Last Wednesday, I strongly opined on a terrible piece of legislation that would derail the MTA’s much needed plans to save during their financial crisis. The legislation in question was Bill S3772-A which passed in the State Senate. It would have prevented the MTA from laying off many positions under the false paradigm of security threats.
Fast forward to this past Thursday night where the bill officially has stalled for now since it was not taken up by the State Assembly before it adjourned for the summer. Pete Donohue of the New York Daily News who has more:
A bill prohibiting the MTA from laying off more token booth clerks has stalled – at least for now.
The legislation to halt more pink slips wasn’t taken up by the state Assembly before it adjourned late Thursday night for the summer.
Click here for the brief report.
Thankfully this bill has stalled although I won’t breathe a sigh of relief as it could just be a temporary victory due to scheduling. For those interested in my views on the bill, read the entry linked to in the first paragraph.
xoxo Transit Blogger