Improving subway signaling is considered one of the most meaningful investments the MTA can make to improve service. In 2014, the Regional Plan Association estimated that at the existing pace of implementation, it would take more than half a century to implement it systemwide and cost $20 billion. On Tuesday, the association’s vice president for transportation, Richard Barone, worried that the governor was searching for silver bullets where none exist. “There is no real quick fix to this problem,” he said, referring to the increasingly unreliable subway system. ”We’re talking about a mission critical piece of infrastructure. We need to have really tried-and-true and reliable technology, that’s matured, to make sure it’s operating in a very safe and reliable manner.”
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