MTA to Improve Service

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The Metropolitan Transportation Authority is investing millions of dollars to improve and increase service on its subways, buses and commuter railroads over the next year, Gov. Andrew Cuomo announced Monday.

The improvements are the result of additional state funds, increased revenue from fare and toll hikes and MTA cost-cutting, he said. Nearly all of the enhancements, which are contained in the MTA's mid-year revised financial plan, will be phased in over the next 12 months.

Under the new service initiatives, New York City Transit will spend nearly $8 million on expanded bus and subway service. Another $6 million will help improve station conditions, including more security cameras and additional track and station cleaning.

Subway improvements include the G train and M train, whose service will be extended to Delancey Street-Essex Street in Manhattan on weekends, instead of terminating at Myrtle Avenue in Brooklyn. This will reduce waits and transfers for 37,000 weekend riders.

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