ALBANY, N.Y. – Senator Michael Gianaris issued the following statement in response to news that the United States Attorney for the Southern District of New York filed a complaint against the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) for failing to include accessibility upgrades as part of station renovations.
"The MTA's continued emphasis on style over substance wastes scarce resources, hurts transit riders, and stunts our economy while its failed Enhanced Station Initiative continues to cosmetically renovate stations without improving service or accessibility. It should not take federal legal intervention to force the MTA to do its job, yet here we are. It is past time for the Enhanced Station Initiative to end and for the money to be spent instead on actually fixing our subways."
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