BRONx-Metro’s iconic “Metro Blue” logo will return to the Bronx, where the iconic logo was first introduced to the public in 1954.
The logo will be officially displayed on the Bronx subway cars in 2020, the MTA said in a statement.
The new logo will include the name of the city, the “Bronx-New York” region and “Bronzefest,” an annual New York City street fair.
The city has been the home of the iconic Metropolitan Transit Authority since 1932.
The MTA has been in the news a lot in recent months for issues ranging from delays to the death of a baby.
In December, it was announced that the MTA was launching a $1 billion pilot program to replace subway stations with subway cars.
A report in December by the Manhattan Institute of Technology’s Metropolitan Policy Program found that while New York’s subway system is “in dire need of modernization,” “a massive transit system that includes the subway and the bus network would not only provide the greatest number of riders and the lowest fare, but would also serve as a major engine of economic development, a vital element of the public transit network.”
A total of 2,400 subway cars were in use at the time the report was issued.
In 2017, the city paid $1.4 billion to replace the subway cars and will pay $7 billion over 10 years for the subway system.
In 2020, New York plans to retire 1,600 subway cars, but that number will increase to 3,500 by 2023, the state’s Department of Transportation said.