NYC Transit to Host Open House For New Subway Cars Amid Rumors of Cancelling Night Service

New Yorkers will get a chance to give an opnion on the new subway train designs. The Metropolitan Transportation Authority released an open invitation to the public to view the cars from Nov. 30 though Dec. 6 at Hudson Yards. MTA staff will be on site taking surveys and collecting feedback. The open house comes amid rumors that New York City’s subway system may shut down late nights Monday through Thursday. The recommendation was given to by the Regional Plan Association as a part of a 15-year plan to modernize the subway system.

A final decision has not been made regarding cuts to the city’s 24-hour subway service, the MTA continues with its current plan to roll out new subway car designs to accomodate a growing number of commuters.

“Developing a first-in-class subway car is an essential part of modernizing our subway system,” said MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota. “It is important that our subway customers provide their feedback in this process and we hope they will do so after visiting the prototype. Ultimately, our customers will be riding these cars each day and their input is very important.”

Monica Link

Monica Link

Editor-in-Chief for New York City Wired - Monica Link is a New York City-based technology / fashion writer and entrepreneur. Monica has interviewed CEO's, rising tech entrepreneurs and celebrities. Her work is followed by readers in more than 10 countries. Monica's notable interviews incliude celebrity trainer Gunner Peterson, New York Times bestsellers David Bach and Josh Linkner. As a passionate lover of the arts, Monica has performed, written and produced in live theater. She also writes about gallery exhibits, literature and fashion including New York Fashion Week. Follow her on Twitter @Memymonicalink

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