Stimulus bill includes $4 billion for MTA
The new $900 billion stimulus package also includes $4
billion in funding for the MTA.
In a statement to News 12, the agency's chairman and CEO Patrick
Foye said in part, "This crucial funding will allow us to get through 2021
without devastating service cuts and layoffs of over 9,000 colleagues."
Foye had warned a lack of new relief
money would lead to painful cuts on the rails, subways, and bus service.
He adds that the agency still faces a
gaping deficit in the years to come, but that this federal aid is a good first step.