Senate Democrats are no longer considering a plan to place tolls on city-owned East River and Harlem River bridges, according to NY1 sources.
State lawmakers are now said to be looking at a short-term fix which would save the MTA from having to implement massive fare hikes and service cuts right now.
According to sources briefed on the plan, it includes a payroll tax of a quarter of one percent. Subway and bus fares will also go up an estimated four percent.
Planned service cuts will be avoided.
The plan, however, does not address the agency's long-term capital spending on projects such as new stations or the Second Avenue subway line.