Using public transportation like the subway, a train, or bus can make it difficult to social distance or avoid touching shared surfaces.
Due to subway line closures and fewer people on the subway, it may be easier to maintain distance between yourself and other passengers.
However, crowded subway cars, trains, and buses can quickly become a hotbed of contaminants due to high foot traffic and riders touching, sneezing, or coughing on shared surfaces.
In order to attempt to curb this, the MTA in New York City has modified its schedules for the Long Island Rail Road and the Metro-North Railroad, and strategically planned its subway line service during “peak” travel times.
“I understand people are trying to get somewhere, but no one should be getting on a crowded train,” Mayor Bill de