$1 billion in new MTA funding, Governor declares state of emergencyStaff Writer | June 29, 2017
At the MTA Genius Transit Challenge Conference, Governor Andrew M. Cuomo announced the State of New York will contribute an additional $1 billion to the MTA Capital Plan.
Empire State Con Ed will work with MTA
In addition, Governor Cuomo tasked Con Ed to commence an immediate investigation of their equipment, transmission and interlocks throughout the entire system.
Con Ed will work with MTA to within 90 days to complete inspections of their equipment at all remaining subway stations and repair any problems found; replace vulnerable cable servicing subway stations as prioritized by MTA by end of year; add redundancy to subway stations without redundancy by end of yearwhere feasible; and by end of year begin deploying remote monitoring equipment to speed up communications during crises. ■