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Subway Delays

July 2, 2019, 10am PDT
More homeless people are using the subway as temporary housing, and the delays and disruptions have increased as well. A new city program will replace fines with outreach to provide better access to social services.
The New York Times
January 16, 2019, 7am PST
The MBTA’s plan to repair and improve the ailing system means major service disruptions are likely coming. Officials say they want to minimize the pain and suffering of riders.
The Boston Globe
April 11, 2018, 5am PDT
An illustration of the intricate relationship between public transit and highways occurred on April 5 when two lines of the D.C. Metro broke down during the peak morning commute, sending many would-be riders to drive I-66 to D.C. instead.
The Washington Post
March 14, 2018, 1pm PDT
An investigative report digs into the causes of delays on the New York subway and finds that the official company line might not square with reality.
The Village Voice
May 19, 2017, 6am PDT
The new plan to reduce delays on New York's subway system will rely on short-term fixes, rather than long-term modernization projects.
The New York Times