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Cuomo Announces New Winter Weather Preparations For MTA

Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced new winter procedures for the MTA in preparation for the upcoming season.
Gov. Andrew Cuomo has announced new winter procedures for the MTA in preparation for the upcoming season. Photo Credit: Wikimedia Commons

WESTCHESTER COUNTY, N.Y. -- Gov. Andrew Cuomo has unveiled a new set of winter operations for the Metropolitan Transit Authority in preparation for the upcoming season.

The 2014-2015 weather plan has been updated to include new snow-fighting equipment for the Department of Buses; new improved cold-weather and communications equipment; increased planning and collaboration with the Department of Sanitation; and more alerts and checks on service for quicker and more proactive operations planning.

“New York’s mass transit system is vital to keeping the city going – and we’re doing everything necessary to make sure that the system runs as smoothly as possible through the cold winter months,” Cuomo said in a statement. “By activating this winter operation plan, the MTA is doubling down on its preparations for inclement weather and taking important steps to help buses and trains avoid delays and keep commuters safe.”

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