MTA Plans to Speed Up Repairs, Delivery of New Subway Cars

NEW YORK - Some changes are coming to the subway system as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority looks to reduce delays and improve service.

The agency unveiled a six-point improvement plan Monday.

It calls for upgrading tracks and signals, speeding up response times to sick passengers by adding more EMTs to the system, and streamlining the subway boarding process to load trains faster.

The MTA will also speed up the delivery of new subway cars, focus on clearing up traditional bottlenecks in the system, and reorganize its leadership structure. 

The first phase of the improvements will roll out on the Eighth Avenue A, C and E lines from 125th Street to Fulton Street, and at two hubs in the South Bronx: 149th Street-Grand Concourse and 3rd Avenue-138th Street.

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