MTA Approves Fare Increase
March 25th, 2009

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board has approved its doomsday budget, which comes with serious fare increases and less service.

A full breakdown of what’s being raised or cut is available here.

By on March 25, 2009, 11:47 am
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One Response to “MTA Approves Fare Increase”

  1. Ruben Safir Says:
    March 26th, 2009 at 2:04 am

    The MTA can easily cut out the LIRR to Gran Central Station program which will cost US 15.2 billion dollars, and then use that money for its operations, and debt service. The choices being presented to the City are false. We don’t have to choose between Tolls or service cuts and fare hikes. We can just spend less on massive additional projects that the system doesn’t need.

    Instead of the Grand Central LIRR program, we can save the 15.2 billion dollars, maintain service and give LIRR riders free transfers at Atlantic Avenue to the subway, while retaining the Pen station subway fare. Trains on the IRT can start at Atlantic Avenue which has the subway capacity. That will encourage riders to use the under utilized Brooklyn LIRR Terminal ending any need for an LIRR extension and providing full service for everyone. Simple enough? Not if you work for Bloomberg and want to use the MTA as a wedge to get tolls on the Brooklyn Bridge.

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