New York City's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is looking into the idea of having people make a reservation to ride buses and subways, chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye said during an interview on Fox 5.
Foye said they are considering a reservation system "in an effort to protect the health of our customers and our employees and to deal with the increase in ridership that will occur when Governor Cuomo begins to lift New York on PAUSE downstate," he told Fox 5.
But, he admitted "reservations would be a difficult thing to achieve."
“But we think we've got an obligation to look at it and we're going to look at everything that we think makes sense, including everything that is being considered or implemented at transit agencies in Asia, Europe and North America,” Foye added.
One thing that is certain is all passengers will be required to wear masks.
"It is going to be mandatory for our customers and employees to wear masks and we can't emphasize how important that is," he said.
Subway ridership has been down nearly 90% because of the pandemic.