Subway video honors transit COVID-19 worker deaths

Created: January 26, 2021 03:39 PM

New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is honoring its 136 employees who have died of COVID-19 since the pandemic began with a digital memorial at 107 subway stations, the authority announced Monday.

The tribute features photos of the fallen transit workers accompanied by a poem titled "Travels Far" by former U.S. poet laureate Tracy K. Smith. The poem was commissioned by the MTA and will appear in multiple languages at the designated stations.

The video tribute will play three times a day through Feb. 7, transit officials said.

An online version at is accompanied by an original score by composer Christopher Thompson

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