New York Governor Declares Subway 'State of Emergency'
James Barron and Sarah Maslin Nir report: "Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo declared a state of emergency for the subway system on Thursday and said he would sign an executive order to accelerate efforts to improve service, including undertaking badly needed repairs and obtaining new cars and equipment."
Governor Cuomo also "ordered Joseph J. Lhota, the new chairman of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, which runs the subway, to provide a reorganization plan for the agency within 30 days, to 'design an organization that performs a function,' he said, denouncing the agency’s performance."
Potentially putting the money where the public relations is, Governor Cuomo also "pledged to direct an additional $1 billion for capital improvements," according to the article.
Here's a roundup of links from other news sources covering the emergency declaration:
- Cuomo Declares State of Emergency for NYC's Troubled Subways (Bloomberg)
- New York's governor declares MTA 'state of emergency' as transit failures pile up (Business Insider)
- The city’s failing subway system is now a state of emergency (New York Post)
- Cuomo Declares State Of Emergency For MTA, Calls Transit System’s State Of Decline ‘Unacceptable’ (CBS New York)
- Cuomo declares a ‘state of emergency’ for NYC subway (Curbed New York)
- Governor Andrew Cuomo Will Declare the MTA in a State of Emergency (New York)
- Cuomo declares state of emergency to expedite MTA subway repairs (amNewYork)
- New York's Subway System Is Officially in a 'State of Emergency' (Vice)