New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio says that crime on the subway is low, but his office is still launching a travel-buddy program for government employees who feel unsafe commuting to work.
The city announced the program in an April 30 email to employees ahead of an estimated 80,000 government workers returning on a rotating schedule to their offices this month. Most municipal offices had been closed over the past year because of Covid-19 lockdown measures.
Returning employees have the option of signing up to be matched as travel partners with another worker in their neighborhood, according to the email, which The Wall Street Journal reviewed. A spokesman for Mr. de Blasio said it was too soon to say how many employees signed up for the program.
“Our mission is to make New York City safer for everyone; that’s why we have transit officers and mental health teams in the subway system, and that’s why we’re spearheading this effort to make our colleagues feel comfortable after a year away from the office,” the spokesman, Mitch Schwartz, said in a statement.
Officials at the state-controlled Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the city’s subway, have spent months calling for more police officers in the system.
Looks like the Blaz doesn't know what the hell he's talking bout either about how unsafe the subway is.
Oh, look no further where that Thrive funding is being spent; on chaperones for frightened city workers from gentrified parts of Brooklyn.