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MTA Doomsday Hotline: How to Reach Your State Senator

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 on until noon at the south end of the park.

For an extra jolt, read this statehouse dispatch from Politicker's Jimmy Vielkind, which includes the following exchange with Fare Hike Four member Carl Kruger about the MTA rescue:

"Did you read the New York Times today?" He said. "There's going to be a fare increase regardless of whose plan we take."

"What are their numbers? What's their plan?" Kruger continued. Glenn Blain from the Daily News said their plan was Ravitch.

"They said they needed $5 tolls to finance their plan, now they saidthey can do it with $2. Maybe they can do it with a dollar. Maybe theycan do it with none. They have zero credibility. Zero."

This from a Finance Committee chair whose alternative "plan" was branded "silly and probably illegal."

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