The cash-strapped agency is delaying the increase amid pressure from advocates and elected officials who say the change would hurt essential and low-wage workers.
Reeling from the pandemic, transit agencies are grappling with drastic reductions in ridership and pleading for help from Washington.
A reporter answers questions about New York City’s transit system, which faces a $12 billion budget shortfall as ridership starts to resume.
Even as Manhattan stations remain eerily empty, a surge of commuters in other boroughs has pushed overall ridership to 30 percent of normal levels.
The New York transit agency has threatened to slash subway and bus service by 40 percent if it doesn’t receive federal aid. What could really happen is a bit more complicated.