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December 19, 2007


State Comptroller DiNapoli Comments on MTA Fare Hike

In response to the New York Metropolitan Transportation Authority board vote earlier today to increase fares next year, State Comptroller Thomas P. DiNapoli issued the following statement:

“As our August MTA report indicated, I question the timing of this decision. The MTA should have held off increasing fares until there was a clearer picture of what support from the State would be included in the 2008 budget process. But now that the board has voted to raise fares, and we have heard the welcome news that Gov. Spitzer is committed to the increased funding levels requested for 2010, the MTA must do a better job of managing its costs while maintaining the levels of service New Yorkers deserve and require.”

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