No free ride
Apr 03, 2018 | 6644 views | 1 1 comments | 298 298 recommendations | email to a friend | print
Dear Editor,

Never stand between comptroller and mayoral hopeful Scott Stringer and a microphone or photo opportunity.

His press conference calling for more off-peak subway service to keep up with ridership growth during those hours is nothing new. Stringer has periodically issued similar reports with the same complaints about subway service for years

How does Stringer propose offering the MTA millions of additional funding to finance increasing frequency of early morning and late-night subway service?

In the end, quality, frequency and reliability of service is dependent upon secure revenue streams. We all have to contribute, be it at the fare box or tax revenues generated at different levels of government that re redistributed back to the MTA.

There ain't no such thing as a free lunch, or in this case more subway service.


Larry Penner

Great Neck

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April 06, 2018
Don't worry Larry: NYC had already paid half of the short-term Subway Action Plan ($418M) and the MTA will receive over $400M in capital funding from higher taxi and for hire surcharges.