MTA facing historic budget crisis

With ridership way down due to the pandemic, the MTA is facing an epic budget crisis and is threatening massive service cuts to make up the difference.

Subway, bus riders face $50 fine for refusing to wear a mask

Gov. Andrew Cuomo said he worries about an influx of car traffic into New York City and said he hopes the penalty will help encourage New Yorkers to return to public transit by lowering the possibility of getting infected while using transit.

Subway cleaner falls, dies crossing train tracks

The 40-year-old man was trying to cross the tracks at the East 239th Street train yard in the Wakefield section at about 5 a.m. when he fell, police said. He was pronounced dead at the scene.

MTA requesting federal funding

The MTA is pleading for help from federal lawmakers to try and stay afloat as it is currently losing $200M a week due to decreased ridership.

Is it safe to ride public transit during the COVID-19 pandemic?

The main way that the virus spreads is through droplets people spray when they talk, cough or sneeze. That means the best way to reduce the spread of infection on public transit and elsewhere is to wear and mask and stay 6 feet from others, experts say.