New York’s public transportation will enable buses for homeless people during the unexpected cold snap and given the closing of subway stations at night, it was reported Saturday.
Since Wednesday, the subway stations close from 1 to 5 in the morning for their daily disinfection in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic. Municipal workers walk them to ask the homeless to get out and go to shelters.
With temperatures near zero and traces of snow in Manhattan’s Central Park, authorities said there will be buses for them at terminal stations on Saturday and Sunday.
The buses “may serve to shelter individuals from the elements in the short term,” company president Sarah Feinberg and union president Tony Utano said in a statement.