Stupid decisions
Nov 08, 2017 | 8199 views | 1 1 comments | 144 144 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Regarding Larry Penner's letter ("Temporary Fix" – 10/26), foldable seats are

not the MTA's worst problem in need of fixing, stupid financial decisions are.

Instead of spending $573 million to eliminate MetroCards, the MTA should use the money to fix its broken subways. Why create a new fare payment system when the service we get isn't worth what we pay.

New York City Transit chief Tim Mulligan warned the MTA's $836 million turnaround program may have to be cut back without full funding; $573 million would cover a big chunk of that amount.

Alcohol ads, which the MTA recently banned, also provide vital funds. The MTA must allow them because its poor service drives most riders to drink.


Richard Reif

Kew Gardens Hills
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December 01, 2017
Ah, the dysfunctional MTA, spending billions on unnecessary things that pleases Governor Crony.