We're glad the MTA isn't increasing fares next January, but it seems that they will still be cutting service during off-peak hours. Perhaps an extra 8 months of a 5% increase on weekly and monthly cards in isn't looking as bad? We're wondering if the MTA will ever consider cutting into the "Get 6 Rides for the Price of 5" discount - maybe "Buy 10, get 8.5"?
The MTA vote to negotiate the sale of railyards to the city, though the city's bid is still only half the appraised value of almost $1 billion. And in a final subway note, the MTA decided to spend $5 million to better protect windows from vandals, as the police arrested the "king of acid etching," Abe "SMASH" Charon.