MTA committee votes to close token booths around the city and the Bronx

A MTA committee voted Tuesday to close token booths around the city and in the south Bronx.

MTA officials say the closures are the best way to save money without cutting service to riders. They say the token booth clerks will not walk on the platforms as customer service agents.

The MTA plans to close 164 booths around the city, with 15 of those closures located in south Bronx neighborhoods. Many Bronx riders say they are worried they will no longer be able to get assistance in subway stations. And some transit workers union officials say without the token booths, the safety of riders and workers may be at stake.

There is no word yet on when the booths will close.

Related Link:MTA NYC Transit Subway Line Information

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