What the M.T.A.’s ‘Doomsday’ Cuts Would Actually Look Like

The New York transit agency has threatened to slash subway and bus service by 40 percent if it doesn’t receive federal aid. What could really happen is a bit more complicated.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #citizens-budget-commission, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #foye-patrick-j, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #subways, #transit-systems

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Arthur Imperatore, Founder of a Critical Ferry Service, Dies at 95

He steered New York Waterway through financial straits. He also reveled in moments of glory, notably when his boats rode to the rescue on Sept. 11, 2001.

#deaths-obituaries, #ferries, #imperatore-arthur-e-jr, #new-jersey, #ny-waterway, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #transit-systems

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‘I Am Shaken’: Spate of Violent Subway Attacks Unnerves Riders

Three riders were assaulted in the system over three days this week as reports of felony assaults, burglaries and homicides continue to climb.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #subways, #transit-systems

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The Perilous State of the Subways: 5 Takeaways

A doomsday plan could slash subway service by 40 percent, eliminate bus routes and cut jobs if the M.T.A. doesn’t get billions in federal aid.

#biden-joseph-r-jr, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #labor-and-jobs, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #schumer-charles-e, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #transit-workers-union, #transportation

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Subway Service Could Be Cut 40% if No Federal Aid Arrives

On Wednesday, transit officials announced some new details of proposed service cuts, including slashing weekend service and eliminating bus lines, to address its multibillion-dollar budget hole.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #foran-robert-e, #mckinseyco, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #stimulus-economic, #subways, #transit-systems, #transit-workers-union, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

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A Step Forward in the Promise of Ultrafast ‘Hyperloops’

Two employees of Virgin Hyperloop traveled on a small system the company has built near Las Vegas, the first such manned test.

#freight-cargo, #giegel-josh, #high-speed-rail-projects, #hyperloop, #hyperloop-technologies-inc, #transit-systems, #transportation, #virgin-group, #virgin-hyperloop-one-inc

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Businesses Underground Are Desperate. Even the Oyster Bar Can’t Survive.

Since March, 77 of the 321 retail businesses still operating in the subway system have permanently closed, according to the transit agency.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #ingber-sandy, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #record-mart, #shopping-and-retail, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems

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M.T.A. Slashes in Service Could Erase 450,000 Jobs

A new report found that service cuts could cost the New York metropolitan area 450,000 jobs by 2022, resulting in $50 billion in lost earnings.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #new-york-university, #subways, #transit-systems

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Finally, a Subway Map With Real-Time Train Locations and Delays

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s new digital map also includes updates on elevators and escalators that are out of service.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #maps, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #meyer-sarah, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #riders-alliance, #subways, #transit-systems

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Subways Are Less Busy and Less Safe

Violent crime has risen in the pandemic, as criminals may be emboldened if they’re targeting the only person on a car or platform.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #murders-attempted-murders-and-homicides, #new-york-city, #robberies-and-thefts, #sex-crimes, #subways, #transit-systems

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In Emptier Subways, Violent Crime Is Rising

Reports of homicides, rapes and burglaries are posing another challenge to regaining the confidence of passengers during the pandemic.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police, #police-department-nyc, #robberies-and-thefts, #sex-crimes, #subways, #transit-systems, #vandalism

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White House Blocked C.D.C. From Requiring Masks on Public Transportation

The order would have mandated that both passengers and employees wear face coverings on planes, trains, buses and subways and in airports, stations and depots.

#centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #health-and-human-services-department, #masks, #redfield-robert-r, #transit-systems, #transportation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Help! I’d Like to Ride the Train. Is it Safe?

Our columnist finds that rail companies, both regional systems and Amtrak, are undertaking major coronavirus efforts. But they can’t thoroughly disinfect every seat in every train at every station.

#amtrak, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #george-washington-university, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #railroads, #southeastern-pennsylvania-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #travel-and-vacations

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Subway Derailment Injures 3, Officials Say

Three people had minor injuries after a northbound A train jumped the tracks at the 14th Street Station, officials said.

