March 25, 2009

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Statement From Speaker Silver
On MTA Fare Hikes

I will do everything in my power to ensure that today's vote by the MTA does not stand.

The Assembly is prepared to reverse today's decision by the MTA and prevent massive fare hikes and service cuts from going into effect.

I had hoped the Senate would support our plan. Today's vote should underscore to everyone in Albany that this crisis is real and that the failure to act would be an unmitigated disaster for millions of New Yorkers.