Locations for MTA Public Hearings on Service Changes, Student Fares - NBC New York

Locations for MTA Public Hearings on Service Changes, Student Fares



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    The Metropolitan Transportation Authority will host a series of nine hearings throughout the MTA’s service territory beginning on Monday to collect public comment on a series of proposals for service changes and changes to student fares and crossing charges. These changes would help to close a $750 million budget shortfall due to State funding cuts and loss of tax revenue.

    “We’ve had to make tough choices to reduce our cost structure,” said MTA Chairman and CEO Jay H. Walder. “But we also have had to look at service cuts. I know that service changes are painful, and we’ve sought every way we can to minimize impact on our customers. We encourage everyone to participate in our public hearings."

    Members of the public can learn more details about the proposed service changes, and the methodology used to identify which cuts to propose, by visiting the MTA’s website at mta.info, and clicking on the Public Hearings icon on the lower left portion of the homepage.

    All hearings begin at 6 p.m., Registration to speak will close at 9 p.m. The hearings will be held at the following dates and locations (transit and driving directions can be found on the MTA’s website):

    Monday, March 1
    White Plains Performing Arts Center
    3rd Floor, City Center, Westchester
    11 City Place
    White Plains
    Chateau Briand
    440 Old Country Road
    Carle Place, Long Island
    Tuesday, March 2
    College of Staten Island
    Springer Concert Hall, 1P Building
    2800 Victory Boulevard
    Staten Island
    Sheraton LaGuardia East Hotel
    Phoenix Ballroom
    135-20 39th Avenue
    Flushing, Queens
    Wednesday, March 3
    The Paradise Theater
    2403 Grand Concourse at 187th Street
    The Bronx
    Brooklyn Museum
    Cantor Auditorium
    200 Eastern Parkway, Brooklyn
    Thursday, March 4
    Holiday Inn-Suffern
    Empire Ballroom
    3 Executive Boulevard, Suffern
    Fashion Institute of Technology
    Haft Auditorium
    Seventh Avenue at 27th Street
    Monday, March 8
    County Center-Riverhead
    Suffolk County Legislative Auditorium
    Evans K. Griffing Bldg
    300 Center Drive, Riverhead, Long Island
    Public comments are also being accepted via email though MTA.info, and regular mail by writing to MTA Community Affairs, 347 Madison Ave, New York, NY 10017.