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FILE -- Andy Byford, the president of the New York City Transit Authority, in New York, July 10, 2018. This year, 621 people have ended up on the rails or struck by a train — a worrisome trend that subway officials are struggling to curtail. “In New York, we have more incidents of people on the tracks than anywhere else I’ve worked,” said Byford, who has also been a top transit official in London, Sydney and Toronto. (Chang W. Lee/The New York Times)