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New York City Subway Gets $1 Billion For Improvements

Subway trains at Brooklyn's Smith Street station travel above ground against a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, Wednesday June 21, 2017, in New York. Subway riders are frustrated by power outages, signal problems and other breakdowns with the number of train delays tripled in five years. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)
Subway trains at Brooklyn's Smith Street station travel above ground against a backdrop of the Manhattan skyline, Wednesday June 21, 2017, in New York. Subway riders are frustrated by power outages, signal problems and other breakdowns with the number of train delays tripled in five years. (Bebeto Matthews/AP)

New York Gov. Andrew Cuomo declared a state of emergency Thursday for the New York City subway system, which is in serious need of repairs. The announcement comes days after a train derailment in Manhattan that injured dozens.

Here & Now‘s Jeremy Hobson speaks with Michael Regan ( @Reganonymous), senior editor for Bloomberg News, about the improvements needed.

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