NEW YORK — — Subway trains will no longer be required to allow food carts on them, the city’s top public health official said Thursday.
Mayor Bill de Blasio announced the new policy on Wednesday after a meeting with officials from New York and Los Angeles.
De Blasio announced that the City Council voted 8-0 in support of the measure Thursday.
Subway stations will allow food cart entry only at designated entrances and stations.
The ban applies to all subway platforms.
DeBartolo said food carts could be used in designated areas where other forms of food can be sold, such as on vending machines or in other designated areas.
The city will be in the business of supporting the communities most at risk from food-borne illnesses, he said.
DeBartholo also said there will be more public meetings on the policy, and that he’s looking forward to working with New Yorkers and tourists to help them understand the benefits of a more efficient system.