Dear State Senators, Don’t Let MTA Rescue Come to This

This vid from Transportation Alternatives is a little loopy, perhaps a commentary on the State Senate’s deranged MTA rescue plan — the one riddled with faulty accounting that the Fare Hike Four were so pleased to unveil last week.

TA will be putting New Yorkers through to their state senators this Wednesday — the MTA’s doomsday budget deadline — with tables, phones and district maps stationed on the south side of Union Square. The phone-a-thon will be going on from 8 a.m. to noon. Look for the giant thermometer.

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Rally for Transit Rescue Today at Union Square

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There will be a rally today from 5:30 to 7:30 at Union Square (Broadway and 14th St. in Manhattan) in protest of planned MTA fare hikes and service cuts. Event organizers include Transportation Alternatives, the Straphangers Campaign, the Working Families Party, Keep New York Moving and the Facebook group "1,000,000 People Against the NYC MTA […]

MTA Doomsday Hotline: How to Reach Your State Senator

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If you’re having a "mad as hell" kind of morning and want to channel your frustration over imminent doomsday fare hikes and service cuts, here’s where you can track down the number for your state senator’s Albany office. Those in the Union Square area can also drop by Transportation Alternatives’ phone-a-thon, which will be going […]

Squadron: Responsibility for MTA Rescue Lies With Albany

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State Senator-Elect Dan Squadron, whose district includes lower Manhattan and parts of Brooklyn, released a statement this afternoon [PDF] in response to the MTA’s approval of its doomsday budget. Taking a different tack than fellow Chuck Schumer protegé Anthony Weiner, Squadron lays some responsibility for the health of our transit system at the feet of […]

Support the MTA Rescue: Be Your Own Lobbyist

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As debate on the MTA rescue plan is reduced to stall tactics and race-baiting, the Campaign for New York’s Future is organizing a Lobby Day citizen bus trip to Albany, set for next Wednesday, March 18. With several State Senators saying they will refuse to pass a funding plan that includes bridge tolls, your voice […]

Today’s Headlines

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Albany Hashing Out MTA Rescue Plan Behind Closed Doors — Tolls Off the Table? (News, CBS, NY1) Van Driver Jumps Curb, Kills Pregnant Woman in Midtown (NYT, News) News Begins Series on Albany Dysfunction (Here’s Part 2) Post: Bloomberg, Not State Senators, Likely to Get Hit With Fallout From MTA Crisis Obama Initiates Next Phase […]

Doomsday Transit Cuts, District by District

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Barring a viable MTA rescue plan, the 140,000 transit riders in Ruben Diaz. Sr.’s district will lose the Bx4 and the Bx14 If you’re wondering how MTA doomsday service cuts will affect you, you can now look them up by state legislative district and ZIP code, thanks to new maps from the Regional Plan Association. […]