De Blasio Unveils Plan to Fix Subways

Mayor Bill de Blasio has released a 5-point plan to improve the performance of the subway system, following a series of problems.

De Blasio said the MTA must provide immediate relief for riders by implementing changes to improve service and reliability.  He said the agency should set performance goals, establish clear accountability and develop a fair budget that accelerates the use of available resources.  De Blasio also wants the state to return money that’s been diverted from the MTA budget.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has called on New York City to increase its funding to the MTA.  The mayor has rejected that call, saying the city already contributes $2.5 billion.

The mayor rode the “F” train on Sunday where he pressured Cuomo and MTA Chairman Joe Lhota to fix the subway problems.

The MTA is expected to unveil its own plan to fix the subway this week.

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