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New York MTA Increases Fares, Cuts Service

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If they can raise it there, they can raise it anywhere...

Earlier this month, WBUR reported on public transit funding woes nationwide.

At that time, Kevin Ortiz, spokesman for New York's Metropolitan Transportation Authority warned that the MTA was close to passing what it called a "doomsday budget". He warned of steep fare hikes and the elimination of two subway lines, saying that service cuts were inevitable if New York legislators didn't act on recommendations put forth in a rescue plan called The Ravitch Report. Here's more:

Yesterday, doomsday arrived in New York.

This program aired on March 26, 2009. The audio for this program is not available.

Meghna Chakrabarti Twitter Host, On Point
Meghna Chakrabarti is the host of On Point.


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