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?