Oct
15

MTA unveils fare hike hearing schedule

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As you, my faithful readers, continue to debate the least worse fare hike option, the MTA has announced the looming schedule of fare hike hearings. At this sessions, New Yorkers engage in a reasonable dialogue on transit funding mechanisms the time-honored tradition to spewing invective at MTA Board Members while politicians go unchallenged on their lack of transit support. The hearings resemble circus sideshows, but this year, the outcome could determine if pay-per-ride users shoulder the fare burden or if unlimited card users again get the shaft.

The hearings all begin at 5 p.m. at their various locations, and there will be overlap. Thus, MTA Board Members won’t hear all testimony. Registration opens at 4 p.m. and closes at 8 p.m. Speakers are limited to three minutes each. Comments can also be submitted online and via video at a few so-called satellite locations. After your jump, the fare hike hearing schedule.

Wednesday, Nov. 7
Brooklyn
NY Marriott at the Brooklyn Bridge
333 Adams Street, Brooklyn, NY 11201

Long Island
Farmingdale State College
(Roosevelt Hall – Little Theatre)
2350 Broadhollow Road, Farmingdale, NY 11735

Tuesday, Nov. 13
Manhattan
Baruch College
Baruch Performing Arts Center, Mason Hall
17 Lexington Avenue at 23rd Street, New York City

Bronx
Hostos Community College
Center for the Arts & Culture, Main Theater
450 Grand Concourse, Bronx, NY 10451

Wednesday, Nov. 14
Staten Island
College of Staten Island
Center for the Arts, Springer Concert Hall
2800 Victory Boulevard, Staten Island, NY 10314

Orange County
Hilton Garden Inn Newburgh/Stewart Airport
Vanderbilt/Astor Rooms
15 Crossroads Court, Newburgh, NY 12550

Thursday, Nov. 15
Queens
Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel Ballroom
135-20 39th Avenue, Flushing, NY 11354

Westchester
Yonkers Public Library
Riverfront Library Auditorium
One Larkin Center, Yonkers, NY 10701

Thursday, 11/8/12, 9 a.m. – noon
NYC Transit Headquarters
3 Stone St
New York, NY 10004
Tuesday, 11/13/12, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station
Pedestrian Overpass
Tuesday, 11/13/12, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
LIRR Hicksville Station
Newbridge Road (Route 106) and West Barclay Street
(One mile South of Exit 41 S off LIE, or Exit 35 S off the Northern State Parkway)
Wednesday, 11/14/12, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
LIRR Ronkonkoma Train Station
Hawkins Avenue
(2 blocks South of the LIE, Exit 60)

Video Testimony
Thursday, 11/8/12, 9 a.m. – noon
NYC Transit Headquarters
3 Stone St
New York, NY 10004

Tuesday, 11/13/12, 4 p.m. – 8 p.m.
Metro-North Poughkeepsie Station
Pedestrian Overpass

Tuesday, 11/13/12, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
LIRR Hicksville Station
Newbridge Road (Route 106) and West Barclay Street
(One mile South of Exit 41 S off LIE, or Exit 35 S off the Northern State Parkway)

Wednesday, 11/14/12, 6 a.m. – 10 a.m.
LIRR Ronkonkoma Train Station
Hawkins Avenue
(2 blocks South of the LIE, Exit 60)



Categories : Fare Hikes

3 Responses to “MTA unveils fare hike hearing schedule”

  1. Bolwerk says:

    Let’s bus some teabagger activists in to disrupt this sham “democracy.” I mean, provide comic relief.

  2. Someone says:

    There are some who may not be able to make it…

  3. Terratalk says:

    Love your “editing” technique … LOL!

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