MTA Board Votes On $51 Billion Capital Plan

The MTA Board will vote on Wednesday on a $51 billion capital plan that agency officials have called “historic.”

It includes new subway signals, new subway cars, upgrades to subway tracks, station improvements and the final installment of the Second Avenue Subway.

The MTA plans to buy more than 2,400 new buses and make improvements to depots.It also calls for the completion of the Long Island Rail Road’s East Side Access project, along with an improved infrastructure in Jamaica.

“The system has been stabilized and this capital plan offers us an extraordinary opportunity to now modernize it and provide world-class transit options to New Yorkers in an unprecedented time frame, and as we move forward we will rise to that challenge on behalf of our customers,” NYC Transit President Andy Byford said.

Photo Credit: Getty Images