"One Million People Against the MTA Fare Hike"

Wednesday, April 22, 2009

mta500The uproar over the MTA's funding shortfall has spread to the Internet. The Facebook group, 'One Million People Against the NYC MTA Fare Hike' was launched about one month ago. Actor Amir Darvish says he and four friends decided to create the cyber-group one night while they were sitting around complaining.

'Within a few hours, we had over 1,000 people. Within two weeks, we were up to 75,000 members and growing.'

Darivsh spoke at a rally held by the Working Families Party Wednesday to push state lawmakers to agree upon a bailout plan for the MTA to prevent 25 percent fare hikes. The Facebook group is organizing its own rally next Tuesday in Union Square with transportation advocates. The fare hikes are scheduled to go into effect May 31st.


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SuzanneNYC the facebook group is "1,000,000 people against the NYC MTA fare hike" needs to be searched exactly the way it is in the quotes.

Apr. 25 2009 09:30 AM
Matthew Schuerman

Yes, Suzanne, it is for real. Here's the link:

Apr. 23 2009 02:13 PM

Is this for real? Did anyone check it out? I've searched Facebook a couple of times but haven't found it. There are other groups against the MTA Fare Hike -- but not this one. What gives?

Apr. 23 2009 10:37 AM

And of course this morning we hear that again the MTA underestimated what they thought was a 1.2B gap, and now it's a 1.9billion gap? Really? Are you kidding me. Ok, it is too early. Please check out our web site at, and we will definitely be joining Amir and his group on Tuesday.

Apr. 23 2009 08:32 AM

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