The New York Subway system has been a staple of the metropolis since 1905. According to The New York Times, at least 6 million people ride the transit system - and it has led to overcrowding on the platforms and trains have led to massive delays.
Some trains that bring riders to popular locations - such as the 1 and 2 trains as well as the 4/5/6 trains - have had on-time performance drop to just 30 percent of the time.
In an attempt to handle the growing number of people, Governor Andrew Cuomo is giving $1 billion to the MTA, Reuters reported.
"The current state of decline is wholly unacceptable, and we're going to do something about it now," Cuomo stated to the publication. "We know the system is decaying, and we know it's happening rapidly."
Improvements are scheduled to work through 2019.