New York Post Organizing MTA Rescue Bus Trip to Albany

This just in:

Next Monday, the New York Post is planning a rally and chartering a bus to Albany so straphangers can bring their concerns to the steps of the State House.

A coach bus will depart from the New York Post office at 1211 Sixth Avenue, near West 47th Street, in Manhattan at 8 a.m. on Monday, March 30. This bus will be paid for by the paper, as a service to its readers.

Riders have flooded their message boards and inboxes with letters protesting Albany’s inaction. The bus will return back to New York City Monday evening.

You can respond by e-mailing rally[at]nypost[dot]com or calling 212-930-8652 if you have any questions.

We’ve followed up with the Post for details. They have room for 50 people. Interested parties should RSVP by 5:00 today.

  • oscarfrye

    to paraphrase Chief Brody:

    “I think you’re gonna need a bigger bus”

  • Weird. I thought the Post was taking the populist “No tolls!” angle. Guess not.

  • Pete

    So I just got the following email from Senator Montgomery’s office, following up on an email I sent complaining about the Senate’s lack of progress on a plan.

    I don’t mind getting a mass email, but I’m extremely disappointed that she continues to tout the Senate Dem’s completely discredited plan. And don’t even get me started on the poor construction of the letter.

    The letter (and yes, it was one bit paragraph block, I’ve done zero re-formatting):

    Thank you so much for reaching out to me about the MTA “Doomsday” plan. I
    am working with my colleagues in the Senate to find an alternative to the
    unacceptably harsh ideas suggested by the Ravitch Commission. The Senate
    Majority plan provides the MTA with more operating capital than the Ravitch
    plan, does so with a lower fare increase and with no tolls on bridges. In
    addition it provides for the ongoing future fiscal health of the MTA by
    requiring a thorough forensic audit of the MTA to root out excesses and
    duplications. It is unacceptable for the public to be continually subjected
    to fare increases and be denied any oversight of the MTA finances. With
    your continued support for the Senate Majority proposal, we can assure the
    continued responsible health of our transportation infrastructure.

  • glenn

    Just received in my inbox:

    “The New York Post-sponsored trip to Albany has been postponed indefinitely pending the outcome of ongoing budget talks with state lawmakers. It is the Post’s fervent wish that the politicians come up with a reasonable plan for the people of New York that doesn’t involve cutting service and drastic fare hikes.
    Gene”

    Looks like the budget negotiations are looking at a variety of “car taxes” like registration fees…no idea of the details but it sounds even less “exciting” than the Ravitch plan since there are not bridge tolls.

  • Great post.Thanks for sharing such a useful information with us.

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