Public transit – PCCMPH Tue, 28 Jun 2022 11:05:16 +0000 en-US hourly 1 Public transit – PCCMPH 32 32 It’s time to vote for Governor of NY. Here’s what the candidates are planning for NYC – NBC New York Tue, 28 Jun 2022 10:58:24 +0000

This article has been originally published June 25 at 10:56 a.m. EDT by THE CITY

New York gubernatorial candidates are competing to lead the entire state, from Montauk to Buffalo, beginning with the June 28 primary.

But with all due respect to Rochester, Troy and Riverhead, let’s take a closer look at what the candidates say they will do for New York – the state’s economic engine and home to 43% of its population.


Governor Kathy Hochul

A native of Buffalo, Hochul raised issues downstate with $600 million in the state budget for a new stadium for the Bills football team.

She also made a major misfire in choosing a Manhattan lieutenant governor, Brian Benjamin – even after THE CITY revealed evidence suggesting campaign finance fraud that has since led to her indictment on federal bribery charges. New Lieutenant Governor Antonio Delgado hails from upstate in the Hudson Valley.

But she won the approval of Mayor Eric Adams and spent a lot of time in New York – where she made sure to push big plans forward. Some continue efforts started by former Governor Andrew Cuomo, whom she succeeded after his resignation last August, while others bear her own signature.

Hochul has taken the first steps to reviving a little-used freight train line running through Brooklyn and Queens, with the goal of turning it into a new transit line it has named the Interborough Express. It would connect neighborhoods and transit lines from Bay Ridge to Jackson Heights and serve some areas without subway access. The MTA is currently conducting an environmental review.

The governor is now leading the Penn Station modernization project, pushing a scaled-down version of the massive Cuomo Empire Station plan. It still focuses on the controversial use of large-scale real estate development sites around Penn Station to pay for station improvements – potentially diverting billions of dollars in property tax revenue to the project and away from the city.

Disappointing some city residents while encouraging others, Hochul announced during the first Democratic debate that a planned fee to travel to midtown and lower Manhattan – known as congestion pricing – is still a long way off. to come into force. Congestion pricing is expected to generate $15 billion for the MTA’s capital program, which funds system improvements such as signal upgrades.

As a major real estate tax break known as 421-a expired, leaving New York housing development in limbo, Hochul backed an alternative that would lower the rent for affordable housing required and could be considered by the legislature. of the state in the future.

The governor launched a five-year, $25 billion housing plan to create 100,000 affordable homes across the state, one-tenth of which would be supportive housing with services for people with mental health, addictions or other needs.

Representative Tom Suozzi

Suozzi’s congressional district includes part of eastern Queens but is centered in Nassau County, LI, where he previously served as county executive and mayor of Glen Cove. Lowering taxes is a big part of his agenda, which would be more of a boon to suburban and upstate homeowners than city residents.

The centrist candidate – who said during a debate that he would accept former Gov. Andrew Cuomo’s endorsement if offered – released a 15-point crime prevention and response plan that includes changing recently reformed bail laws to allow judges to consider a defendant’s “dangerousness” as a potential reason to keep them behind bars before trial.

The U.S. Representative supports the removal of Manhattan District Attorney Alvin Bragg, joining those across the aisle who say Bragg hasn’t been tough enough on crime. Other measures he supports are a return of police to “stop, question and search using only trained and certified officers and respecting constitutional rights,” reads his campaign page.

Suozzi said he would also support eliminating a state-imposed cap on the number of charter schools New York could have, which froze their number in all five boroughs.

He also joins the governor in favor of delaying congestion pricing.

Suozzi called for another program of tax incentives and abatements to replace 421-a without providing developers with excessive returns on investment while ensuring rent stabilization for the duration of the tax cuts.

Public defender Jumaane Williams

Williams is the only candidate in the race to have been elected to a New York-based position. This comes with a city-informed vision for solving local issues, with a platform consistent with that of many of the city’s most progressive elected officials.

During the first Democratic primary debate, Williams drew on personal experience to address public safety issues, naming classmates who lost their lives to gun violence and sharing an incident in which he was nearly removed from an Amtrak train due to a misunderstanding of his Tourette syndrome.

“A bullet went through the door of my mother’s car when it was parked outside her house,” he explained during the debate. “These are not theoretical things for me. These are personal.

Williams’ platform includes a billion dollar investment in gun violence prevention, victim services and youth programs. His public safety plan also calls for statewide mental health infrastructure and a trauma response program for communities impacted by violence.

