The Big Grapple
New York Eyes Subway Upgrade; Lack of Funding Remains a Challenge
The United States' most heavily used rail system is in a state of crisis. The subway in New York, New York sees more than 5 million daily riders. But it's in massive disrepair, with roughly 76,000 weekday subway trains delayed in January 2018, for instance. State Gov. Andrew Cuomo placed the system in a state of emergency in 2017. Now, a government-backed plan is looking to gain momentum.