Possible Reduction for New York City MTA Services
The MTA can possibly reduce their services by up to 40 percent after not receiving the necessary $12 billion in federal aid they desperately need since the pandemic hit.
By cutting down on subways, buses, and SIR, the MTA will save $880 million in annual income, subway headways will increase by up to eight minutes, and bus headways will rise by up to 15 minutes.
The MTA is losing $200 million a week, "not even the Great Depression saw a dramatic drop in ridership like the pandemic-induced one," MTA Chairman Pat Foye said.
This lack of funding will also force the agency to cut back on permanent positions, leaving thousands without a job, which will evidently result in lane closures, delays in incident responses, and less frequent city maintenance.
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