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Statement from MTA Chairman and CEO Patrick J. Foye on Senate Passage of the American Rescue Plan

Updated March 6, 2021 8:15 p.m.

“This is a great day for all Americans, mass transit customers and our heroic employees. We are grateful that the Senate passed the American Rescue Plan which includes more than $6 billion in federal funding for the MTA. This funding is crucial as we work to bring back ridership and recover from the pandemic. Critically, it will also further offset COVID’s impact and help protect against devastating service cuts and layoffs in the years ahead where we still face deficits. 

“We have said all along that this is a national crisis that requires a national solution. A strong MTA is essential to New York and the nation’s rebound, and we’re eager to help get the economy back on track and carry the region forward as we have all along. 

“Thank you to President Biden for your vision, along with Senate Majority Leader Schumer for your unwavering leadership, and the tireless hard work and support of Speaker Pelosi and the bipartisan New York delegation. We look forward to the House's swift passage of this plan and President Biden signing it into law."