MTA to spend grant money on subway terrorism protection
The state is figuring out how to spend a lump sum of money to protect train and subway stations from terrorism.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) is planning to spend almost $600 million to protect subway riders from a possible terrorist attack. For security reasons, the agency is not giving too many details on which stations will be upgraded.
A spokesperson for the MTA says the grant money will be spent to protect key stations considered as possible terror targets.
Many Bronx subway riders News 12 The Bronx spoke with say they would rather see the grant being use to protect subway stations from common crimes like mugs and theft, or even to improve some of the deteriorating subway stations.