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MTA board members skipping fare hike hearings

by Benjamin Kabak

According to a report in the Daily News, MTA board members tasked with voting on the fare hike aren’t even bothering to show up to the public hearings. Six of the 16 voting members attended the Brooklyn meeting last week, and no more than five have attended any other meeting. Only three MTA members have been to all of the hearings, and the one member who has announced his public support for the fare hike – Andrew Saul – hasn’t been to any of the hearings. [Daily News]

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Benjamin November 13, 2007 - 9:50 am

Democracy at work.

The MTA needs to be dissolved. It is clear it does not know or care how to run a 21st century (let alone a 20th century) transit system.

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