Hard to believe it’s been a year since we were thrust into the vast unknown of COVID-19. The MTA kept service running throughout to allow essential workers to get where they needed to go so the rest of us could stay home. They’ve undertaken initiatives and implemented protocols – some more successful than others – to help keep us safe.
The MTA’s fiscal resources have been devastated as a result. More federal funding is critical to emerging from the crisis, as is restarting the capital program. The city’s $3 billion is needed sooner than later to help kickstart it. Congestion pricing will hopefully pick it up from there.