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$1 billion in new MTA funding, Governor declares state of emergency

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Staff Writer | June 29, 2017
MTA New York
Empire State   Con Ed will work with MTA

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.

The Governor also signed an executive order declaring a state of emergency to suspend procurement rules for the MTA, allowing the MTA to speed up repairs and the purchase of material and equipment to replace outdated infrastructure.

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 year​where feasible; and by end of year begin deploying remote monitoring equipment to speed up communications during crises.


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