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Office of Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

Ridership on the Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North plummeted in March due to COVID-19. The LIRR saw a 97% decline and Metro-North, a 94% decline. Fewer trains are running on both services.

Kevin P. Coughlin / Office of N.Y. Gov. Andrew Cuomo

The chairman and CEO of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has tested positive for the coronavirus. In a statement, the agency says Patrick Foye is “isolating at home, feeling good, and maintaining a full schedule.”

Office of Conn. Gov. Ned Lamont

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will reduce service on Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North due to coronavirus concerns. Ridership has dropped more than 90% on the commuter rails.

Under the “essential service” plan, service on the LIRR would be cut by 35%. Metro-North will run hourly service on the Harlem, Hudson and New Haven lines.

New schedules go into effect Friday.

Read the latest on WSHU’s coronavirus coverage here.

MTA Employees Test Positive For Coronavirus

Mar 20, 2020
Kevin Hagen / AP

Metropolitan Transit Authority Chairman Patrick Foye says several workers have tested positive for the coronavirus.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority officials say the MTA needs a $4 billion bailout as ridership drops during the coronavirus pandemic.

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