Friday, December 18, 2009
Cross Bay toll coming back, buses& trains to be eliminated
Elected officials in Jackson Heights say there are actually other ways for the MTA to avoid service cuts, including leasing out commercial space at the 74th Street/Roosevelt Avenue station.
From CBS 2:
A political irony Thursday, Gov. David Paterson has lead the chorus complaining about the Metropolitan Transportation Authority's decision to whack the student MetroCard program, but he's the one who cut the funds in the first place.
It's a surprising development. The blame for eliminating free student transit passes starts with Paterson.
Proof that it was Paterson's decision to cut student MetroCards is in his deficit reduction plan. On page 79 of the bill it eliminates all but $6 million of the funds.