MTA Subway Action Plan Funded, Boosting Car Overhaul Rate


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The busiest U.S. transit agency will be fully staffing its two car overhaul shops 24/7 and will now fully rehabilitate more than 1,300 cars per year.

MTA, the busiest transit agency that serves New York City, will be fully staffing its two car overhaul shops 24/7 and will now fully rehabilitate more than 1,300 cars per year in them, New York Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo and MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota announcedApril 6. They said full funding of the $836 million Subway Action Plan has been secured in the FY 2019 state budget, allowing for more hiring and a plan to rehab nearly 40 percent more subway cars in the shops than in previous years.

“The subway system is the lifeblood of New York City, and the newly fully funded Subway Action Plan is essential to deliver a mass transit system of the caliber that New York’s economy and people…

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