MTA Fare and Toll Hike Public Hearing-Queens
The Metropolitan Transportation Authority (MTA) has unveiled proposals that would increase fares and tolls to raise additional, vitally needed revenue to support the New York region’s transportation system.
The MTA’s public review process will enable MTA Board members to receive testimony delivered at eight public hearings, written statements accepted via email and regular mail. And for the first time ever, MTA Board members will also receive transcripts created by testimony submitted via videotapes recorded by the public at MTA facilities.
The eight public hearings will be held between November 7 and 15 throughout the MTA’s service territory. There will be one in each of the five boroughs, and one each on Long Island and in the northern suburbs east and west of the Hudson River. The hearings will be held at fully ADA-accessible locations starting at 5 p.m., and will last until 9 p.m., or as long as there are registered speakers who have not yet spoken, whichever is later. Registration to speak will be open between 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. at each hearing, or members of the public can register in advance by calling (718) 521-3333 between the hours of 6 a.m. and 10:00 p.m. To enable all members of the public to testify, the MTA asks that all remarks be kept to three minutes or less.