Subway Slashes Approved by MTA
December 16th, 2009
Say sayonara to almost two dozen bus lines, the Z line and the Astoria-bound W line.
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority’s board approved a doomsday budget this morning, which will cut service system wide and do away with a discount for student fares. The discount elimination will affect about 500,000 public school students in the city and will be phased out over two years, starting in September.
None of the cuts will be implemented until after June, and they are in response to a $400 million budget shortfall.
And for a glimpse at a last-ditch attempt to persuade the board otherwise, check out these video testimonies from City Council members.By Courtney Gross on December 16, 2009, 2:02 pm
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