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.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."