Rep. Maloney Applauds Essential Federal Funding for MTA in the FY21-Pandemic Relief Omnibus
Congresswoman Carolyn B. Maloney (D-NY) released the following statement after House and Senate passage of the FY21 Omnibus and Coronavirus Relief Bill, applauding the inclusion of approximately $4 billion in emergency federal funding for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA).
“I want to thank House and Senate leadership for including approximately $4 billion in emergency relief funding for the MTA in this relief package.
“The MTA is the lifeblood of New York City. As long as the MTA teeters on the precipice of financial ruin, our city will never be able to recover from this pandemic. This relief funding is critical to meet the immediate needs of the MTA, but we will need more aid in the future. The MTA has stated that it will need an infusion of $12 billion over the next two years in order to regain a level of financial stability and I will be working with my NY delegation colleagues to make sure that happens.”
On December 2, Rep. Maloney, in partnership with Reps. Adriano Espaillat and Nydia Velazquez, led a bipartisan delegation letter to House and Senate leadership urging “immediate and substantial financial assistance” for the MTA. Additionally, she led a bipartisan group of her colleagues in March calling for immediate relief for the MTA to be included in the CARES Act. She has also joined her colleagues in sending letters to leadership on the MTA funding issue in April, June, and September.
Congresswoman Maloney has been a longtime advocate for the MTA. In her time at Congress, she has helped secure over $2 billion in federal funding for the Second Avenue Subway and L Train repairs.