Mayor Bill de Blasio is heading to Albany Monday to plead his budget case to state lawmakers.
The visit comes as he and the governor are fighting over funding for the MTA once again.
While the Mayor is hoping to increase funding for the city, the state is pressuring City Hall to put more money into the subway system.
"We need long-term substantial new funding for the future of the MTA," de Blasio said. "Like really substantial new funding that has to be sustainable. I believe a millionaire's tax is the best way to do it. When people then go to the immediate 'Oh I don't know if it's politically viable'. I don't know if congestion pricing is viable."
De Blasio's preliminary budget plan includes no new funding for the subway.
No word yet on whether de Blasio and Governor Andrew Cuomo will actually meet when the mayor is in Albany.