MTA Budget Hearing Today

3419353728_200c99d1eb.jpgFlickr photo: Steve Rhodes

The MTA holds its first public hearing today on its proposals to raise fares, fines, fees and reduce service. The agency is facing a $129 million deficit and proposing eliminating up to nine bus routes and reducing service on at least 29 other routes. The hearing is part of the MTA Board’s regular meeting. It begins at 2 p.m. in Room 400 at City Hall. We’ll be staffing.

Another important hearing tomorrow will examine the raid on Muni’s budget by other departments. The meeting of the Supervisors Finance Committee, called by Supervisor Bevan Dufty, will question MTA work orders from other departments, which are expected to total $83 million by the end of next year. It begins at 1:30 p.m. in Room 263 at City Hall.

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