Effective June 20, 2009 the fare to ride public transportation in New York City will rise to $2.25. While this is less than the projected fare hike, it is still too much for New Yorkers to pay.
The debt that prompted the M.T.A to raise their fares, was incurred by the M.T.A as a result of borrowing money when the State did not Approve the new budget. The fault clearly lies between the M.T.A. And the New York State Senate.
There is an alternative to raising the fare. Comptroller William C. Thompsom Jr. Has proposed rather than raise the fare, charge vehicle owners an additional charge for registering the weight of their vehicle. This action would generate enough income to make the fare hike unnecessary.
The Tell the M.T.A. You Take A Hike petition to N.Y. State Senate, M.T.A. was written by Sid and is in the category Consumer Affairs at GoPetition.