MTA Anti-Terror Plan Late, Over Budget: NY Comptroller

Project slated for completion in 2008 now likely won't be done until 2012.

Monday, Mar 7, 2011  |  Updated 9:46 AM EDT
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A new audit by the New York State comptroller says the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's anti-terror plan is behind schedule and over budget.      

Overall costs for anti-terror projects have risen 44 percent, says Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli. Those costs include reinforcing bridges, tunnels and stations and electronic surveillance and fire ventilation projects.      

Individual projects are months, if not years, behind schedule, DiNapoli told The New York Post.      

A legal dispute over security cameras in the subway system accounts for much of the cost. But the MTA says it's been able to install more than 3,700 security cameras with more than 500 hooked up directly to the NYPD's command center.      

After 9/11, the anti-terror work had been slated to be completed in 2008. DiNapoli's audit says it's looking more like 2012 now.    

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