New York City subways are set to reopen service 24 hours a day, seven days a week on May 17. Over the last year, the subway’s nighttime service was suspended in order to provide time for crews to clean as a way of mitigating the spread of the coronavirus.
“Today is a milestone for New York State, and a moment of transition,” New York Governor Andrew Cuomo (D) said, while also announcing the nearing end of “most” restrictions on capacity across the area. “If you reopen economic and social activity, you also have to have transportation available. So we’re going to coordinate the MTA’s resumption of 24-hour service with the reopening.”
Cuomo also announced that most capacity restrictions related to COVID-19 in New York and New Jersey will end on May 19.
Leaders called on the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) subway systems to reopen in recent days. Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer (D-NY) said at an appearance in Manhattan on Sunday, “The