The Free Ride Is Over
State Lawmakers Introduce new legislation to ban free MTA rides
Current and former MTA board members will be required to give up their free travel perks.
In a bipartisan effort State Senators Eric Adams (D – Brooklyn) and Andrew Lanza (R – Staten Island) are introducing legislation aimed at requiring senior MTA officials to relinquish their free E-Z Pass and MetroCards.
MTA board members are supposed to serve without salary or other compensation. State Attorney General Andrew Cuomo’s office has termed the action illegal.
Who: State Senators Eric Adams and Andrew Lanza
Location: State Capitol on the 4th Floor of the Million Dollar
Staircase between the Assembly and Senate chambers.
Date: Thursday, May 29, 2008
Time: 10:30 a.m.
The media is encouraged to attend. Great photo opportunity.