MTA proposal for holiday fare discount met with opposition
Some government officials are reportedly not in favor of the MTA?s plan to discount fares this holiday season.
Last week, MTA officials proposed slashing weekend subway and bus fares to $1 from Thanksgiving through December. The discount would be made possible by the agency?s $928 million surplus. However, according to the New York Post, Governor George Pataki (R-NY) feels the money could be better used. Pataki suggests using the money on MTA security and building a new rail link to lower Manhattan.
MTA officials will vote on the discount proposal Thursday.
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