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How the MTA Plans to Spend Billions on its Subway Wishlist

(THE CITY) Jose Martinez and Ann Choi, October 14, 2019

The wishlist for modernizing New York’s ancient transit system — everything from new subway cars to more station elevators to a fast-track signal system — carries an enormous price tag: a record $51.5 billion.

But the funding for the proposed 2020-2024 MTA Capital Program is no sure thing.

Here’s our interactive look at the MTA’s subway wishlist and the numbers that could derail the vision.

SIGNALING QUICKER COMMUTES

Sections of six subway lines — including the busiest in the system, the 4, 5 and 6 lines — are marked for extensive signal modernization projects.

The proposed $7.1 billion signal modernization projects will come with another cost: ongoing inconvenience to riders. Previous installation of upgraded signals along the L and 7 lines required frequent weekend service interruptions that were scattered over close to a decade.

Source: https://thecity.nyc/2019/10/how-the-mta-plans-to-spend-billions-on-its-subway-wishlist.html?utm_campaign=mailchimp&utm_source=daily&utm_medium=newsletter