Williams proposed that the Empire State Development agency – the same one leading the Penn Station redevelopment project – be at the forefront of creating more affordable housing, focusing on partnerships with nonprofits. profit and qualified housing operators rather than large property developers. Its goal is to build and preserve one million carbon-neutral homes. He also called for the passage of anti-eviction legislation “for a good cause” sponsored by State Senator Julia Salazar, who failed to walk out of the committee during this year’s session.

Williams criticized the Penn Station redevelopment plan, saying it must be aligned with community needs and that the project should go through the city’s formal land use review process.

He was also the only candidate to say that congestion pricing should take effect immediately.


Rob Astorino, former Westchester County Executive

Astorino delivered perhaps the most memorable line during the first Republican primary debate, capitalizing on rising crime in New York by saying “if you’re lucky, you’ll get hit in the head with a bag of poo.” . It’s a good day to go into town now.

However, the former Westchester County leader joins other Republicans with a less city-focused platform than Democrats, with few details about how he would approach New York outside of public safety issues.

Astorino is campaigning for the repeal of cashless bail and has said he would fire Bragg and any other district attorneys who don’t prosecute crime if elected. He is also working on expanding charter schools statewide and repealing congestion pricing.

He told the Gotham Gazette he would support adding income-generating retail businesses to NYCHA developments as well as deregulating rent-regulated apartments if tenants earn more than $200,000 a year for two years. consecutive years.

Andrew Giuliani, son of former New York Mayor Rudy Giuliani

Giuliani, son of the former mayor who led New York during the 9/11 attacks, joined other Republican candidates in painting a picture of endemic disarray and violence in New York.

He supports several methods of policing that were used when his father was mayor: “broken-window” policing, based on the theory that visible signs of disorder can lead to serious crime, and stop and frisk, which allows police to search individuals based on reasonable suspicion. . Both have since been criticized for violating constitutional rights and leading to racial profiling.

Giuiliani wants to repeal all bail reform measures of 2019, including cashless bail. He also wants to increase MTA resources to fight crime on subways and trains and would fire Bragg if elected, he said.

He opposes congestion pricing, saying it’s “a tax on hard-working New Yorkers.”

Businessman Harry Wilson

Wilson joins fellow Republican candidates in saying he would remove Bragg and repeal cashless bail. He also wants to remove congestion pricing.

He told the Gotham Gazette that to increase the state’s housing stock, it’s necessary to make development more affordable in the long term and create a successor for 421-a in the meantime. He would also create a committee to look into NYCHA’s mismanagement and unlock Section 8 funding to help low-income families in the private market.

“We need to make operating costs more affordable and better match tenant incomes while separately funding long-neglected capital needs, all in accordance with a realistic long-term plan and accountability at every step of the process to ensure that NYCHA’s many issues are actually being addressed and not just talked about,” he told the publication.

Representative Lee Zeldin

After the first Democratic debate, Zeldin, joined by New York City Council members Joe Borelli and Joann Ariola, mocked against congestion pricing, calling it the “rise of the Hochul”.

“Communities inside Queens, communities inside Brooklyn are going to see more traffic dumped onto their side streets as a result of these proposals,” he said.

Zeldin wants to repeal cashless bail, fire Bragg, and overturn the recently passed Less is More Act, which paved the way for the early termination of parole and reverses automatic detention and incarceration for certain parole violations.

Zeldin supports removing caps on charter schools.

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LETTER: Public transport, small vehicles are essential Sat, 25 Jun 2022 20:23:00 +0000 “Kenya taught me a first lesson – saving fuel matters when gas stations are few and widely scattered,” says letter writer

MidlandToday welcomes letters to the editor at Please include your phone number and daytime address (for verification of authorship, not publication). The following letter is in response to a column on gasoline prices, published June 14, and to a “LETTER: When it comes to gasoline prices, size matters,” published June 15.


Dear Editor,

Patrick Kelly from Penetanguishene suggests that I don’t know my geography because I compared the size of Kenya to that of Ontario.

Although Ontario is twice the size, well over 60% of Ontario is only accessible by air. On the other hand, even 50 years ago almost every corner of Kenya was accessible by road.

Kenya taught me a first lesson – saving fuel matters when gas stations are few and widely scattered. I took this to heart and worked on my old Land Rover, increasing its fuel mileage by a very helpful 30%. Since then, I have continued to value fuel economy in my vehicles – it’s a “no regrets” policy.

