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