The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s $28.08 billion five year-capital plan is unaffordable, New York Gov. David Paterson said yesterday, adding that the State Department of Transportation’s $25.8 billion five-year plan is too costly as well.

“Unfortunately this plan, and the plan the MTA submitted on Oct. 1, are simply unaffordable given New York’s current fiscal condition,” Paterson said in a statement. “We cannot afford a multiyear plan until the economy improves, the federal government provides adequate multiyear funding, and the Legislature joins me to seriously address the structural imbalance in the state budget.”

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