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After Securing Nearly $10 Billion for the MTA in Federal COVID Relief Funds, Maloney Celebrates Ferry Service Revival

Jul 21, 2021
Press Release

After Securing Nearly $10 Billion for the MTA in Federal COVID Relief Funds, Maloney Celebrates Ferry Service Revival

This Week, Metro-North Railroad Announced the Resumption of Ferry Service to Coincide with Train Service Increase to Nearly Pre-Pandemic levels

Newburgh, NY – Today, Rep. Sean Patrick Maloney released the following statement, celebrating the essential funding he secured for the MTA and Metro-North in the American Rescue Plan and CARES Acts that has enabled service to resume at close to full capacity.

“Folks are going back into the office, and they need safe, reliable, and fast transportation to get there. Getting Metro-North up and running at full capacity is key to New York’s economic recovery,” said Rep. Maloney. “The MTA saw steep declines in ridership, expensive sanitation efforts, and a massive budget shortfall during the pandemic. I worked hard to deliver the funding necessary to help fill that deficit and get operations back to normal. Now, we are seeing the impact of that investment. We’re not at 100 percent yet, but thanks to the nearly $10 billion I helped secure in Washington, we are getting close.”

On Monday, MTA Metro-North Railroad announced the Haverstraw-Ossining and Newburgh-Beacon ferry services will resume on Monday, August 30, just one day after Metro-North's service increase, which will increase train service to 83% of pre-pandemic levels. 

The CARES Act, which Rep. Maloney voted to pass in March of last year, allocated $4.35 billion to New York in Transportation Funds. $3.8 billion of those funds went exclusively to the MTA. Amtrak additionally received approximately $1 billion to meet funding needs after a decline of ridership on the Northeast Corridor and long-distance routes due to COVID-19. 

The American Rescue Plan Act, which Rep. Maloney voted to pass in February, dedicated over $6 billion to the MTA, as well as $4 million for New York Stewart International Airport.

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