August 26, 2020

Deserted, New York subway threatens drastic cut in services

New York (AFP) – New York’s transport authority warned Wednesday it will have to cut services significantly if it does not receive $12 billion in federal aid to compensate for a sharp drop in ridership due to the coronavirus pandemic.The US financial capital has managed to keep the pandemic under control for several weeks, but many New Yorkers continue to work from home and avoid trains and buses from the outer boroughs, pushing the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to consider reducing services by 40 percent.”The MTA has never, even in the Great Depression, seen ridership declines a…


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