New York City's ailing subway system should stop running 24 hours a day in order to properly fix it up, an influential planning group argues in a report released Thursday. Nixing all-night subway service is one of several recommendations for overhauling the city's rails in the Regional Plan Association's Fourth Regional Plan for the New York metropolitan area.
The report argues closing the subways overnight would help workers keep up with the system's desperate maintenance needs. The MTA could run shuttle buses to accommodate early-morning straphangers, who only account for 1.5 percent of all subway ridership, the report says.
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