Trump says $298 million in relief funding headed to NY MTA from the federal government

Trump says $298 million in relief funding headed to NY MTA from the federal government
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President TrumpDonald John TrumpFederal plan to contain Washington protests employs 7,600 personnel: report GOP Rep calls on primary opponent to condemn campaign surrogate's racist video Tennessee court rules all registered voters can obtain mail-in ballots due to COVID-19 MORE announced Thursday evening that $298 million in relief funding allocated in the $2.2 trillion CARES Act is on its way to New York City’s transportation system. 

“This is critical to keeping essential personnel moving and aiding metro NYC in recovery. We are here for the people of New York!” tweeted Trump, a native of Queens, N.Y.


The CARES Act allocated $25 billion for mass transit, of which $3.9 billion is allocated for the New York transit system. Trump said that with the payment, the agency will have received more than $2 billion of those federal funds.

New York Gov. Andrew CuomoAndrew CuomoCuomo says he 'never apologized' to NYPD for saying they 'did not do their job' CDC director warns Floyd protests could be 'seeding event' for coronavirus Former Obama aide goes off on looters: 'There are human beings that live in this goddamn neighborhood' MORE (D) told reporters last week that the agency "desperately needs funding because the ridership is way down,” as inhabitants have sheltered in place amid the state's stay-at-home orders. 

Last month Cuomo announced New York City will temporarily suspend subway service between 1 a.m. and 5 a.m. for daily cleaning and disinfecting for the metro area's essential workers.

“Any essential worker who shows up and gets on a train should know that that train was disinfected the night before,” Cuomo told reporters at his daily coronavirus press briefing.