May 21, 2018 By Tara Law
The MTA announced today that it will expand A, D, E and F train service on weekdays and add buses to several Queens lines on weekends.
NYC Transit President Andy Byford said Monday that the MTA will add trains beginning in November to reduce subway crowding and wait times. The MTA will also expand weekend bus service on the Q6, Q8, Q29, Q47, Q49, Q101 and Q65 starting in July.
The announcement comes at a time when the MTA is being heavily criticized for overcrowded subways, unreliable service and irresponsible financial practices. The New York Times reported in March that the subway system hit an all-time performance low in January, with just 58.1 percent of all weekday trains arriving on time that month.