The two feuding pols are locked in a battle over funding the city's mass transit system - and 63% of voters think it's hurting NY.
The second phase, which will be outlined in the coming weeks, will consist of long-term improvements, including better subway cars, a new signal system and more modern communications technology.
Cuomo told Lhota and Transport Workers Union 100 President John Samuelsen that the state is fulfilling its comment. According to the New York Times, Foran said that the MTA plans to raise fares and tolls in 2019 and 2021 to fund the costly repairs.
On Tuesday, Lhota urged the state and the city to share the cost.
Cuomo's proposal came two days after Lhota released an $836 million plan to improve service on the city's aging and delay-ridden subway system.
The plan is still in its early stages, Lhota said.
The plans include expanding a program to fix 1,300 failing signals, cleaning up 40,000 street grates to divert water and clean up debris, and enlisting the New York State Public Service Commission to address power issues.More news: Ed Sheeran, Stormzy, The xx among Mercury Prize 2017
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"I emphasize always: The state of NY controls the MTA and the state of NY needs to own up to its responsibilities because it controls the MTA", Mayor Bill de Blasio said in his own press conference yesterday. New Yorkers need help, and they need it now.
On Thursday, Cuomo and his newly appointed MTA chairman Joseph Lhota, speaking at separate events, made the argument that the financial obligation to fix the city's subways falls on the city not the state, despite decades of the state's Metropolitan Transportation Authority controlling the day-to-day operations of the region's transit system.
"Part of what I'm trying to make clear is it begins with responsibility", the mayor said.
"Without financial support from the state -and the city- riders will be forced to suffer through more delays, more breakdowns and more misery", he said.
But New York City Mayor Bill de Blasio has balked at funding half the plan, calling it "unfair" to New York City taxpayers. This comes after recent train derailments in Harlem and in Brooklyn. "The NYC Subway Action Plan marks the beginning of a new chapter for the MTA and provides an opportunity to stabilize and improve the system and lay the foundation for modernization".
The rescue plan includes a pilot program to remove seats on at least two lines to cram more passengers into each vehicle, which has attracted scathing commentary.