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MTA post-9/11 security plan delayed

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NEW YORK (AP) -- The Metropolitan Transportation Authority's post-Sept. 11 system-wide security upgrades will take until 2017 -- nine years longer -- partly because of damage caused by Superstorm Sandy.

That's according to an audit by the state comptroller's office to be released Wednesday.

It says the delay will cost at least $700 million more than originally projected.

The audit reportedly also blames the delay to reductions in federal funding and the MTA expanding its security plan to include more facilities, reported the Newsday.com.

While the MTA has made important security improvement, the audit says the first phase of its capital program is not finished.

It says the biggest delay in the now $1.3 billion capital security initiative involves installing 3,000 surveillance cameras and 1,400 access-control devices in stations and tunnels.

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