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Statement from MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye on President Biden Signing the American Rescue Plan into Law

Updated March 11, 2021 7:45 p.m.

“By signing this landmark legislation into law, President Biden has proven what we’ve known all along – that he is a steadfast supporter of mass transit. 'Amtrak Joe' has delivered a historic amount of funding for transit agencies across the country and for New Yorkers. We thank Secretary Buttigieg for his clear support of transit agencies' need for robust federal support. Thanks to the leadership of our local champion Senate Majority Leader Schumer, Speaker Pelosi and the bipartisan New York delegation, this significant $6.5 billion in critical federal funding will allow us to focus more on welcoming back riders instead of doomsday budget planning."