MTA's programme aims to improve transit equity, expand access to public transportation and serve as a vital step towards returning ridership to pre-pandemic levels.
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By expanding the open stroller programme, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has taken a meaningful step toward creating a universally accessible transit system.
Well on track with its post-pandemic recovery, the New York City subway has reached over three million riders on a single day for first time since 12 March 2020.
With the new station agent role to be phased out across the subway system in early 2023, agents will no longer be limited to assisting customers from booths and will instead meet and support riders throughout the stations.
In line with its commitment to enhance the safety of the public transit network, the new funding will enable MTA to purchase and install over 5,000 new cameras, as well as expand security coverage in 130 subway stations.
In line with New York City’s post-pandemic recovery efforts, MTA has announced that subway ridership continues to grow, with over 3.14 million riders carried on the first day of March 2022.
Once the re-designed network is in operation, residents of the Bronx will have better access to faster buses and more efficient routes, subsequently improving accessibility to jobs, education and economic opportunity.
In response to recent crew shortage challenges and a hiring freeze as a result of the pandemic, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has welcomed 45 new New York City Transit bus drivers.
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.
Siu Ling Ko becomes the first woman to hold the role, having started her career at NYC Transit several decades ago as an Associate Engineering Technician.
Annicaro has worked within the bus sector for nearly two decades and will now oversee the U.S’ biggest fleet of municipal buses in its biggest city.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has implemented a number of measures to protect its workforce, such as protective screens, employee testing and adapted working rotas.