Trainspotter 0 Posted March 27, 2008 Share #1 Posted March 27, 2008 Subway & bus upgrades have not been derailed, insists MTA Top MTA officials insisted Wednesday that service upgrades promised when bus and subway fares were hiked have not been derailed. "We can assure you unequivocally that we will go forward," Metropolitan Transportation Authority Chairman Dale Hemmerdinger said at the monthly MTA board meeting. "It is simply an issue of timing," he added. "We are taking a breath, not holding our breath, so we can assess the larger regional and national economic landscape." On Monday, officials announced that tax revenues the MTA receives on certain real estate transactions dropped more precipitously in March than the authority projected in its budget. MTA CEO Elliot Sander said he hopes any implementation delays will be limited to just a few months. Under the original schedule, the first batch of upgrades were not to begin until June with the rest coming on line in the second half of the year. From: - March 27, 2008 Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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