Thursday, July 28, 2011

NY MTA plan avoids fare increases, depends on 3-year salary freeze

Train and subway riders in the region would see no fare increases or service cuts next year under a Metropolitan Transportation Authority spending plan — but it relies on several uncertainties, including that union workers agree to go three years without a raise.
The $12 billion 2012 plan covers operations of the agency that runs Metro-North Railroad, New York City's subways and buses, and Long Island Rail Road.
It also covers nine bridges and tunnels, including the Henry Hudson, Bronx-Whitestone and Throgs Neck bridges, which also would see no toll increases. Continued

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