Over 80% of the Canadian population lives within 100 kilometers of the US border. The traffic density around Toronto, Montreal and Vancouver easily rivals that of many European countries. Unfortunately, we have systematically dismantled public transport. Greyhound is the most recent example. During this time, most of Europe developed public transport, particularly rail. Britain is a notable exception.

For the record, I have traveled a lot in Canada. I drove three times from Montreal to Vancouver and took the train once. I also drove twice in the Maritimes. Doing these trips in a fuel-efficient vehicle simply enhances the experience.

I also sympathize with Lincoln Bayda’s frustration with poor public transit service in Canada. A quarter of a century ago, I tried to get our then MP interested in improving our GO rail service through electrification. Not only were they not interested, but Barrie’s GO train was canceled for over a decade.

If we want to improve public transit, we have to tell our politicians and we have to be prepared to pay the taxes necessary to get the job done. Apparently, this is a low priority for most voters.

It is not clear what the government, provincial or federal, can do to reduce the cost of housing. The Bank of Canada’s interest rate hike seems to be working. Time will tell us…

Whatever type of vehicle you buy, you should understand that four-wheel drive will add about 15% to its fuel consumption.

The reason you think you “need” it is simply due to drug dealer propaganda. They want to sell all-wheel drive because it increases the selling price and increases profits.

Driving confidently for one to two days every year when driving conditions are poor leads to higher fuel consumption during the 363 to 364 days when the road is clear, but it’s your choice. Mine is to reduce the speed instead.

As for your need to accommodate six passengers, that’s another story. Obviously, you can’t squeeze six people into a small car. However, most of the vehicles that pass me on the 400-series highway are large, SUVs or pickup trucks, and the majority only have one person inside. I’m sure few trades people actually need the cargo capacity – it’s a matter of choice.

As for reducing fuel taxes, it wouldn’t save as much money as choosing a small car.

Also, I and many others don’t need the savings. All help should be directed to low-income people who need it. The rest of us would rather see the government spending the money on other things of lasting value, like public transport, road repairs or other infrastructure.

Peter Bursztyn


CATS experiences third straight day of delays due to bus driver absences Fri, 24 Jun 2022 10:43:00 +0000

CHARLOTTE, NC (WBTV) — For the third day in a row, passengers in Charlotte should expect delays due to a large number of bus driver absences.

On Friday morning, the Charlotte Area Transit System tweeted that riders should “expect intermittent delays on CATS bus routes” due to operator absences.

He said there were 92 operator absences. Thursday that number was 97, while Wednesday was 107.

CATS said these absences occur due to a number of factors. Some may be unforeseen, and in other cases it may be a planned vacation, childcare issues or time off. CATS is also still struggling with the COVID-19 pandemic.

Officials said CATS needed 292 operators a day to provide the service, meaning almost a third of the required operators were absent on Friday. On average, 23 employees are absent per day.

CATS says the contracted organization that manages the operation and maintenance of their buses, Transit Management of Charlotte, is working to attract more bus operators in a variety of ways, including through trade shows. ‘use.

It’s not just delays that affect transit service. A WBTV survey shows that CATS buses haven’t shown up thousands of times already this year.

Related: Thousands of ‘ghost buses’ fail to show up for CATS passengers

A horserider says a bus that doesn’t show up cost him a job.

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Uber is bringing shared ride options back to select US cities. Could you save money on public transit? Wed, 22 Jun 2022 18:10:14 +0000

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By sharing an Uber ride, you can save up to 20% off the total price of the trip.

Key points

  • Uber eliminated its ride-sharing capabilities at the start of the COVID-19 pandemic.
  • Ride-sharing company again offers shared rides in nine cities across the United States

Many people rely on ridesharing services to get around while traveling and in their daily lives. But these services can be expensive. You may be using ride-sharing services less frequently to reduce your expenses.

Uber is bringing back shared rides, so some users will be able to save money on transportation costs. Find out if you can reduce your expenses.

Until recently, when you requested an Uber ride, you and the driver were the only person in the car. But this has not always been the case. The ride-sharing company offered Uber Pool, a ride-sharing service that was better for your wallet and, potentially, the planet.

With this service, users could share a ride with other passengers and pay a lower fare. But this shared transport service disappeared at the start of the pandemic. Now, shared ride options are available again in select cities and the service will operate under a new name.

