Union leaders, NYC pols demand MTA restore cash transactions at subway token booths

State lawmakers and union officials demanded Tuesday that the MTA resume cash transactions at subway token booths, saying the no-cash policy started during the pandemic discriminates against low-income New Yorkers.

Politicians gathered outside Broadway Junction subway station in East New York to demand the agency immediately resume the hand-to-hand transactions, which ended in March 2020 out of concern that paper money could easily transmit the coronavirus.

State lawmakers and union officials demanded Tuesday that the MTA resume cash transactions at subway token booths, saying the no-cash policy started during the pandemic discriminates against low-income New Yorkers.

Politicians gathered outside Broadway Junction subway station in East New York to demand the agency immediately resume the hand-to-hand transactions, […]

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