Statement from Borough President Diaz RE: Review Board Approval of MTA Capital Plan

“I am delighted with today’s announcement, which represents a great day for public transportation in The Bronx, across the city and throughout the region. The Capital Plan Review Board’s approval of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s capital budget is a tremendous step forward. A fully-funded MTA capital plan is critical to not only the continued maintenance…

Bronx Unemployment Drops to 6.6%

The Bronx’s unemployment rate has fallen once again, according to newly released statistics from the New York State Department of Labor. The unemployment rate in The Bronx fell to 6.6 percent in April 2016, down from 7.9 percent in March 2016 and 7.8 percent in in April 2015. This is the lowest unemployment rate the…