Introducing UberX Sharing

On June 21, 2022, Uber announced that its ride-sharing service, UberX Share, was available in nine US cities. Passengers will receive an initial discount and can save up to 20% off the total fare price. With this service, passengers will arrive at their destination no later than 8 minutes after a non-shared UberX ride.

For now, UberX Share will be available in the following cities:

  • Chicago
  • Indianapolis
  • Los Angeles
  • New York City
  • Phoenix
  • Pittsburgh
  • Portland
  • San Diego
  • San Francisco

Uber plans to expand to other cities later this summer.

The company listened to feedback from drivers and passengers and made improvements to make the ridesharing service run more smoothly. Riders will now only be matched if they are heading in the same direction, which should reduce delays.

Could you save money on shipping costs?

If you use Uber, this shared transportation service could help you save money. Once UberX Share expands and becomes available in more regions, you may be able to pay less for your rides.

If you’re in no rush and don’t mind sharing a ride with a stranger, this could be a big win for your wallet. Moreover, you are guaranteed to participate in interesting conversations.

Other Ways to Save Money on Public Transit

You are not alone if you experience the negative financial impacts of high gas prices. Across the United States, gas prices are at an all-time high.

According to AAA, today’s national average for a gallon of regular gasoline is $4.96. Many Americans are looking for ways to save on shipping costs.

Here are some ways to reduce your public transit expenses:

Use public transport. While not all parts of the country have reliable and plentiful public transportation, some do. Evaluate public transit options and check availability in your area to see if this option is right for you.

Rework the way you shop. If possible, group nearby errands into the same trip. It could help you use your car less often and save gas.

Cycle or walk more. If you live in an area where it’s safe to walk or cycle, you might consider using means of transportation other than the car. You could keep more money in your pocket and exercise more.

Pay attention to the price at the pump. You may be able to save money by filling up at gas stations that offer lower prices. The savings may seem small, but they can add up over time.

Use rewards credit cards. With the right credit card, you could earn valuable rewards. Gas credit cards can help you reduce your expenses with gas discounts and cash back.

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Escalators for Transit Market Status (2018-2021) and Forecast (2022E-2028F) by Region, Product Type and End-Use – Reuters Mon, 20 Jun 2022 06:54:38 +0000

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TO Beach Bus back for the summer Sat, 18 Jun 2022 00:12:44 +0000
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FOR SAND AND SURF—The beach bus will run weekdays from June 20 to August 5, except Monday July 4. Acorn file photo

The City of Thousand Oaks will once again offer the Summer Beach Bus, a public transit service running between Thousand Oaks and Zuma Beach in Malibu.

This is the ninth year that Thousand Oaks Transit will provide the service, which operates weekdays from June 20 through August 5; no travel on July 4th. Two round trips will be available each day.

The bus departs from the Borchard Community Center parking lot and the Thousand Oaks Teen Center bus stop and drops off and picks up at the #8 Zuma Beach parking lot.

Masks may be required depending on the status of local mandates for public transportation services in Ventura and Los Angeles counties.

The seats are limited. Riders will be boarded on a first come, first served basis. Passengers are encouraged to arrive at the stop at least 15 minutes before departure.

The teen center is under renovation and is not open to the public. Limited restrooms are available at the nearby Goebel Center.

The fare is $8 round trip for the general public and $4 for seniors 65 and over and persons with disabilities. Payment is cash only and is collected in person upon boarding.

For departure times, check the timetables posted at each stop or go to Parents and passengers can track the location of the bus in real time at

]]> As the gas soars, others take the bus Thu, 16 Jun 2022 14:25:18 +0000

RACINE – Recent record high gas prices are driving a double-digit increase in ridership for Racine Transit (RYDE Racine).

Racine Transit manager Trevor Jung said Wednesday the system recorded 42,212 individual rides in May, a 14% increase from May 2021. In the first half of June, RYDE Racine made 19 616 individual journeys, up 11% compared to the same period last year.

“It’s most definitely related to gasoline prices,” he said. “People have contacted to inquire about the system in general and specific routes.”

On Monday, AAA reported that the nation’s average price for a gallon of regular unleaded gasoline hit $5.01 — an all-time high since the association began collecting price data in 2000.

The average gasoline price in Wisconsin was $4.91/gallon, AAA reported Wednesday, up from $2.91/gallon this time last year. Wednesday’s average price in Racine County was $5.16.

The price of regular unleaded gasoline was $5.19 on June 14, 2022 in Racine, Wisconsin – Credit: Paul Holly

Will drivers be deterred?

