The agency faced a severe loss of revenue during the pandemic. Schumer said the federal funds will help stop service cuts.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul Says 2nd Avenue Subway Expansion Into East Harlem Will Get Green Light From Federal Infrastructure Law
“The $10 billion goes to maintaining service, keeping the employees and improving the signal system, improving the existing lines. There’s also money available for Penn South, and Metro-North and Penn Access,” Schumer said.READ MORE: Gov. Hochul To Get Update On Second Avenue Subway ExpansionNew Yorkers Sound Off: Why Go Ahead With Congestion Pricing When MTA Just Had $25 Billion Fall Into Its Lap?
President Biden said he will sign the deal into law when Congress returns from a week’s recess.