On May 07, 2020, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) conducted the second day of its unprecedented daily train disinfection program in the NYC Subway system from 01:00 a.m. to 05:00 a.m.
Pictured in some of the photos are senior MTA officials including MTA Chief Safety Officer Patrick Warren, NYC Transit Senior VP for Subways Sally Librera, NYC Transit Executive VP for Subways Frank Jezycki, and NYC Transit Chief Stations Officer David Santoro. Also pictured are members of the MTA PD, NYPD, NYC Department of Homeless Services and the Bowery Residents’ Committee conducting homeless services outreach.
Yesterday, the MTA detailed statistics about the first day of the new overnight subway system closure, including an increase in overnight bus ridership – planned by the MTA to be the primary means of alternate transportation during the nightly subway closure – by 76 percent.
The new cleaning and disinfecting regimen marks the most aggressive in the MTA’s history, and will include around-the-clock efforts at all facilities. The MTA is also leveraging and evaluating innovative new cleaning solutions such as antimicrobial biostats and ultraviolet light to eradicate the COVID-19 virus. If proven successful, the MTA will deploy these solutions systemwide.
Additional photographs of the activity this morning at the Coney Island – Stillwell Avenue subway terminal are available here.
Photo credit: Marc A. Hermann / MTA New York City Transit.