Travel analysts — and transit officials like Jung — have watched whether record prices at the pumps could reduce overall driving and encourage some drivers to consider transit options.

“Based on the demand we’re seeing, it appears the high prices haven’t really deterred drivers,” AAA spokesman Andrew Gross said in a statement. “If prices stay at $5 or above, we might see people start to change their daily driving habits or their lifestyle, but that hasn’t happened yet.”

Citing data from the Energy Information Administration, AAA noted that U.S. gasoline inventories fell last week as demand for gasoline increased as drivers continued to fill up for the driving season. summer.

Compare costs

RYDE Racine’s nine fixed bus routes cover the town of Racine and adjacent communities, including Mount Pleasant, Caledonia and Sturtevant.

A bus ride is considerably cheaper than a gallon of gasoline today. A single fare (anyone aged 6 and over) is $2. Seniors, people with disabilities, and Medicare beneficiaries can ride for $1. Multi-ride passes start at $4.

The Racine Transit system carried 1,041,115 riders in 2019, but ridership dipped to 681,778 in 2020 when the COVID-19 pandemic forced businesses and schools to close. Ridership remained stable last year.

Previous gasoline price spikes

Public transit systems, including that of the town of Racine, benefited from the world oil price spikes of the 1970s. These situations caused temporary gasoline shortages and significantly higher prices.

Ridership of the Racine public transit system grew from approximately 829,000 users in 1975 to over 3 million users in 1980.

National Gasoline Price Year-by-Year Comparison – Source: AAA

“It was interesting,” Jung said. “A crisis can mean a drop in traffic and another, an increase.”

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Alberta to drop COVID-19 rules, including masks on public transit Mon, 13 Jun 2022 23:31:41 +0000

Measures to protect patients at Alberta Health Services (AHS) and contracted healthcare facilities, including masking, will remain in place

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Mandatory isolation and masking on public transit will cease to be the law of the land in Alberta on Tuesday evening.

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The province announced Monday afternoon that it will move into the third and final stage of its plan to lift pandemic restrictions at 11:59 p.m. on June 14, as the rate of new COVID-19 hospitalizations continues to drop from from 20.7 per million inhabitants per day on April 26 to a weekly average of 6.6 per day and per million inhabitants on June 9.

PCR test positivity and sewage monitoring also show a continuing downward trend in COVID-19 transmission, according to Health Minister Jason Copping.

“We have to live with COVID-19 while accepting that it will continue to be present,” he said in a press release. “We will continue to work to keep Albertans safe by ensuring access to vaccines, antivirals and rapid tests, through ongoing monitoring for COVID-19 and improving health system capacity.

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The change includes lifting mandatory masking on public transit and ending mandatory isolation, such as in British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Manitoba. Isolation will remain recommended for people with symptoms or a positive COVID-19 test, the announcement said.

Measures to protect patients at Alberta Health Services (AHS) and contracted health facilities, including mask wearing, will remain in place.

Orders issued by the Continuing Care Chief Medical Officer of Health will be rescinded by June 30 “but certain measures in continuing care settings will remain in place through standards and policies,” the statement said. This includes maintaining practices such as isolating symptomatic residents, outbreak protocols and masking.

“Learning to live with COVID-19 doesn’t mean forgetting about it,” said Dr. Deena Hinshaw, CMOH. “As we align the management of COVID-19 with other respiratory diseases, it will remain vital that we receive our primary vaccine series and any additional booster doses for which we are eligible, and that we maintain good habits, such as wash our hands regularly and avoid being with others if we feel sick.

What to know for those leaving and entering the United States – NBC Chicago Sun, 12 Jun 2022 03:33:07 +0000

While the United States is set to end the requirement that international travelers must test negative for COVID-19 on Sunday, several safety recommendations put forward by the Centers of Disease Control and Prevention remain in place.

Whether leaving or entering the United States, citizen or visitor, the CDC encourages a number of mitigation measures, including wearing face masks on public transportation and frequent hand washing. .

Before traveling to or from the United States, people should consider getting tested with a virus test as close to departure time as possible, with testing taking place no later than three days before travel. However, from Sunday, testing will no longer be mandatory, just encouraged.

International travelers visiting the United States have slightly different requirements than citizens, US nationals, and immigrants entering the country. All non-U.S. citizens traveling by air are required to show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination, with only a few exemptions in place, according to the CDC.

