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NYC Commuting Delays Pile Up With 20% of Subway Drivers Out Sick

  • Weekly ridership sinks 40% at year-end amid virus, holidays
  • MTA asks riders for patience with closed subway lines, delays
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WATCH: New York City Mayor Eric Adams talks about how his administration will handle Covid-19, education and fighting crime.Source: Bloomberg

New York City Mayor Eric Adams wants workers back in offices to boost the city’s economy and lower an unemployment rate that’s twice the national average. But first, employees need reliable transportation to get there. 

New Yorkers who rely on the subway and buses to commute say they’re having a harder time getting to their jobs amid delays caused by transit-staff shortages as the omicron variant drives a surge in infections. And for a city where more than 55% of workers depend on public transportation, riders say every minute counts.