New York City’s MTA to Receive $6 Billion Dollars in COVID Relief Money

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The MTA is getting over $6 billion dollars in COVID relief money that’s being designated for New York City subways, LIRR and the Metro-North railroad.

Senator Chuck Schumer made the announcement along with Transportation Secretary Pete Buttigieg. The money was requested by city officials to help close funding gaps created by the pandemic. ridership in the city dropped dramatically when COVID hit.

The relief dollars will be used to prevent fare hikes, layoffs and service cuts, for now.