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MTA’s $4B in COVID relief from Congress comes with layoff ban

MTA’s $4B in COVID relief from Congress comes with layoff ban
The MTA is the only transit agency in the nation to have a no-layoff stipulation tied to its relief funding. That’s in part because the MTA is set to receive 28% of the $14 billion earmarked for American transit agencies through the bill.

22, 2020, file photo, passengers board a bus near the Fordham Metro North station, in New York.New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority has approved a budget, Wednesday, Dec.” Most Read MTA officials have for months warned they’d be forced to lay off more than 9,300 workers and slash New York City’s bus and subway service by 40% without immediate federal relief.MTA Chairman Patrick Foye (Gardiner Anderson/for New York Daily News) “Had we not gotten this federal aid .

[More New York] MTA to honor hero subway operator who died saving riders in arson-sparked tunnel fire p “There’s an absolute need for new streams of revenue at the MTA,” said Samuelsen.MTA Chairman Patrick Foye said Monday the relief money would keep prevent those layoffs or service cuts for the rest of 2021 — but warned the agency needs another $8 billion in the coming years to plug its deficits.

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