New York City MTA

New York City's transit agency unveils $836M subway plan

The head of New York City's transit agency on Tuesday unveiled an $836 million plan to stabilize the beleaguered subway system, and promised that riders would see progress within the next year.

Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Joseph Lhota said it was the first phase of a larger subway action plan to modernize the system.

"New Yorkers are rightfully frustrated with the current state of the subways, and their demands for better service have been heard," Lhota said.

The first phase will focus on signal and track maintenance, car reliability, system safety and cleanliness, customer communications and management.

The plan includes cleaning...

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