More people riding the subways, buses, and railroads is a welcome sign as we settle into our next normal and hope for the continued good health of our city and region. Service must continue at levels that can accommodate the more riders, and cleaning and disinfecting must continue to the same high standards so people feel comfortable coming back to the system. The capital program would continue the MTA’s safety and rebuilding efforts with signal upgrades, new rolling stock, station and accessibility improvements and expansion projects like Penn Access and SAS phase 2.
None of this can happen without federal funding.
Read full testimony here: 9.23.2020 Board Testimony Funding