Earlier this year, the MTA tested two types of track vacuum systems. The new units are part of the MTA’s ongoing Track Sweep initiative, which is a multi-pronged plan to dramatically reduce the amount of trash on subway tracks. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

Earlier this year, the MTA tested two types of track vacuum systems. The new units are part of the MTA’s ongoing Track Sweep initiative, which is a multi-pronged plan to dramatically reduce the amount of trash on subway tracks. Photo: Metropolitan Transportation Authority.

NEW YORK CITY — The MTA is mulling a ban on food in the subways after a garbage fire crippled subway service along four lines for more than two hours during the peak of Monday’s morning rush hour, reported amNewYork.

According to MTA Chairman Joe Lhota, the fire was particularly debilitating because of the amount of smoke it generated. Nine people were sent to area hospitals for treatment of minor injuries, the report said.

Lhota said the agency will ramp up track cleaning and has begun a “debate” about “what foods are appropriate” to eat on the subway, according to amNewYork. For the full story, click here.

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