From the Daily News:
Relax kids: A key state legislator all but guaranteed Thursday that students will not lose free or discounted MetroCards.
"We're going to deal with that in a timely way ... and we're very confident there's going to be a good outcome," said Assemblyman Richard Brodsky, flanked by two other members of the State Assembly during a break in a hearing on MTA finances.
The MTA board last month voted to end the student MetroCard program after Gov. Paterson and the state Legislature -- dealing with their own budget woes -- slashed funding.
Despite that cut, Brodsky said paying for student travel should be the state and city's responsibility.
The city currently contributes $45 million. The state contributed $45 million in 2008 but only $6 million last year.