New York's troubled Metropolitan Transportation Authority paid nearly $5 million to three upstate ski centers, the New York Daily News reports. The MTA, a cash-strapped state agency, bailed out the three upstate ski centers during their summer months instead of using the funds for critical repairs on New York City subways. Governor Andrew Cuomo recently declared the subways to be in a "state of emergency" due to their increasing derailments, delays, and general state of disrepair. On Monday, MTA Chair Joe Lhota told commuters to leave for work early to accommodate for delays.
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