amNewYork Letters to the Editor
City should start their rat war from within
Re New traps, old enemy in citys battle with rats, March 24: While the city is planning to wage war against rodents by installing new bait boxes in the subway, perhaps a better location might be MTA headquarters.
Joseph J. Tauber, Manhattan
Enough with the painful fare hike!
Bush may not be president, but his legacy continues to erode the life of Americas poor and middle class. And in this case the eroding force is the MTA. Paraphrasing then Treasury Secretary Paulsons mantra, that AIG is too big to fail, the MTA is playing Russian roulette with the riding and commuting public. The bullet, an ultimatum to Albany, bails us out by March 25 or we will see fares raised across the board. A monkey-see, monkey-do, if Wall Street can do it, why not us, mentality is taking root. Gross mismanagement is the real culprit here, thus a complete overhaul of MTA management and an audit is in order. In the meantime get rid of VPs who do little to nothing and collect CEO-type paychecks, and stop extorting the public.
Â Sheila Gray, Astoria
Albany Dems fail to stop subway increase
Once again Albany has proven how dysfunctional it is, no matter what political party is in charge. The Democrats, who are supposed to represent the poor, have failed to come together to help save the subway fare when economic times are hard. So who will pay for this? The poor, of course.
Brian Hochberg, Richmond Hill