NYS Comptroller Warns of MTA Fare Increases

New York State Comptroller Thomas DiNapoli released a statement on Tuesday, warning Metropolitan Transportation Authority riders of rate hikes and service cuts. According to DiNapoli the state-controlled agency’s $9.8 billion gap in its five-year plan, will give them two choices, to borrow money or raise fares. New York City officials have spoken out against the MTA’s proposal to close the gap by putting $11.7 billion in, as well as receiving $8.3 billion from the state and $3.2 billion from New York City. Governor Andrew Cuomo and city Mayor Bill DeBlasio have been attempting to reach a deal, though have been unsuccessful as of yet. The $3.2 billion in proposed funding from New York City is $2.5 billion more than planned. DiNapoli is now warning that if the budget issue isn’t solved, including if the city doesn’t provide more than their expected $657 million, the Rockland, Westchester, Putnam, and Dutchess areas could see an increase in fares, cuts in services, delays in maintenance, and a rise in tolls, on top of the already expected 4% toll increases for 2017 and 2019.

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