In a city where most people commute in cars, the subway system is something of a lifeline.
But the system is also a major headache for city workers, especially those who commute on foot or by bike.
And, the MTA says, it’s not only overcrowded, it also requires a high level of training and expertise.
Here are 10 tips to make the subway an efficient and comfortable place to work and live.1.
Get off at the right stationThe MTA says most stations have one or two platforms, with a mix of station platforms and one or more underground entrances.
The station platforms should be separated from each other by an overhead platform or escalator.
If you have to park on one platform, be prepared to walk back to the other.2.
Use escalators for both subway and subway tripsThe MTA recommends that subway passengers take their escalators to the platform at the next stop, and if you have a private vehicle, park at the station and then walk to the station.
But you can also use the subway for other trips, such as getting to your office or getting to the doctor.3.
Plan aheadWhen it comes to taking your subway to work, make sure you’re getting off at your destination before you get there.
The MTA says you can make your trip as much as 15 minutes earlier if you’re using the subway, but if you plan ahead, it may save you time.
The same goes for buses and trains.4.
Avoid crowded areasWhen the MTA recommends waiting until after 6 p.m. to take the subway (or if you want to go on a trip later than 6 p, the time will vary depending on when the subway is running), make sure to leave plenty of time to get off at a subway stop before you hit the rush hour.5.
Use public transitThe MTA doesn’t recommend using public transit during rush hours.
Instead, it recommends that you use public transit to get to the subway.
However, the agency recommends that if you are traveling in a subway car, it should be parked in a designated area on the subway platform.6.
Take your medication at the subway stopThe MTA notes that most subway stations offer restrooms, but there are a few exceptions.
If there’s a public restroom, make your way to the exit before you go to the next platform.
If the restroom is available, you can get there before the station opens.
If you do decide to take your medication before you leave the station, make certain that you can access the restroom quickly and comfortably, and that you don’t feel overwhelmed.7.
Don’t wear a maskWhen you’re on the train or subway, be sure to wear a full face mask for your protection.
The subway also offers masks for adults and children who need to wear one.
If a mask is not available, the Metro-North bus will provide one.8.
Be patientWhen it’s time to board the subway train or bus, you may need to be patient.
The train or buses usually take about 20 minutes to arrive at the stop, but depending on how far you’re going, it could take longer.9.
Plan your tripThe MTA is also urging that you plan out your trip, including where you’re headed, how long you’ll be on the trip, what you’ll need to do to get there, and any stops you might have to get on or off.
It recommends that there be a map of all stops, and a guide to where to find the closest train or shuttle.10.
Use the subway at your own riskThe MTA also recommends that when you’re walking or biking to the bus stop, you should be prepared for an accident or other problems.
But, the service doesn’t provide any special safety gear, so you should also wear a helmet or a personal protective equipment vest.