If a Webinar falls in the Forest...

Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Sewell Chan, reporter for The New York Times, checks in on the technical errors on yesterdays MTA's Webinar. Then Lee Sander, CEO and Executive Director of the MTA, lets us in on the thinking behind the fare hike (and why that Webinar didn't quite work).


Sewell Chan and Lee Sander

Comments [4]

Leon Freilich from Park Slope


May I, without hesitation

But with extreme elation,

Bestow my congratulation

To the woman on your station

Announcing identification

Of programs and the station

On quelling her constipation?

Dec. 14 2007 12:43 PM
Conrad from New York City

The new fares are progressive. Rich people will throw away their MetroCard with the remaining $1.50, making the MTA money (to be wasted of course), while the poor will make the effort to redeem it. Brilliant MTA! Can the MTA think of any other obstacles to make money off riders? Maybe if the MTA reworks its calculations for the fare increase so the remainder per card is only $0.15 more people will throw away their unfinished cards and the MTA can really glow in its success.

Dec. 11 2007 02:29 PM
Miss or Ms

The webinar failure is indicative of the failures of the MTA as a whole.

The MTA board officials arent truly interested in discussion, they simply want to impose their will on the riders and the grunts who work down in the subway.
They say the fares will increase and that is the end of the discussion, folks!

I would like to know how often MTA board officials actually use the subway.

I suspect these folks never use the subway or even the bus above ground and this is one reason why the MTA board is out of touch with its ridership and union members.

Its not that we should not expect the subway fares to rise, its the filth of the subways, the overcrowding, the endless delays and the slop shod repair way that is performed off hours that seriously inconvenience riders who use the subway during non peak hours.

Its the lack of service that are at issue.

What is the average salary of an MTA board member?

Compare their salaries to the folks on the front lines, its an outrage.

I recommend getting rid of the MTA board entirely as the first measure to reduce overhead.

Dec. 11 2007 11:34 AM
Sean Pisano from Brooklyn

This whole MTA is a sham. I do not trust them. How does the 7 train going to 11 ave help anybody? The truth is New Yorker have to take back our subway system.

Dec. 11 2007 10:35 AM

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