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MTA CUTS TO WS STATIONS

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West Side subway stations are about to get a little lonelier for straphangers. The MTA, which has targeted stations for staff cutbacks, has detailed proposed changes that will reduce the number of subway employees. “The plan to reduce staffing in subway station and to eliminate some secondary full-time agent booths is a part of New [&hellip
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Bailout Plan Doesn’t Go Far Enough

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On May 6, the State Legislature agreed upon a plan to provide consistent, stable funding to the cash-strapped Metropolitan Transportation Authority. I strongly believe that a safe, efficient and dependable mass transit system is critical to the region’s economic health and a major factor in our ability to weather this economic crisis and attract and [&hellip
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STIMULUS FUNDS TO MTA

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

Once the U.S. Senate votes on the House-approved stimulus package, the Metropolitan Transportation Authority could stand to receive $1.7 billion in federal aid. This money will go toward capital projects like the Second Avenue subway, which is threatened by the MTA’s budget problems. “We have proposed a long list of projects which will be pared [&hellip
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MTA TO ALBANY: S.O.S.

Written by admin on . Posted in News West Side Spirit, Notes From the Neighborhood west side spirit

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority took heat last week after adopting a budget that raises fares and cuts services. But MTA chief executive Elliot Sander mirrors the opinion of angry straphangers who feel the budget cuts are draconian—and says the state needs to step in and help out. The budget proposal, which raises the base fare [&hellip
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