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New MTA Plans to Fight Sexual Assaults on Subways

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has a new plan to fight sexual assaults and lewdness in the city's mass transit system.

Security cameras on subway cars, more training for MTA personnel, and stricter penalties for violators are some of the measures expected to be announced by the agency later today.

A recent study on subway crime found over 3,000 incidents of sexual misconduct on subways were reported between 2008 and 2013.

The 4, 5 and 6 lines were named as the worst, with problems most often occurring during the morning rush hours.

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