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fare-beating

  • MTA fare beating

    (photo: MTA)


    The MTA seems determined to blame New Yorkers for the mess it’s in.

    The authority’s latest excuse is that poor people who jump turnstiles are responsible for the MTA’s financial woes. The MTA and the politicians and bureaucrats who control it should take responsibility for their own actions -- and inactions -- that have led to the city’s mass transit decline. Instead, the MTA seems to want to pit New Yorkers against each other.

    The MTA and NYPD pledged last week to crack down on fare evaders. The ...