Subway Slashes Approved by MTA
December 16th, 2009


Photo (cc) 2005 Vidiot

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 on December 16, 2009, 2:02 pm
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2 Responses to “Subway Slashes Approved by MTA”

  1. VotersOfNY Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 5:20 pm

    Has anyone seen the salaries that are being paid to MTA employees. Would you believe a Car Repairman made 285 THOUSAND dollars last year. Yeah, and another one made 276 THOUSAND. Then a Car Inspector got 276 THOUSAND. The head, the top dog, chief, CEO, whatever you want to call him, gets 290 THOUSAND. Imagine a couple of laborers are making almost as much as the boss? Check out all the salaries at and be prepared to get really really pissed off. Gotham, you guys should take a look at this and do a story on it.

  2. Student Says:
    December 16th, 2009 at 10:26 pm

    It’s “sayonara” a simple google search would yield the correct spelling.

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