Lawmakers get sticker shock at MTA budget hearings

Elected officials are telling the MTA to go back and work further on its budget after hearing details of a proposed fare hike Friday. In the first of many public hearings, the MTA presented its financial

News 12 Staff

Jul 27, 2007, 11:38 PM

Updated 6,141 days ago

Share:

Lawmakers get sticker shock at MTA budget hearings
Elected officials are telling the MTA to go back and work further on its budget after hearing details of a proposed fare hike Friday.
In the first of many public hearings, the MTA presented its financial plans for the upcoming years.
The MTA is asking for a rate hike starting in 2008 and subsequent smaller hikes every two years thereafter based on inflation. It says the hike would make up for the multi-million dollar deficit they would incur in upcoming years.
Assemblyman Richard Brodsky (D-Westchester) criticized the MTA for not asking the state and city for additional funds before proposing a fare hike. He also said it was the first time the MTA has proposed a fare hike in a surplus year.
City and state officials said a final decision on the budget will not be made until December.
Related information:


More from News 12
1:10
Police: 1 man dead, another injured in Edenwald double shooting

Police: 1 man dead, another injured in Edenwald double shooting

1:43
Sun and clouds with July-like temperatures for NYC this week

Sun and clouds with July-like temperatures for NYC this week

1:30
Madison Square Boys & Girls Club alumni fight to find a buyer following closing announcement of Crotona Park location

Madison Square Boys & Girls Club alumni fight to find a buyer following closing announcement of Crotona Park location

1:43
‘Ride of Silence’ takes cyclists on ghost bike tour, honors victims of traffic accidents

‘Ride of Silence’ takes cyclists on ghost bike tour, honors victims of traffic accidents

1:00
FDNY firefighter injured during Bronx house fire released from hospital

FDNY firefighter injured during Bronx house fire released from hospital

1:42
Bronx Week: Festivities wrap up with parade and food festival

Bronx Week: Festivities wrap up with parade and food festival

0:51
FDNY responds to 2 overnight fires in the Bronx; 2 injured

FDNY responds to 2 overnight fires in the Bronx; 2 injured

1:52
FDNY: Portion of roof collapses onto sidewalk in Williamsburg

FDNY: Portion of roof collapses onto sidewalk in Williamsburg

1:39
NYPD: 2 armed robberies involving mopeds in Brooklyn believed to be connected

NYPD: 2 armed robberies involving mopeds in Brooklyn believed to be connected

1:45
 Missed swim lessons due to COVID-19 may be contributing to rise in child drownings

Missed swim lessons due to COVID-19 may be contributing to rise in child drownings

1:58
Brooklyn residents say there is an urgent need for more birth options in NYC

Brooklyn residents say there is an urgent need for more birth options in NYC

0:23
NYPD: Bullet grazes woman in Soundview; 3 suspects wanted for shooting

NYPD: Bullet grazes woman in Soundview; 3 suspects wanted for shooting

1:50
Al Quiñones Playground: Park renamed in honor of Longwood community activist

Al Quiñones Playground: Park renamed in honor of Longwood community activist

1:47
NYPD: 30-year-old man fatally shot, another injured in Brownsville

NYPD: 30-year-old man fatally shot, another injured in Brownsville

0:17
Authorities: George Washington Bridge climber in custody

Authorities: George Washington Bridge climber in custody

1:38
Cyclists pedal through Brooklyn during Haitian Flag Day Ride & Fête

Cyclists pedal through Brooklyn during Haitian Flag Day Ride & Fête

0:29
Grandparents Around the World hosts 14th annual Grandparents Ball

Grandparents Around the World hosts 14th annual Grandparents Ball

1:46
Somber ceremony in Bissel Garden reflects on the impacts, lives lost during COVID-19 pandemic

Somber ceremony in Bissel Garden reflects on the impacts, lives lost during COVID-19 pandemic

1:43
CDC urges people to get vaccinated amid resurgence of mpox

CDC urges people to get vaccinated amid resurgence of mpox

1:41
Andrea Navedo, Antwan ‘Amadeus’ Thompson among inductees into Bronx Walk of Fame

Andrea Navedo, Antwan ‘Amadeus’ Thompson among inductees into Bronx Walk of Fame