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The MTA has big plans for the 2017 preliminary budget and four-year financial plan.

A ride around the city costs more than ever before, but at least passengers can enjoy some new eye candy coming soon. Starting on Tuesday, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) will premiere its fresh fleet of refined buses.

New York State Governor Andrew Cuomo announced that the MTA will begin to present their first set of 75 new buses that will feature Wi-Fi and USB charging ports next week.

Seven buses will go into immediate service starting Tuesday and the remaining buses will be delivered at four to five per day. All 75 buses will arrive by summer and will operate in Richmond Hill, South Jamaica, South Ozone Park, Springfield Gardens, Rosedale and Far Rockaway.

“Today, we are reimagining the MTA for the 21st century and creating a transit system that will meet the needs of the next generation of New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. “New York is investing in the MTA like never before, and together we are recapturing the boldness and ambition that made this the Empire State in the first place.”

Earlier this year, Cuomo revealed that a total of 2,042 buses would be cruising the city streets over the next five years, replacing almost half of the current fleet of vehicles.

 

 

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