Coronavirus sickens boss of NYC’s subways, commuter trains

By | March 29, 2020

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The man to blame of New York City’s subway, buses and commuter trains has examined clear for the coronavirus.

Pat Foye, 63, oversees the Metropolitan Transporation Authority. He chaired a assembly of the MTA board on Wednesday.

Patrick Foye oversees New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority

Patrick Foye oversees New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority
(MTA)

WCBS-Radio quoted an MTA spokeswoman as announcing Foye turn into unruffled working, but from house — where he is in isolation.

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“Pat turn into closing within the save of labor on Wednesday, maintained a proper social distance and turn into asymptomatic within the within the intervening time,” spokeswoman Abbey Collins said, based mostly on the save.

She said Foye labored remotely Thursday and Friday, following a beforehand organized time table.

“All MTA team were looking out at suggested tips build in save by the New York Bid Division of Health, including social distancing,” she said. “Pat’s high priority remains the neatly being and security of our potentialities and staff and ensuring New York’s neatly being care staff, first responders and diversified important personnel can come by to and from work for the length of this public neatly being crisis.”

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Two MTA staff are known to gather died after exhibiting COVID-19 symptoms, based mostly on the New York Publish. At least 156 staff had examined clear as of Thursday, based mostly on the MTA, and yet any other 1,181 were in self-quarantine.

In a message to team, Foye wired the need for them to quit house if they come by sick, the paper reported.

“Please keep in mind if you would even be feeling stick — quit house,” Foye wrote.

The MTA’s subways, buses, and trains gather adjusted schedules as ridership has tanked amid the coronavirus pandemic and quit-at-house orders for most staff. The ridership loss is costing the MTA about $125 million a week.

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Foye took the MTA job closing 300 and sixty five days. Beforehand he has served as president of the MTA, executive director of the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey and president of the PATH rapidly transit machine that hyperlinks New york with New Jersey.