There shall be no MTA fare hikes or service cuts for the close to future, state officers introduced on Tuesday. And they credited the $1 trillion greenback federal infrastructure invoice.
New York Governor Kathy Hochul made the announcement throughout a press convention hours earlier than she attends the White Home ceremony for the historic invoice signing.
“We anticipate that there will be no fare hikes for the MTA,” she mentioned from Albany Worldwide Airport. “I’m real excited to say that we will not have to raise the fares or have any service cuts. The service cuts that were planned for 2023-2024 are now off the table for MTA commuters.”
MTA performing chair and CEO Janno Lieber mentioned that there could be “no fare hike in the near term” and that the company could be “deferring all service cuts.” He later elaborated, “We’re taking fare hikes off the desk for not less than six months, perhaps properly past that.”