Paterson Still Coy on His M.T.A. Plan; Discussions Continue

ALBANY—Speaking at an event this morning in the Bronx, David Paterson continued to be coy about his secret plan to provide money to bail out the M.T.A..
“I’d like for the leaders to get a chance to talk to their members about a suggestion I made to Speaker Silver and Senator Smith about what I think might actually be amenable to the members who are still uncomfortable with the legislation as it is,” Paterson said to reporters. “They are reviewing it with their members. If it passes muster, we’ll make sure you know about it soon enough and hopefully vote on it when we get back, and I would like the day to be Monday.