New York Governor Andrew Cuomo and state legislators before him have cut millions in funding in the past, choosing to put money toward other projects.
The agency attempted to combat the issue by launching a five-year pilot program in 2012 that removed garbage cans from Subway stations.
The thought was people would be encouraged to take their trash out of the station, but the MTA deemed it a failure in March and shut down the pilot, am New York reported.
Cuomo walks the tracks in the Columbus Circle subway station in New York during a media tour Wednesday, Aug. 9, 2017.AP/Richard DrewThe MTA has proposed a few ways to fix these issues.
Lhota is now asking the state to channel $836 million toward short-term solutions like increasing the length of trains, cleaning stations, and adding personnel.
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