What's scarier: Transit service cuts, a fare hike or both?
Trick or treat, MTA! Gene Russianoff and his merry band of straphangers continue their annual tradition at the MTA headquarters on Wednesday. Below, one of the treats; click to enlarge and learn your fortune.(Photo: Marlene Naanes)
With possible fare hikes and service cuts looming, the transit advocates tried to scare some reason into board members who will be voting on both prospects by the end of the year with clever fortunes inside the cookies.
A sampling of the fortunes:
-If you cut transit service, this cookie will give you heartburn.
-In a tough economy, it's wise to invest in transit.
-Good luck in the new year. More aid from the state and the city.
-In hard times, it's unfair to balance the budget on the backs of riders
-Raising transit fares will wreak havoc on your love life.
-There's a fortune cookie right behind this one.