The line would connect to 17 subway stations and the Long Island Rail Road.
Congestion pricing is supposed to start in 2023.
“There's economic opportunities. There's jobs," one community advocate said of an Inter-Borough Express plan that would include The Bronx.
The incident came just over a week after Mayor Adams, alongside Gov. Kathy Hochul, released a plan to improve safety across the system.
Senate Majority Leader Chuck Schumer called this the largest lump sum payment to a transit agency ever.
Governor Kathy Hochul said this means the project is in the "home stretch" towards construction.
The MetroCard was introduced on January 6th, 1994, the start of a long goodbye for the subway token. But before all that, we had paper tickets and dime-dropping.
The governor made the announcement during her State of the State address.
"The flipside is people are getting much less sick, and so many fewer hospitalizations, and people are coming back to work more quickly," MTA acting chairman Janno Lieber said.
Governor Kathy Hochul signed the legislation, which is to promote cycling and pedestrian access at bridges and stations, on Tuesday.
The increase in cases comes as the MTA is already contending with crew shortages.
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