Councilman proposes alternative to MTA cuts

Local lawmakers and residents gathered at City Hall Tuesday to express their outrage about the MTA's proposed service cuts.Bronx City Councilman James Vacca says he

MANHATTAN - Local lawmakers and residents gathered at City Hall Tuesday to express their outrage about the MTA's proposed service cuts.

Bronx City Councilman James Vacca says he has a plan that would avoid service cuts by using $90 million in unspent federal stimulus aid and roughly $50 million in MTA operating funds that is being used to supplement the capital budget.

Transit advocates say Vacca's $140 million plan is enough to offset the approximately $129 million the MTA expects to save with service cuts.

Norman Seabrook, an MTA board member, says federal funds could help the budget gap, but he ultimately wants to see an elected leader, like the mayor, put in charge.

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