So, the MTA board voted yesterday for subway, bus and train fares to go up, on average, 23% by this summer, but there’s still time to reverse those changes if the New York State legislature pulls through and comes up with an alternate solution. What are our representatives doing up in Albany to make sure that happens? Brooklyn Heights Blog will talk with NYS Senator Daniel Squadron and NYS Assemblywoman Joan Millman today to get those questions answered.
In the meantime, Squadron’s office sent this over, per his senior advisor, John Raskin:
What is Senator Squadron doing to avoid this disastrous proposal for fare hikes and service cuts? EVERYTHING HE POSSIBLY CAN. It’s an uphill battle, but he is aggressively talking with his fellow legislators every day to try to find a viable solution that can get passed quickly into law. He has made clear that he will support even an imperfect solution if it staves off the fare hikes and service cuts.