All air passengers bound for the United States, including citizens returning to the country, are required to provide contact information to airlines in case travelers need to be notified of exposure to a communicable disease, including COVID-19.

People visiting the United States should bring their required documents, such as a passport and any visas or other entry/residency documents, needed to enter the country, the CDC said on its website.

Despite the end of the federal mandate for masks, the CDC still recommends that anyone 2 years of age and older, including airline passengers and airport workers, wear a properly fitted mask or respirator on board aircraft. public transport and transport facilities. Outside of public transport, travelers 2 years of age or older should wear masks in areas with “high” levels of COVID-19 or if they – or someone they live with – have a weakened immune system or present an increased risk of serious illness.

After arriving in the United States, the CDC recommends that anyone, including U.S. citizens, stay home and self-quarantine for a full five days after travel. All travelers, regardless of vaccination status, should be tested for the virus 3 to 5 days after arrival and self-monitor for symptoms of COVID-19, the CDC said. If symptoms develop, you are encouraged to self-isolate and get tested.

The situation is different for those who have recovered from a documented COVID-19 infection within the past 90 days – whether or not they have been vaccinated. In this case, you don’t need to take a test 3-5 days after your arrival, and you don’t need to quarantine yourself either.

Hochul hints that transit mask mandates won’t be lifted anytime soon Thu, 09 Jun 2022 19:32:00 +0000

Governor Kathy Hochul indicated on Thursday that New Yorkers shouldn’t hold their breath over her lifting of the public transit mask mandate – vaguely saying that a “conversation” on the move would be happening “soon”.

“We often talk about it. We will come to a point where this is no longer necessary. We saw a trend – just when you think you’re about to talk about lifting requirements, we had a peak about a month and a half ago, ”she told reporters during the interview. an unrelated morning press conference at Moynihan Train Hall.

“We were up in all of our counties, all out of the regions.”

But now, due to a “17-day decline” in coronavirus cases in the state, New York is “heading to a place where we should soon be able to have these conversations,” Hochul explained.

“But I also want people to feel safe – in terms of safety, but also health,” the governor added. “So we’re going to have a conversation soon about that.”

While the federal government in April stopped enforcing the mask requirement for airports, planes and modes of transportation after a federal judge’s ruling, Hochul opted to keep it for public transportation in the ‘Empire State.
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Wearing a mask in the metro has decreased in recent months.
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Coronavirus cases have declined in recent weeks but are still higher than they were last year at the start of the summer, but with few hospitalizations or deaths among vaccinated New Yorkers. On Tuesday, the seven-day average COVID-19 positivity rate was 5.6% – down from the more than 8% recorded in mid-May but up from the level below 1% recorded in early June 2021.

While the federal government in April stopped enforcing the mask requirement for airports, airplanes and other modes of transportation after a federal judge’s ruling, Hochul opted to keep it for public transportation in the Empire State.

Despite its continued regulation, the share of those choosing to flout it has skyrocketed recently, according to MTA data.

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On Tuesday, the seven-day average COVID-19 positivity rate is 5.6%
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The agency’s most recent surveys of mask compliance showed that only 64% of subway riders are wearing their masks correctly, down from 90% at the same time in 2021. On buses, the share of those following the rule of the state is only slightly higher at 67%. — a drop of 91% in the spring of 2021.

In April, the MTA chief downplayed concerns about a recent reduction in the number of people following the state’s transit mask requirement, saying bus and train riders are more concerned about safety in the face of the increase in the number of assaults in public transport than by the risks linked to coronaviruses.

“It’s not a huge drama for our transit system,” Chairman Janno Lieber said at a news conference April 27. “There are other issues, which I think are more important to New Yorkers right now, because they’re using public transportation, starting to come to work again.”

As Hochul looks set to require New Yorkers to continue to wear masks while traveling for the foreseeable future, his comments on Thursday follow months of Governor and Mayor Eric Adams lifting restrictions. related to coronaviruses.

As COVID-19-related deaths and hospitalizations have declined in the Big Apple and across New York State, the two chief executives recently ended the requirement for proof of vaccination in indoor locations, at mandatory masking for students eligible for inoculation, and state business mask rule. And on Thursday, Adams announced he was removing mandatory mask-wearing for students and daycare children ages 2 to 4, who cannot yet get vaccinated.

But Adams kept the Big Apple vaccination mandates for municipal and private sector workers instituted by former Mayor Bill de Blasio.