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Hoverboards banned on NYC transit system

8 months 3 weeks 2 days ago January 28, 2016 Jan 28, 2016 Thursday, January 28 2016 January 28, 2016 10:14 AM in News
Source: Associated Press
By: APnewsNow

NEW YORK - The MTA has banned hoverboards from the New York City transit system for safety reasons.

Transit officials announced Wednesday that riders will not be allowed to bring the two-wheeled motorized devices on buses, subway platforms and trains, the Long Island Rail Road, Metro-North Railroad and the Staten Island Railway.

Officials say the ban is being issued because the lithium battery devices are a fire risk. MTA board Vice Chairman Fernando Ferrer says, "Certainly, you don't want anything like that in a crowded subway car."

The MTA will launch an ad campaign reminding riders of the ban.

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