A new program will help some Bronx high school students embark on a career in the Metropolitan Transportation Authority.
The U.S. transportation department is awarding more than $700,000 dollars for the agency's "Workforce Investment Now-New York" program.
The program aims to prepare juniors and seniors at the Bronx Design and Construction Academy for careers in transportation, design and construction.
The initiative is modeled after a similar program developed by the transportation system in Denver.
The MTA says it will work with the Transportation Diversity Council to implement the program.
Program Aims to Launch MTA Careers for Bronx Students