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03/22/2010 05:12 am ET Updated May 25, 2011

Student Metrocards Only Get $25 Million From New Paterson Budget

Gov. Paterson's budget provides $25 million for student MetroCards - a tiny fraction of what the MTA says is needed to keep providing free bus and subway rides to students.

The Metropolitan Transportation Authority has said it needs about $214 million to continue the program - or it will start phasing it out in September.

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