVID-19 shelter-in-place order. This means that all light-rail trains, which service underground and above ground routes, will cease operating until further notice. Passengers can take bus substitutions for the J, KT, L, M, and N lines using the same …

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NYC’s MTA Cuts Service Due To Shortage Of Workers

The New York Post reports: The MTA will cut service on subways, buses and commuter rails as it grapples with a spike in coronavirus-related sick calls, officials said Tuesday night. Starting Wednesday, the agency will cut subway service by 25%, working on a modified schedule that concentrates service in the morning and evening peak. The B, W and Z lines …

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NYC’s MTA Seeks Bailout Over Plummeting Ridership

The New York Post reports: New York City’s public transportation system, the largest in North America, is seeking a $4 billion federal bailout as the coronavirus pandemic has triggered an extraordinary free fall in ridership and left transit officials facing what is likely to be the worst economic crisis in decades. In a letter on Tuesday to New York’s Congressional …

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DC Metro Announces Reduced Service Over Virus

The DCist reports: The DC Metro will run reduced service next week to slow the spread of coronavirus, officials said Friday. The move makes DC the first city in the country to reduce its service in response to the outbreak. Starting Monday, its weekday trains will run every 12 minutes and buses will operate on a Saturday schedule, the Washington …

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NYC Subway Ridership Dwindles Amid Virus Scare

The New York Post reports: The new coronavirus brought the unthinkable: a lonely New York City commute. Dramatic photos shot by a Post photographer show a nearly empty Times Square subway station Tuesday afternoon as straphangers apparently heeded sometimes contradictory advice from officials to avoid crowded trains while insisting it is still safe to ride the rails. The striking images …

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NYC Residents Told To Avoid Subway When Possible

Gothamist reports: As the number of COVID-19 cases continues to grow across the city, authorities are urging New Yorkers to reevaluate their commutes with an eye toward cleanliness. “If you see a packed train car, let it go by and wait for the next train,” Governor Andrew Cuomo said on Sunday. Mayor Bill de Blasio echoed the suggestion a few …

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New York City’s Subways Have A New Smell: Bleach

Gothamist reports: Train cars and buses are being cleaned daily, and the entire fleet is getting a deep clean every 72 hours. Meanwhile, surfaces in stations will also be getting wipe downs—turnstiles, MetroCard and ticket vending machines, slam gates, benches, elevator buttons, and handrails will be disinfected daily. Governor Andrew Cuomo specified that the weapon of choice here is bleach …

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NYC’s MTA Launches Anti-Virus Sanitization Program

NBC New York reports: The MTA is stepping up its cleaning efforts in order to ensure that the novel coronavirus does not get spread on NYC’s public transportation. Transit workers will disinfect subway turnstiles, station handrails, MetroCard and ticket vending machines daily and other frequently used parts of the system, according to a statement from Transport Workers Union President Tony …

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Massive Anti-MTA Protest Snarls Grand Central, Many Arrested, Turnstiles Vandalized W/Glue, Paint [VIDEO]

CBS News reports: There were multiple arrests after protesters gathered at Grand Central before taking to the streets Friday night. Police struggled to hold back the elbow-to-elbow protesters covering the main floor of Grand Central Terminal. The group started gathering just after 5 p.m., many wearing masks and carrying anti-police posters. Some tried to hang banners in the terminal, all …

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NYC Yanks New Subway Fleet Over Opening Doors

The New York Times reports: An entire fleet of New York City’s newest subway cars was abruptly pulled out of service on Wednesday after two recent episodes raised concerns that doors could open while trains were moving, according to people involved in the transit system who were told about the defects. The MTA , which runs the subway, did not …

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Fake NYC Subway Ad Touts “Crazy Rudy” Giuliani Site

The New York Daily News reports: Rudy Giuliani is off the rails, according to a cheeky ad that popped up in the New York City subway Tuesday. The satirical ad, which was spotted on at least one A train Tuesday afternoon, touts the ex-New York mayor-turned-Trump attorney’s “crazy” legal services, including “back-channel deals” and “cable news appearances.” The blue-banner ad …

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Man Apprehended In Manhattan Subway Terror Scare

The New York Post reports: The person of interest who sparked an evacuation in Lower Manhattan in the rice cooker subway scare has been apprehended, cops said Saturday. The arrest unfolded around 1 a.m. in the Bronx, where police also took a shopping cart into evidence, cell phone video shows. The Friday morning incident sent the morning rush into a …

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SRSLY: Suspect In Subway Terror Scare Has Pending WV Criminal Case For Making Sex Video With Chicken

Chicken and rice. No, really. The New York Post reports: The suspect wanted for Friday’s rice cooker bomb scare is a 26-year-old West Virginia native who is facing charges in his home state for allegedly sending bestiality videos involving a chicken to a minor, law enforcement sources told The Post. Cops believe Larry Griffin II, of Bruno, is the same …

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NYPD Issues Wanted Poster In Subway Terror Alert

Gothamist reports: On Friday morning, a lower Manhattan subway hub was evacuated, eight subway lines were diverted during rush hour, and a few blocks in Chelsea were frozen after three suspicious packages—which turned out to be harmless rice cookers—were found. Now police are looking for a person who was “observed in the area of the Fulton Street Subway Station with …

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Pressure Cookers Suspend NYC Trains, All Clear Given

The New York Daily News reports: A pair of suspicious pressure cookers shut down a subway station in Lower Manhattan on Friday morning — but the NYPD’s Bomb Squad later determined they were not explosives, authorities said. Another suspicious package was found near a garbage can in Chelsea just over an hour later. Cops have not determined what the third …

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