Federal relief money is coming to New York State after President Trump signed the $900-billion coronavirus relief package into law.
The state itself didn't get aid but programs and businesses in New York are expected to get more than $54 billion. About $4 billion of that will go to the MTA, averting massive MTA layoffs and drastic service cuts. However, The MTA says the agency still needs around $8 billion in federal help. New York Senator Chuck Schumer says lawmakers will try to get more relief under President elect Joe Biden.