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Re: The MTA's Misplaced Priorities

Posted by Mr RT on Tue Mar 13 08:01:00 2012, in response to The MTA's Misplaced Priorities, posted by BrooklynBus on Mon Mar 12 17:33:12 2012.

I think you are a bit confused about the difference between money obtained by a fare increase vs. money provided by the State for Capital improvements, i.e. you seem to be mixing these subjects in your editorial.

A better argument would be … what percentage of the fare increase money will go to increased service ? If they are dedicating it all to raises and benefits as a result of the new union contract, then maybe the increase isn’t high enough ?

Service increases … from Brooklyn to Manhattan … why, because the Chairman rides the subway every morning !

Investing in new technology to improve service to the public vs. eliminate staff ? Is that a rhetorical question ? Why even ask the question, you know the answer !
These rider groups should be fighting hard to retain Token Booth Clerks & Conductors, because if you wait for the first lawsuit to occur, there will be no possibility of restoring that staff !

Next staff target for the MTA will be the subway engineer (AirTrain doesn’t have one), how about electronics in the street so they can get rid of bus operators ? Just think of the benefits … no more jay walkers, that is after a few are run over … no more buses being cut off by dollar vans, after a few are totaled in a crash.

Where is all this going … more folks working from home ! Maybe the MTA should think about that ?


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