June 17 (Reuters) - Standard & Poor’s raised its issuer credit rating on New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to “AA-” from “A+”, citing the MTA’s strong enterprise risk score.
The ratings agency also raised the MTA's transportation revenue bonds to "AA-" from "A+" and said its outlook on the bonds was stable. (r.reuters.com/fex22w)
“The raised rating reflects our view of the MTA’s enterprise risk score that we view as extremely strong, and the authority’s financial risk score that we view as strong,” S&P analyst Joseph Pezzimenti said.
The agency also upgraded its rating on MTA’s stand-alone credit profile to “aa-” from “a+”. (Reporting By Tanvi Mehta in Bangalore; Editing by Savio D‘Souza)