NYC 24-hour subway service resumes May 17

NYC 24-hour subway service resumes May 17
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Subway service in New York City will resume a 24-hour schedule starting May 17, Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo accuser blasts governor's 'Trumpian gaslighting' over harassment allegations Cuomo defends himself, pushes back amid harassment probe Bipartisan Senate bill introduced to give gyms B in relief MORE (D) announced on Monday. 

The subway, which typically runs overnight, began closing between 2 a.m. and 4 a.m. during the pandemic to allow for sanitization and cleaning. 

Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) officials said Monday that they will continue to clean and disinfect while trains are still operational, The New York Times reported
“Today is a milestone for New York state and a significant moment of transition,” Cuomo said. 
Several elected leaders, including Mayor Bill de BlasioBill de BlasioNYPD launches investigation after multiple people slashed on subway Yang: 'Defund the police is the wrong approach for New York City' Overnight Health Care: CDC says vaccinated people can take masks off indoors and outdoors | Missouri abandons voter-approved Medicaid expansion | White House unveils B plan to hire public health workers MORE (D) and Sen. Charles SchumerChuck SchumerBiden 'encouraged' by meeting with congressional leaders on infrastructure Republicans welcome the chance to work with Democrats on a bipartisan infrastructure bill Cheney sideshow distracts from important battle over Democrats' partisan voting bill MORE (D-N.Y.), have called in recent weeks for the MTA to resume 24-hour service. 
“The city that never sleeps is waking up from COVID, and so should the subway,” Schumer said. De Blasio said last week that July 1 would be "the right time" to bring back 24-hour subway service. 

About half of all adults living in New York City have received at least one coronavirus vaccine shot, state health officials estimate. 

The Times reported subway ridership levels have begun to rebound in recent weeks, with local leaders slowly lifting some public health measures and reopening guidelines.