NEW YORK (CBSNewYork)Sen. Chuck Schumer said Sunday the Metropolitan Transportation Authority is getting $10 billion from President Joe Biden’s infrastructure deal to help the subway system.

The agency faced a severe loss of revenue during the pandemic. Schumer said the federal funds will help stop service cuts.

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“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.

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Schumer said there is also $24 billion for the Second Avenue Subway and the Gateway Project, along the Northeast Corridor rail line.

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President Biden said he will sign the deal into law when Congress returns from a week’s recess.

CBSNewYork Team