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MTA spends $1 million to test disinfecting NYC subways with UV light

MTA spends $1 million to test disinfecting NYC subways with UV light

Early next week, the MTA will begin disinfecting subways and buses using ultraviolet light in an attempt to curb the spread of COVID-19. The pilot program will test small UV light devices developed by
Here’s What the First Night of the Subway Shutdown Looked Like

Here’s What the First Night of the Subway Shutdown Looked Like

New York City’s subway closed overnight for the first time since 1904. We sent six photographers to document how it unfolded.
Subway Shutdown: N.Y. Closes System Overnight for First Time

Subway Shutdown: N.Y. Closes System Overnight for First Time

On Wednesday morning, the system, a 24-hour mainstay, closed for overnight disinfection.
Two Men Found Dead on NYC Subway

Two Men Found Dead on NYC Subway

Two men who were believed to be homeless were found dead on the New York City subway trains in less than 24 hours this past weekend.
Manhattan Derailed: Neglected Subways Cause Problems for New York amid Pandemic

Manhattan Derailed: Neglected Subways Cause Problems for New York amid Pandemic

The filthy, homeless-ridden New York City subway system is stumbling into the spotlight as the Chinese coronavirus crisis keeps New Yorkers mostly inside their homes and businesses closed.
Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Latest Updates

Coronavirus in N.Y.C.: Latest Updates

A federal judge ordered New York election officials to hold the state’s Democratic presidential primary in June, after it was canceled last month.
On Subways as Riders Return: Odes to Their Resilience

On Subways as Riders Return: Odes to Their Resilience

Leaders of the “Poetry in Motion” program hope verse can help to comfort and encourage people as they return to the trains in greater numbers.
Face Masks and Crowd Control: The Race to Make Your Subway Ride Safer

Face Masks and Crowd Control: The Race to Make Your Subway Ride Safer

Social distancing isn’t easy on the subway. Transit officials are mapping out ways to prepare the system for the return of riders.
Stark Symbol of Pandemic in N.Y.: Homeless People Huddled on the Subway

Stark Symbol of Pandemic in N.Y.: Homeless People Huddled on the Subway

New Yorkers with no better place to go keep riding and sleeping on otherwise empty trains, stirring public health fears and prompting a nightly shutdown for cleaning.
MTA Subway Will Close Overnight for Disinfection

MTA Subway Will Close Overnight for Disinfection

The system has fully shut down only twice in the past decade, both times as a result of hurricanes.
A Bit of Relief: I Forgive You, New York

A Bit of Relief: I Forgive You, New York

A columnist for The Times shares his ode to the city: I was in a hurry. I was forgetful. Please forgive me as I forgive you.
NYC subway conductors report filthy and unsanitary conditions as the homeless take over during pandemic

NYC subway conductors report filthy and unsanitary conditions as the homeless take over during pandemic

Subway conductors in New York City say conditions have worsened as the homeless have taken over the few transportation lines still open, and are using them as toilets. "There is an astronomical
During Coronavirus, the M.T.A Subway Faces Its Worst Financial Crisis

During Coronavirus, the M.T.A Subway Faces Its Worst Financial Crisis

The nation’s largest urban transit system is seeking billions more in federal aid but may have to consider drastic measures, including postponing critical improvements.
11 Numbers That Show How the Coronavirus Has Changed N.Y.C.

11 Numbers That Show How the Coronavirus Has Changed N.Y.C.

Unemployment has skyrocketed, but so has the size of the city’s volunteer pool and the number of people fostering animals. One month into the shutdown, the city is as complex as it ever was.

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Stockholm’s Subway Network Is the World's Longest Art Walk

Stockholm’s Subway Network Is the World's Longest Art Walk

Photographer David Altrath engaged in his own form of social distancing to capture these photographs when commuters weren’t around.
Come Back, New York, All Is Forgiven

Come Back, New York, All Is Forgiven

How could I ever begrudge you your restlessness, your lip, your effrontery, your impatience? Forgive me, as I forgive you.
Transit Has Been Battered by Coronavirus. What’s Ahead May Be Worse.

Transit Has Been Battered by Coronavirus. What’s Ahead May Be Worse.

“The number of scenarios that we have to plan for is staggering.”
Transit Has Been Battered by Coronavirus. What’s Ahead May Be Worse.

Transit Has Been Battered by Coronavirus. What’s Ahead May Be Worse.

“The number of scenarios that we have to plan for is staggering.”
41 Transit Workers Dead: Crisis Takes Staggering Toll on Subways

41 Transit Workers Dead: Crisis Takes Staggering Toll on Subways

The M.T.A. has been criticized for its response to the outbreak. Now a staffing shortage has made it difficult to keep even a diminished system running.