Barker, Cyril Josh
March 2009
New York Amsterdam News;3/26/2009, Vol. 100 Issue 13, p1
The article reports on the decision of the board of the Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) to approve public transport service cuts and a 23 percent fare hike in both buses and subways in many areas in New York City to help resolve its $1.12 billion deficit. Starting on May 31, 2009 commuters will have to pay $2.50 for single subway and bus fare. Part of the service cuts of the MTA is the elimination of about 40 bus lines and alteration of seven subway lines.


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