#a-train, #accidents-and-safety, #derailment, #manhattan-nyc, #railroad-accidents-and-safety, #subways, #transit-systems

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When a NYC MTA Bus Driver Told a Rider to Wear a Mask, ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

More than 170 New York City transit workers have been harassed or assaulted for asking passengers to wear masks.

#buses, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems, #transport-workers-union

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When a Bus Driver Told a Rider to Wear a Mask, ‘He Knocked Me Out Cold’

More than 170 New York City transit workers have been harassed or assaulted for asking passengers to wear masks.

#buses, #community-service-society-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #fines-penalties, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #police-department-nyc, #transit-systems, #transport-workers-union

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After Backlash, Homeless Men Will Move Out of the Upper West Side

Some residents complained that the new neighbors were diminishing the quality of life in the area. Others felt that characterization was unfair.

#de-blasio-bill, #homeless-persons, #mastro-randy-m, #new-york-city, #rosenthal-helen, #subways, #transit-systems, #upper-west-side-manhattan-ny

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As Some New Yorkers Flee, Others Move Closer to the Office

For workers who are required to be on-site, fear of public transportation has spurred a wave of demand for homes within walking distance of their jobs.

#carnegie-hill-manhattan-ny, #citi-bike, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #renting-and-leasing-real-estate, #subways, #transit-systems

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The Subways Are Facing a Five-Alarm Fire

New York City cannot recover without a robust transit system, and the country cannot rebound without New York.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation, #united-states-politics-and-government

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School Bus Industry in Crisis Because of Coronavirus

Industry leaders say it will be the nation’s schoolchildren and parents who will suffer, as they alter their lives and figure out how to replace a mode of transportation that was once a certainty.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #coronavirus-reopenings, #education-k-12, #house-of-representatives, #law-and-legislation, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #senate, #shutdowns-institutional, #stimulus-economic, #transit-systems, #transportation

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The M.T.A.’s Doomsday Budget Plan

Without federal aid, the agency said, it would need to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent to address its deficit.

#black-lives-matter-movement, #buses, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #police-brutality-misconduct-and-shootings, #rockaway-beach-queens-ny, #second-avenue-subway-nyc, #subways, #surfing, #taylor-breonna-1993-2020, #transit-systems

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M.T.A. Warns of Doomsday Subway Cuts Without $12 Billion in Federal Aid

The agency, facing staggering financial losses because of the pandemic, said it would have to reduce subway and bus service by 40 percent.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #delays-transportation, #long-island-rail-road-co, #metro-north-commuter-railroad, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

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Smashed Windows on Subway Cars Have Cost the M.T.A. $300,000

The vandalism, which harkens back to a period of economic hardship in New York City, comes at a time when the transit agency is facing a staggering financial crisis.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #transit-systems, #vandalism

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A New York Biker’s Headache: Where to Store It

With New Yorkers avoiding the subway and buses, landlords and building managers grapple with the expanding need for bike storage space.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #manhattan-nyc, #new-york-city, #quarantine-life-and-culture, #real-estate-and-housing-residential, #transit-systems

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With ‘Nobody Going to Work,’ Private Bus Companies Are Worried About the Future

One company has suspended all operations for the first time in 150 years. Others have drastically reduced service and are pleading for financial help from the federal government.

#amalgamated-transit-union, #buses, #coach-usa, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #lakeland-bus-lines, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #new-jersey, #new-jersey-transit, #new-york-city, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #shutdowns-institutional, #transit-systems, #transportation

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Public Transit Cuts Felt Deepest in Low-Income Areas

As the pandemic wreaks havoc on public transit systems across the country, experts say it is low-income residents, people of color and essential workers bearing the brunt.

#american-public-transit-assn, #buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #income-inequality, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #mcconnell-mitch, #minorities, #schumer-charles-e, #subways, #transit-systems

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Will Cars Rule the Roads in Post-Pandemic New York?

