The House Transportation Committee held a hearing on the impacts of COVID-19 on transit workers.
Watch the hearing in the player above.
New York City, population 8.3 million, has already reawakened somewhat as warm weather drew people outdoors, more restaurants offered takeout service, and thousands of people marched in protest over Floyd’s death at the hands of Minneapolis police.
Subway ridership is ticking back up after plunging from 5.4 million rides per weekday in February to under 450,000 in April, the city’s transit agency says.
Subway schedules are returning to normal, though workers are dispensing masks and hand sanitizer, signs show riders how far apart to stand on platforms and the 1 a.m.-to-5 a.m. shutdowns that began in May will continue so trains can be cleaned.