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MTA chair rips Senate Republicans over ‘Hunger Games’ airline bailout

Robert PozaryckiSeptember 24, 2020


Senate Republicans — who are in a hurry to fill Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s Supreme Court seat on or about Election Day — have been slow to care about public transit, according to Pat Foye, who charged that they’re “ignoring the massive needs of public transportation agencies across the country” while attempting to “prop up private airlines, which have billion-dollar stock market capitalizations.”



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My capacity for outrage was filled about 3.5 years ago.

and thats trump's goal, to get you not to care anymore via his constant full court press of nuttiness, lies and gaslighting himself into commandant for life while they rob ny blind and destroy it.
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all this debt piling up, but the mayor keeps his pet ferry system sailing along like its nothing:


https://www.thecity.nyc/2020/9/29/21...square-dollars
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mta shared a recent daily ridership snapshot of monday, sept 14th:

subway trips down 71% and bus rides down 52% vs 2019.
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cool idea alert!

a call to turn broadway into a park.

including tearing out the pavement.

from columbus circle to union square.


https://www.nydailynews.com/opinion/...mnq-story.html
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no talking on the subway until we get a shot for the ‘rona bug:


https://www.nydailynews.com/coronavi...outputType=amp
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after 14st in manhattan and recently jay street in downtown brooklyn, the south bx gets the next busway across 149st.

not sure if its a full busway only conversion with no cars allowed though — it doesn’t sound like it. but anything will help with the pokey bx19 and other buses on that street.

they should extend this busway ne up southern blvd and west across 145st in manhattan too while they are at it!


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As per Fox5NY news at the moment, if the feds don't intervene with additional assistance, the MTA might be forced to cut train and bus service by 40%.

Something like ridership is down 75%.
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Although come to think about it, maybe now is not the time to put congestion pricing. Folks are hurting, last thing they need is another form of tax. Maybe wait until Corona is over, and than consider it once folks are back on good financial feet.
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As per Fox5NY news at the moment, if the feds don't intervene with additional assistance, the MTA might be forced to cut train and bus service by 40%.

Something like ridership is down 75%.
These percentages prove that governments can never operate anything financially wise. A company, any company, facing a 75% loss in business is going to cuts its costs 75% to match, not 40%. Of course, that assumes revenues being collected match its number of riders.
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Most businesses aren't subsidized with taxpayer dollars for the greater good and to facilitate commerce, so not exactly the same thing.
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These percentages prove that governments can never operate anything financially wise. A company, any company, facing a 75% loss in business is going to cuts its costs 75% to match, not 40%. Of course, that assumes revenues being collected match its number of riders.

yes, yes you are right, and since traffic also fell off gov should cut off all road and bridge work. why bother? hell cut off traffic, law, fire and rescue in cbd's too. since no one is down there and everyone can work remotely it's a waste. and if those covid or whatever cases can not pay, they should be turned away. my goodness, you are really on to something here, all gov should be privatized. think of all the $ that could be saved. are you a wizard?
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take the five boro pizza slice challenge


https://www.amny.com/transit/joyful-...cs-2020-blues/
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unless the feds come thru the mta doomsday plan and cutbacks will start in december:


https://www.amny.com/news/mta-covid-...g-coronavirus/
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