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NEW YORK CITY — New York plans to add more than 2,000 buses to the New York City MTA over the next five years.

Gov. Andrew M. Cuomo recently was joined by MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast and MTA New York City Transit President Ronnie Hakim to introduce the next generation vehicles to the public, as well as a preview of enhanced amenities like USB charging ports and Wi-Fi. The new buses, which will replace nearly 40 percent of the MTA’s current fleet and represent a $1.3 billion investment of Capital Program resources, will begin hitting streets next month.

“We’re reimagining the MTA to improve services for all New Yorkers,” Cuomo said. “Today’s world demands connectivity, and we’re meeting that challenge with state-of-the-art buses and a major overhaul of the MTA’s fleet. This upgrade will create a stronger, more convenient and more connected mass transit system for years to come.”

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Source: Gov. Cuomo’s office

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