The MTA Wednesday passed a $13.5 billion budget for 2014 after a failed attempt to inject millions of dollars for improvements.

MTA board members Allen Cappelli and Mitchell Pally offered to add a $25 million fund for service improvements, but the matter was set aside until April.

Pally said the fund is small change to a multibillion-dollar budget.

"There are significant places where these funds can be used today," Pally said.