The pressure on Governor Paterson and the New York State Legislature to stop drastic MTA fare hikes and service cuts continues to build. The cuts are expected to be approved by the MTA Finance Committee on Monday, and approved by the full board on Wednesday, March 25.
Today, the New York Daily News editorial board covered a letter sent to state legislators from business, labor, community, good government, and transportation groups (including TSTC) calling for a comprehensive, long term funding plan for the MTA “that provides for affordable fares, expanded service and long term capital investment.” The full letter, signed by what the News called a “remarkable coalition” is here.
Streetsfilms has posted this excellent film recapping the Keep New York Moving Lobbying Day on Tuesday.
There are only five days left! If you benefit from a healthy MTA system, please tell your legislators to act today with the action alerts at keepnewyorkmoving.org.