MTA Approves 2017 Budget Fare Hike Expected

The Journal News is reporting that the Metropolitan Transportation Authority board on Wednesday voted unanimously to approved its 2017 budget and a four-year financial plan – one that counts on a 4 percent fare hike to keep it on solid financial footing. The board has not yet had public hearings on the fare hike in Rockland and Westchester or Brooklyn counties.   The MTA Chairman and CEO Thomas Prendergast said, “Together we’ve cut costs, found better, more efficient ways of doing things and even found ways to significantly improve our services.” Without the fare hike, driving approximately $242 million into the agency in 2017 if implemented, the MTA would run a deficit of $1 billion by 2020. If you would like to attend a hearing there will be one in Suffern on Thursday at the Crowne Plaza on Executive Boulevard and on December 20 at New York Power Authority headquarters at 123 Main Street in White Plains. Both hearings begin at 5 p.m. doors open at 4pm.

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