Harris J. Klein

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This episode is from the WNYC archives. It may contain language which is no longer politically or socially appropriate.

Marvin Sleeper hosts.

Klein, a transportation attorney and member of the NYC transit authority, answers questions about the Transit Authority and city administration.

Panelists: Paulette Singer, Michael Drew, and Martin Birmingham.


There is no trend away from mass transportation. Subway riding is down. Changes in fares, combination fares. Advocates for the holding of the fare at current level. By July 1, the NYC Transit Authority must submit a plan to the Board of Estimate about buses. Second Avenue subway is no longer under consideration. Bankrupt bus lines subsidized by the city. Mike Quill's role in the removal of the Tranit Authority. Times Square shuttle trains.

Audio courtesy of the NYC Municipal Archives WNYC Collection

WNYC archives id: 71990
Municipal archives id: LT6654