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Rep. Torres calls for increase in funding to help make New York City’s subways safer following fatal shooting at Bronx station

In response to Monday’s shooting at the Mount Eden Avenue subway station in the Bronx, U.S. Rep. Ritchie Torres has written a letter asking for an increase in Fiscal Year 2024 (FY24) funding to make New York City’s subway system safer and to help prevent weapons from entering into the city via the I-95 corridor.

The Torres-signed letter was sent out on Thursday, Feb. 15, to the Hon. Kay Granger, chair of the House Committee on Appropriations, as well as the Hon. David Joyce, chair of the Subcommittee on Homeland Security within H-307 at the Capitol in Washington, D.C.