I recently just read an article on the New York Times online site that really caught my eye. It said that the MTA is revealing plans tomorrow to cut two subway lines and to make students pay full fare for rides. There is also talk about trains running less frequently. I found this story particularly alarming because private and public school children across New York City have been provided transportation by the MTA for years and this certainly does not seem to be a great time for them to make such an announcement. We are still currently in an economic recession, people in New York City have actually tried to cut back by taking the subway more frequently and for them and their children to be disserviced if this plan actually does come into fruition does not seem to be a move toward progress. The MTA had already increased fares earlier this year for subways. busses and the LIRR. The new proposals are being made as a response to the $400 million shortfall the MTA is facing.
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