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Video Tribute Honors 136 Transit Employees Lost to COVID-19

A woman wearing a face mask walks along the 34th Hudson Yards Station (Photo by John Nacion / SOPA Images/Sipa USA)

NEW YORK (AP) — 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 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.

Transit officials say the video tribute will play three times a day from Monday January 25th through February 7th.

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

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