As Far as Dilan Is Concerned, Tolls Aren’t Dead Yet

ALBANY—Here it is: a working bill using the Ravitch Commission recommendations to prevent the M.T.A. from enacting a doomsday budget.
State Senator Martin Malavé Dilan said he was given the bill by the governor’s office, and it’s set to be introduced later this week. It comes after both senators and assembly members met with M.T.A. officials today to discuss ways to bridge a $1.2 billion shortfall.
I caught Dilan, chairman of his chamber’s Transportation Committee, on the way to his office last night and asked him what his position is on tolling the East River bridges, which, along with a smaller fare hike and region-wide payroll tax, were steps recommended by Richard Ravitch and endorsed by David Paterson.

As Far as Dilan Is Concerned, Tolls Aren’t Dead Yet