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Tue May 18, 2021, 08:52 PM

MTA returns to 24-hour service with largest officer presence in the past quarter century

One key facet of New York City returned on May 17, marking a striking milestone as the U.S. and the city look to further progress into recovery mode from the COVID-19 pandemic: 24-hour subway service.

For the first time since May 6, 2020, Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) put away its “subway closed” signs that had been hanging four hours per night until Feb. 22, when it extended service two hours.

“This has been a year of unprecedented and unexpected challenges, but we are at a turning point of the pandemic," said MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick Foye. "With more than half of New York adults vaccinated with at least one dose of the vaccination and positive cases down dramatically from just a few months ago, it's clear that New York's comeback has begun in earnest. The city's subways and buses along with our commuter rails are cleaner than ever before and prepared to welcome our riders back with safe, reliable service. We are eager to see folks back in the system again."

To celebrate the return of subway service, MTA leadership and frontline workers rang the New York Stock Exchange opening bell on May 17. ..............(more)


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