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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