Newly emboldened, many New Yorkers want to repurpose streets for walking, biking, dining and schools, even as traffic returns.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #de-blasio-bill, #harvard-university, #kayden-jerold-s, #lander-brad, #new-york-building-congress, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #restaurants, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #transit-systems, #transportation-alternatives

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Is Riding the Subway Safer Than Dining Indoors?

In major global cities where the pandemic has ebbed, it appears that public transportation may not be as risky as nervous New Yorkers believe.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

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Is the Subway Risky? It May Be Safer Than You Think

New studies in Europe and Asia suggest that riding public transportation is not a major source of transmission for the coronavirus.

#buses, #commuting, #contact-tracing-public-health, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-risks-and-safety-concerns, #foye-patrick-j, #marr-linsey, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems, #tri-state-transportation-campaign

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Facing Financial Crisis, New York’s MTA Subway Braces For Deep Cuts

The transit agency will announce budget cuts on Wednesday. Officials are hoping federal assistance will help ease the crisis that the pandemic has created.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #federal-aid-us, #foye-patrick-j, #layoffs-and-job-reductions, #manhattan-institute, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #prices-fares-fees-and-rates, #reinvent-albany, #riders-alliance, #subways, #transit-systems

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Public Transit Officials Fear Virus Could Send Systems Into ‘Death Spiral’

Transit leaders are urging Congress to provide billions of dollars in aid, and warn of dire consequences if they decline.

#budgets-and-budgeting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #house-of-representatives, #new-york-city, #san-francisco-calif, #senate, #subways, #transit-systems, #united-states-economy, #united-states-politics-and-government

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Think You’ve Seen the Subway? Not Like This You Haven’t

Patrick Cashin spent two decades as the official M.T.A. photographer. From the bridges to the tunnels, he showed us some of his most stunning images.

#metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #photography, #subways, #transit-systems

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I’ve Seen a Future Without Cars, and It’s Amazing

Why do American cities waste so much space on cars?

#buses, #new-york-city, #roads-and-traffic, #traffic-accidents-and-safety, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

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Why New York Buses Are on the Rise in a Subway City

During the coronavirus pandemic, daily ridership on buses has surpassed the subway for the first time in over half a century.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #regional-plan-assn, #subways, #transit-systems, #trottenberg-polly

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Critics Fear Amtrak Is Using Pandemic to Cut Service That Won’t Return

Members of Congress are angry that the rail agency is asking for more money while planning to lay off staff and reduce services. Smaller communities that rely on rail service could be badly hurt.

#amtrak, #anderson-richard-h, #california, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #daines-steve, #federal-aid-us, #flynn-william-j-jr, #northeastern-states-us, #railroads, #transit-systems

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Could New York Finally Become a Bike City?

A 102-year-old bicycle shop in Queens did big business during the Spanish flu, the Depression and the oil crisis of the 1970s. But the pandemic poses a new challenge for a new age.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #bike-new-york, #infrastructure-public-works, #shutdowns-institutional, #transit-systems, #transportation-alternatives, #transportation-department-nyc

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The Coronavirus Could Destroy Mass Transit. Federal Aid Can Help.

Reviving subway and bus services helped bring back cities before. It can do so again.

#buses, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-aid-relief-and-economic-security-act-2020, #federal-aid-us, #infrastructure-public-works, #subways, #transit-systems, #united-states-economy

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California Set to Require Zero-Emissions Trucks

The new rule, expected Thursday, would mean more than half of trucks sold in the state must be zero-emissions by 2035, and all of them by 2045.

