"It's a significant investment and it's one that's been a really long time coming. It's huge and a lot of the credit goes to the folks who have pushing for this... for a long time," Nick Sifuentes, executive director of Tri-State Transportation Campaign, told Smart Cities Dive.
Still, questions remain until MTA releases the full details of the plan, which an agency spokesperson says will happen next week in time for the MTA board meeting on Wednesday.
"One question is what's the timeline for getting the 70 stations done. And the second is what is the funding strategy here? Where is the funding going to come from and is money guaranteed? Is it going to keep the MTA from having to borrow and go into additional significant debt, and what can be done to limit the amount of debt?" Sifuentes said.
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