New York City MTA

Experts: Cash infusion helps NY transit but isn't cure-all

A $29 billion infusion into the city's transportation network will go mostly to provide long-overdue repairs and upgrades, transit experts said, leaving the nation's largest city lagging behind modern systems around the world. "We're not investing enough in our region's infrastructure," said Veronica Vanterpool, executive director of the Tri-State Transportation Campaign, an advocacy group dedicated to reducing car dependency in New York, New Jersey and Connecticut. "In the tristate region we have $400 billion in infrastructure needs." The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's five-year, $26.1 billion mass transit modernization plan struck...