New York City Governor Andrew Cuomo has announced on Monday that the MTA is getting major renovations- thank god! Are you sick of losing cell service underground? Are you irritated that, unlike the MetroNorth trains, subways do not have charging stations? Well today’s your lucky day, because these and more renovations will be coming to a station near you!
Cuomo has announced that trains will be getting over one thousand Wi-Fi equipped cars, USB charging stations, security camera, and multicolored displays! These changes will be occurring over the course of the next five years and by 2020, several stations will be receiving a makeover (thirty-one, to be exact)! The first three stations will be Brooklyn’s Prospect Park, 53rd street, and Bay Ridge Avenue stations. These station closures will not be expected to last more than six months, so it will all hopefully be a very quick and beautiful fix.
“People want to work, and they want their device to work 24 hours a day,” Cuomo stated at the New York Transit Museum in Brooklyn. “They don’t want to have to look up. There has to be WiFi, and there need to be charging ports.” Bravo, Governor Cuomo.