During the greatest health crisis of our time, the MTA has done its best to maintain essential
levels of service for the New Yorkers who save lives and care for the sick and all those who
allow us to atten the curve. Heartbreakingly, more than 100 transit authority workers have
died—most worked on subways and buses. We mourn their loss and appreciate their
colleagues’ continuing efforts to move New York.
The pandemic has also wreaked havoc on the authority’s nances. The formerly unfathomable
loss of fare, toll and tax revenue, combined with signicant additional cleaning and security
expenses, is decimating the agency’s budget.
Basically, the MTA is going broke to help save New York.
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