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28 July 2017, 12:35 | Melanie Burgess
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It'll also be accelerating signal repairs and renovating more subway cars.
On Wednesday, MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota said that the first phase of the program would start immediately, addressing 79 percent of what he describes as the major causes of delays.
Cuomo said that "most" of Con Edison's corrective action plan will be completed by the end of 2017, on "a very aggressive timeline", with violations triggering fines from the PSC.
"To the operating budget, Chairman Lhota's plan calls for $456 million in additional resources - it's quite an awesome 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.
Lhota's plan calls for the city and state to split the cost of the repairs.
De Blasio has skewered Cuomo for letting the century-old system break down as he allocates money for it elsewhere, and the governor's terse statement noting Lhota's plan briefly before turning his attention to a plan for a Gateway Tunnel.
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The plan is still in its early stages, Lhota said.
"Part of what I'm trying to make clear is it begins with responsibility", the mayor said. "The fundamental responsibility of government is to respond in a timely and effective way when people need help".
More riders blame Gov. Andrew Cuomo than Mayor Bill de Blasio for the meltdown of the subways, a new poll released on Thursday shows.
Cuomo, speaking at a breakfast with business leaders in midtown Manhattan, said the state's Metropolitan Transportation Authority is developing a "subway partnership program" that would invite companies to sponsor stations. On Thursday, Cuomo reiterated the State's commitment to fund 50 percent of the plan and called on de Blasio to pony up the other half.
At a news conference on Tuesday, Lhota unveiled the $836 million NYC Subway Action Plan, the MTA's new plan to stabilize and improve the system and lay the foundation for modernizing the New York City subway. "Without financial support from the state - and the city - riders will be forced to suffer through more delays, more breakdowns and more misery". "Con Edison has a duty to safely, prudently and effectively provide electricity that powers the subway system".
Lhota this week unveiled a plan to fix the subways that includes adding cars on trains to ease overcrowding, removing seats from some cars to increase capacity and prioritizing door maintenance.
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