Public transportation woes for New York City

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority voted March 25 to enact a series of steep fare hikes and deep service cuts. Despite that, some officials say there is still time to work out a compromise plan to rescue the troubled agency before the changes start going into effect May 31. That, though, would require a change of heart by the State Senate, which did not take action on the bridge tolls and taxes that proponents say could have prevented some of the cuts. The Senate came in for widespread criticism yesterday, with Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver, who supported a toll, charging that its failure to act could create "an unmitigated disaster for millions of New Yorkers."

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