The MTA has proposed a number of serious cuts and service reductions on buses, trains and Access-A-Rides throughout the city, as well as the phasing out of free MetroCards for NYC students.
These service reductions will lead to an increase in waiting times and crowding on our subway and bus lines, and the cuts to student MetroCards will only further increase the financial hardship already weighing so heavily on our city’s families. Meanwhile, cuts to Access-A-Ride service and eligibility will gravely impact the city’s disabled and senior populations.
We must take action against these cuts. Click here to sign the City Council’s online petition, calling on the MTA to look for alternate solutions to resolving their budget deficit, such as using capital and stimulus funding to avoid service and MetroCard cuts.
You can also voice your opposition at one of the MTA’s public hearings on this matter, which will be held during the first week of March. See the document below for more information on what you can do to fight these cuts.
Click here for a detailed list of service cuts from the MTA.