Joined: Mar 17, 2005
Location: Staten Island
|Posted: Tue Jul 22, 2008 7:04 pm Post subject: MTA Prepares To Take Us For Another Ride
From Tue Jul 22, 2008 3:00 am to Fri Jul 25, 2008 2:59 am (included)
|In todayís economy nobody can argue that it is very difficult to make ends meet.
Normal people like you and I have to cut back tighten our belts and make the best of it.
But not the Metropolitan Transit Authority.
They just announce that in order to keep their heads above water that they will need to implement another fare hike.
This less then a year after the fare hike that did not produce any of the improvements that it promised.
And what is being done about this?
The Governor is convening yet another panel to look into the mismanagement at the MTA.
Sounds familiar doesnít it.
Didnít they convene a panel a few weeks ago to investigate mismanagement of yet another Authority at Ground Zero?
Doesnít anyone see a trend here?
The Authorities are left alone to run wild and unchecked while paying their executives exorbitant salaries and benefit packages as the strap hangers get left holding the bag.
What was that famous saying about those that donít learn from history will be destined to repeat it?
Obviously nobody remembers as far back as 2003.
It was only five years ago that a state audit concluded that the MTA had secretly shifted hundreds of millions in surplus money to create an appearance of a huge deficit so that they could mislead riders into thinking a fare hike was needed.
Once again no one was held responsible because we are dealing with an ďAuthorityĒ
You can convene as many panels that you like and it will not make a difference unless we get some type of control or eliminate these Authorities entirely.
Our pockets will continue to be picked while theirs will continue to be filled as long as they are the ones left driving the bus.