Governor Cuomo: "How do you know the subway is going to be safe on reopening day? If it wasn't safe, I wouldn't ask anyone to go on the subway. And for me, it's very simple. I just assume I'm making the decision for myself and for my children. If the subway isn't safe for me, then I wouldn't ask anyone else to go on the subway. Today, I took a ride on the 7 Train. The M.T.A has done phenomenal work and I encourage New Yorkers to practice proper safety as they return to the subways during New York's reopening."
Earlier today, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo rode the 7 Train to Grand Central Station as New York City begins its Phase One reopening.
The MTA is cleaning and disinfecting subway cars daily. New York State is deploying over 1 million masks, 35,000 gallons & 500,000 2-oz bottles of sanitizer to the MTA.
Since May, the MTA has performed:
- 30,000 station cleanings & disinfections
- 500,000 subway car cleanings & disinfections
PHOTOS of the Governor's subway ride are available here.