MTA Adds Trains, Boosts Safety Measures

May 27, 2020
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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will start to increase service, as Long Island and parts of the Hudson Valley enter phase one of reopening.

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New York City subways will be shutting down each night for disinfecting and cleaning starting May 6, and a plan to greatly ramp up contact tracing is beginning, Governor Andrew Cuomo announced at his daily coronavirus briefing that included guest appearances by the present and former New York City mayors.

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.

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Bus companies in Connecticut will adopt measures the state says will protect riders and drivers from the coronavirus.

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Connecticut paid thousands of dollars to upgrade the old train cars it leased from Massachusetts to revive the Hartford Rail Line. Now Massachusetts wants them back.