MTA Cuts Likely If Paterson, Albany Cut Aid

03/18/2010 05:12 am ET | Updated May 25, 2011
  • MICHAEL M. GRYNBAUM nytimes.com

Among the billions of dollars in cuts that were proposed by Gov. David A. Paterson last week was $113 million in state financing for the Metropolitan Transportation Authority, an agency whose precarious financial situation has already required a state bailout.

The governor's cuts need legislative approval before becoming a reality. But rail, bus and subway riders who have suffered through a year of fare increases and service reductions may be excused for assuming the worst.

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