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MTA Launches Ad Campaign to Combat Uptick in Hate Crimes on City Transit
MTA Launches Ad Campaign to Combat Uptick in Hate Crimes on City Transit

Jan. 27, 2020 By Allie Griffin

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) launched a new ad campaign today to combat an uptick in hate crimes on the New York City transit system.

The “Hate Has No Place in Our Transportation System” public awareness campaign will promote kindness, respect and solidarity across digital screens in subways, buses and commuter railroads.

The campaign follows a year spotted with hate crimes within the city’s subways and buses. There was a 42 percent increase in hate crimes last year from 53 reported in 2018 to 75 in 2019, according to NYPD Transit Bureau statistics.

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