Monday, July 24, 2017

De Blasio Rides F Train, Slams Cuomo for Not Taking Responsibility for City Subways

By Esha Ray and Erin Durkin

Derail. Delay. Deflect.

Mayor de Blasio took to the rails on Sunday and urged Gov. Cuomo to “take responsibility” for fixing the subway. And Hizzoner said the city has no plans to kick in more cash.

“The MTA is responsible for the New York City subways,” de Blasio said, as he rode an F train to a campaign event in downtown Brooklyn. “It's been that way for decades. The state of New York is responsible.”

De Blasio spoke out after Cuomo and the MTA chairman he appointed, Joe Lhota, claimed Thursday that a decades-old law makes the city solely responsible for funding the subways’ capital plan, even though the state has for years primarily funded the plan.

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Source: The New York Daily News (via The Empire Report) 

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