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NYC only: MTA Passengers on Local Buses to Ride for Free

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If you need to go to work, MTA buses are offering free rides.

"Passengers on local buses will be riding for free, as part of the MTA's effort to safeguard riders and bus drivers from the outbreak of coronavirus.

Starting Monday, bus riders on local and Select Bus Service routes must enter and exit through rear doors."

I thank all the health professionals, deliverers, transit workers, emergency respondents, nannies, essential workers, restaurant workers, grocers, and anyone who must go to work while we flatten the curve and end the spread of this pandemic.
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In for two, before runs out. You should add YMMV
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Thanks for posting
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Great idea. Hope this spreads to my city too.
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Great idea. Hope this spreads to my city too.
I see what you did there.
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hope subway becomes free too
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I see what you did there.
Wasn't even intentional Facepalm
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Comes with complimentary coronavirus
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Sheer stupidity!
The Mayor of New York City is still allowing normal Subway service!
The problem with Subways is overcrowding + all the air stirred up as they travel thru the tunnels.
Looks like he's marketing for Ventilators and the CoronaVirus at the same time.
It's no wonder NYC is the National Hotbed of CoronaVirus spread.
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courtesy of us TAXPAYERS.
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public transit during an outbreak doesn't sound like a great idea.
if anything, you should try to avoid public transit (not always a option for dense cities but still)
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Sheer stupidity!
The Mayor of New York City is still allowing normal Subway service!
The problem with Subways is overcrowding + all the air stirred up as they travel thru the tunnels.
Looks like he's marketing for Ventilators and the CoronaVirus at the same time.
It's no wonder NYC is the National Hotbed of CoronaVirus spread.
There are still people who need to get around and don't have cars. That's like EVERYBODY in the city. People needs to see doctors, go shopping for food and necessities. Public transportation is more than quick ride from Point A to Point B. It's a essential tool to get to where you NEED to go at anytime.
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courtesy of us TAXPAYERS.
You mean NYC tax payers, the same people riding are the same people paying for that service.
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Here in NYC so many businesses are shuttered and so many people are in self quarantine that the subways really aren't very crowded even at "rush" hour. I took a bus twice yesterday and only realized something had fundamentally changed when I boarded the second one at night and saw that the driver's area was also closed to entry with a yellow plastic chain and an ingenious array of the straps used to secure the wheelchair passengers. The first time I thought maybe someone had been ill as the floor looked sloppy up front. The real reason we're the COVID-19 hotspot is because we're such a major transportation center AND because of our population density. NY Times just released an article that says we have 28,000 people per square mile while San Francisco, the next densest, has 17,000. Manhattan's density is terrible with many buildings having 100s of apartment. Staten Island is bucolic in nature. Don't knock the people here, you may be in our shoes soon enough. Every day we hope to wake up without any changes from the night before. My urgent trips are over and I'll try to minimize my trips outside as of now.
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Here in NYC so many businesses are shuttered and so many people are in self quarantine that the subways really aren't very crowded even at "rush" hour. I took a bus twice yesterday and only realized something had fundamentally changed when I boarded the second one at night and saw that the driver's area was also closed to entry with a yellow plastic chain and an ingenious array of the straps used to secure the wheelchair passengers. The first time I thought maybe someone had been ill as the floor looked sloppy up front. The real reason we're the COVID-19 hotspot is because we're such a major transportation center AND because of our population density. NY Times just released an article that says we have 28,000 people per square mile while San Francisco, the next densest, has 17,000. Manhattan's density is terrible with many buildings having 100s of apartment. Staten Island is bucolic in nature. Don't knock the people here, you may be in our shoes soon enough. Every day we hope to wake up without any changes from the night before. My urgent trips are over and I'll try to minimize my trips outside as of now.
and here I thought the real reason why we have any COVID-19 hotspot in the US at all was due to complete ignorance of situation for nearly 2 month since we first knew about it and even after WuHan was locked down, that and stock reaches new highs in February as if we were be completely immure to virus and it can only affect China. remember all those news articles talking about WuHan and how this would impact their economy and human rights? i don't recall a single articles talk about how we can better prep ourselves or at least have some sort of a plan whatsoever. After we witnessed their shortage of test kits, shortage of hospital beds, shortage of faces masks for nearly 2 month and then boom, we find ourselves in the same situation.

and then this CDC gives some BS instruction that oh.. only sick people need PPE, you don't need protection if you felt normal. but since CDC also knew a large percentage of patient are asymptomatic and there is an on average, 4 to 7 day incubation period during which you could still be a walking bio hazard. not immediately asking people to use PPE (which is one thing shared among all countries/regions has the situation under control) and even openly discourage use of them, is, IMHO, lead to where we are now.

and let's not forget US test results are about one week behind (how the rest of the world can do the test and produce result in an hour and we have to take 7 days is just ridiculous). thing will get worse for the next two weeks assuming everyone start quarantining right now.
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