Report: MTA faces "the greatest crisis" in its history
The MTA is facing "the greatest crisis" in its history because of the pandemic, according to state Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli in a new report.
DiNapoli says MTA ridership is expected to drop 67% from last year, and likely won't return to 2019 levels for another three years.
He says if the MTA does not received federal help, unprecedented service cuts and workforce reductions will follow.
The MTA has an outstanding request for $12 billion from the federal government to balance its budget through 2021, but it remains uncertain what, if anything, will be forthcoming.