Acess-A-Ride To Be Less Acess-Able
Jan 08, 2009 | 7758 views | 1 1 comments | 59 59 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor:

Tucked into the budget that the MTA board approved on December 17 are details that the Queens public should ponder in the weeks ahead as the NYTransit prepares to put into effect the draconian cuts ordered by its parent agency.

Not reported by most media, and finally announced in time for Christmas is the MTA’s decision to double the fare to as much as $6 pers trip for Access a Ride customers. way.

Accsess a Ride customers are unable to use regular mass transi; most are needy; more than a third are elderly who would be homebound without the program.

Too many Access a Ride customers will be faced with a choice between and van ride and paying a bill.

The MTA has a $1.2 billion hole to fill. But does it really need to squeeze every last available dollar out of the frailest and most vulnerable among us?


Patricia Dolan

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February 12, 2009
MTA Please do not raise the fare on acess a ride. My 91 year old mom who is on a fixed income relies on this service as do many of her elderly friends. We must take care of our elderly. MTA big wigs do away with some of your huge salaries, and leave our elderly alone. Do not raise their fares as this will cause them to remain alone in their homes.