MTA in Albany Urging Rescue Plan

Thursday, March 05, 2009

By the end of this month, commuters and straphangers should know how much more it will cost to get in and out of New York City. MTA officials are back in Albany this morning where they are trying to hash out an agreement on a rescue plan. They've made some progress getting Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver on board with a limited bridge tolling plan.

SILVER: I've said from day one, the MTA Board's doomsday budget which has tremendous fare increase, tremendous service cuts is unacceptable to me and unacceptable to members of my conference.

But it is unclear whether Democratic Majority Leader Malcolm Smith has the will or the votes pass the plan in the Senate. WNYC's Matthew Schuerman has the latest.


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