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NYC: MTA in worse shape than during the Great Depression, officials say

NEW YORK CITY (WABC) — The New York State Legislature held a hearing on the impact of the coronavirus on the MTA on Tuesday.

So far, 4,224 MTA employees have tested positive for COVID-19. Of those, 131 have died for a total of 3% of those testing positive. There have been no deaths among MTA employees since June 2.

Fourteen families have received the MTA’s coronavirus family death benefit so far.

At one point, 10,500 employees were out of work and/or quarantining, but have returned.

MTA leadership is blaming the federal government for its record low ridership and revenue.

As of Sunday, ridership is down more than 75% on subways, the LIRR and Metro North, and 40% on buses.

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