“This morning’s subway derailment in Brighton Beach is simply the latest in a troubling pattern of incidents that have made clear that the MTA is in dire need of increased funding at both the City and State levels. Millions of New Yorkers rely on our subways each and every day to get around our city, and they deserve a safe and reliable form of public transit. Instead of wasting time pointing fingers and arguing over who controls the MTA, we should be focused on finding solutions to these urgent transit issues. We must work together – at all levels of government – and recommit to making much needed investments that will ensure that our aging subway remains safe for all riders.”