In October 2021, ridership across New York City's subway, bus and railroad services has reached its highest number since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.
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The Elevate Transit: Zoning for Accessibility initiative will enable the Metropolitan Transportation Authority to achieve a fully accessible transit system across New York City on a faster timeline.
As of 7 September 2021, passengers travelling with bikes on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North Railroad will no longer require a bike permit to travel.
The MTA has announced the return of its Access-A-Ride service as it registers yet another day of record breaking pandemic-era ridership.
The Long Island Rail Road will test battery-powered trains on a shot branch of its network, with a view to rolling the technology out more widely if it is successful.