Gov. Hochul’s 5-point subway safety plan underway; what commuters have to say

Hochul deployed 1,000 additional members of law enforcement to the busiest areas in an effort to make New Yorkers feel safer while traveling.

Lindsay Tanney and Adolfo Carrion

Mar 9, 2024, 1:25 AM

Updated 44 days ago

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Gov. Kathy Hochul’s five-point subway safety plan launched on Wednesday and has led to more police officers – and even some of the National Guard – patrolling the city’s transit hubs.
Hochul deployed 1,000 additional members of law enforcement to the busiest areas in an effort to make New Yorkers feel safer while traveling.
The most recent incident took place at the East 167th Street station, where an MTA conductor was struck with a bottle. These recent incidents have some New Yorkers on edge.
“I'm very reluctant to ride the trains now because so much crime is going on,” said Highbridge resident Yvonne Brigman.
Residents say that they have noticed an uptick in police presence along their subway route, but that they are still riding the MTA subways in fear.


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