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Threat Of Subway Photo Ban Riseth Again

NYC Transit Authority is putting the subway photo ban back up for vote with the MTA board!
Back in September, it seemed like the MTA was moving away from a full-blown ban. However, an amended proposal that would have put a ban on photographing sensitive areas, like dispatcher's room and towers (as the Daily News reports), was rejected. The full-up photo ban was officially proposed in the State Register (PDF) last Wednesday. Subchat speculates that this was a sneaky move, because most people's minds were on turkeys. A 45-day period of public comment began on November 24 and will close on January 10. Here are the amendments:

1050.9.c. No photograph, film or video recording shall be made or taken on or in any conveyance or facility by any person, except members of the press holding valid press identification cards issued by the New York City Police Department or by others duly authorized in writing to engage in such activity by the authority. All photographic activity must be conducted in accordance with the provisions of this Part.

1040.4.f. No photograph, film or video recording shall be made or taken on or in any conveyance or facility by any person, except members of the press holding valid press identification cards issued by the New York City Police Department or by others duly authorized in writing to engage in such activity by SIRTOA or the authority. All photographic activity must be conducted in accordance with the provisions of this Part.

Gothamist thinks it's time for another protest. You can email your comments here and/or mail them to:
David Goldenberg
New York City Transit Authority
130 Livingston Street, Room 1207
Brooklyn NY 11201
718-694-5454

Gothamist on the subway photo ban.