Governor Cuomo declares MTA state of emergency as subway system struggles

PIX 11 NEWS | 6/29/2017, 12:11 p.m.
The governor announced Thursday he is signing an executive order declaring a state of emergency for the MTA.
Subway at 125th Street following the derailment Nayaba Arinde photo

The governor announced Thursday he is signing an executive order declaring a state of emergency for the MTA.

“Today I’m signing an executive order declaring a state of emergency when it comes to the MTA, which will allow us to expedite many of the government processes,” Gov. Andrew Cuomo said.

Cuomo is also asking MTA chief Joe Lhota for a MTA reorganization plan to be submitted within the next 30 days, and a review of the capital plan be done in 60 days.

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