Understaffed U.S. transit agencies adjust services as Omicron surges

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By Danielle Kaye NEW YORK (Reuters) – Transportation agencies across the U.S. are suspending or reducing service due to COVID-19 staff shortages as the Omicron variant surges nationwide. New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA)suspended three New York City subway lines this week – one on Wednesday and two others on Thursday – due to understaffing, though all stations remain open, according to MTA spokesperson Aaron Donovan. The MTA suspended lines that service four of the city’s five boroughs – the Bronx, Brooklyn, Manhattan and Queens, including the W line, which was suspended o…

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