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Congressional Relief Package Includes $4 Billion For New York's MTA. But Is It Enough?

A commuter rides in a MTA subway car during morning rush hour on June 8, 2020, in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)
A commuter rides in a MTA subway car during morning rush hour on June 8, 2020, in New York City. (Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images)

The relief package reached by Congress includes about $14 billion for public transportation, including $4 billion for New York’s Metropolitan Transportation Agency.

The MTA is in a deep financial hole because ridership and revenue plummeted during the pandemic.

Host Peter O’Dowd talks to Patrick Foye, chairman and CEO of the MTA, about the impact the pandemic has had and if the federal support is enough to get the MTA back on solid footing.

This article was originally published on WBUR.org.

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