Straphangers could face further fare hikes

The head of the MTA says the agency's deficit is larger than once projected. Executive Director Eliot Sander says all measures - such as additional fare hikes and drastically reduced service - are on

News 12 Staff

May 1, 2009, 12:09 AM

Updated 5,558 days ago

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The head of the MTA says the agency's deficit is larger than once projected.
Executive Director Eliot Sander says all measures - such as additional fare hikes and drastically reduced service - are on the table as the Metropolitan Transportation Authority added another $600 million to an already staggering $1.2 billion deficit.
The MTA board had already decided in March to close the original gap by increasing fares an average of 23 percent while cutting service and jobs.


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