New York Governor Andrew Cuomo on Thursday called on the private sector to help improve New York City's aging subway system, saying business and civic organizations could each contribute $250,000 to join a "partnership council" and clean up dirty, decrepit areas.
Components of the first phase include signal and track maintenance, expanding major overhaul capacity from 950 to 1,100 cars per year to increase reliability, increasing the frequency of station cleaning by 30 percent and overhauling digital communications assets.
The union's elected officials and members showed support of the action plan on Wednesday at the MTA's monthly board meeting. They want him to split the $836 million price tag, but de Blasio says he won't give the MTA more city dollars until the agency spends its money more wisely.
"To the operating budget, Chairman Lhota's plan calls for $456 million in additional resources - it's quite an fantastic coincidence, that is literally the amount of money that the state of NY has diverted from the MTA's budget since 2011", he said at a press conference.
The mayor called Lhota's plan "a positive step", and emphasized that the city would work with the state and the MTA through its police, medical and homeless services, to help with law enforcement on the system and dispatch EMTs in medical emergencies.
"You slow down the subway system, you slow down the blood flow in this city", Cuomo said.
Lhota said the second phase of the plan would focus on modernizing the system, a much more massive and costly undertaking, and would be outlined in the coming weeks.
"There is no time for delay, and there is no tolerance for a lack of commitment on this issue".
Promising action on New York City's chronic subway delays and train derailments, the state-run Metropolitan Transportation Authority unveiled a more than $800 million emergency plan effective immediately - as soon as the dysfunctional political system sorts out funding.
"I emphasize always: The state of NY controls the MTA and the state of NY needs to own up to its responsibilities because it controls the MTA", Mayor Bill de Blasio said in his own press conference yesterday.
Underneath the cordial surface, combustible NY politics still simmers.
Over the weekend, de Blasio rode the F train at the 4th Avenue-9th Street station and reiterated that it's Cuomo's responsibility to fix the subway system.
Remove seats from cars to create more standing room on crowded lines - like the L train.
US prosecutors have gathered more than 4.3 million documents covering more than 40 million pages in the ongoing probe. His lawyers disclosed the plan during a brief conference with a judge, spokesman David Ashenfelter said.
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Prepaid shore excursions will be refunded. "The hoods and umbrellas obscured their faces", reported the Washington Post . Earlier, several people, including at least one child, were escorted by authorities off the vessel in separate groups.
Samsung said its record-high earnings were mainly buoyed by the booming chip market amid rising demand for storage products. The company revealed an operating profit of 14.1 trillion South Korean won ($12.67 billion).
Charlie's doctors are responding to the facts of his condition, not the demands of the NHS, as the court case amply demonstrated. Michio Hirano, a neurology expert at New York's Columbia Medical Center and from the Vatican's Babino Gesu pediatric hospital.
Although the study revealed a high proportion of the players had CTE , the authors point out several limitations of the study. Combat veterans and athletes in rough contact sports like football and boxing are among those thought to be most at risk.
Lesnar competed at heavyweight in the UFC and spent a period as their champion before focusing all his attentions on WWE again. It wasn't Cormier's fault that Jones crashed his vehicle and it wasn't Cormier's fault that Jones left the scene.
Using official powers for corrupt purposes, such as impeding or obstructing an investigation, can constitute a crime. He'll need help from Rosenstein, the Justice Department's No. 2, who is the special counsel's immediate supervisor.
She remained in custody Monday in Merced County on suspicion of drunken driving and manslaughter, according to booking records. A GoFundMe page has been created to help the family pay for Jacqueline's funeral expenses.
No one begrudges our troops their health and medical care - singling out transgender troops is irrational and wrong. Sanders, speaking to reporters at the White House later Wednesday, said it was exclusively a "military decision".
The emir of Qatar on Friday said he was prepared to engage in negotiations as long as his country's sovereignty was not violated. The quartet cut diplomatic ties and transport links with Qatar in early June, accusing it of supporting extremists.
Justin Bieber hits photographer with truck, but it's all cool
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MTV VMAs Will Celebrate Talent And Not Gender
However, she was snubbed in the Video Of The Year and Artist Of The Year categories, while The Weeknd was shortlisted for both. In May, MTV adopted gender neutral categories for their Movie & TV Awards, combining Best Actor and Best Actress categories.
WhatsApp reaches 1 billion daily active users
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In Pics: Gujarat floods wreak havoc
Rajasthan's Jalore, Pali and Sirohi districts have been inundated and road and rail traffic has been thrown out of gear. A high alert has been sounded as more than 20 highways of the state got submerged into floods .
Draymond Green Sued For Assault, Battery
Green allegedly slapped Edmonson, a former Spartans football player, leading to Green's arrest for misdemeanor assault. Edmondson claimed in the first incident that two of Green's friends choked both he and his girlfriend.
Toyota Long-Range EV Set to Arrive in 2022
That's a little ways off, as Reuters notes, and there's no telling where traditional lithium-ion tech will go in the meantime. The newspaper reports that other automakers are also developing solid-state batteries for next-generation electric cars .
Insurance firm: 2 employees hurt in Swiss attack
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