NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — The MTA says the drop in subway ridership during the pandemic allowed trains to pick up speed.
The agency says in 2020, workers were able to install more than 900 new digital timers on track signals.READ MORE: CDC Reverses Course, Recommends People Wear Masks Indoors Where COVID Rates Are High
More than 150 aging or faulty signals were fixed.READ MORE: Drivers Turn Highways Into Personal Parking Lots While Waiting To Pick Up Passengers From Tri-State Area Airports
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The MTA also says trains being stopped at stations for too long was one of the leading causes of slower service.