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Press Release
July 8, 2020
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New York City Transit Customer Service Center Opens by Appointment Only with COVID Protections in Place

 

Following Pandemic Reopening, Center Features Service by Appointment Only to Reduce Waiting Times and Crowding

New Protections Include Plexiglass Barriers and Social Distancing Guidelines

See Photos of the Customer Service Center Here

Press Release
July 7, 2020
IMMEDIATE
TRANSCRIPT: NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg Appears on PIX11

NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg appeared on PIX11’s News at 5 with Tamsen Fadal and John Muller to discuss the impact on transit of New York City’s Phase 3 reopening.

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Press Release
July 7, 2020
IMMEDIATE
TRANSCRIPT: NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg Appears on NY1

NYC Transit Interim President Sarah Feinberg appeared on NY1's "Mornings on 1" with Pat Kiernan this morning to discuss the agency’s ongoing response to COVID-19 as New York City enters Phase 3 reopening.

A transcript of the interview appears below.

Press Release
July 7, 2020
IMMEDIATE
MTA Deploying 9,000 New Digital Screens Systemwide with Real-Time, Location-Specific Information for Customers

 With Subway Ridership Hitting 1.1 Million, Thousands of New Digital Screens Will Put More Information Directly in the Hands of Riders to Better Navigate System

New Digital Features Include Real-Time Service Changes, Dynamic Service Alternatives, Train Arrivals at Nearby Stations, and Nearby Bus Routes

Number of Digital Screens with Advanced Technology Packages Will More Than Triple by Next Summer
 

Press Release
July 1, 2020
IMMEDIATE
MTA Completes Accessibility Improvements at Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway Station

MTA New York City Transit officials today announced the completion of the final phase of a three-part, year-long project to enhance accessibility and improve the station environment at the Canarsie-Rockaway Parkway l subway station in Brooklyn. The third and final phase of the work, which was conducted almost entirely during the COVID-19 pandemic, brought a new Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) compliant ramp in addition to new lighting and signage, an upgraded PA system and other amenities

Press Release
June 30, 2020
IMMEDIATE
MTA Announces Innovative Barriers to Be Installed on Local and Express Buses to Further Enhance Operator Safety

 

New Polycarbonate Sliders and Vinyl Curtains to be Installed on 4,800 Local Buses to Protect Bus Operators -- Installation Completed by the Fall

Starting this Week New Full- Length Vinyl Curtains Installed on 1,000 Express Buses -- Installation Completed by August

New Barriers Will Add Capacity for Social Distancing and Allow MTA to Resume Front Door Boarding 

View Photos of the Barriers Here

Press Release
June 30, 2020
IMMEDIATE
MTA Deploys PPE Vending Machines Across Subway System

View Photos of the New PPE Vending Machines Here

 

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) today announced that the agency is deploying a dozen vending machines at 10 subway stations allowing customers to buy Covid-19 personal protective equipment (PPE). The new machines, part of a pilot program will offer reusable face masks, gloves, hand sanitizer, and sanitizing wipes.

Press Release
June 25, 2020
IMMEDIATE
Governor Cuomo Announces Franklin Avenue and President Street Subway Stations in Brooklyn to Be Renamed in Honor of Medgar Evers College

Governor Andrew M. Cuomo today announced that the Franklin Avenue and President Street Stations in Brooklyn will be formally renamed after Medgar Evers College.

Press Release
June 24, 2020
IMMEDIATE
Subway Ridership Surpasses 1 Million for First Time Since March

 Subway Ridership Hit 1,047,493 on June 23 and Bus Ridership Reached 1,081,934 the Same Day as MTA Continues to Provide Ample, Safe Service During NYC’s Phased Reopening

Subways Surpass 19% and Buses Surpass 50% of Normal Pre-Pandemic Ridership as NYC Transit Schedules Pre-Pandemic Levels of Weekday Service

Ridership Increasing as MTA Continues Most Aggressive Disinfection Regimen in its History

Press Release
June 24, 2020
IMMEDIATE
MTA On Track to Begin Next Phase of Signal Modernization on Culver F Line in Southern Brooklyn

Installation of CBTC Signaling System to Begin July 31; Project Was Accelerated to Meet Pre-Pandemic Deadline

Culver Line Signal Modernization Project Will Improve Service Reliability and Performance Throughout Entire f Line for Decades to Come

Work Will Continue Through December 21 Between Church Av and Coney Island-Stillwell Av

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