Malcolm Smith Has a New M.T.A. Plan; ‘We Did Not Take a Count,’ Says Spokesman

ALBANY—It’s the State Senate’s plan to fix the M.T.A.’s finances, take two.
Here’s what it includes: a $1 surcharge on taxi rides in the 12 counties served by the M.T.A., raising $190 million; a sliding payroll tax on all businesses within that region, raising $1.49 billion; a $25 fee on motor vehicle registration, raising $130 million; a 25 percent increase on the fee to obtain a drivers license, raising $10.5 million; an eight percent increase on fares; and an increase in tax on rental cars, raising $35 million.
No legislators attended the announcement.
A total of $1.76 billion will flow to the M.

Malcolm Smith Has a New M.T.A. Plan; ‘We Did Not Take a Count,’ Says Spokesman