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Andrew Cuomo's New York Budget Plan Includes Call to Change MTA Governance

  • Governor wants board changed to have more decision power
  • ‘Congestion pricing’ tolls into Manhattan proposed for revenue
Views Of Long Island City As Neighborhood Prepares For Amazon
Photographer: Christopher Lee/Bloomberg

New York Governor Andrew Cuomo called upon the state legislature to revamp the leadership of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, saying its governing structure has made the subway-and-bus operator dysfunctional.

The governor, backed for the first time by a Democratic majority in both houses of the state legislature, also promised to push for congestion-pricing tolls on motorists entering midtown Manhattan, a state law protecting women’s right to an abortion, legalized adult marijuana use, a “Green New Deal” to fight climate change and an end to cash bail to protect indigent criminal defendants.