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: Omicron Variant: 1st North American Case Detected In Ontario
More than 150 aging or faulty signals were fixed.READ MORE: Ghislaine Maxwell Trial Set To Start Monday In Manhattan
Nearly 300 speed limits were increased, in some cases nearly doubling old limits.MORE NEWS: Cyber Monday Deals For 2021 From Top Retailers
The MTA also says trains being stopped at stations for too long was one of the leading causes of slower service.