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Fare Hike Hearings Start Tonight
January 14th, 2009

The MTA is kicking of  a series of public hearings about the proposed fare hike tonight at 6. There’s still time to get to the Midtown Hilton if you don’t need bus service to get you there.   You can follow the proceedings on NY1 if you can’t make it (or check the schedule to find a hearing you can make).

By on January 14, 2009, 5:22 pm
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One Response to “Fare Hike Hearings Start Tonight”

  1. Larry Littlefield Says:
    January 15th, 2009 at 8:46 am

    It seems most people want fares that (with discounts) are falling relative to inflation, more service, less of our taxes going to mass transit, more administrators, richer pensions for transit workers, and higher payments to the construction industry for capital projects, and don’t care about the future. If that were not the case, all those politicians in Albany would have been unseated, by any means necessary, long ago.

    Whoops — it is the future. And the only proposal out there is a permanent new tax on wage income (but not investment and retirement income) that can be borrowed against and spent in just the next five years.

    Is ANYBODY (else) going to demand to know what is going to happen in 2014 even if the MTA gets what the Ravitch Commission proposed? Anybody at all?

    And who is to say the state legislature won’t pass a bill the next day cutting the retirement age for transit workers to 50 from 55 (they already have, without a single no vote, but it was vetoed) meaning diverting all of those additional taxes away from transportation?

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