“The laser focus on repair, clean-up and preventive maintenance in the 30-Day Plan issued today by MTA Chairman Joe Lhota illustrates why he enjoys the confidence of the business community. This is the first step in what will be a challenging process of making New York’s subway system as reliable and well-equipped as those of other great world cities. The private sector is prepared to partner with the city and state to respond to what amounts to a significant crisis in our transit system and commit the resources required to support a first class system. Our region’s $1.5 trillion economy depends on an efficient and cost effective transit system. It is everyone’s responsibility — the City and the State — in this moment to work together toward a solution. We congratulate Chairman Lhota and the Governor for aggressively taking charge of the MTA’s modernization and upkeep,“ said Kathryn Wylde, President and CEO of the Partnership for New York City.