MTA brings celebrity voices to NYC transit announcements

NEW YORK (AP) — Riders on New York City subways and buses are getting an earful, thanks to some famous
hometown voices.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority on Friday launched a campaign that has celebrities including
Jerry Seinfeld, Whoopi Goldberg and Awkwafina making the announcements heard at subway stations, on
trains and buses.
The MTA said the announcements will run for at least a month, and highlight the importance of
mask-wearing and other coronavirus pandemic safety measures.
"As we start to look beyond the pandemic, we hope this new set of announcements will remind our
customers of what makes New York so special," said interim New York City Transit president Sarah
Feinberg in a statement.
The scripts were written in a collaboration between the MTA and Nico Heller, better known under his
social media personality of @newyorknico, and the celebrities were encouraged to put their own takes on
them as well, the MTA said.