Paterson and Smith Think There’s Still Time to Rescue the Toll Plan

RENSSELAER—While on the topic of transportation, David Paterson and Malcolm Smith were asked about the MTA’s deficit, and where things

RENSSELAER—While on the topic of transportation, David Paterson and Malcolm Smith were asked about the MTA’s deficit, and where things stand on state action to prevent a major fare increase and service cuts.
“I’d like to get it done because the MTA has a board meeting next week,” Paterson said.
“I’m not going to get upset over the fact that legislators have a right to have a comprehensive understanding of the plan.”
At the moment, Paterson and Assembly Speaker Sheldon Silver are agreed on a plan to raise revenues for the MTA by instituting a two-dollar toll on the East River bridges into Manhattan along with a regional payroll tax.

Paterson and Smith Think There’s Still Time to Rescue the Toll Plan