#air-pollution, #buses, #california, #california-air-resources-board, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #e-commerce, #electric-and-hybrid-vehicles, #environment, #factories-and-manufacturing, #fuel-efficiency, #fuel-emissions-transportation, #global-warming, #greenhouse-gas-emissions, #lobbying-and-lobbyists, #los-angeles-calif, #nichols-mary-d, #oil-petroleum-and-gasoline, #regulation-and-deregulation-of-industry, #san-bernardino-calif, #states-us, #transit-systems, #trucks-and-trucking

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New York City Enters Its Broadest Reopening Yet: Offices

As the city enters Phase 2, thousands will return to work even as many companies, worried about new cases, keep their workers home.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #dashlane-inc, #fisher-brothers, #new-york-city, #partnership-for-new-york-city, #real-estate-commercial, #strand-bookstore-manhattan-ny, #subways, #transit-systems, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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‘Corona Cycleways’ Become the New Post-Confinement Commute

As European cities emerge from quarantines, bicycles are playing a central role in getting the work force moving again.

#bicycles-and-bicycling, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #europe, #labor-and-jobs, #paris-france, #transit-systems, #urban-areas

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Inside the Newly Spotless Subway: ‘I’ve Never Seen It Like This’

The experience of taking the subway in New York City transformed during the pandemic. Even as riders trickle back, their commutes may have a distinctly different feel.

#commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #grand-central-terminal-manhattan-ny, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #subways, #transit-systems

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New York City Begins Phase 1 of Reopening

After months of a devastating outbreak, the city is officially back in business, with as many as 400,000 people returning to work.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #paragon-sports-co-llc, #shopping-and-retail, #subways, #transit-systems

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N.Y.C. Begins Reopening

After months of a devastating outbreak, the city is officially back in business, with as many as 400,000 people returning to work.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #de-blasio-bill, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #paragon-sports-co-llc, #shopping-and-retail, #subways, #transit-systems

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Returning to Work on the Subway? Here’s What You Need to Know.

As riders prepare to start riding the trains again during New York City’s initial reopening, the safety of public transit is a big question.

#buses, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #harvard-university, #hygiene-and-cleanliness, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-city-transit-authority, #new-york-university, #subways, #transit-systems, #yale-university

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With Fewer People in the Way, Transportation Projects Speed Ahead

The pandemic has provided an unexpected window for agencies in New York and around the country to make long-planned repairs and upgrades.

#american-public-transportation-assn, #city-college-of-new-york, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #infrastructure-public-works, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-metropolitan-area, #port-authority-of-new-york-and-new-jersey, #riders-alliance, #roads-and-traffic, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems

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Can 8 Million Daily Riders Be Lured Back to N.Y. Mass Transit?

Officials fear disastrous gridlock if people turn to cars because they remain concerned about getting the coronavirus on the subway and other public transit.

#automobiles, #bicycles-and-bicycling, #centers-for-disease-control-and-prevention, #citi-bike, #commuting, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #coronavirus-reopenings, #cuomo-andrew-m, #de-blasio-bill, #foye-patrick-j, #infrastructure-public-works, #inrix-inc, #lamont-ned, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #new-york-university, #revel-transit-inc, #roads-and-traffic, #schwartz-samuel-i, #subways, #transit-systems, #transportation-alternatives, #trottenberg-polly

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Byford, Ex-Subway Chief in New York, Will Be London Transport Commissioner

Andy Byford, who quit after clashing repeatedly with Andrew Cuomo, was credited with helping revive the subway.

#byford-andrew, #cuomo-andrew-m, #london-england, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #subways, #transit-systems

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Here’s What the First Night of the Subway Shutdown Looked Like

New York City’s subway closed overnight for the first time since 1904. We sent six photographers to document how it unfolded.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #shutdowns-institutional, #stations-and-terminals-passenger, #subways, #transit-systems

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Night 1: Inside New York’s Historic Subway Shutdown

On Wednesday morning, the system, a 24-hour mainstay, closed for overnight disinfection.

#buses, #coronavirus-2019-ncov, #homeless-persons, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #police-department-nyc, #shutdowns-institutional, #subways, #transit-systems

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I’m a New York City Subway Conductor Who Had Covid-19

I’m a New York City subway conductor who had Covid-19. Now I’m going back to work.

#coronavirus-2019-ncov, #masks, #metropolitan-transportation-authority, #new-york-city, #protective-clothing-and-gear, #transit-systems, #workplace-hazards-and-violations

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