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A report issued earlier this week by New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli said that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority has avoided “fiscal disaster” from the COVID-19 pandemic. However, the state-run agency still faces a precarious future.
Calling Sunday night’s breakdown unprecedented and unacceptable, New York Gov. Kathy Hochul pledged to New York City subway users to find out what caused the chain reaction of events that led to more than 80 trains being knocked out of service for more than four hours.
New Jersey’s House delegation has banded together to urge the Federal Transit Administration (FTA) to keep the agency’s long-standing funding formula when it allocates $14.2 billion in funding to transit agencies in New Jersey, New York and Connecticut.