Next week is a different anniversary, a tragically sad one as it marks the first deaths of MTA workers from COVID-19. We mourn the loss of too many of these front-line heroes and thank them for
their continued service. We also stand with them in support of making spitting on transit workers a misdemeanor. Always disgusting, it’s become more dangerous than ever.
Not only did subway, bus, Long Island Rail Road and Metro-North workers move our region during our darkest days, they continue to move us as we reopen. And we are re-opening: subway ridership hit a milestone peak last week and the ridership resurgence continues.