amNewYork letters to the editor
Govt must get more involved in MTA
Has anyone reviewed the cutbacks they are proposing with the increase? They are cutting service and still considering imposing another hike at the end of the year. Politicians had better do something ... oh, but wait they dont ride the subway, they ride limos.
Marianne Scott, Brooklyn
MTA needs a new finance whiz
The MTA seems to be very quick and talented at devising fare hikes, yet struggles to maintain funds and allocate them properly. How can an agency have the gall to propose two fare hikes in one years time and still lose millions of dollars? When are they going to take the right fiscal steps, such as limiting free rides for employees, cutting exorbitant pay of the higher-ups, and selling their vacant property at 370 Jay St. in Brooklyn, which could be worth up to $200 million, according to Borough President Marty Markowitz?
George McCook, Woodside
Report card column was closed minded
Re Bams bold start defined by promise, pitfalls, April 29: You might want to add some more open-minded thinkers to your columns. Even an honest Obama supporter would have to admit that the first 100 days did not go well. Does $900 billion when he campaigned to cut spending sound like a grade deserving of an A or B? If so, I wish I had the same people grading when I took atomic physics in college.
Paul Russo, Brooklyn