On Wednesday, Feb. 23, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority announced the launch of a pilot program to test platform screen barriers in subway stations after years of arguing against the idea. These barriers will be tested at three stations: the E line platform at the Sutphin Boulevard-Archer Avenue–JFK Airport station in Queens, the L line platform […]
New York and the Coronavirus: Riding the Subway
Can New Yorkers feel safe riding the subway now that New York is in Phase Two? Andrea Pineda-Salgado reports.
As fare hike looms, subway riders are fed up
The 6 Lexington Avenue Local subway cars rattled into the 110th street station, the rusted brakes shrieking loudly. The rats on the rail lines squirmed and scurried away and the piles of trash on the tracks disappeared as the train rolled in. The train is late as usual. The cars are all packed tightly with […]
Many handicapped New Yorkers struggle to find accessible rides
The New York City Council held a hearing yesterday to discuss the difficulty many handicapped New Yorkers face getting around the city. “There are over 100,00 for hire vehicles in the city,” said Councilman Ruben Diaz Sr., the moderator of the hearing. “But barely any are wheelchair accessible.” The difficulties of getting around the city […]