21 April 2009

MTA Fare Hike Hits Roadblock.

April 21, 2009.

Dear fellow New Yorkers,

The point of no return for the 25% fare hike on all NYC-region public transportation is getting closer. The MTA has already started the process of reprogramming fare machines and changing their signs and brochures.

Metro Card ImageHere's the good news. State legislators in Albany are feeling the heat and finally getting close to an alternative funding plan that would stop the massive fare increases and service cuts. [NYT, 4/21/09]

We got this far because of you - but we've got to keep the pressure on. Together, we've sent more than 10,000 messages to our legislators in Albany. If we can meet our new goal of 20,000 by the end of the week - we can win this fight.

Can you take a moment right now to send our message to five friends who ride the subways, buses, Metro-North or LIRR? Send mail using your own address book.

Or email your friends using our online form.

The New York State Senate, which has been the biggest sticking point in the fight to halt the hike, just released their own alternative funding plan for the MTA. The details are still emerging and the plan may not be ideal -- but the fact that they're taking action at all shows that the pressure is working. Now we need to turn up the heat. There are millions of us. That is, millions of transit riders in the NYC metro region. If enough of us speak out, politicians will listen, because we don't just ride, we also vote. http://action.workingfamiliesparty.org/t/3865/tellafriend.jsp?tell_a_friend_KEY=1331 The clock is ticking. Let's make sure Albany hears the voice of transit riders.

Thank you, Dan L.

- Working Families Party


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