Report: MTA's transit security plan in disarray

A train arrives to the Astor Place station early Friday, Dec. 16, 2005 in New York. (AP Photo/ Dima Gavrysh)

January 27, 2010 6:27:02 AM PST
New York state's comptroller says a post-9/11-security plan for the nation's largest mass transit system is overdue and over budget. Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli's report released Tuesday says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's overall costs for the plan ballooned from $591 million to $833 million, leaving just only $59 million to finish the plan's high-tech measures.

DiNapoli says that's not enough to install digital security cameras and motion detectors throughout the city's transit system.

But the MTA vowed to finish the project.

Lockheed Martin was in charge of the electronic security plan but sued the MTA last year blaming the agency for delays. The MTA countersued.

A Lockheed Martin spokeswoman declined to comment on the ongoing litigation.


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