Senate Votes on MTA Bailout and Reform Package

Malcolm A. Smith

May 6, 2009

Legislation will fundamentally change the way the MTA operates and prevent devastating fare hikes and services cuts

(Albany, NY) The New York State Senate today will vote on the Senate’s MTA bailout and reform package that will save straphangers from costly fare hikes and crippling service cuts, while also finally enacting much-needed oversight and accountability to an agency that has demonstrated poor fiscal management and dubious accounting practices. At the Senate’s demands, a forensic audit will be conducted by an outside body.

Immediately following the end of session, Senate Majority Leader Malcolm A. Smith, along with members of the Senate, will hold a media availability. That availability will be carried live via satellite, coordinates to be sent soon.

Capitol, Majority Conference Room

Wednesday, May 6th, immediately following session (approximately 1:30 PM)