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Despite Derailments, System Is Safe-Need for State of Good Repair Funding Through Congestion Pricing is Highlighted

Millions of riders depend on transit to get them where they’re going safely every day, and they should continue to have faith in the MTA’s subways, buses, and rail. Derailments are extremely rare, especially given the number of trains in operation 24/7. The two incidents are not similar or related, and as we await the results of inspections of the rail in today‚Äôs incident it’s important to note that the MTA is employing new technologies to determine — well in advance — if wheels, tracks, signals, or other essential parts of the transit system need replacement/repairs. Keeping the system in a state of good repair is critical, and congestion pricing funds will go to help pay for that essential work.